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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 96%

From 51 Reviews

Hostel rating (51)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 97%
Location 98%
Security 94%
Service 97%
Comfort 91%
Green rating 96%

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?

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 and bicycle 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 are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 07:30
From 10:30 to 10:30
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



+ : nice staff, lovely living room, very quiet - : no wifi (that's ok but you just know it once you've paid), no laundry (that's not so ok and you just know it upon checkin), bathroom has NO privacy, toilets closed by curtains and no space to undress except inside the shower, most hostels offer bread and jam for breakfast which is not the case in this chain. It's not far from the beach and forest trails but in itself the location is nothing pretty. Disappointed, very expensive for few services.


Avatar for Julie


Tue 03 Jul 2018

Hi Julie. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We know it can be inconvenient for some not to have wifi, that's why we put it in bold at the top of our confirmation emails, but our poor internet cannot support it at this time. Also, we have such limited laundry facilities, that we cannot allow guests to use it, which is also on our website. I do apologize that our bathroom facilities are not top notch, but we try to do the best we can without being able to remodel our bathrooms, as the buildings belong to the National Park service and they do not let us alter them in any way. The closest other lodging accommodations in the area start at $130/night/room. We love our valley location shielded from the ocean wind, sorry to hear you didn't like that either :(

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Thu 05 Jul 2018

The Point Reyes Hostel is AMAZING! Everything about our stay here was perfect, from the excellent customer service, the stunning location, the comfy room, the cute and welcoming common room — everything! I’m actually writing this from a resort in California that is literally 5 times the price of a hostel and very far below the quality all the hostels we’ve stayed at in California, but Point Reyes in particular. All in all, couldn’t praise it enough. Thank you!


Avatar for Elizabeth


Sat 23 Jun 2018

Elizabeth! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE AMAZING REVIEW of our HI Point Reyes Hostel!!! Feedback like your really makes our day! We hope you will stay with us again and enjoy our stunning location and awesome staff. See you next time!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Mon 25 Jun 2018

Staff are very helpfull and the location is very scenic. the beach area below is very nice specially for families with kids.


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Sun 22 Apr 2018

Hi Amgad! Thank you so much for the great review if HI Point Reyes! Happy to hear you enjoyed our beautiful beach and the surrounding area. Please come back again!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Tue 24 Apr 2018

I loved the bunk house. It was quiet and pleasant.


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Thu 19 Apr 2018

Hello Frances! Thank you for the fab review of HI Point Reyes! So glad you appreciate the quiet that we can offer here. Please come stay with us again!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Sat 21 Apr 2018

I really enjoyed my stay. The location is fantastic. Nice kitchen and eating areas. The assistant manager was super friendly and helpful. Loved hearing about the Camino from her. I will definitely be back again.


Avatar for Jim


Mon 09 Apr 2018

Hi Jim! Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review of HI Point Reyes! Thrilled to hear you like our staff, faculties and location. See you next time!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Wed 11 Apr 2018


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

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.
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

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