HI Point Reyes Hostel

in the beautiful state of California
  • outside area of HI Point Reyes Hostel
  • hostellers enjoying picnic tables with umbrellas
  • lounging area of HI Point Reyes Hostel
  • second hostel lounging area with large windows
  • six bed dorm room in HI Point Reyes

Escape civilization and leave your tent at home! HI Point Reyes hostel is nestled in a secluded valley just two miles from the beach, within the Point Reyes National Seashore. As the only accommodation located within the park, the hostel is an ideal base for hiking, beach-combing, and wildlife-viewing adventures. A Certified Green Business, HI Point Reyes looks after the environment while looking after its guests. Come enjoy sunny afternoons on our patio, quiet evenings in our comfy park-view lounges, and a good night’s sleep on our Tempur-Pedic mattresses.

Whether arriving solo or in a group, travelers meet in shared, gender-specific or co-ed dorms, each sleeping 8-10 people. In addition, there are five private rooms available. Bathrooms throughout the hostel are shared and gender-specific.

HI Point Reyes has a fully equipped self-service guest kitchen, and a dining room where guests can come together for meals at long communal tables. An outdoor patio with picnic tables and barbecue is also a favorite gathering place for groups of friends old and new. Other hostel amenities include free parking, bag and bike storage, and pay-as-you-go Internet facilities.

From HI Point Reyes, explore the Point Reyes National Seashore, famous for its abundant flora and fauna. Spot bobcats, fox, deer and elk, harbor seals, and sea lions, and watch the grey whale migration each January-April from the Point Reyes Lighthouse, just 25 miles from the hostel.

In the nearby town of Point Reyes Station, a handful of locally owned shops and restaurants line the small Main Street. Toby’s Feed Barn and Point Reyes books regularly host small events, and in the summer, a weekly all-organic farmers’ market draws crowds of foodies. This small town is famous for culinary treats: check out Cowgirl Creamery, Bovine Bakery, and the Pinecone Diner, or head to one of the nearby oyster farms for a picnic of the day’s catch!

Point Reyes hostel offers the following services and amenities to their guests:

* Free on-site parking

* Baggage and bicycle storage

* Secure lockers

* Interpretive displays and information about the surrounding area.

* Wheelchair accessibility

* Group meeting space and/or accommodations available.

Point Reyes hostel has a self-service kitchen and dining room where guests can prepare their own meals. The kitchen is fully equipped with stoves, ovens, microwave, coffee maker, and ample refrigerator/freezer space. Pots and pans, dishes, and utensils are also provided.

When the weather is nice, guests can also take advantage of the outdoor patio with picnic tables and barbecue.

Accommodations are in shared, gender-specific or co-ed dorm rooms, each sleeping 8-10 people. In addition, there is one private room available which accommodates up to 5 people in one double bed and three twin/bunk beds.

Bathrooms are shared and gender-specific.


Can’t get enough of the California coast? Stop by Montara, south on Highway 1, for tide pools, big waves, and beach town charm.

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  • Common room(s)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Earth friendly hostel
  • Groups welcome
  • Individual traveller welcome
  • Internet access
  • Lockers available
  • Luggage Store
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Sheets in price
  • Smoking room/area
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Beach nearby
  • Cultural centre nearby

Address & Contact

HI Point Reyes
(off Limantour Road)
Box 247
Point Reyes California 94956
Phone 1 (415) 663-8811
Fax 1 (415) 663-8811
GPS 38.044685, -122.865590

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Bed Capacity
> Total Beds 41

Opening Times
> 7:30-10:30 am, 4:30-10:00 pm
> All Year

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