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HI Marin Headlands Hostel

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Building 941 at Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965bbb
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I arrived here when it was dark and it does sort of feel like it's in the middle of nowhere. I was a little freaked out as there are no lights around or anything, except on the hostel itself. When I checked in I was told I was in the Annexe building, so I didn't see much of the main... More 

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

Hi Emily! Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully next time you are in the Bay Area you can stay a few more nights. I'm sorry about your experience the next morning and we are always looking for ways to make sure that our guests feel safe. I can see how that conversation can make you... More 

Juneau, Alaska
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I felt better once two people checked into my room after 11pm. I was in the room alone when I first got there after dark. They said the other buildings were full. My first ghost encounter in my life! A little boy and girl opened the door to my room and waved their hand to me asking me to come... More 

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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I usually book this hostel when I am running the NorthFace Endurance Challenge in December. At that time, it is usually crowded with runner and, it gets cold. I've stayed in numerous hostels around the world, and, this hostel can improve a lot. Either way, it meets the basic things such as a functional kitchen, clean showers and warm blankets.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Hostel staff was very friendly and accommodating through the entire process. I even had a reservation mix-up (my fault) only days prior to my arrival and the reservation was changed with no problem. The hostel is in a beautiful location in the hills of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the facilities are clean and organized (rooms, bathroom, kitchen).... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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96 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Depending on what you expect: it is a hostel with dorms and some private rooms - not a 5 star resort. The common area is spacious, the kitchen is well equiped, the staff is very friendly and helpfull and the vibe is good. And, compared with the regular hotel: you meet people from all kinds of places and backgrounds. The... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have traveled and hosteled in Turkey, Hungary, Austria, and other parts of central Europe. I am a backpacker and hiker and am am okay with less than nice places. This hostel, however, stands out for its clean facilities, beautiful grounds, friendly staff, and fantastic amenities. It almost felt like a hotel. HOWEVER, it is a HOSTEL, not hotel, so... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The staff was super friendly, the room was fine, the bathroom is strange and feels like a prison, but indeed this was a military bunker years ago, and they haven't changed much. The location and views are amazing, only problem is that you need a car to get there and a good GPS.

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Houston, Texas
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71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Pros: Great historic building, plenty of free parking, beautiful location with lots of nature trails, quiet, friendly staff Cons: I didn’t find this hostel sooner and therefore stayed at the Adelaide Hostel even 1 night.

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Chicago
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were a group of Girl Scouts visiting the Marine Mammal Center. Fairly rustic but historical and very comfortable. Location is amazing and a very friendly stay. Not very private, but perfect for group travel or those looking to meet new people.

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Seattle
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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