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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed staying at this hostel. It's in a stunning location. The bunk bed was really comfortable. Kitchen was immaculate. The communal areas are large and they have a lovely fire. It's got a real family vibe at night with families playing board games. One of the nicest hostels I've stayed at. The only downside was the bathroom. There...

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MontaraLighthouse, Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for the wonderful review! It sounds like you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you too for your observation regarding the bathrooms. We do take your opinion seriously and will look into new ways to keep the bathrooms cleaner. At Point Montara, as well as many hostels in the US, we were not build with a...

Gunnison, Colorado
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Beautiful beach just steps from hostel. Guy that checked us in was fantastic - friendly and informative. Espresso drinks available at check in. The entire hostel was very organized and well ran. Other guests mostly kept to themselves but the atmosphere was genial. Wifi worked well.

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MontaraLighthouse, Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

We're so glad you have a great time! Thanks for staying!

Candler, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We attended a wedding in Murphys California. The next day we arrived at the Hostel at Hi Point Montera Lighthouse. This is a gem hiding in plane site. The staff was accommodating and the facilities perfect. Where else can you sleep mere feet from a cliff on the Pacific Ocean? Try this some time and let the crashing waves. Rolling...

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MontaraLighthouse, Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

We're so glad you were able to end your trip enjoying the beautiful coast! We hope you went home refreshed and renewed! Happy travels!

Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

The room was sooooo cold during the night that I barely slept, and so does the shower room. Water in the restroom is soooooooo slow and there is no hot tap water. I found all kinds of insects, moth and spiders etc, under the bed and on the ceiling. The beds, bath robes, shower room floor and utensils seem never...

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MontaraLighthouse, Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

I’m sorry to hear that we didn’t meet your expectations. As we are a hostel, the accommodations are a little more rustic than your average hotel. However, we do have hot water, heaters in every room, free hair dryer rentals, and free wifi access in all of the buildings. Regardless, we do appreciate your feedback and take it very seriously....

Padua, Italy
Reviewed 9 June 2015

A lighthouse implanted from Europe in the West Coast, pristine beaches, breathtaking cliffs on the ocean, wilderness and warm hospitality 25 miles south of San Francisco. It is not a five stars hotel although it sounds like one. I biked here from San Franisco with my friends and to start with we were treated to a show recording of a...

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MontaraLighthouse, Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

Wow what compliments! Thank you so much for a fantastic review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay! We had a blast with the Australian Rock band, Shovels too! We'll be hosting another soon! Maybe you'll get lucky a second time! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your bike trip. Come visit us again!

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 25 May 2015

My friend and I were welcomed to the Hostel by Chad and Ben. They gave us the "low-down" of the facility. I have been planning my stay here since I found out about it last year. You can't get much more reasonable than $30/night/person. The beds were comfortable, the facility clean and the view of the ocean...BREATHTAKING! If you are...

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Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

A really nice place to stay, the staff were very pleasant and helpful (even when I left some stuff there!). It also offers some wonderful views of the cliff and some cosy outside chill out areas. Not much else you could want for a relatively cheap hostel.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

We rented a dorm room for $79 that gave us a private room. The beds are memory foam and surprisingly comfortable. There is a shared bathroom, no tv, and the halls can be a little noisy. However for us it was a great trade off to be this close to the ocean and listen to the waves at night and...

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Reviewed 19 March 2015

Stayed here for night only en route to San Francsco aving driven up the coast Road from Santa Monica. Found it to be truly delightful. There was a log burning stove and really was quite cosy. The place was very well run and spotlessly clean. What impressed me most was the small and friendly atmosphere it exuded. Well laid out...

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Canada
Reviewed 8 March 2015

The views and beach here are simply stunning! The property is very well maintained, clean, comfortable and feels like home. The staff are beyond nice and knowledgeable about the area and things to see/do.... which there is no shortage of! It's a great home base to explore the coast from. The ocean views from the rooms and kitchen are a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, HI-Point Montara Lighthouse provides affordable shared and private accommodations in historic former lighthouse keeper's quarters. Amenities include fully equipped guest kitchens, free WiFi, Internet access, espresso bar, and on-site laundry and parking. The coastside location provides access to several beaches for swimming, surfing, kayaking, jogging, horseback riding, and windsurfing. Treat yourself--and your budget--to one-of-a-kind retreat on the dramatic and breathtaking California coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI-Point Montara Lighthouse

Address: Hwy 1, Montara, CA 94037
Region: United States > California > Montara
Price Range: $43 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Point Montara Lighthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are private rooms available if you book early enough”
 of 5 bubbles ellipsis000, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Read the instructions of the gate of you're leaving early!”
 of 5 bubbles JeroenOlthofNL, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The private rooms all have views. Each pair shares a bathroom and separate shower room. We stayed in No. 2.”
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“The private rooms have very well maintained toilets and showers just outside the room door.”
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“Excellent value dorm room.”
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