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HI - Pescadero - Pigeon Point Lighthouse

210 Pigeon Point Rd, Pescadero, California, 94060, United States

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Overall Rating 94%

From 55 Reviews

Hostel rating (55)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 97%
Security 94%
Service 95%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 95%

Famous for its 115-foot lighthouse and amazing ocean views, as well as a spectacular cliff-side hot tub perched above the Pacific. Shared overnight accommodations for everyone.

  • Dorm
    From $29.00
10 or more people?
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Pescadero Hostel

Hostel Pescadero

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in America, has been guiding mariners since 1872. The hostel offers comfortable, affordable lodgings in four houses set just beside the lighthouse.

Guests enjoy cosy indoor lounges, fully equipped kitchens, cove beaches, tide pools, and an oceanfront boardwalk. Amenities include satellite Internet, free Wi-Fi and free parking. In addition, hot tub rental is available for overnight guests.
State Parks docents are available on the hostel grounds 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel is also a popular spot for whale watching, and a convenient base for exploring nearby coast side communities as well as the ancient redwood forests at Butano State Park, the bird sanctuary of Pescadero Marsh, and Año Nuevo State Reserve, breeding site of northern elephant seals.

Hostelling is shared overnight accommodations for everyone. Dormitories are shared and everyone shares kitchen, living-room and bathrooms.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 20:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 7 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 13 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 30 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Hot tub
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 07:30 to 22:30
Check-in:
From 15:30 to 22:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-650-879 0633

Fax. 1-650-879 9120

info@pigeonpointhostel.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Butano State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Ano Nuevo State Park (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Staff & facilities were fantastic. One way to improve would be to have a washer & dryer for the guest to use.

100%

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David,

Tue 12 Dec 2017

Meeting people from all over is the biggest highlight of traveling w international hostels! We shared stories and great hiking trails at Butano Park and delicious artichoke sourdough bread from Pescadero together at the dining table! Michael with his warm welcome upon check-in, is a treasure! The hot tub is paradise! Thank you!

100%

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Cecelia,

Sun 03 Dec 2017

Thank you Cecelia for your nice review! Glad you had warm and welcoming check-in with Michael! He truly is a treasure! :D Kindly, Jeff, GM

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Jeffrey Parry, General Manager, HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Tue 05 Dec 2017

The hot tub and the people that work there. Michael was super great and sooooo nice.

100%

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Deborah,

Fri 01 Dec 2017

Online booking seemed to be for a 2 bunk shared room, it ended being a 6 bunk shared room. Booking confirmation should specify room type.

87%

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Henriette,

Thu 30 Nov 2017

This was my first time staying at a hostel, and I look forward to using hostels more often. The coastal location can’t be beat. While there is some cell service, and slowish WiFi, this is a place to get off the grid and disconnect from the internet. I plan on visiting again, but will definitely arrive before sundown. I missed the turn twice due to it being pitch black at night.

100%

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leonora,

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Glad you had a good first time hostelling Leonora! Thanks for the review! Yes, the exit is easy to miss, but it is 20 miles south of Half Moon Bay or 27 miles north of Santa Cruz. A great place to disconnect although we are trying to find a better Wi-Fi plan :D Jeff, GM

Manager avatar

Jeffrey Parry, General Manager, HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (5 to 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
From San Francisco International Airport take Highway 380 West to Highway 280 South to Highway 92 West to Half Moon Bay City. Go south 20 miles on Highway 1 to Pigeon Point Road. The lighthouse is easily visible from Highway 1 -- you can't miss us! From San Jose International Airport take Highway 880 South to Highway 84 West to Highway 1 South and follow Highway 1 for 10 miles.
Bus
No public transport.
Car
The hostel is located just off Highway 1 about 55 miles south of San Francisco and 25 miles north of Santa Cruz. The lighthouse is easily visible from Highway 1.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing

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