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HI Marin Headlands Hostel

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Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great location if you have a car, but you can still make your way to the hostel by a collection of city bus services, bike or on foot. The hostel is in the old camp hospital and has a haunted house feel. I stayed in the 22-bed room at the end of the hall on the top floor. It was...

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Lenexa, Kansas
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The host was the old army hospital when it was Fort Baker. The wood architecture was gorgeous. Accommodations were excellent. Wireless was poor but it is understandable given the location. You will want to take in the beautiful scenery and not be online anyway. This was one of the highlights of my trip to San Francisco. I wish I could...

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Martos, Spain
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This was so disappointing. I have been a YHA England member for almost 50 years and I cannot recall a worse room for cleanliness. We had a private room in the annexe. Thick dust on many surfaces, carpet not cleaned, under the bed not swept, the radiator had a layer of dust on top, the duvet cover seemed like it...

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Meghan E, General Manager at HI Marin Headlands Hostel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. We tend to get rated highly for cleanliness and our staff friendliness and I'll make sure my staff know that their demeanor was not professional and they need to clean more thoroughly. We have a very small staff and try to get to all the details, but can sometimes miss some of...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

What looks like a haunted house from the outside hides a cosy hostel with female and mixed dorms plus privates. Nice staff, well equipped kitchen and a large living room with tables, games and a piano. The hostel is just a short walk from a beautiful beach.

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Meghan E, General Manager at HI Marin Headlands Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you and we're glad to hear you had a nice stay! We are working with the National Park Service currently to update our exteriors so hopefully we won't look like a haunted house forever, but I also think that that is part of our hostel's rustic charm! :D

Nevada City, California
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a secret place- more foreigners look on a map and visit it because of the location. So few of my native California's have never heard of this well kept secret. I went with another artist and we painted two oil paintings on location. There is a lighthouse called Bonita and is open only on the weekends plus this...

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Meghan E, General Manager at HI Marin Headlands Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks, Dianne! What a great reason to come visit! I love seeing people paint in the headlands and I hope your paintings turned out great!

Missoula
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Beautiful location, you need a car or a strong pair of legs and a bike. Not easily accessible otherwise. If you want to hike, spend time at beach this is perfect location. I enjoy hostels because you meet people easily, can cook and prepare food in kitchen. It is a budget way to travel, esp. if solo.

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California
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Pleasant and helpful staff. Dorms, bedding and bathrooms are clean. Great Value in such a beautiful area. Recommend for solo travelers who do not mind sharing dorm with strangers. I have stayed here 3 times now with good results.

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Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We rented the Annex for a weekend for our wedding guests. It was the perfect place for our family and friends to be able to spend time together for the weekend. There's plenty of space for everyone, at a reasonable price. It was great to have a kitchen and dining room, we were able to cook dinner and breakfast for...

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Meghan E, Manager at HI Marin Headlands Hostel, responded to this review

We are so glad our Annex worked well for you and congratulations on your wedding! Thanks for sharing your experience and your kind words. It's so great to know we could be there for you on your big day! Congrats again! Happy travels!

Bussum, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The location is the reason why you need to book this hostel, because this hostel is situated in the lovely Marin Headlands. This area is great for walking to and from local landmarks. Don't book here if you don't have a car, because public transport is pretty much non-existent. A bus runs to there every 1,5 hours, but only in...

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Meghan E, Manager at HI Marin Headlands Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad to see you liked the location after all, even though we are only 5 miles from San Francisco, once in the park it can feel a world away! Our breakfast would definitely be better with some more options I agree. Up until recently, we weren't allowed to serve any kind of breakfast and...

California
Reviewed 8 April 2016

This is a great hostel for people wanting to explore San Francisco in all its glory, yet sleep away from the bustle and noise of the city. The location itself is an attraction in itself, with beautiful views of the Golden Gate and the city within hiking distance. The hostel itself is an attraction. The house is old and beautiful,...

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Meghan E, General Manager at HI Marin Headlands Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are always happy to hear you had a nice time here and really appreciate the time you took to write such nice things about us! Happy travels!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HI-Marin Headlands is your ticket to breathtaking ocean vistas and trails that lead to scenic beaches, forests, and rolling hills. Nestled in a wooded setting five minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, HI-Marin Headlands provides low-cost accommodations in historic buildings in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Both shared and private rooms available, as well as a fully equipped guest kitchen, common room with woodstove and piano, game room, on-site laundry, and free parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Marin Headlands Hostel

Address: Building 941 at Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Sausalito
Price Range: $45 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Marin Headlands Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Book in advance if traveling as a couple or family to get a private room. Visit the Rangers office located a 1/4 mile up the road.”
Panix, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The smaller the bunk room the better/quieter.”
beagleshnout, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are private room- but this is a hostel type place - bring your own food etc. well worth the value!”
DianeWittmanPunteri, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“smaller dorm rooms are quieter”
Fearlessmsla, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get there early in afternoon to choose your bunk”
SierraSlyFox, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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