Just north of San Francisco, the Marin Headlands Hostel is a National Park retreat where beaches, meadows, and hillsides meet along dramatic coastal bluffs.
For years the Marin Headlands section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area has been a favorite destination for travelers, offering plenty of options for hiking, biking, surfing, and beachcombing, as well as the Point Bonita Lighthouse, Marine Mammal Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Bay Area Discovery Museum. Our hostel provides convenient access to nearby beaches, forests, and rolling hills, and a short walk to Rodeo Lagoon and Beach reveals an abundance of wildlife and native plant life.
Five miles away, the charming seaside town of Sausalito offers shopping, dining, and superb views of San Francisco Bay. San Francisco itself is just across the Golden Gate Bridge, 5 miles south. Scenic trails in nearby Mount Tamalpais State Park and Muir Woods National Monument are popular for morning hikes that conclude with a secluded picnic in the Headlands.
Our hostel is housed in historic buildings, built in 1907 as part of Fort Barry. Guests enjoy cozy guest lounges, fully equipped kitchens, and amenities including on-site laundry and free parking. We're proud to be a certified green business.
Reserve your stay today, and join the many travelers of all ages who visit us for a peaceful, relaxing retreat in a spectacular coastal park.
Take a tour of the Marin Headlands Hostel.
The Marin Headlands Hostel is a concessioner of the Golden Gate National Parks.