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HI-Point Montara Lighthouse

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Hwy 1, Montara, CA 94037
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolutely gorgeous coastal spot with stunning views and an old California coastal feel. For location you can’t beat it. The hostel is perfectly acceptable. Private rooms are small but cosy and share a bathroom between two. The water pressure is weak, so showering isn’t a fabulously invigorating exercise, but hey California is in drought, as you can... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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102 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

If you are a lighthouse buff, this one is easily located right on Highway 1 just a bit south of San Francisco. The lighthouse itself is not spectacular. It is small and could use some loving care. It is free to walk the grounds and enjoy the beautiful views. You could walk down to the beach if you so desired.

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ann arbor, mi
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We've been coming to this hostel for 20 years and it just gets better and better. The staff are always friendly, the rooms are great (I think we've stayed in all of them over the years). Our favorites - the private rooms closer to the light house or the family rooms with the private bath. We love how careful everyone... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I stayed 1 night at this hostel while travelling by bike on Sep 2015. They offered me a discount for being a touring cyclist. The location is AMAZING. The hostel is cozy and the staff is friendly. I could not ask for more.

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tachechena@gmail.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The best spot on the road! Great view and nice accommodation. Beautiful sunset and Lighthouse ghosts! I would stay here for 2 nights. So peaceful and friendly. Nice private beach and so different. Must stay place:)

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Thank StrayCat1974
MontaraLighthouse, Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed all our unique perks! Hope to host you again! More 

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48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Found this in a rush of panic after arriving in a horrendous inner city SF hostel. Made my way here after a long day exploring the city and wished I had longer to appreciate this hostel. The location is unreal, with access to a secluded beach and converted tool and watch rooms acting as dorms. The staff were the best... More 

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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

We visited the lighthouse hostel during our roundtrip this summer vacation. After several nights of camping we enjoyed the hostel with its facilities (showers, kitchen, laundry) very much. The staff (Ben) was very friendly and helpful. We slept in a room with a view at the sea and coastline and the sound of the waves. Of course this is not... More 

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

It's so nice to hear you enjoyed your stay! Please come stay again! More 

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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Esta M
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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141 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 

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