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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are an experienced hosteler, you may consider this #1 in hostel views. We had a private room and it faced on to the ocean. We could hear the surf constantly. Private rooms are always small in hostels, this was no exception. Just room enough for a full-sized bed and a tiny desk. All hostels have some quirks, this...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel. We are so glad you enjoyed the beautiful views on our cliffside property. We strive to be as environmentally sustainable with low flow shower heads. We are constantly trying to keep up with maintenance issues with a small staff and a very old property, and...

El Granada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am very disappointed with the hostel management of this Hostel location in Montara. A family member check in to TJ A Hostel and was turned away because the manager on duty did not like the way the guest look. People with color was turned away because they didn't fit the make of the manager on duty ??? I will...

Thank 718santiagot
PML_Management, General Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for following-up regarding your family member's expirience. I am thankful we were able to communicate and clear up the misunderstanding with your family members. I hope they continue to enjoy meeting guests from all over the world at our many properties including Point Montara

San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My brother, a respectful and quiet man, has fallen on hard times and is homeless. For Christmas, I wanted him to get out of the cold and stay near my daughter who lives in Half Moon Bay. I arranged and paid for him and his girlfriend to stay 4 nights at the hostel. I asked when helping them check in...

2Thank SydneyT22
PML_Management, General Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for your feedback. We are thankful that we were able to reach out to family members and that the misunderstanding was resolved. Additionally, we are happy that the guests have enjoyed their stay at one of our other properties, and hope they continue to enjoy the opportunity to meet travelers from around the world at our hostels.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I stayed here three nights in a 6 bed dormitory. The dorm, had it's own ensuite bathroom and there were others down the hall. Two kitchens to use, which came in handy as there was a big group of craftspeople staying the weekend and using one of the kitchens. The grounds were lovely and the staff were friendly and provided...

Thank ellipsis000
MontaraLighthouse, Front Office Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Point Montara Lighthouse hostel! We are so happy you enjoyed the property as well as the surrounding areas. We do close the office for thirty minutes to unregistered guests during the day, but all registered guests have access to their rooms and to the buildings during the extent of their...

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via 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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MontaraLighthouse, Front Office Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time out to review Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel! We are thrilled that you were able to appreciate the beautiful coastside scenery! Please come back and visit us again in the future.

Reviewed 21 October 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.

Thank Jessica D
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

Reviewed 27 September 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 2 August 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 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...

Thank ButterflyLou211
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...

1Thank SimonKD
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...

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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: ₹ 2,114 - ₹ 4,979 (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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