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Can I have alcohol at the hostel?
The hostel is open all day to guests staying multiple nights at the hostel. On the day of arrival, guests may check in between the hours of 4:30 and 10:00p.m., and on day of departure, guests must check out by 10:30 a.m.
All ages are welcome to stay here! Families traveling with children under 5 years old must stay in a private room, and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Minors under 18 travelling without a guardian will need a notarized letter from their guardian for the exact dates of their stay. Please contact us directly and we can e-mail you a copy of the guardian consent form.
HI Point Reyes does not have Wi-Fi for a couple of reasons. We are a small, intimate hostel in a quiet natural setting where we try to encourage interaction between our guests in the common spaces we have. It is the perfect place to truly "unplug" (there is also no cell phone service around the hostel) and really find connection in the moment, with your surroundings, the place, and the people. Secondly, we also have very limited bandwidth satellite internet service, and we need to reserve that for hostel operations. We do have internet kiosks where you can pay for internet service.
The hostel has a payphone for guest use, and we also have a pay-as-you-go internet kiosk that accepts credit cards and cash ($2 minimum for 20 minutes).
No, we provide all bedding. For public health reasons, outside bedding is not allowed.
No, the hostel has very limited laundry facilities that need to be used day and night for hostel operations only. The closest public laundry is at the Olema RV Campground & Resort, 7 miles away.
We do not serve any food at the hostel. The hostel does sell organic coffee and tea and organic energy bars. The hostel's specific contract with the National Park Service does not allow food service at this time.
Unfortunately, the closest bus stop is six miles away from the hostel.
If there is space to park in the lot prior to check-in, then yes, you may park in our lot before you check in. You may also stay parked in the lot on you day of departure as long as you will be returning prior to 4:30 p.m. to remove your vehicle (the hostel has very limited parking in our lot).
Two miles by car on the road and 1.8 miles by foot trail.
Point Reyes National Seashore is operated by the National Park Service. You can learn about the park’s operating hours and seasons, activities, and more by visiting the park's website.
No. Alcohol is not permitted in any HI USA hostel that does not have a designated bar or cafe that serves it.