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Historical Lighthouse, beautiful surroundings.

The historical lighthouse is still fully functional, the hostel continues to welcome travelers from... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
South San Francisco, California
Coast Guard lighthouse, trail from youth hostel to great ocean views

For a get away solo weekend trip, I rented a single room at the International Youth Hostel. Had... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

The historical lighthouse is still fully functional, the hostel continues to welcome travelers from all over the world, and the beauty of the surroundings...360 degree photo ops! No big signs on the highway, just a little streetsign noting the "historic lighthouse" and Hostel a bit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

For a get away solo weekend trip, I rented a single room at the International Youth Hostel. Had some great conversations with other travelers. At low tide, hiked down to the beach. A nice benched area near the lighthouse overlooks a great expanse of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse is small and kind of underwhelming, but the views from here are stunning. You can see beaches and rocky cliffs and more. Worth it just for the views. Parking is at the Hosteling International parking lot.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheCureforCuriosity
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This lighthouse also has a very popular international hostel next to it. The views from here are breathtaking. The lighthouse itself is kind of down from the nearby high way so it doesn't stick up very much which makes it kind of cool. Some great...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank ennyd103
Reviewed September 17, 2017

We just stopped to check out the lighthouse. It's small and you can't see inside. We stayed about 30 minutes total checking out the area. Not a lot of parking. It's free!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank melandrobg
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Dorms and private rooms. My room looked out on a gloriously beautiful beach. Friendly and helpful staff. Well stocked kitchens. I loved it and will stay there again.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Connie B
Reviewed June 29, 2017

This small, functioning lighthouse was shipped here from Massachusetts quite some time ago. For some years after it was removed from its original location it was thought to have been destroyed, until it was rediscovered here. A row of signs telling its history is posted...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed May 6, 2017

not your Mama's youth hostel! For an easy getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, this unique lodging complex is hard to beat: it's a mixture of Cape Cod architecture meets the dramatic coastline of Northern California. Our room (The Watch) directly faced...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank bruce m
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Cool little stop just had to figure out to get into the bathroom. A hostel on site. Nice small parking lot and plenty of picture spots.

Date of experience: March 2017
5  Thank TimSamsTravelUSA
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Very lousy place for anyone to stay if you're a person of color because they will boot you out and give a lame excuse that you don't fit in the make of f the guess. I would never ask my worst nightmare to stay in...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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