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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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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: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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 15 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

In 2021, Hostelling International became a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Read about our commitments here

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 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2021
    Truly awesome
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    14 May 2021
    Outstanding stay! Jeff the manager was amazing in every way. Great response times. Thank you! Anita
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Oct 2019
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Jul 2019
    Love it !!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    16 Aug 2021
    Even we didn't contact with staff in person, but the email contact provided a lot of easy simple understanding messages. Thank you for sending us before and after arrival Information.
    Vietnam, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    09 Oct 2019
    Great place right on the Pacific. Lot’s of locals getting away from San Francisco for a few days. Enjoyed our visit even though no electricity the 2nd day because of PSE&G power outages for fire prevention.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    31 Aug 2019
    I had a blast. Excellent location near many beaches along highway 1 and the hostel property was beautiful in itself. I did not have phone service in this area so keep that in mind. Lighthouse was amazing. Really beautiful and fun place to stay. However I noticed the kitchen in the Dolphin dorm did not have dish soap. It only had hand soap, or all-purpose cleaner. So what do you wash the dishes with? Hand soap or all-purpose cleaner? Anyways I had a great time. Beautiful property. Thank you.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Jul 2019
    Stunning, historic costal location. Clean, well stocked kitchens with cozy living room spaces. Friendly staff. And the most amazing hot tub ever. Can’t wait to come back during whale season.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    07 Aug 2019
    Overall it was a great way place to stay. We stayed in a private room within one of the buildings so it was a little more secure and private. The overall vibe was casual, guests and staff were friendly. The view was amazing from all areas of the property. The downside was the lighthouse is fenced off due to restoration. Highly recommend at least stopping by to see the views. It’s open to everyone during day light hours.
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 8.9


    28 Sep 2019
    I was only there for a night with my girlfriend. Due to an overbook they reached us and asked to change our reservation which we did. Didn’t get anything in exchange of doing so. Plus the CO alarm went on at 4am due to a leaking gas stove. Outside of this, it was great!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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


  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 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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