HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

in the beautiful state of California
  • outside of Pigeon Point Lighthouse
  • hostellers reading book in lounging area in the Pescadero Hostel
  • kitchen and dining area of Pigeon Point Hostel
  • outside lounge at HI Pigeon Point
  • private room in Pigeon Point Hostel

Tide pools, redwoods, elephant seals, grey whales, hiking, biking, and the famous cliff-side hot tub await you at HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse hostel! Perched atop a cliff on the site of a 115-foot-tall, working lighthouse, HI Pigeon Point is one of the top-customer-rated HI hostels in the world. Just 50 miles from San Francisco, come explore neighboring Pescadero Marsh, Ano Nuevo State Reserve, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and a string of state beaches. At night, fall asleep on Tempur-Pedic mattresses as you listen to the sound of waves crashing below.

Hostel amenities include free Wi-Fi, free linens, bag and bike storage, three fully equipped guest kitchens, beach access, an outdoor fire pit and patio, and a hot tub overlooking the ocean ($8 per person per half hour, 2-person minimum). In the hostel’s cozy main lounge, challenge a new friend to a board game, or ask the friendly staff for advice on the best local tide pools, restaurants, and more. If you ever tire of the hostel’s beach-cottage atmosphere and all the outdoor fun nearby, take a break in the charming nearby town of Pescadero or head 30 miles south for a day in Santa Cruz.

The hostel is a Certified Bay Area Green Business. Our green practices include composting; recycling; reducing water and energy usage through efficient appliances, lighting, and faucets; and using environmentally friendly cleaning products.

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  • Cafe/Bar
  • Common room(s)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Games room
  • Groups welcome
  • Individual traveller welcome
  • Internet access
  • Lockers available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Sheets in price
  • Smoking room/area
  • TV room
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Beach nearby
  • Cultural centre nearby
  • Historical sites nearby
  • Museums/art galleries nearby
  • Swimming pool at or near hostel

Address & Contact

HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel
210 Pigeon Point Rd
Pescadero California 94060
Phone 1 (650) 879-0633
Fax 1 (650) 879-9120
GPS 37.182373, -122.393918

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Bed Capacity
> Total Beds 59

Opening Times
> Check-In: 3:30 - 10:30 PM (sharp)
> Check-Out: 11:00 AM
> Quiet Time, Lights out: 11:00 PM - 7:30 AM
> All Year

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