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HI-Point Montara Lighthouse

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Danville, California
Reviewed 31 July 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 25 July 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 12 July 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 16 May 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 21 April 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 21 April 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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Reviewed 15 February 2016

Difficult to praise this place highly enough. Relaxed atmosphere at what is predominantly a dorm-based hostel which also has several private rooms (one of which we stayed in). The location of the hostel is breath-taking - just off Highway 1 (but not noisy), on a headland with a small working lighthouse and right next to a small cove, which is...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2016

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...

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Buffalo, NY
Reviewed 23 December 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
Reviewed 30 November 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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
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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
Region: United States > California > Montara
Price Range: RM141 - RM335 (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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“The private rooms have KILLER views!”
  • View from private room #1
 of 5 bubbles lorig493, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are private rooms available if you book early enough”
 of 5 bubbles ellipsis000, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Read the instructions of the gate of you're leaving early!”
 of 5 bubbles JeroenOlthofNL, 2 Aug 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, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The private rooms have very well maintained toilets and showers just outside the room door.”
 of 5 bubbles leonxavierf, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
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