The Best Hostels Along the California Coast

The Best Hostels Along the California Coast
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California's coastline is dramatic and beautiful. It's lined with large cities, college towns, and impressive parks and wildlife areas. California State Route 1 runs along the coast and lets visitors see much of the dramatic beauty up close.

There are a handful of hostels that are strung along the coastline in California. Most hostels are found in major cities or towns, but there are occasionally hidden gems in parks or more remote settings. These off the beaten path destinations may even become the highlight of your trip.

A great hostel inside Point Reyes National Seashore.

Dorm Bed from $50.00
Private Room from $30.00
Overall Rating: 100%
1390 Limantour Spit Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94, Point Reyes Station
HI Point Reyes is the perfect place to retreat to about two miles from the beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. It's the only accommodation that is actually located within the park and it makes a great base to enjoy hiking and wildlife viewing in the area. The hostel is also a Certified Green Business that focuses on sustainability and environmental awareness.

The hostel has dorms that are either gender specific or co-ed and most dorm rooms sleep between eight and ten people. There is also one private room that can accommodate up to five people with a double bed and three twin/bunk beds. All of the bathrooms in the hostel are shared.

The hostel also has a fully equipped kitchen which guests can use to prepare their meals. There's an outdoor patio with picnic tables and a barbecue area as well. This is a truly unique and impressive place to stay and should not be missed for any outdoor enthusiast. The area is known for its scenic beauty and wildlife.

The closest town is Point Reyes Station which has a few locally owned shops and restaurants that line Main Street. There's also a weekly farmers market during the summer months.

Dorm Bed from $54.32
Private Room from $45.93
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 99%
134 Chapala St, Santa Barbara
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, key card access, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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