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HI Marin Headlands Hostel

Building 941 at Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965bbb
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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St. Louis
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hostel is a 100+ year old military hospital building (the annex is a 100+ year old officer housing). So expect a house with lots of creaks and smells. We were a family of four and stayed in the annex. The room was small and basic - beds ok. There were three bathrooms in the building - all adequate. Kitchen... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is one of the best hostels in the country! Just outside of San Francisco, it is a peaceful, tranquil, inexpensive base for exploring the bay area. Drive down to Sausalito to explore shops & take a ferry to SF or go for a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. Small nearby rocky beach within walking distance of hostel... More

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Gorges, Normandy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My two teenaged granddaughters and I stayed at the Marin Headlands Hostel on April 15th and were very pleased with the accommodations. We were in a room with four sets of bunkbed but found it to be very comfortable. The hostel is set in an old building with a large, very seviceable kitchen and incredible views. The hostel is minutes... More

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Palo Alto, California
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We reserved the 23-bed dorm for our group of parents and teens. The kids loved the hikes, beaches, Marine Mammal Center tour, and the basement game room. It's also a great base for cycling with a mix of hills and shoreline bike paths. Sharing the huge hostel kitchen with others was easy: well equipped, big stoves, and good storage to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I'm not one for giving bad reviews but this needed to be done here. We had great expectations after staying at the HI hostel in Portland (which is excellent). Upon arrival the check-in staff member wasn't interested at all and then we opened our private room. Small is an understatement, we had to maneuver each other and suitcases just to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This hostel is a gem in the middle of picturesque northern california coast line. I went here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and hopped on the muni to do so. (71X runs Saturdays and Sundays as well as SOME holidays). It's the perfect place to unwind with Rodeo Beach about a 15 minute hike... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I've stayed at the Marin Headlands Hostel -- the main building and the annex -- many times over the past two decades. The staff are helpful and friendly, and the location is extraordinary. You can't get a hotel room in this immediate area no matter what you're willing to pay, but for far less than the cost of an inexpensive... More

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed two nights in a private room. The room cost $80. It was tiny and it definitely wasn't worth the cost. I have no problems staying in hostels, however, the price should reflect the basic accommodation you are getting. The staff were okay, but they didn't seem to be overly friendly and gave the impression they... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Decided to stay at another hostel which I had previously visited some years back, pre-9/11. I made my way through the SF rush hour, over the Golden Gate Bridge and up the long and winding road to the hostel. The building dates back almost 100 years and like most, if not all, federal park lands, signage abounds. As the roads... More

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Address: Building 941 at Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965bbb
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Sausalito
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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 
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