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HI-Point Montara Lighthouse
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Reviewed August 9, 2009

This hostel is in a great setting...it's literally on a bluff overlooking the ocean. We slept with our windows open and could hear the waves crashing all night. We stayed in a dorm with three beds, but bought the third bed to make it a private room since all the private rooms were reserved. Very clean (actually hostel "closes" from 11-3:30 daily for cleaning) and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Two kitchens, so there's plenty of room for cooking/eating. Would definitely recommend this hostel and if I return to the area would stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 30, 2008

I was a bit nervous about the idea of staying at a "hostel" but the beautiful pictures of the property on the website convinced me. I reserved a private room and was very pleased with my stay. The room was small but was comfortable, and clean, and the view from the window was even better than I imagined. The sound of waves crashing on the beach below was profoundly relaxing. The property was well run with a friendly staff. There were lovely gardens of unusual succulents and other plants. The public kitchen and other public rooms were comfortable and clean. Behind the kitchen was an outdoor area over the beach with picnic tables that was perfect for breakfast with a view. I had expected the hostel to be full of young travelers with backpacks, but actually found most of the other guests to be young families arriving with luggage in the car. In the morning we enjoyed a walk down to the beach, and spent some quiet time birdwatching from the cliff above the water. It only took us about 20 minutes to get into Sn Fancisco by car from the hostel on the morning we checked out so this was a great place to stay for a day in the city as well.

  • Stayed: December 2008
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Reviewed January 27, 2008

the place is just amazing right on cliff above the pacific, with a private access to a small beach, and with a working lighthouse... the hostel is located in the building next to it and surrounded by a beautiful garden.
the hostel is small but nice and clean with a really welcoming living room and two kitchens... don't miss to have breakfast looking from the huge window in the kitchen. the view over the ocean is thrilling.
and enjoy a sunse over the pacific from the chairs facing the ocean.
not a luxury hotel but definetly better than it in my opinion. a pearl.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with friends
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2  Thank nereide
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Reviewed January 29, 2007

The lighthouse was a wonderfulu experience. The hostel experience was new and refreshing. We stayed in a private room that overlooked the ocean. We could hear the waves all night. The staff was extremely friendly and the rooms were clean. Less than 30 miles from San Fransisco, it was like another place and time. Will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed: March 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2004

This is a great place to stay. Right on the cliff overlooking the ocean, you fall asleep to the sound of the Pacific. There's a private beach and a lighthouse for you to explore. I stayed in a private room and it was very clean. Very safe too and a lot of schools/camps bring their kids to this place. I would go back to this place even if it's out of my way.

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Reviewed July 27, 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled with friends
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Thank reforestworld
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Stayed: November 2016, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about HI-Point Montara Lighthouse

Address: Hwy 1, Montara, CA 94037
Location: United States > California > Montara
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Montara
Price Range: $32 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Point Montara Lighthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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