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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Twin Peaks 25.1 km
Golden Gate Park 26.9 km
Oracle Park 29.2 km
Chinatown 30.4 km
Lombard Street 30.9 km
Ferry Building Marketplace 30.9 km
Fisherman's Wharf 31.6 km
Golden Gate Bridge 31.8 km
Pier 39 31.8 km
Alcatraz Island 33.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Montara 600 m
Montara Point Lighthouse 990 m
Moss Beach Park playground 1.1 km
Seton Coastside Hospital 1.5 km
Montara State Beach 1.6 km
Dispersed Camping 2.2 km
Half Moon Bay Airport 3.2 km
Edun Cove 3.3 km
Gray Whale Cove State Beach 3.3 km
Post WW2 Observation Point 3.6 km
HI Point Montara Lighthouse
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HI Point Montara Lighthouse

16th Street at Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, San Francisco (CA), United States, CA 94037 - See map
  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Garden

  • Hiking

  • Laundry service

Value for money9.1
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportHalf Moon Bay Airport (HAF)
Distance to airport3.2 km

Rooms available at HI Point Montara Lighthouse

Very good
Room comfort & quality
8.0
Four-Bedroom House
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  • Room size: 163 m²/1755 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 king bed and 1 single bed...
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Standard Double Suite
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Two-Bedroom House
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  • Room size: 121 m²/1302 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 bunk beds & 3 bunk beds
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Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Basic Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at HI Point Montara Lighthouse?

    and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. Check-in is from 03:00 PM, The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    What is the smoking policy at HI Point Montara Lighthouse?

    HI Point Montara Lighthouse does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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    Overall rating:
    8.9
    Excellent
    169 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.1
    Facilities
    8.7
    Location
    8.5
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    More about HI Point Montara Lighthouse

    More about HI Point Montara Lighthouse

    On the rugged Northern California coast, just 22 mi south of San Francisco, this historic preserved 1875 fog signal station and lighthouse features beds in shared dormitories with free WiFi. Each room provides towels and fresh linens. Access to a shared bathroom is provided for all rooms at HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel. Restored by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the Coast Guard, HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel offers access to the coastline and wildlife viewing. Watch annual gray whale migration from November through April. Featuring a 3.7 mi stretch of tide pools full of starfish, crabs, mussels, abalone, and sea anemones, James Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is 9.3 mi away. Swim, surf, kayak, jog, horseback ride, windsurf and bicycle along the shore at HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel.

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    Reviews of HI Point Montara Lighthouse from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.9
    Excellent
    From 169 reviews
    9.6Location
    9.2Service
    9.0Value for money
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    Rating via Booking.com9.0
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    Exceptional
    Cleanliness8.8
    Facilities8.7
    Location9.7
    Room comfort and quality8.4
    Service9.3
    Value for money9.1
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    9+ Exceptional (197)
    8-9 Excellent (71)
    7-8 Very Good (58)
    6-7 Good (9)
    <6 Below Expectation (9)
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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Fambam
    Family with young children

    Superb”

    The view was BEAUTIFUL!
    Needed more privacy in living room area such as curtains and maybe having the video camera inside removed.
    Reviewed November 24, 2020

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    5.0
    Maria
    Family with young children

    Passable”

    Location is the only thing this property has to offer, literally. Getting on and off the property is so unreasonable and never being so inconvenienced when paying to stay somewhere. The beds are ...
    Reviewed September 28, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Charlie
    Solo traveler

    Instantly Amazed! 🙌🏼”

    Absolutely loved this hostel! I was instantly amazed as soon as I pulled up. Breath taking views out to sea. Private beach. Staff were all very friendly and welcoming. Lovely common area with two ...
    Bed was very squeeky, it was hard being the last one to bed and trying to get in my bed quietly.
    Reviewed March 29, 2020

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jase
    Solo traveler

    Superb”

