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HI-Point Montara Lighthouse

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Hwy 1, Montara, CA 94037
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been to a hostel in years, but we went here with the whole family to this great hostel. A wonderful place along the coast, well kept, well stocked. A fantastic place to stay. A place for all ages! A place of great hospitality, a very nice staff. A pearl on the Californian coast not even a hour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed staying at this hostel. It's in a stunning location. The bunk bed was really comfortable. Kitchen was immaculate. The communal areas are large and they have a lovely fire. It's got a real family vibe at night with families playing board games. One of the nicest hostels I've stayed at. The only downside was the bathroom. There... More 

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MontaraLighthouse, Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for the wonderful review! It sounds like you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you too for your observation regarding the bathrooms. We do take your opinion seriously and will look into new ways to keep the bathrooms cleaner. At Point Montara, as well as many hostels in the US, we were not build with a... More 

Gunnison, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful beach just steps from hostel. Guy that checked us in was fantastic - friendly and informative. Espresso drinks available at check in. The entire hostel was very organized and well ran. Other guests mostly kept to themselves but the atmosphere was genial. Wifi worked well.

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MontaraLighthouse, Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

We're so glad you have a great time! Thanks for staying! More 

Candler, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a wedding in Murphys California. The next day we arrived at the Hostel at Hi Point Montera Lighthouse. This is a gem hiding in plane site. The staff was accommodating and the facilities perfect. Where else can you sleep mere feet from a cliff on the Pacific Ocean? Try this some time and let the crashing waves. Rolling... More 

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MontaraLighthouse, Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

We're so glad you were able to end your trip enjoying the beautiful coast! We hope you went home refreshed and renewed! Happy travels! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The room was sooooo cold during the night that I barely slept, and so does the shower room. Water in the restroom is soooooooo slow and there is no hot tap water. I found all kinds of insects, moth and spiders etc, under the bed and on the ceiling. The beds, bath robes, shower room floor and utensils seem never... More 

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MontaraLighthouse, Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

I’m sorry to hear that we didn’t meet your expectations. As we are a hostel, the accommodations are a little more rustic than your average hotel. However, we do have hot water, heaters in every room, free hair dryer rentals, and free wifi access in all of the buildings. Regardless, we do appreciate your feedback and take it very seriously.... More 

Padua, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A lighthouse implanted from Europe in the West Coast, pristine beaches, breathtaking cliffs on the ocean, wilderness and warm hospitality 25 miles south of San Francisco. It is not a five stars hotel although it sounds like one. I biked here from San Franisco with my friends and to start with we were treated to a show recording of a... More 

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MontaraLighthouse, Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

Wow what compliments! Thank you so much for a fantastic review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay! We had a blast with the Australian Rock band, Shovels too! We'll be hosting another soon! Maybe you'll get lucky a second time! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your bike trip. Come visit us again! More 

Houston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My friend and I were welcomed to the Hostel by Chad and Ben. They gave us the "low-down" of the facility. I have been planning my stay here since I found out about it last year. You can't get much more reasonable than $30/night/person. The beds were comfortable, the facility clean and the view of the ocean...BREATHTAKING! If you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A really nice place to stay, the staff were very pleasant and helpful (even when I left some stuff there!). It also offers some wonderful views of the cliff and some cosy outside chill out areas. Not much else you could want for a relatively cheap hostel.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We rented a dorm room for $79 that gave us a private room. The beds are memory foam and surprisingly comfortable. There is a shared bathroom, no tv, and the halls can be a little noisy. However for us it was a great trade off to be this close to the ocean and listen to the waves at night and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stayed here for night only en route to San Francsco aving driven up the coast Road from Santa Monica. Found it to be truly delightful. There was a log burning stove and really was quite cosy. The place was very well run and spotlessly clean. What impressed me most was the small and friendly atmosphere it exuded. Well laid out... More 

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