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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 60 Reviews

Hostel rating (60)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 98%
Security 93%
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. 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



love the hostel and staff. Nancy is the best. Suggest a sign reminding people not to spray perfume or other scents.


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Tue 13 Mar 2018

Hi Terry, Thank you for the lovely review of HI Point Reyes! So happy to hear how much you love our staff! Thanks for the suggestion. Hope to see you again!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Thu 15 Mar 2018

Asia, the person in charge the day i arrived there was very helpful and accommodating. She made my stay so much better. The hostel location and the ambiance there is the prefect mix for a chill and relax weekend. Love it.


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Mon 12 Mar 2018

Hi Jorge. Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you liked our staff here at HI Point Reyes! Please come back and enjoy another relaxing weekend!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Wed 14 Mar 2018

It was a last minute idea to book. For some reason we were unaware that we would have no phone service or wi-fi. We didn’t know that NO outside linens were allowed. This may all be on the website but we came on a whim with little research. It was very clean and neat and well decorated. People there were polite but not very engaging. Well stocked kitchen. Wanted to recommend that little kits of travel sized toiletries be available for purchase since it’s way off the beaten track and few stores.


Avatar for Christy


Wed 07 Mar 2018

Hi Christy. Thank you for taking the time to review us. All the information you spoke of about no cell or wifi, linens, etc., is all included in our confirmation emails sent out with every booking. We are glad you enjoyed the facilities. Hope to see you again. Thanks!

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Fri 09 Mar 2018

It was very hard to navigate my room once there were lights out. It would be nice if there were a way to see around the room after lights out.


Avatar for Cassandra


Tue 06 Mar 2018

Hi Cassandra. Thank for the feedback. We do provide night lights in the dorms, but sometimes guests unplug them, which is hard to manage. If you stay again (hopefully!), please ask staff to have one by your bed, so you can control it better. Cheers

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Thu 08 Mar 2018

A party of 9 came to stay - they seemed annoyed to have to work around others in the kitchen - they even brought their own coffee maker and took away the access for everyone else in the area to make coffee - they unplugged other communal appliances to make room for themselves. The host on duty asked them to move it to another location where the cord was not reachable.The host on duty handled it to the best ability possible, despite dealing with some very entitled and selfish people.


Avatar for Alysia


Mon 05 Mar 2018

Hello Alysia, Thank you for your comments, we appreciate the honest feedback. It can be challenging to work in the kitchen when we are busy and with groups, some are better at sharing than others ;) It is always a good idea to let the staff on duty know if you have an issue so we can try to rectify the situation as soon as possible. We hope you stay again !

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Hanna Morris, Manager

Wed 07 Mar 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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