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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 94%

From 30 Reviews

Hostel rating (30)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 98%
Security 94%
Service 95%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 97%

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

  • Dorm
    From €27.05
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 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

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • 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

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

Tel. 1-415-663 8811

Fax. 1-415-663 8811

info@pointreyeshostel.org

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

I love Point Reyes Hostel and visit frequently. Nancy was at the desk and she is always great. I appreciate that you changed the alcohol policy to allow beer and wine. Since the Hostel is somewhat remote (and it gets dark early) it's good to give people an alternative to drinking in town. I have a doubt about extending the maximum number of days guests can stay however. One chap who was staying 5 weeks acted entitled, I felt, for example lecturing rules after being caught nabbing unmarked food.

100%

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Andrew,

Tue 29 Nov 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice, thorough review. Love to hear staff mentioned by name! Also glad to hear that you appreciate the new pilot alcohol policy. Your comments on this will help the organization determine how this moves forward. Thank you!

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Hanna Morris,

Thu 01 Dec 2016

Best hostel I've ever stayed at! I decided if I ever got married, I might honeymoon here. Haha! Will definitely tell friends and will be back again one day! Thanks to Nancy for her kindness and sense of humor and for accomodating me even when I accidently showed up on the wrong day!

100%

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Erin,

Fri 11 Nov 2016

Nancy at reception was very friendly, efficient and informative. The hostel was cosy nd very clean. Trail access only minutes away and miles of trails to explore.

100%

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Shane,

Wed 09 Nov 2016

This place is in the best spot. It's so hard to find lodging in or near national parks that isn't super expensive. This place is affordable and an awesome place to stay if you want to make the best of your time in the park.

83%

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Jacob,

Thu 03 Nov 2016

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

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