Hosteling International at Pigeon Point Lighthouse is whole house exclusive. This oceanfront Pescadero hostel offers free WiFi in all rooms. Located on a peninsula, this hostel provides free parking. Pescadero State Beach is 6.2 mi away.

All beds in each room provide fresh linens at HI - Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel. All guests have access to the shared bathrooms, living room, and kitchen.

San Francisco International Airport is 1 hours’ drive away. Half Moon Bay is 22 mi away from HI - Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel.

HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel has been welcoming guests since Jun 27, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Free Parking Available On Site


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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.
Property questions and answers
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  • Is the jacuzzi shared ? Or is it in a certain hostel?
    The hot tub is currently closed
    Answered on March 25, 2021
  • How old does a person have to be to stay here alone?
    Minors at least 16 years old may stay alone or with friends if they have a letter from their parent/guardian.
    Answered on November 24, 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?
    We recommend bringing your own lock; however, we have locks for rent or purchase at our front desk as well.
    Answered on November 10, 2019
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?
    Yes, we allow this!
    Answered on November 10, 2019
  • Are there going to be other families or just us
    Your house is exclusive. Other houses will have other guests exclusively as well.
    Answered on February 26, 2021
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Managed by Jeff Parry, General Manger

Company review score: 8.7Based on 30,292 reviews from 18 properties
18 managed properties

Company info

I started working at Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel in 1997 and became General Manger in 2003. I have a degree in Cultural Anthropology and have worked as a Naturalist at Pigeon Point for children. I enjoy photography, astronomy and surfing.

Property info

Hostelling International is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational membership organization. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on three side from a promontory cliff top site, each house built in 1960 is the old USCG family housing units before automation. Each house has a large living room with sofas and chairs, the large kitchen has an ocean view, refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave, coffee maker, pots, pans, dishes, silverware and cookware. The bed rooms are bunk beds with twin sized single memory foam mattresses. Organic cotton sheets are provided and made by guests. One small room has full sized double bed for couples. Central forced air heating. Hot water, low flow showers. Wi-Fi is free but not always reliable. Cell phone service is also not always reliable. This is a great get away in a very rural area that is fantastic for coastal access, wildlife viewing and a dark sky location for excellent stargazing.

Neighborhood info

Pigeon Point is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on 3 sides and is in a California State Historic Park. Whale watching, tide-pooling, bird watching, kayaking, hiking, touring Ano Nuevo State Reserve, visiting the small town of Pescadero with it's 3rd generation family restaurant Duarte's Tavern. You can also visit Harley Goat Farm to see the kids.

Language Spoken

Area info *
Amenities of HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beach
  • Hiking
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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


3:30 PM - 10:30 PM


7:30 AM - 11:00 AM


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.

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


When booking for more than 7 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Family rooms have a minimum of 4-6 people. Anyone who books for less or shows up for less then HIUSA has the right to move that party under 4 to a shared dormitory accommodations.

A separate group policy applies for reservations including 8 people or more, even if that group is split up into multiple reservations. If you intend on booking a room with 8 or more guests, please reach out to the property directly.

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.

Please note: Towel rental is available for a small fee at this hostel. Please contact hostel for details.

Please note: There is a 14 night maximum stay per year, consecutive or nonconsecutive dates.

Hot tub is scheduled, has extra fee and is 2 person minimum and 4 person maximum. It is not guaranteed for the overnight.

Guests will receive a rental agreement, which must be signed and returned directly to the property prior to arrival.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

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.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

  • Room options at HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel include:

    • Family
    • Bed in Dorm
    • Triple
    • Vacation Home
    • Double
    • Dorm Room

  • Check-in at HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel.

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

    • Car 1h 20min

  • HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel is 4.3 miles from the center of Pescadero.

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

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

    • Hiking
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

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