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
  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



During my 5 day stay (great), 2 nights women came in w/their luggage & bedding at 3:00 am & 2:15 am. The deepest part of our sleep was disturbed & we were not able to get back to sleep.They should have a separate place for these guests or they can rest in the living room on the sofas or have curfew for luggage check-in. Very sleep deprived. Also, there should be a snoring warning. 3:00 am 1 woman turned on light! & yelled at snoring woman.It's a dorm! Snoring is expected.More sleep deprivation.


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Sat 25 Jul 2015