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

* Baggage and bicycle storage

* Secure lockers

* Interpretive displays and information about the surrounding area.

* Wheelchair accessibility

* 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.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Eco-tourism
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



The area is beautiful and the staff was great. The only suggestion I have is to consider an earlier check-in time.


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Sun 26 Jul 2015

This HI venue is amazing. My group stayed there on a clear sky night and it was breathtaking. The staff was accommodating, the rooms and bathroom were really clean! Great lounge areas indoors and outside. 15 minute car ride to Point Reyes Station. Love it!


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Wed 22 Jul 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Kayaking in Tamales Bay. Hiking trails. Bear Valley Interpretive center. Driving through the national park. Great access to Petaluma with its tons of interesting stores, restaurants, riverside activities and large movie theatre.

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Sat 28 Mar 2015

Budget meal tip

Bovine Bakery the best.

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Thu 14 May 2015