We're thrilled to announce the opening of a new "green" facility at the Point Reyes Hostel! Built to adhere to LEED Silver standards, the new building includes four private family rooms (each sleeping up to five people, in one double bed and three bunk beds), as well as a fully equipped guest kitchen, guest lounge and dining area, and a sundeck.
This environmentally friendly lodging allows us to welcome more guests to beautiful Point Reyes, and maybe even inspire some hostellers to greater conservation efforts.
Built using recycled material, solar panels, low-irrigation native plants, and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, the new facility is expected to be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified hostel building in the U.S. The National Park Service, which operates the park where the hostel is located, secured funding for this project from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the California Coastal Conservancy.
This year, the Point Reyes National Seashore turns 50, and the Point Reyes Hostel celebrates 40 years of hosting travelers in the park. We're proud that Hostelling International and the National Park Service have forged a successful partnership that brings more and more visitors to this vibrant coastal wilderness. Come visit us and discover (or re-discover) Point Reyes National Seashore.