Groups of 8 or More

Our Northern California hostels are a fun and affordable alternative for your next group excursion or event!

We offer clean, safe, comfortable accommodations at 8 unique properties in both San Francisco, Sacramento, and 4 State and National Parks. With easy access to cultural attractions and/or wilderness areas, we're a great value that appeals to people of all ages.


HI Quality Guarantee

Hostelling International is the most recommended hostelling network in the world. In order to be HI-licensed, a hostel has to meet specific quality standards in terms of facilities, cleanliness,  and customer service. When you see the blue triangle logo, you know the hostel has been inspected to ensure guests a safe and comfortable stay.

All HI hostels offer low-cost, overnight accommodations that meet high standards for quality and service.

Many of our hostels also provide:

  • Meeting and event space
  • Private room accommodations
  • Environmental and intercultural programming for school and youth groups
  • High-speed Internet and free WiFi
  • On-site laundry
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary continental breakfast (San Francisco and Sacramento)

Group Facilities

Our hostels offer both shared, dormitory-style rooms and private rooms. Groups usually opt to stay in dorm rooms with bunk beds, but most locations have some twin and queen bed options. For larger groups, many hostels offer rentals of an entire house for exclusive use.

All of our hostels have furnished common rooms and rec rooms where guests can unwind and socialize. They're good spots to write postcards, break out your maps and guidebooks, and strike up conversations with other guests. Many hostels also have meeting/event rooms as well as outdoor spaces (patio with barbecue, picnic area, open lawn, or beach) that groups can use for private functions.

All of our hostels offer fully equipped kitchens and dining rooms where groups can prepare meals. We can also provide lunch and dinner catering service at our Marin Headlands and San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf locations.

Exclusive and Day Use

A special request for exclusive use and/or day use is like having your own conference space to do as you please -- only better because it costs a lot less! We're happy to help you facilitate special activities or events on hostel grounds, from retreats and conferences to private social gatherings, in both indoor and outdoor venues with breathtaking scenic views.


Hostel Adventures for Youth

School and youth groups of all ages are frequent guests at our hostels, from academic and sports groups to scouting troops and spiritual groups.

In addition to accommodations and event space, we offer a range of environmental and intercultural programming for K-12 youth, including Outdoor Hostel Adventure, Cultural Kitchen, and Community Walls.

For details, please visit Hostel Adventures.


Find out more!

Because each of our properties is unique, group accommodations and amenities vary from location to location. Please link to each hostel's website for more information about group stays:

HI-Marin Headlands

  • Located in a coastal National Park, 5 miles north of San Francisco.
  • Group catering service available.
  • Private group meeting/event space available.

HI-Pigeon Point Lighthouse

  • Located in a coastal State Park, 50 miles south of San Francisco and 25 miles north of Santa Cruz.
  • Private group meeting/event space available.

HI-Point Montara Lighthouse

  • Located in a coastal State Park, 25 miles south of San Francisco.
  • Private group meeting/event space available.

HI-Point Reyes

  • Located in a coastal National Park, 45 miles north of San Francisco.
  • Private group meeting/event space available.

HI-Sacramento

  • Located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco, in California's capital city.
  • Rates include complimentary breakfast.
  • Group catering service available.
  • Private group meeting/event space available.

HI-San Francisco City Center

  • Centrally located in the heart of the city, but off the beaten tourist path.
  • Rates include complimentary breakfast.

HI-San Francisco Downtown

  • Located in the main tourist district, one block from Union Square.
  • Rates include complimentary breakfast.

HI-San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

  • Located in a waterfront National Park, overlooking San Francisco Bay.
  • Rates include complimentary breakfast.
  • Group catering service available.