    Absolutely love this hostel! I’ve stayed in countless hostels &amp; whilst this doesn’t have the luxuries or the value for money as SE Asia hostels the location &amp; scenes make up for it. Cliff top ...
    Mattress on my bunk wasn’t the best I’ve had, but it wasn’t bad enough to really complain about.
    Reviewed March 15, 2020

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Kari
    Solo traveler

    Very good”

    The fellow travelers, location, and common areas
    Very creaky beds! New-comers in the night did not go un-noticed
    Reviewed February 25, 2020

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Anonymous
    Business traveler

    Superb”

    The view most of all.
    Just the other guest were a little loud, not thinking of others that are around them. Otherwise I enjoyed my stay.
    Reviewed February 20, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kat
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    The Montara Lighthouse hostel is a community experience and that is part of the charm. You can save hundreds of dollars on local hotel prices and spend the cash on great food and wonderful shopping in...
    Reviewed February 18, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anonymous
    Solo traveler

    Looking forwards to returning with...”

    Stunning location and views. Very friendly staff. Place was almost empty so only one guest to chat with but hey it was a Sunday night. I came to see waves and was not disappointed.
    All good.
    Reviewed February 07, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anonymous
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Beautiful location, warm and helpful staff, adequate amenities
    Reviewed February 06, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Emily
    Solo traveler

    The hostel was a very...”

    The beautiful views from the hostel
    Reviewed December 03, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Johannes
    Solo traveler

    Good place if you’re traveling...”

    Very kind and helpful staff. Amazing location at the cliff with easy access to a clean and calm beach. The public area is nicely furnished and in a good shape. Few stores for grocery shopping at ...
    The bunk beds aren’t that good, very old and noisy. Keeping the room warm in cold nights is difficult. Cheap but unacceptable shitty public transportation, as almost everywhere in the US. Bring a ...
    Reviewed November 28, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ewa
    Business traveler

    Super amazing, excellent view and...”

    Location is amazing. It is on a cliff. You have amazing view even when you eat breakfast inside. You can drink coffee or vine outside and enjoy view and fresh air. Best morning with the coffee outside...
    there is nothing to not like.
    Reviewed October 30, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lydia
    Solo traveler

    Special Location”

    The Lighthouse Hostel exceeded my expectetions and I was sad that I didn’t arrive earlier to enjoy it more. Everything was clean and tidy. The staff was very nice and very helpful even though there ...
    Nothing.
    Reviewed October 27, 2019

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    5.0
    Stella
    Group

    Usually we enjoy our stay...”

    Atmosphere great,a bargain for the money,beautiful setting by the ocean ,most staff very friendly and accommodating.
    The first night the bathroom was not very clean,rust stains from fixtures in sink dripping into the sink,beds were sqeeky one staff member like a robot when we checked in.We complained about having to...
    Reviewed September 30, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Laura
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    The scenery and friendly staff. Accommodations were clean and well kept.
    Some of the metal bunks make quite a bit of squeaky noises when folks toss and turn in the night.
    Reviewed September 28, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anthony
    Business traveler

    Exceptional”

    Everything
    Can&#39;t use the washer and dryer between certain time in the morning
    Reviewed September 20, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Margaret
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Great location and facilities
    Na
    Reviewed September 13, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Diane
    Family with young children

    Postcard Views, Not to be...”

    Location, Post card View, Facilities, Friendly Staff, Respectful Quiet Guests, Our mother was a Scout leader and it remined us of that, but better!
    Postcard view of Montara mountain, excellent facilities and welcoming staff. I used to live in Montara 35yrs ago and walked to lighthouse many times. Brought sister and niece visiting family in San ...
    Reviewed September 13, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Pauline
    Solo traveler

    Great place !”

    Very well situated, in front of the ocean with the sound of the waves. Wonderful ! The lighthouse is very charming too. I received a warm welcome and everything was clearly explained. There are locks ...
    Reviewed September 12, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Xiujuan
    Solo traveler

    Fantastic ”

    Everything
    Reviewed September 01, 2019

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