2024 HOSCARS WINNER

1st - Hostel Chain

North America

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HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel

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10
Superb
116 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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 https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/organisations/hostelling-international

Perched on a cliff overlooking the rocky Pacific coast, the Point Montara lighthouse was once one of the most important signals for navigators approaching San Francisco’s harbor. Today, it’s still a beacon for travelers: the lighthouse grounds are home to one of the highest-customer-rated HI hostels in the world. Come to HI-Point Montara Lighthouse and relax in a cozy dorm or private room overlooking the ocean, wander the native plant garden, or walk down to the water to explore the tide pools and secluded beach.

Just 25 miles south of San Francisco, HI-Point Montara offers an affordable seaside getaway for Bay Area locals and international guests alike. From the hostel, make your way a short distance down the coast to surf (or watch) the famous Mavericks break, or paddle tamer waves in a kayak. On land, bicycle scenic Hwy. 1, ride horse-back along the seashore, or explore the coastal towns of Half Moon Bay and Pacifica (each just 7 miles away).
Back at the hostel, sip a latte from the on-site espresso bar as you sit beside the lighthouse, enjoy free Wi-Fi in the comfy lounge, or take advantage of hostel activities such as game nights and movie screenings.
Guests at this Certified Green hostel can choose to stay in either private or shared dorm-style rooms, some with water views. Guests can also enjoy a fully equipped self-service kitchen complete with ocean-view dining area, as well as an outdoor picnic area with barbecue grill.
Other amenities include:
*Free Wi-Fi and pay-as-you-go DSL Internet terminals
*Free bag and bike storage
*Free linens and towels
*Free on-site parking
*Tempur-Pedic mattresses
*On-site laundry facilities.
Hostelling International is a non-profit membership organization promoting peace through hostelling since 1909.

Reviews & Ratings

10
Superb
116 Total Reviews
  • Security
    10
  • Location
    10
  • Staff
    10
  • Atmosphere
    10
  • Cleanliness
    10
  • Value for Money
    10
  • Facilities
    10

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Dec 15, 2023
Loved the montara point lighthouse so much. I'm so lucky to have found it and it will be my go to choice when I'm in the area from now on. I never thought I would get to stay at a lighthouse and the views are stunning.
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Female, 41+
10
Superb
Mar 01, 2020
I enjoy sharing my cooking skills with everyone
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Female, 41+
10
Superb
Feb 28, 2020
This is my new favorite hostel! I stayed for one night on a quick trip to Ano Nuevo State Park. But now I am utterly obsessed with this place and want to come down again soon for a longer stay. The views blew my mind and the old lighthouse is so cool. Plus the whole property is so quaint and cute.
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Female, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games

Awards

2024

1st, Hostel Chain North America

2019

3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2019

2nd, 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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