Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Though it’s located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, HI-Marin Headlands 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 enjoy use of shared facilities included two fully equipped kitchens, a cozy lounge with wood-burning stove, and a 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. In addition to hiking and biking trails, pristine beaches, and ample opportunities for bird-watching, the Headlands 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 reachable by ferry from Sausalito.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Feb 2020
    Other guests where great , and the front staff was Devine!!!!!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2020
    This is the kind of Hostel that you always hope to find, it has everything and the people are so nice; it is not too big,and the facilities are more than adequate. The big room has comfy couches and a fireplace that we really enjoyed. We warmed up our dinner and took advantage of the oatmeal supplied for breakfast. The location is simply superb! 10 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge! Seems impossible that this quiet location in nature could be so close to the city.Thank you for a great stay!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    31 Dec 2019
    Even before our arrival staff Becca was trying her hardest to make the best accommodations for me and my husband, as this was his first hostel experience. Upon our arrival Sarah was absolutely wonderful- bridged the gap between empty moments and meaningful conversations with us and the community. We will definitely be back to this and visit other hostels as my husband had a great experience with meeting new people from many different countries.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Dec 2019
    The space is secluded outside the big city of SF. It was perfect for my daughter and I to relax and spend time together.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    26 Jan 2020
    The Marin Headlands location was an awesome older building with tons of character, the staff was awesomeness me, and the prices were an order of magnitude lower than anything else in the area. Highly recommend them 😍
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Jan 2020
    The hostel is in an old mansion in a national park providing historic charm. It was a very quiet and scenic space located next to an art center. It's surrounded by beautiful hikes that overlook the Golden Gate Bridge and the Nike Missile Site. Conveniently located north of San Francisco (be aware there is a toll if driving south over the Golden Gate Bride - go around the bay to not have to go through the toll). They have games, books, piano, guitar, and a cool fire place in the common area.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Nov 2019
    Only stayed a night, but wish I could have stayed longer! Met some really cool people, and the staff was really helpful. Great experience for my first hostel!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Dec 2019
    Great. The guy working the desk was odd. Nice guy but said some odd things and offensive things to several of the guests. He should have just done his job and not engaged in conversations outside of his duties.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.3


    21 Jan 2020
    The help yourself attitude of the hostel fit in well with our plans that included needing a place to stay but not being around the hostel much. We had a room to ourselves so we didn't even see the dorm beds or accommodations. I'm never in favor of a bunk bed as those are designed for kids and not adults.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.9


    30 Jan 2020
    The area is gorgeous! Wifi is inconsistent. Cell service is non-existant. The shower situation is strange - not much privacy, and the bathroom is VERY cold, made worse by the massive exhaust fan that has to be on when showering, because the same switch controls the light. Showers and shower curtains had mildew - as did bedroom curtains. Some of the staff are excellent, some are not very helpful or kind. Sausalito is wonderful! Go to Hanson's Gallery/Tasting Room for a locally made Vodka tasting.
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    2nd, Hostel Chain

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