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HI Marin Headlands Hostel

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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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Ask for a room in the annex, it's a nicer, more cozy atmosphere. The main house has a huge kitchen and a lot male guests who hang around and don't seem to be tourists. The family room in the annex has a nice view.
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It was a great hostel I just got unlucky with the people that were also travelling at the same time as me. No one was social, I felt I was being judged all the time. The staff were so kind though they gave me free ear plugs and as the room had 22 people in. I was thankful!
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Response from Meghan E, General Manager at HI Marin Headlands Hostel
Responded Nov 24, 2018
Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and I am sorry to hear that other guests weren't being community minded. We hope you enjoyed your time here otherwise! Happy travels!
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My girlfriend and i stayed in this hostel for one night in mid-September, after having stayed in San Francisco for 5 nights preceding this part of our trip. We stayed in the sequoia room - one of the private rooms upstairs in the hostel and absolutely loved it. The hostel was
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Response from Meghan E, General Manager at HI Marin Headlands Hostel
Responded Oct 26, 2018
Thank you so much for this incredibly kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves here and we really appreciate your feedback. We hope we can host you again one day and happy travels!
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Staff are awesome very nice and professional. The set up is amazing considering this is a heritage building and over 100 years old! Large open lounge in the main building and games room in the basement, decent size kitchen (you get free pancakes that you fry up yourself so the
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Response from Meghan E, General Manager at HI Marin Headlands Hostel
Responded Oct 26, 2018
We are so happy you found us and enjoyed yourself! Thank you for your very very kind words and your tips will hopefully help so many future guests! Cheers and thank you, we are humbled and so happy you had a nice time. Til we host you next time, happy travels!
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I love how this place is set in among the trees with a short walk to the ocean. Wow. It's truly magical. They have several kitchens, a huge living room, and more living rooms in each of the large houses with private rooms and dorms. You can actually have a glass of wine at
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Response from Meghan E, General Manager at HI Marin Headlands Hostel
Responded Oct 22, 2018
We're so happy to hear you enjoyed yourself in the magical headlands and that we were here for some respite between rounds of exploring! Thank you for your kind words! I'm so happy we can allow beer and wine now too! We just can't have it stored in public areas, but it's fine to store behind our front desk or in your car or in your personal belongings. We hope we can host you again someday and happy travels!
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Is it haunted?
Yes it is haunted - but I did not see the cat or children that others claim to have seen. I had to promise my 5yo that I would not pet the ghost cat or follow the ghost children before I stayed there.
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Hi Julie, We do have bottom bunks in the Annex, but for availability, it's best to call 415-331-2777 to check and confirm a bottom bunk reservation as I'm not sure what dates you are looking at.
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"Annex building"
"Try the private rooms here, at the hostel, they're cosy and warm and comfy and reasonably priced too."
"Private rooms and family rooms are available."
"Book in advance for private rooms."
"Front top floor annex rooms are better (views, quiet, etc). Different but fun energy in the main house. No A/C really. Didn't need it."
$33 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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