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.

We speak your language!

HI Point Montara Lighthouse has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 27, 2014

Missing some information?
Brilliant!

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Lock in a great price for your upcoming stay

Get instant confirmation with FREE cancellation on most rooms!

Availability

When would you like to stay at HI Point Montara Lighthouse?

Check-in date
Check-out date
 
Approximate prices for a 1-night stay
Loading dates...
Sleeps Accommodation Type Price
Max adults: 1
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Max adults: 1
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Max adults: 3
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Max adults: 6
Standard Double Suite
  • Bedroom 1: 1 twin bed and 1 full bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin bed and 1 full bed
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Max adults: 12
Two-Bedroom House
  • Bedroom 1: 3 bunk beds
  • Bedroom 2: 3 bunk beds
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Max adults: 16
Four-Bedroom House
  • Bedroom 1: 1 twin bed and 1 king bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin bed and 1 king bed
  • Bedroom 3: 6 bunk beds
  • Bedroom 4: 4 bunk beds
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Travel Sustainable property

Travel Sustainable property

This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose HI Point Montara Lighthouse

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English

Got a question?

Find more info in the questions and answers. Need something else? Send your own question to the property below.

About HI Point Montara Lighthouse

Welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 27, 2014

We speak your language

The property usually replies within a few days

Thanks! You'll receive an email as soon as the property answers your question.

  • it was mentioned that at this time you are a vacation rental and not a hostel. what does that mean as a visitor?

    Hi, Thank you for reaching out. The property is currently offering 4 vacation rentals during Covid> If you have any other questions, please give us a call.


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Answered on November 11, 2021
  • In the 2 bedroom house are all beds singles, doubles or what? ThNk you for your time. Kathy

    Hi, Thank you for reaching out. Our Two bedroom house has three twin size bunk beds (6 beds) per room, sleeping a total of 12 people and is 1 of 4 vacation rentals on property.


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Answered on November 11, 2021
  • If I book the 2 bedroom house for 12 people. Do we get the house to our selve.

    Yes, the 2 bedroom house would be private for your reservation of up to 12 people.


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Answered on November 8, 2020
  • Is it quiet at night?

    We have quiet hours posted from 10:30 PM to 8:30 AM. Hostels are a shared environment, so we have earplugs available and an emergency on-call system for when the office is closed in case there are any disruptive incidents.


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Answered on August 15, 2019
  • Is this unit suitable for wheelchair access? Is there a shower? Or tub?

    Hi, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, our two room suite is wheelchair accessible and has a shower but not a tub. Please let me know if you have any other questions.


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Asked about: Standard Double Suite • Answered on November 11, 2021
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Yes, we provide both towels and bed linens.


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Answered on January 21, 2020
  • Hi does each home have a outdoor fire place?, and do you have to share bathrooms with the other homes? Thank you for your quick response!

    Hi. There is one gas (non-cooking) outdoor fire pit which all guests use and is operated by hostel staff. It is not currently available during fire season per county and state ordinances. Each vacation rental has its own private bathroom & shower.


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Asked about: Four-Bedroom House • Answered on September 19, 2020
  • My family is planning on renting your largest place in April. I have a small dog. Will I be able to bring him . He is house broken, and a quiet little lap dog. Please let me know. Thanks Josie Bell

    Yes, we do allow pets and there is an additional fee and agreement. I'm happy to talk with you and give you more details before you reserve. Looking forward to your stay, Janice Hostelling International Point Montara Lighthouse


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Answered on March 11, 2021
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    No, you will be able to open your dorm lockers with your keycard, so you do not need to bring your own lock.


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Answered on January 21, 2020
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Naples Beach
    4.8 miles
  • K1 Speed
    9.6 miles
  • Serramonte Shopping Center
    9.9 miles
  • CuriOdyssey
    11.6 miles
  • Westlake Shopping Center
    11.6 miles
  • Olympic Club
    12 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Gherkin's Sandwich Shop
    0.5 miles
Public transit
  • Train Caltrain - Millbrae Station
    8.5 miles
  • Subway Millbrae Station - BART
    8.6 miles
  • Subway San Bruno Station - BART
    9 miles
Closest Airports
  • San Francisco International Airport
    9.2 miles
  • Oakland International Airport
    20.7 miles
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport
    34.6 miles
How to get to HI Point Montara Lighthouse from San Francisco International Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
Are you missing any information about this area?
Brilliant!
Amenities of HI Point Montara Lighthouse
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
View
  • Garden view
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Private beach area
  • 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
  • Secure parking
Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 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
Missing some info?
Awesome!

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

Check-in

3:00 PM - 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

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

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

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. Guests must present a membership card at check-in or pay a membership fee of USD 4 per night. Please contact the property for more details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FAQs about HI Point Montara Lighthouse

  • HI Point Montara Lighthouse is 2,600 feet from the center of Montara.

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

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

  • Room options at HI Point Montara Lighthouse include:

    • Bed in Dorm
    • Triple
    • Suite
    • Vacation Home

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

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

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at HI Point Montara Lighthouse (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to HI Point Montara Lighthouse by:

    • Car 28min

  • 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.