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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Tide pools, redwoods, elephant seals, gray whales, hiking, biking, and the famous cliff-side hot tub await you at HI-Pigeon Point Lighthouse! Perched atop a cliff on the site of a 115-foot-tall, working lighthouse, HI-Pigeon Point is one of the top-customer-rated HI hostels in the world. Just 50 miles from San Francisco, come explore neighboring Pescadero Marsh, Ano Nuevo State Reserve, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and a string of state beaches. At night, fall asleep on Tempur-Pedic mattresses as you listen to the sound of waves crashing below.

Hostel amenities include free Wi-Fi, free linens, towels for rent, bag and bike storage, three fully equipped guest kitchens, beach access, an outdoor fire pit and patio, and a hot tub overlooking the ocean ($8 per person per half hour). If you ever tire of the hostel’s beach-cottage atmosphere and all the outdoor fun nearby, take a break in the small town of Pescadero or head 30 miles south for a day in Santa Cruz.

The hostel is a Certified Bay Area Green Business. Our green practices include composting; recycling; reducing water and energy usage through efficient appliances, lighting, and faucets; and using environmentally friendly cleaning products.

Hostelling International is a non-profit membership organization promoting peace through hostelling since 1909. To maintain our low overhead and to be able to offer low-budget accommodations to as many people as possible, non-members will be asked to pay a $4 non-membership fee per night upon check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 May 2019
    Beautiful place. Great people. I loved it.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 May 2019
    We are blessed to have this location as a destination. There are many cycling routes and hiking trails with stunning views and places to explore. Half Moon Bay, Pescadero, the near by beaches are great places to visit and the restaurant choices are good.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Feb 2019
    The perfect escape from the bay area. Nothing but the sound of waves and moonlight. Cosy, clean and soothing decor.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Mar 2018
    The staff was so mellow when we arrived. And that was just what I needed after days of being a tour guide for a girlfriend from Ohio. PS our stay in the Dolphin private room was perfect.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2017
    Nice people, great location, gorgeous surroundings. I had a great stay, met some great people. The sound of the ocean so soothing. I will stay here again.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2017
    Great experience for my first time ever at a hostel. Front desk lady ,Brenda, was very helpful and accommodating. Will do it again,really enjoyed our stay. Thanks
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 Jul 2017
    The staff was friendly and very helpful. The views are unbeatable with opportunities to whale watch all day and see stars without light pollution at night. There's an incredible hot tub that overlooks the sea! Very clean living area, kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms with very comfortable beds. Probably the best sleep I had on my whole trip. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and recommend this place to every one.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Aug 2017
    A lovely getaway and really unique place to stay. The staff were very welcoming and really helpful. The rooms are clean and the kitchen facilities really good. The hot tub under the stars or at sunset is a must!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    01 Jun 2018
    One of the best hostel locations in California for scenic beauty, relaxed vibe.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    22 Nov 2017
    I stayed there only for one night, but it was great! Large rooms, very comfy bunk beds, clean bathrooms, a full kitchen, very nice staff and a very nice common room (Dolphin house)! Great location right next to the lighthouse (watch the sunsets and sunrise)! There isn't much around other than the lighthouse, but this spot is well worth a stay. What I didn't really like, was the fact that there was nothing in the kitchen, not even tea or some coffee. Other hostels offer a least this!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • Games Room


  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    2nd, Hostel Chain

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