HI - Point Reyes
Escape civilization and leave your tent at home! HI-Point Reyes 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.
Accommodations are in shared, gender-specific or co-ed dorms, each sleeping 8-10 people. In addition, there is one private room accommodating up to 5 people with one double bed and three twin/bunk beds. Bathrooms throughout the hostel are shared and gender-specific.
HI-Point Reyes has a full equipped self-service guest kitchen and dining room where guests can prepare and enjoy their own meals. An outdoor patio with picnic tables and barbecue is also available for guest use. 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 gray 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 the weekly summer farmers’ market. 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!
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Non Smoking
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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If you have questions, please call us at 1 (415) 663-8811 or email email@example.com. Thank you!
From the flashing traffic light in the town of Olema (Highway 1 at Sir Francis Drake Boulevard), go north on Highway 1 for 200 yards. Turn left on Bear Valley Road, go 1.5 miles to the second possible left turn (Limantour Road), go 5.5 miles to first crossroad (at the bottom of a hill) and turn left. The hostel is on your left.
Free parking is available at the hostel on a first-come first-served basis.
USING PUBLIC TRANSIT:
It is not easy to get to the hostel by public transportation, as the nearest bus stop is 7 miles from the hostel. If you decide to travel by bus, you must have a reservation so we know when to expect you.
From San Francisco, take Golden Gate Transit to the San Rafael Transit Center, then take the West Marin Stagecoach to the Bear Valley Visitor Center in Point Reyes National Seashore. From the visitor center, it is a 7-mile hike to the hostel (there are no local taxis).
The visitor center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pack a trail map and have a plan if the bus you take arrives when the visitor center is closed. Be sure to buy all of the food you will need for your stay before you get on the bus. Olema is your closest stop and it does not have a grocery store.
FROM THE AIRPORT:
The hostel is about 50 miles north of SFO. Take Highway 101 north through San Francisco and across the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue north on Hwy 101 to the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard exit. Take a left, and follow Sir Francis Drake west to Olema/Hwy 1. Take a right on Hwy 1 (north), and go north on Highway 1 for 200 yards. Turn left on Bear Valley Road, go 1.5 miles to the second possible left turn (Limantour Road), go 5.5 miles to first crossroad (at the bottom of a hill) and turn left. The hostel is on your left.