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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 53 Reviews

Hostel rating (53)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 97%
Security 93%
Service 94%
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 $30.00
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

I loved my stay! Amazing location, friendly guests and helpful staff. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you!

100%

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Sarah,

Fri 22 Sep 2017

Thank you so very much for the kind review! Jeff, GM

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Jeffrey Parry, General Manager, HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Sun 24 Sep 2017

Another great HI stay. That's why I continue to be a member

100%

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Seth,

Sun 17 Sep 2017

Thank you so very much for the kind review! Jeff, GM

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Jeffrey Parry, General Manager, HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Tue 19 Sep 2017

The bedsheets felt that they were not clean, they smelled like they were reused and not washed. That and the bath seemed not well cleaned. Everything else was ok.

67%

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Meta,

Sat 16 Sep 2017

Oh that is not good. Please inform the Guest Services Associate on duty and we can make sure that you have fresh clean sheets. We use organically grown cotton sheets on top of a memory foam mattress that most people rave about. Yes, the bathroom can get dirty fast, but we try to keep the deep cleaning done on a daily basis for the bathrooms. Thank you for the review. Jeff, GM

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Jeffrey Parry, General Manager, HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Mon 18 Sep 2017

only one staff member seemed to be caught up in the rules with not much room for forgiveness, otherwise everyone was great. Seems like its the morning staff that seems to be in a grumpy mood. Location was fantastic, overall mood of guests were respectful and fun loving. Only complaint might be the beds seem to sag a bit

93%

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Rand,

Fri 15 Sep 2017

Well that was probably me :D Someones got to enforce the rules I suppose. Sorry if it made your stay uncomfortable. The beds are TemperPedic memory foam with the best mattress covers and organic cotton sheets. Some find it too soft and others love it. Thank you kindly for your review. Jeff Parry, General Manager.

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Jeffrey Parry, General Manager, HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Sun 17 Sep 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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