Sometimes, a hostel is just a hostel. But when it comes to HI-USA's Northern California properties, sometimes a hostel is a trip back in time. From Marin to Montara, San Francisco to Sacramento, our hostels' walls have stories to tell.
Beacons that once guided sailors safely to shore, relics of pre-GPS navigation, and monuments to maritime culture, lighthouses are typically a hallmark of hazardous coastline, found often in places that are particularly rugged and dramatic.
After taking a hiatus in 2009, the annual lighting of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse is back. Join thousands of visitors on November 13 to see the spectacular, original Fresnel lens light up the sky, as we celebrate the 138th anniversary of the lighthouse.