Marin Headlands, a comfortable hostel in a rustic setting, sits on a hillside in the Marin Headlands section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.

The hostel itself is nice and spacious with a large kitchen, large reading room with couches, and a downstairs game room with vending machines, pool table, and a ping-pong table.

In the park just outside the door, you can hike the open meadows, bike the coastal mountainside, check out the operating Point Bonita lighthouse, tour military barracks and batteries from both world wars, see the nation's only officially restored Nike missile site, or head to one of many local beaches. Several other popular destinations, including Mount Tamalpais State Park and Muir Woods, where you can stand or hike among the majestic coastal redwoods are also nearby.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Sightseeing

Green rating



staff was wonderful,helpful giving directions welcoming upon checkin. grounds are beautiful.did not complete my stay here.gave it a poor rating for level of cleanliness. bathrooms and rooms were ok but there was a bad odor upon arrival. smelled dirty. bedding didn't smell good.main problem was roaches in the kitchen.I've stayed here on 2 other occasions and never noticed anything like this before. Maybe a good clean out/or some environmentally friendly pest control would be helpful.


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Sun 16 Aug 2015