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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 52 Reviews

Hostel rating (52)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 97%
Security 94%
Service 97%
Comfort 91%
Green rating 95%

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. In addition, there is one private room available which accommodates up to 5 people in one double bed and three twin/bunk beds.

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.
  • 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



HI Point Reyes was a really rad place. Amazing location! The only drawback I found was that there were no lockers for valuables - in my opinion that's an absolute must of a hostel.


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Fri 20 Oct 2017

Hostel is just wonderful a very nice bike ride from town over the mountain & down the other side you find the hostel. Hostel itself is very clean & amazing kitchen with a very comfortable common area. Very nice hostel indeed. Enjoy!


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Wed 11 Oct 2017

Hi Gary! Thank you so much for saying such nice things about HI Point Reyes! happy to hear you had a nice bike ride, please come stay again!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Fri 13 Oct 2017

The staff was outstanding. I really enjoyed my stay at the lighthouse. Porch lights weren't on the buildings, which made it a little uncomfortable to walk around. However, you could see stars from the natural lighting as the light house softly blinked on and off.


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Tue 10 Oct 2017

Hi Theresa. Thank you for writing a review. I think that this is actually a review for HI Pigeon point, not Point Reyes, but glad to hear you had a good time!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Thu 12 Oct 2017

The bedding was comfortable, showers private and clean, and the kitchen was amazing! I love how efficient amd eco friendly everything is. And I enjoyed the trying the free organic coffee and teas. It was lovely to escape cell and internet signal for a few days although I did have homework due so the staff was kind enough to direct me to to nearby libraries with computers. I appreciated the hiking maps too. Electricity went out one evening but the staff was ready with lanterns


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Sun 08 Oct 2017

Hi Kate, Thank you so much for writing such a nice, thorough review of HI Point Reyes! So happy to hear you appreciate all the details, like organic coffee and tea. Glad that the power outage due to the fire didn't ruin your stay. Please come again!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Tue 10 Oct 2017

I’ve stayed here many times and I’m sure it won’t be the last.. The only improvement I can ask for is the quiet hours be observed. The last two times I was here Sept, October 2017 Noise after 10 was a real issue.. Both times I was woken up by late arrivals making their beds and talking in the room.. Noise in the living area too, I asked them to be a little quieter they went outside and continued to talk loudly.. Sorry at 69 yrs old I’m a light sleeper. Quiet time should be made really clear..


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Sun 08 Oct 2017

Hi Thomas. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We try to make the quiet times clear at check-in and with signage, we will keep at it. Hope you come again!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Tue 10 Oct 2017


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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