Overview of Hostel
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 He
From the SOUTH: Take 101 North over the Golden Gate Bridge and exit on Alexander Avenue. Stay to the right as you exit and then drive a short distance to the first road (the road is not clearly marked, but it is called Bunker Road). Take a left onto Bunker Road until you come to a one-way tunnel. Drive through when prompted and then follow the directions under 'From the Tunnel' below.
From the NORTH: Take 101 South to the second exit for Sausalito (this is the final exit before you hit the Golden Gate Bridge). As you come off the exit, take a right toward Sausalito and then take the first left you encounter. At the one-way tunnel, drive through when prompted and then follow the directions under 'From the Tunnel' below.
From the TUNNEL: When you are out of the tunnel drive 2 miles west into the Headlands. At the fork in the road (Field Road), take a left and then follow the signs to the hostel.
Free parking is available at the hostel on a first-come first-served basis.
FROM THE AIRPORT:
By Shuttle: Marin Door To Door provides shuttle service from SFO to the hostel for US$40 (US$12 for each additional person). Reserve online and receive a $3 discount.
By Car: See 'From the SOUTH' driving directions above.
The most convenient Amtrak train station is in Emeryville, because Amtrak offers connecting bus service to San Francisco. When you purchase your train ticket, select 'San Francisco - Financial District' as your final destination. From the Financial District bus stop, walk half a block south to Market Street, turn right and walk 2 blocks to Fremont Steeet. At Market and Fremont, take MUNI bus #76 to the Marin Headlands Visitors Center, a short walk from the hostel. This bus runs Sundays and holidays only.
From downtown San Francisco, take MUNI bus #76 to the Marin Headlands Visitors Center, a short walk from the hostel. **This bus runs Sundays and holidays only.**.
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