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HI-Point Montara Lighthouse

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a gorgeous place. Staying in a old Coast Guard building adjacent to the fog signal building. It's 50 beds total. Dorm style, 6 to a room. Breakfast is on your own. It is simply easy to peer out a window here to see dramatic shoreline scenery. Beware of the hours posted for access to this fenced property. It also...

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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Dr. Bronner's soap is used for hand and dishwashing stations ! All around green standards here. Also the hostel sits right on the water, with beautiful views from many of the rooms. Everything was very clean and well stocked. Staff was kind and well organized. One of the nicest hostels I have visited.

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

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the common areas & appreciate our commitment to sustainability! We are grateful for your feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Many thanks, HI-Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel Team

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Reviewed September 27, 2016

I've backpacked a lot a stayed in some rough hostels, but this is not one of them. The location is incredibly beautiful, but I was glad to have a car because you can't walk to nearby restaurants or attractions. I believe there might be a bus, but since I had my car I didn't explore that further. This location was...

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your experience here! Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Next time, if you find yourself on public transportation, please feel free to reach out to us and we will explain the best way to get to us. We hope to see you again!

Bussum, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 2, 2016

I arrived from San Luis Obispo that day and enjoyed fantastic views of the Pacific Coast Highway. At first I drove past the entrance of the hostel, but found it after turning. Make sure you arrive on time, because they will close and lock the gate after a certain time. The location of this hostel is brilliant, it's located on...

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

We are so happy you made it here in time to see the beautiful sunset! Here at Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel we do have a gate on our property for the safety of our guests. We can provide instructions and we will explain how to use the lock, which can be tricky without instructions. We want to provide a comfortable...

Danville, California
Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is our favorite hostel in Northern California! The staff is very friendly & helpful, the accommodations were clean & the views from our shared kitchen cannot be beaten! From this location we hiked in the hills with a naturalist that I had pre-arranged for our Girl Scout trip. From there we hiked down to the beach & saw some...

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

We are so thrilled that you had such a nice stay with us! We are glad you and the troop were able to experience what we have to offer here at Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel and the surrounding areas. We are so happy the troop was able to see the whales and learn about the area with a naturalist. We...

Southwold, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Friendly staff and pleasant fellow guests. Andreas if you read this I left my email address with Ben on reception! |To be clear this is a hostel. Bedding and towel provided and comfortable bed with nice big lockers in the room operated using your key card. Good system in the kitchen for labeling and food storage, plenty of fridge and...

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

Wow! Thank you so much for the great review! We recently updated our lockers and were thrilled you were able to use one during your stay. You seem to have fully embraced what a hostel has to offer providing communal spaces and guest interaction all while providing a comfortable, safe, and restful stay. We're looking forward to having you stay...

Manteca, California
Reviewed July 12, 2016

The location of this hostel was perfect for me. Right next to the ocean and a short drive to Montara State Beach and Half Moon Bay. Pacifica is only 5-10 minute drive away. Nice coffee shops near by. Staff is very helpful and friendly. I found my room to be very cozy and clean. Nice atmosphere here! I will be...

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Christopher B, General Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review! So glad you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of our hostel and got to experience the local area while you were here. Looking forward to having you stay with us again soon!

Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Nice location and very nice and comfy beds, common areas are clean and really cool to hang around. Big Minus: that you can't check in before 3.30pm and you cant even use the bathrooms or common areas before you check in. They said its gonna be to full if we're gonna use the chitchen/livingroom with all the other guests that...

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Rhode Island
Reviewed April 20, 2016

This was the perfect place to start my California road trip. It's only about 20 miles from San Francisco International Airport, so after a long flight from the East Coast, it was a relief to know that all I had to do was pickup my rental car and make the short drive to HI Point Montana Lighthouse. In spite of...

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Pacific Grove, California
Reviewed April 20, 2016

We have driven past this place many times without suspecting the hidden treasure here. It lies right off Highway 1 in a section where the spectacular views are concealed from the road, so we felt it as a special privilege to stay. The young woman at reception made us feel welcome and approved our choice of a nearby dinner restaurant,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, HI-Point Montara Lighthouse provides affordable shared and private accommodations in historic former lighthouse keeper's quarters. Amenities include fully equipped guest kitchens, free WiFi, Internet access, espresso bar, and on-site laundry and parking. The coastside location provides access to several beaches for swimming, surfing, kayaking, jogging, horseback riding, and windsurfing. Treat yourself--and your budget--to one-of-a-kind retreat on the dramatic and breathtaking California coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI-Point Montara Lighthouse

Address: Hwy 1, Montara, CA 94037
Location: United States > California > Montara
Price Range: $32 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Point Montara Lighthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Read the instructions of the gate of you're leaving early!”
 of 5 bubbles JeroenOlthofNL, Aug 2, 2016 | Read review
“The private rooms all have views. Each pair shares a bathroom and separate shower room. We stayed in No. 2.”
 of 5 bubbles 145vickip, Apr 20, 2016 | Read review
“The private rooms have very well maintained toilets and showers just outside the room door.”
 of 5 bubbles leonxavierf, Feb 15, 2016 | Read review
“Excellent value dorm room.”
 of 5 bubbles travelscout123, Mar 18, 2015 | Read review
“Try to get room six as it has a bathroom within the dorm space.”
 of 5 bubbles ErnestoC547, Feb 15, 2015 | Read review
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