Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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
  • Marvellous 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 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 May 2019
    Chill staff, beautiful old mansion, professional grade kitchen, foggy haunted Marin Headlands. This is an amazing Hostel and I will be back for sure!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Apr 2019
    Heaven. This place is heaven. I didn't want to leave. Surrounded by the beauty of nature. GREAT kitchen; big and spacious. Great bathing facilities. Great beds; comfortable pillows, bed and comforter. Great lounge area and place to eat. Absolutely love the staff here!!!! Heaven.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Mar 2019
    Everything you could hope for in a hostel.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Mar 2019
    It was everything I had hoped it would be. Which would be amazing! I would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.
    USA, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    21 Mar 2019
    One of my favorite hostels so far. It was very conducive to talking to other travelers, they had free pancakes and coffee, and people were staying there from all over the world. Located in the middle of a beautiful & peaceful national recreation area, but just 5 min away from the city. The only negatives were that it's hard to find transportation from there without a car, and if you do have a car you have to pay the $8 toll every time you go into San Fran. I would definitely stay here again
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Mar 2019
    This hostel is in an amazing location and is inside old buildings that have been repurposed. We were in the annex building which was down the road from the main building. The main building seemed very clean but the annex was a little less taken care of. Still very nice for an old building!
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3


    10 Mar 2019
    A lovely place to stay if you want to be secluded and far enough from San Francisco but close to the natural beauty of the Marin Headlands. We had a nice hike down to the beach the next morning, and visited the Marine Mammal Rescue center, a wonderful stop to see how people are helping treat injured or sick sea mammals like the sea lion.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Mar 2019
    Beautiful hostel set in a beautiful environment. I could’ve lounged there by the fire for days. However, if you’re staying there to visit San Francisco like I did, be careful: the bus runs ONLY ON THE WEEKENDS. And uber trips are like 40$ so that wasn’t an option for me. Also, for an almost 10/10 hostel, I would’ve expected showers that are not only separated by a flowing plastic curtain...the bathroom in general wasn’t too clean either. And the guy at the reception when I checked in was rude.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    16 May 2019
    Hostel full of school children, arguing all evening and early morning in the corridor. Bizarre communal showers, as well as sinks that you have to hold the tap down to rinse hands. Compared to other hostels and even other HI hostels this is far below par. Staff were unhelpful and unwelcoming. Beds and pillows were overly used, with unpractical ladders. Next to no plug sockets in the room and cobwebs everywhere.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    21 Apr 2019
    The staff were meant to arrive at 7am and didn't arrive until 8.30am. I saw a mouse in the kitchen. The room wasn't clean. We had to strip and make the bed ourselves - and duvet and mattress were dirty. The location is superb.
    Scotland, Couple, 31-40
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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


  • 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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