What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Eco-tourism


We shared a room in the annex with our friends. Gladys checked us in & we saw her two other times in our stay. What a delightful young lady...most helpful & such a great contact for HI-Marin Headlands. It was our first visit to Marin Headlands & we enjoyed our stay at the hostel & had a great time hiking, visiting Pt. Bonita Lighthouse & the Pacific Mammal Center.


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Tue 19 May 2015

I truly enjoyed my stay with my two teenage boys. The Annex was very comfortable and allowed us to be in a separate, quiet area for relaxing. We played a 3-hour game of Monopoly and felt welcome by all who were in the space. The only complaint I have is the bunk-bed system in the downstairs bedroom was extremely squeaky. The person sleeping at the top could barely move it making a very loud noise. Otherwise the surroundings are amazing and the proximity to the city is very easy.


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Mon 02 Mar 2015

Great location! Friendly staff and people. Loved the walk to the lighthouse. Also nice to be so close to the Headlands Center for the Arts.


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Thu 05 Feb 2015

Hostel was great! And the staff very friendly and helpful. Recommend extending check in hours.


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Fri 16 Jan 2015

We're so glad to hear you enjoy our Headlands home! Although our small staff-size prevents us from having a 24-hour front desk, our front desk assistants are more than happy to help you directions to our hostel--and for repeat guests, the opportunity for a late check-in! We hope to see you again. Safe travels!

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Sun 18 Jan 2015

Wonderful spacious hostel with heaps of character. A real getaway so close to San Francisco


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Sat 20 Dec 2014

This place is fun and the staff is very helpful


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Wed 10 Dec 2014