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Marin Headlands Hostel

At a Glance


  • plenty of peace and quiet
  • Wi-Fi
  • rural setting


  • difficult to get to without a car or bike
  • no regular shuttle service
  • far from restaurants and shops

Marin Headlands Hostel Review

As hostels go, it's hard to beat this beautifully situated, well-maintained property in a valley on the north side of the headlands, the only lodging in the GGNRA that isn't a campsite. Accommodations, inside the old military infirmary, consist of private rooms with space for up to five, or shared dorm-style rooms that sleep 6 to 22 people in bunk beds. Cook your own food in the communal kitchen and eat at a table in the giant common area near the woodstove; big windows look out onto stands of pine and eucalyptus. Couples can share rooms in a separate two-story house made cozy with couches in some rooms, comfortable wooden tables, and forest views. Don't miss the map of the world, which reaches over a corner and across two walls in the main house.

    Hotel Details

  • 7 private rooms, 8 dormitory rooms; all with shared bath.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 04-06-2013

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