In planning a trip to the San Francisco area, I wanted a location that would be convenient to the city as well as the Northern California coast. Marin Headlands Hostel was ideally situated. It is located in a national park, and if you climb up the hill behind it you are rewarded with a panoramic view of the bridge and ocean on one side and sweeping green hills on the other. It is about ten minutes to downtown Sausilito, a charming and overpriced seaside enclave, and 20 minutes to Muir Woods. While there, I saw deer and wild turkeys.
There were two separate buildings. One housed mostly dorm-style rooms, and the annex, where I stayed, had six private rooms and three bathrooms. I'm in my 50s, so for me staying in the shared dorm rooms was a little too communal. But the private room in the annex was a perfect solution, and to my surprise I met three other women around my age during my four night stay who were staying there as well. Beds were comfortable, and there was daily cleaning of the bathrooms and common areas, so everything was spotless. At $77 a night the room wasn't dirt cheap, but compared to other hotels in this high-priced area a real bargain.
- Also Known As:
- Hi Marin Headlands Hotel
- Hi Marin Headlands Hotel Sausalito
- 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
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