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HI - Point Reyes Hostel - Point Reyes

off Limantour Rd, PO Box 247, Point Reyes, California, 94956, United States

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Overall Rating 95%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 99%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 95%
Security 93%
Service 93%
Comfort 92%
Green rating 97%

A secluded retreat offering the only lodging available within the spectacular coastal wilderness of Point Reyes National Seashore.

  • Dorm
    From $35.00
10 or more people?
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Point Reyes Hostel

Hostel Point Reyes

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI-Point Reyes is two miles from the ocean in a secluded valley on Point Reyes National Seashore, known for its abundant flora and fauna, including bobcats, fox, deer and elk, harbor seals, and sea lions. The varied habitat, unique coastal climate, and location draw a rich and diverse array of breeding and migrating birds.

Point Reyes National Seashore juts far out into the path of migrating gray whales, and Point Reyes Lighthouse, 25 miles from the hostel, is the best place in the Bay Area for whale watching January-April. Bear Valley Visitor Center, eight miles away, has informative displays on the area's geological, natural, and native history. Hiking trails leave from the hostel grounds.

Point Reyes hostel offers the following services and amenities to their guests:

* Free on-site parking<br>
* Baggage storage<br>
* Secure lockers<br>
* Interpretive displays and information about the surrounding area.<br>
* Wheelchair accessibility<br>
* Group meeting space and/or accommodations available.

Point Reyes hostel has a self-service kitchen and dining room where guests can prepare their own meals. The kitchen is fully equipped with stoves, ovens, microwave, coffee maker, and ample refrigerator/freezer space. Pots and pans, dishes, and utensils are also provided.

When the weather is nice, guests can also take advantage of the outdoor patio with picnic tables and barbecue.

Accommodations are in shared, gender-specific or co-ed dorm rooms, each sleeping 8-10 people. Children 5 years of age or younger are not allowed in the dorms. Families with young children must stay in one of the 4 private rooms that sleep up to a family of five people. The private rooms are available through the hostel's direct website or by calling the office.

Bathrooms are shared and gender-specific.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 6 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Non-members are required to purchase full membership on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 07:30 to 07:30
From 10:30 to 10:30
Check-in:
From 16:30 to 16:30
From 22:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Point Reyes National Seashore (At or next to the hostel)
  • Point Reyes Station (More than 10km)
  • Oyster farms in Marshall (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Wonderful hostel; wonderful hosts. I've stayed at the Point Reyes hostel many times and it's always a very good experience. My main (well, only) complaint is about security, and it's twofold. First, bicycles. The Point Reyes hostel used to have a small bike room where you could lock up your bike. Now it just has an outdoor bike rack. Not only would a place inside for bikes be safer, but it would keep the bikes away from the salt air, which is corrosive. Please consider adding a place to stash bikes. The other item is that there are no lockers in the dorm rooms (or anywhere else in the hostel, that I know of). Now, in all the years I've been staying at the Point Reyes hostel, I've never lost anything, so it's not like there's a big theft problem that I'm aware of. Nonetheless, it would be nice there were safe places to store your stuff so you didn't have to worry about. Lockers in the dorm rooms, for example.

87%

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Mateo,

Wed 27 Nov 2019

The above rating scale does not have a key above. so, If right is best and left is worst

100%

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Cate,

Thu 14 Nov 2019

I’m very thankful this place exists. It’s VERY remote. 30 minutes from cell phone service. 45 minutes from a gas station. If you want a run/hike with no one around, this Is the place for you. It’s almost 2 miles each way to the beach. For me that was great, and provided a welcome challenge. My hike back was about an hour long and in near total darkness. It was great. I’m trying to figure out how I can come back.

97%

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John,

Thu 03 Oct 2019

This is the gold standard in hostelling. Comfort, cleanliness, location, value, and natural beauty unsurpassed! You must be willing to completely unplug, communal cook in a great stocked kitchen, and enjoy and respect nature. So much hiking and ocean access. I want to move in!

100%

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Jo Anna,

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (More than 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (5 to 10km)
  • Distance to Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
The hostel is about 50 miles north of San Francisco International Airport
Alternate Transport
The hostel is located 7 miles from the Bear Valley Visitor Center at Point Reyes National Seashore. From the flashing traffic light in the town of Olema (Highway 1 at Sir Francis Drake Boulevard) go north on Highway 1 for 200 yards. Turn left on Bear Valley Road go 1.5 miles to the second possible left turn (Limantour Road) go 5.5 miles to first crossroad (at the bottom of a hill) and turn left. The hostel is on your left. Free parking is available at the hostel on a first-come first-served basis.
Car
Free parking is available at the hostel on a first-come first-served basis.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching
Sustainability

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