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HI Marin Headlands Hostel

Building 941 at Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965bbb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a great stay in this hostel. It is very historic as you are staying in a very old house with a lot of character. Nothing fancy here. We could hear a lot of the other people in our building. We were staying in one of the private rooms. The common areas and kitchen were great.

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Manteca, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We needed a place for our large family - 25 with kids and grandkids, and this hostel turned out to be perfect for our needs. We stayed 3 days, 2 nights, and didn't leave the Headlands - it was beautiful and felt remote, even though we were just on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. (Super views, btw)... More 

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Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a beautiful location. It's popularity is determined more by beautiful surroundings than by beautiful service. Tends to be a little on the tatty side for the dorm style accommodations, poor bedding, and bathrooms that smell and don't feel clean. I have stayed here twice and have encountered difficult and at times uncooperative staff. They offer information and assistance... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The hostel is located in a beautiful forestry area that feels remote. The closest town is Sausalito, which is about 15 minutes away. Sausalito is pretty, but very small. San Francisco is about 20 minutes away. I would NOT stay here if I did not have a car, because its difficult to catch a bus to San Francisco from here.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I hosted my daughter's 17th birthday party here, hoping the girls will have a different experience from the popular sleepover parties of their age. This is a great facility, accessible through a nice drive , just minutes away from Sausalito.We stayed in the main house. The staff were really friendly and open to questions. We got a reservation easily and... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Beautiful location. A great getaway from the city. Very friendly staff. We were able to chill and make chili! The accommodations were perfect for our group on a college campus tour of NorCal Campuses.

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Pacific Coast, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I must have looked at dozens of inexpensive places in and around SF to crash while we visited the city in which we once lived. I booked a private room, double bed, bunked with three singles (two extra beds, but we wanted our own room) for $112. We were on the second floor. Women's bath next door, a little noisy... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying at the Marin Headlands Hostel for two nights in August of 2014 with my boyfriend Brandon; we were extremely pleased with our experience! We checked in at 9:00pm, as the latest check-in for this particular hostel is 10:00pm. The two young girls who helped us were extremely pleasant and informative. The hostel provides towels,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stayed 2 separate nights there. 1st night stay: Co-ed room should never exist. Horrifying experience with inconsiderate young travelers, as well as unpleasant elderly people, both snoring and cursing away. Last night stay: Private room for 3, it is OK with one twin and one queen bed to myself, or with family if I have them with me. Otherwise,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had our wedding at the neighboring Headlands Center for the Arts, so we rented the main hostel building for our guests to stay the weekend. Everyone really enjoyed the hostel's homeyness which, along with the friendly and helpful staff, went a long ways to bring our friends and family together. It also goes without saying that the location is... More 

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