2024 HOSCARS WINNER

1st - Hostel Chain

North America

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HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

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9.3
Superb
162 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

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 ($10 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.

Reviews & Ratings

9.3
Superb
162 Total Reviews
  • Security
    10
  • Location
    9.6
  • Staff
    9.6
  • Atmosphere
    8.4
  • Cleanliness
    9.2
  • Value for Money
    9.2
  • Facilities
    8.8

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Dec 09, 2023
The one night I spent at Pigeon Point has become one of my favorite memories! I loved talking to all of the travelers passing through the area. I’ve never experienced anything else like it. As a young traveler, I felt so totally safe and comfy! All my love goes out to Pigeon Point!
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
Nov 20, 2023
The hot tub was amazing!!! Thank you for the wonderful memories.
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Female, 41+
10
Superb
Oct 21, 2023
Great location and great price😍
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Female, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Hot Tub
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Housekeeping
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room

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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