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16th Street Highway 1,
The Point Montara Lighthouse may be small, but it\'s also mighty. Perched on a cliff overlooking the rocky Pacific coast, it was once one of the most important signals for navigators approaching San Francisco\'s harbor -- its strong, low beam (now automated) cuts beneath the thickest of fog.
Today, it\'s still a beacon for travelers -- among the top ten customer-rated HI hostels in the world, HI-Point Montara Lighthouse is an affordable seaside getaway for Bay Area and international guests alike.
Stay in a cozy dorm or private room overlooking the ocean, sip a latte on the point beside the lighthouse (the front desk doubles as Hostel Grounds, serving fair-trade espresso drinks), wander the native plant garden maintained by hostel staff, or walk down to the water to explore tide pools or chill on the secluded beach.
For even more adventure, surf (or watch) the famous Mavericks break a short ways down the coast -- or paddle tamer waves in a kayak. On land, bike scenic Highway 1, ride horseback along the shore, or explore the coastal towns of Half Moon Bay and Pacifica (both 7 miles away).
Hostel amenities include free WiFi, free linens and towels, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, an outdoor picnic area and grill, full kitchen facilities, bag and bike storage, and on-site laundry.
The hostel is also 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.
Check-in is from 3:30 PM till 10:30 PM. Please call prior to 10 PM if you are delayed or cannot arrive during our office hours.
A valid ID is required (US Driver's License, State ID or Passport).
48-hour cancellation policy. You must inform us at least two days prior to your reservation if you plan on canceling. Failure to do so will result in your being charged the rates assigned at the time of your reservation for the first night reserved and losing and sequential nights.
11 PM curfew. The gate is locked at 11 PM, please be on the property by then. The gate reopens at 7:30 AM.
Check-out is by 11 AM.
Hostel office hours: 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM daily.
Please inform hostel assistant upon check-in if an early checkout is needed (5:30am -7:30am).
Please note: Access to the hostel and grounds may be limited or restricted at any time due to reserved Day Use or Special Events.
The possession and consumption of alcohol is prohibited. This includes being inebriated on the property after consuming alcohol elsewhere .
Smoking is permitted in the designated smoking area only. Other fire-generating activities are not permitted.
Pets are not allowed inside the hostel buildings. All pets must be leashed while outside, and may not be tied up anywhere on the property. Please clean up after your pets!
Phone: (650) 728-7177 or 888/GO HI-USA #153 (888/464-4872 #153)
Fax: (650) 728-7058
The mission of Golden Gate Council is to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. Our vision is for guests to become caring global citizens who are catalysts for intercultural exchange and understanding stewards of the earth.
* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 97% for this property is based on ratings provided by 5 guests.