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HI Marin Headlands Hostel

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Building 941 at Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965bbb
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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
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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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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

What an amazing hostel - simple, yes, but a breath away from SF, and feel like you are a million miles away. We took it on our way up the 101 to Oregon. After driving all day from LA - it was a welcoming site - on this breathtaking country piece of land, formerly a barracks. We caught our fav... More 

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Seattle
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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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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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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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