HI Marin Headlands Hostel

in the beautiful state of California
  • outside of Marin Headlands Hostel
  • man and woman lounging in chairs on HI Marin Headlands porch
  • three people talking in lounge at the Marin Headlands Hostel
  • two girls talking in 6 bed dorm at the Marin Headlands Hostel
  • four bed dorm of HI Marin Headlands

Though it’s located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, HI Marin Headlands hostel truly feels a world away. Set in a coastal wilderness and steeped in more than 100 years of American military history, this hostel offers a secluded escape just 20 minutes from the city. By day, hike the Headlands’ open meadows, bike the coastal mountainside, tour historic military sites, or head to one of the many local beaches. By night, sleep in turn-of-the-century buildings surrounded by eucalyptus trees and nestled into the hills of the Headlands.

This Certified Green hostel offers accommodation in shared dorms, private rooms, and private family rooms. Guests from around the country and around the world meet and share stories in our two fully equipped kitchens, cozy lounge with wood-burning stove, and on-site yoga room.

Other on-site amenities include:

*Free Wi-Fi

*Free parking

*Free linens and towels

*Free bag and bike storage

Just outside the hostel’s door, the Marin Headlands – part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area – offers a wealth of outdoor adventures. Grab a few new friends to explore hiking and biking trails, pristine beaches, and bird-watching spots. The Headlands also boast some of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the City by the Bay. The Headlands also border several other popular destinations, including Muir Woods, where you can hike among the coastal redwoods, and Mount Tamalpais, famous for its panoramic views of San Francisco.

Nearby shopping and dining options are just 5 miles away in the coastal town of Sausalito. San Francisco is just a short drive or bike ride away over the Golden Gate Bridge, and is also accessible by ferry from Sausalito.

PLEASE NOTE: public transportation from San Francisco to the Marin Headlands is currently only available on weekends.


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  • Basic store available at or near the hostel
  • Common room(s)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Games room
  • Earth friendly hostel
  • Groups welcome
  • Individual traveller welcome
  • Internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage Store
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Sheets in price
  • Smoking room/area
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Beach nearby
  • Botanical centre nearby
  • Cultural centre nearby
  • Historical sites nearby
  • Leisure facilities nearby
  • Main attractions nearby
  • Museums/art galleries nearby
  • Nightlife nearby
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Shopping centre/market nearby

Address & Contact

HI Marin Headlands Hostel
Golden Gate Recreational Area
941 Rosenstock Road
Sausalito California 94965
Phone 1 (415) 331-2777
Fax 1 (415) 331-3568
GPS 37.829413, -122.521505

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Bed Capacity
> Total Beds 100

Opening Times
> 7:30am-11:30pm
> All Year

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