On the rugged Northern California coast, just 22 mi south of San Francisco, this historic preserved 1875 fog signal station and lighthouse features beds in shared dormitories with free WiFi. Each room provides towels and fresh linens. Access to a shared bathroom is provided for all rooms at HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel. Restored by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the Coast Guard, HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel offers access to the coastline and wildlife viewing. Watch annual gray whale migration from November through April. Featuring a 3.7 mi stretch of tide pools full of starfish, crabs, mussels, abalone, and sea anemones, James Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is 9.3 mi away. Swim, surf, kayak, jog, horseback ride, windsurf and bicycle along the shore at HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 10 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
Bedroom 1:
1 twin bed
and
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
1 twin bed
and
1 full bed
Bedroom 1:
3 bunk beds
Bedroom 2:
3 bunk beds
Bedroom 1:
1 twin bed
and
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
6 bunk beds
Bedroom 3:
4 bunk beds
Bedroom 4:
1 twin bed
and
2 bunk beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 1

This property is taking steps towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
8.8
Cleanliness
8.8
Comfort
9.3
Value for money
7.9
Location
9.9
High score for Montara
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Julie
    United States of America United States of America
    We woke up every morning to the sound of breaking ocean waves. People were so friendly and helpful.
  • Christina
    United States of America United States of America
    Can’t beat the location! Awesome very accommodating staff when we were unsure of the time of arrival. Also appreciated the updated gate entry since we were there last.
  • Martha
    United States of America United States of America
    The location was so beautiful and the staff was kind and welcoming

Area info

Amenities of HI Point Montara Lighthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Beachfront
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
View
  • Garden view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Beach
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Accessible parking
Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

HI Point Montara Lighthouse takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 500 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express HI Point Montara Lighthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

The maximum length of stay at this property is 14 days per calendar year per guest, and 7 days within a 30 day period per guest.

Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during check-in. When booking 7 or more people, different policies and additional charges may apply. Please contact the hostel for details.

Hosteling International is a member based organization.

Children may be allowed under specific circumstances and additional costs may apply. Children must be supervised at all times. Please contact the property for further information.

Please note: Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.

Please note: Pets are not permitted in the hostel.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform HI Point Montara Lighthouse of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

A damage deposit of $500 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about HI Point Montara Lighthouse

  • Yes, HI Point Montara Lighthouse is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • HI Point Montara Lighthouse is 2,600 feet from the center of Montara. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at HI Point Montara Lighthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • HI Point Montara Lighthouse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Beachfront
    • Private beach area
    • Beach

  • Room options at HI Point Montara Lighthouse include:

    • Bed in Dorm
    • Triple
    • Suite
    • Vacation Home

  • Check-in at HI Point Montara Lighthouse is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.