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Missoula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location, you need a car or a strong pair of legs and a bike. Not easily accessible otherwise. If you want to hike, spend time at beach this is perfect location. I enjoy hostels because you meet people easily, can cook and prepare food in kitchen. It is a budget way to travel, esp. if solo.

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California
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant and helpful staff. Dorms, bedding and bathrooms are clean. Great Value in such a beautiful area. Recommend for solo travelers who do not mind sharing dorm with strangers. I have stayed here 3 times now with good results.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We rented the Annex for a weekend for our wedding guests. It was the perfect place for our family and friends to be able to spend time together for the weekend. There's plenty of space for everyone, at a reasonable price. It was great to have a kitchen and dining room, we were able to cook dinner and breakfast for... More 

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

We are so glad our Annex worked well for you and congratulations on your wedding! Thanks for sharing your experience and your kind words. It's so great to know we could be there for you on your big day! Congrats again! Happy travels! More 

Bussum, The Netherlands
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The location is the reason why you need to book this hostel, because this hostel is situated in the lovely Marin Headlands. This area is great for walking to and from local landmarks. Don't book here if you don't have a car, because public transport is pretty much non-existent. A bus runs to there every 1,5 hours, but only in... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We're glad to see you liked the location after all, even though we are only 5 miles from San Francisco, once in the park it can feel a world away! Our breakfast would definitely be better with some more options I agree. Up until recently, we weren't allowed to serve any kind of breakfast and... More 

California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

This is a great hostel for people wanting to explore San Francisco in all its glory, yet sleep away from the bustle and noise of the city. The location itself is an attraction in itself, with beautiful views of the Golden Gate and the city within hiking distance. The hostel itself is an attraction. The house is old and beautiful,... More 

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Meghan E, General Manager at HI Marin Headlands Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are always happy to hear you had a nice time here and really appreciate the time you took to write such nice things about us! Happy travels! More 

Tempe
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Lovely to be in this relatively isolated space, to meet other travelers, to jog or walk down to the Pacific or along other inland trails. Excellent cleanliness. Basic pancake makings available for poor starving students ;-) Away from the big city rush!

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Sydney
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

The tone of this great little hostel was set by the super helpful guy (AJ.. Hope that is right) at the front desk. He helped us with so much great information around the area and for heading up the coast and had a great enthusiasm for traveling. We stayed in a small dorm but it was just us, so pretty... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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1 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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 

Additional Information about HI Marin Headlands Hostel

Address: Building 941 at Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965
Location: United States > California > Marin County > Sausalito
Price Range: $33 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Marin Headlands Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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