Overview of Hostel
Perched on a cliff overlooking the rocky Pacific coast, the Point Montara lighthouse was once one of the most important signals for navigators approaching San Francisco’s harbor. Today, it’s still a beacon for travelers: the lighthouse grounds are home to one of the highest-customer-rated HI hostels
The hostel is located 25 miles south of San Francisco, just off Coastal Highway One at 16th Street, between the small towns of Montara and Moss Beach. The lighthouse is not easily visible from the road, and is located on a curve in the road.
When driving south on Highway 1, the hostel driveway is located just past the end of a guardrail -- turn right and drive through the chain-link fence gate into the parking lot.
When driving north on Highway 1, we highly recommend passing the hostel entrance and turning around in Montara, then entering the hostel driveway from the southbound lane.
Free parking is available at the hostel on a first-come first-served basis.
USING PUBLIC TRANSIT
From the Daly City BART station, take SamTrans bus 110 to the Linda Mar Park and Ride in Pacifica.
On WEEKDAYS, take SamTrans bus 294 from Pacifica to Highway 1 and 16th Street. Tell the driver where you are going, as 16th Street is not an automatic stop. Walk north 1/2 block on Highway 1; the hostel is on your left.
On WEEKENDS, take SamTrans bus 17 from Pacifica to Main and 7th Streets. Walk south on Main (which becomes a pedestrian path) to 16th Street and carefully cross the highway onto the hostel driveway.
FROM THE AIRPORT
By BART: From San Francisco International Airport take BART to Daly City and follow public transit directions above.
By Car: From San Francisco International Airport take 101 North to 380 West to 280 North to Highway 1 South (Pacifica exit). Drive south on Highway 1, the hostel is just south of the small town of Montara.
Take Amtrak to the Richmond (RIC) or Oakland-Coliseum/Airport (OAC) station, then take BART to Daly City and follow public transit directions above..
Conditions & Policy
Credit Cards Accepted
This location does NOT have 24 hour check-in! Check-in is from 3:30 PM till 10:30 PM. Please call prior to 10 PM if you are delayed or cannot arrive during our office hours. Groups larger than 7 must book directly with our group sales department to ensure availability and accurate pricing. Varying cancellation policies may apply. Families traveling with children must book directly with the hostel, as different rates may apply. A valid ID is required (US Driver's License, State ID or Passport). 48-hour cancellation policy. You must inform us at least two days prior to your reservation if you plan on canceling. Failure to do so will result in your being charged the rates assigned at the time of your reservation for the first night reserved and losing and sequential nights. 11 PM curfew. The gate is locked at 11 PM, please be on the property by then. The gate reopens at 7:30 AM. Check-out is by 11 AM. Hostel office hours: 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM daily. Please inform hostel assistant upon check-in if an early checkout is needed (5:30am -7:30am). Please note: Access to the hostel and grounds may be limited or restricted at any time due to reserved Day Use or Special Events. The possession and consumption of alcohol is prohibited. This includes being inebriated on the property after consuming alcohol elsewhere . Smoking is permitted in the designated smoking area only. Other fire-generating activities are not permitted. Pets are not allowed inside the hostel buildings. All pets must be leashed while outside, and may not be tied up anywhere on the property. Please clean up after your pets! Phone: (650) 728-7177 or 888/GO HI-USA #153 (888/464-4872 #153) Fax: (650) 728-7058 www.norcalhostels.org The mission of Hostelling International USA is to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. Our vision is for guests to become caring global citizens who are catalysts for intercultural exchange and understanding stewards of the earth.