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HI - Point Reyes Hostel

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Located in a secluded valley of the Point Reyes National Seashore, the Point Reyes Hostel is surrounded by 140 miles of trails winding through sandy and rocky beaches, salt and fresh water marsh; riparian, coastal prairie, and scrub; and dense pin and fire forests.


Dorms $22+, Private $64+

Aside from independent hiking, biking, and wildlife watching, a variety of ranger-led programs are available throughout the year, as well as self-guided walks including the Earthquake Trail, the Morgan Valley Ranch tour and exhibits, the Point Reyes Lighthouse, and the Miwok village replica of Kule Loklo. The town of Point Reyes Station, 7 miles away, is a popular day-trip option for shopping and sampling the renowed culinary bounty of West Marin County.

The only lodging available within the park, the Point Reyes Hostel accommodates travelers in two rustic ranch buildings surrounded by a spectacular wilderness, miles away from civilization. Guests enjoy two common rooms with great views and woodstoves, a fully equipped kitchen, and an outdoor patio with barbecue. Amenities include DSL internet access, free parking, free linens and towels, and covered bike storage. The hostel is a Certified Green Business.

Free on-site parking
Free linens
Limantour Beach, Abbots Lagoon, Mount Wittenberg, Point Reyes Lighthouse, Kule Loklo Miwok Village, Point Reyes Station.

By Car

From the North on Highway 1: Go south on Highway 1 through Point Reyes Station. Then cross a small bridge and turn right. Follow the road for 3/4 miles and make a left turn onto Bear Valley Road. (Caution! Just as you approach Bear Valley Road, the road you are on makes a hard right turn. You must go into this turn a short way to see oncoming traffic before turning left onto Bear Valley. If you miss the turn, you will approach Inverness Park and will need to turn around.) On Bear Valley Road go 1/4 mile and turn right after the sign for Limantour Natural Area/Hostel; you are turning onto Limantour Road, but there is no street sign. Follow Limantour Road about 5.5 miles and turn left at the first crossroads (at the bottom of a steep hill). The hostel is 1/4 mile down the road and on the left.

From the South on Highway 1: Go north on Highway 1 to the small village of Olema. There is a blinking light at the junction of Highway 1 and Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Continue north on Highway 1 for 200 yards, then turn left onto Bear Valley Road. Go about 1.5 miles and turn left after the sign for Limantour Natural Area/Hostel; you are turning onto Limantour Road, but there is no street sign. (If you miss turn, you'll come to a stop sign 1/4 mile later and know you have gone too far). Follow Limantour Road about 5.5 miles and turn left at the first crossroads (at the bottom of a steep hill). The hostel is 1/4 mile down the road and on the left.

From the North on Highway 101: Go south on Highway 101 to the first Petaluma exit and go right on Petaluma Blvd. Continue for about 3 miles through downtown Petaluma. Make a right onto D Street (7-11 is on the righthand corner). D Street becomes Point Reyes-Petaluma Road. Stay on this road until the Highway 1 junction, then turn left (south) onto Highway 1. Continue through the town of Point Reyes Station, then see directions for "From the North on Highway 1" above.

From the South on Highway 101: Go north on Highway 101 out of San Francisco to the San Anselmo exit. At the end of the exit, you will be on Sir Francis Drake Blvd., headed west. Continue on Sir Francis Drake for about 45 minutes, to the small village of Olema and the junction of Highway 1. Turn right (north) on Highway 1, then see directions for "From the South on Highway 1" above.

From the Northeast on Highway 80: Go west on Highway 80 to the junction of Route 37 in Vallejo. Take Route 37 West towards Highway 101, but don't get on 101. At the 101 junction, there will be three choices: 101 North, 101 South, and South Novato Blvd. Take South Novato Blvd.; once through suburban Novato the boulevard turns into a country road. Continue on South Novato Blvd. to the T intersection, then turn left onto Point Reyes-Petaluma Road (there is a sign for Point Reyes Station). Stay on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road until the Highway 1 junction, then turn left (south) onto Highway 1. Continue through the town of Point Reyes Station, then see directions above for "From the North on Highway 1" above.

From the Southeast on Highway 580: Go west on Highway 580 and cross the San Rafael/Richmond bridge on Highway 580. Follow the signs for Sir Francis Drake Blvd., then follow it for about 45 minutes to the small village of Olema and the junction of Highway 1. Turn right (north) on Highway 1, then see directions for "From the South on Highway 1" above.

By Public Transportation

It is not easy to get to the hostel by public transportation. 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 walk 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.

  • Internet Access
  • TV/Common Area
  • Private Rooms
  • Luggage Storage
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Barbecue and patio area
  • Covered bicycle storage

Reservations & Contact Info

1390 Limantour Spit Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Summer Hours (June 5 - September 30) Reservation and reception hours are 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. The hostel is open 24 hours to guests who have checked in. Regular Hours (October - May) Reservation and reception hours are 7:30 - 10 a.m. and 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. The hostel is closed daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guests must leave the hostel during these hours.

Tel: 415-663-8811
Web: www.hiusa.org/pointreyes
Email: PointReyes@hiusa.org

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