Fort Barry Building 941
Sausalito, CA 94965
1 (415) 331-2777
N 37 49.742, W 122 31.191
HI Marin Headlands is located 5 miles north of San francisco, in a coastal National Park.
Please note that there is a two-year road construction project underway in the Marin Headlands. For the latest information, visit Project Headlands, where you can also sign up to receive email updates.
If you're using GPS to navigate to us, please enter the hostel's GPS coordinates (above) rather than the hostel address. For accurate directions from Google Maps, go to this Google Map and click on "Get Directions."
Remember that there are no stores or restaurants within the Marin Headlands. The nearest options are in Sausalito or San Francisco, both 5 miles away, so you may want to stock up on groceries before arriving.
From the South
Take Highway 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 on your left (the road isn't clearly marked, but it's called Bunker Road). Take a left onto Bunker Road and you'll come to a one-way tunnel. Drive through when prompted and then follow the directions under "From the Tunnel" below.
From the North
Take Highway 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. Follow the road as it curves back under the highway, and take the first left you encounter (the road isn't clearly marked, but it's called Bunker Road). Take a left onto Bunker Road and you'll come to a one-way tunnel. Drive through when prompted and then follow the directions under "From the Tunnel" below.
From the Tunnel
When you're out of the tunnel, continue on Bunker Road into the Headlands. After about 2 miles, you'll come to a fork in the road (Field Road); there'll be a sign on your right that points the way to various locations (including the hostel). Take a left at the fork, then take your first left, then go left again. You'll be on a road that curves up the hill, running behind the Headlands Center for the Arts. Continue a little further and you'll see the hostel; parking is on the far side of the building.
By Public Transportation
Public transit to the Headlands runs on Saturdays, Sundays, and some holidays. Take MUNI bus #76X from San Francisco to the Marin Headlands Visitors Center stop. From there, the hostel is a short walk up the hill and to your left. Read more here.
From the Airport
Marin Door To Door provides shuttle service to the hostel from both San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). Fares are $40 for SFO and $45 for OAK ($12 for each additional person). Reserve online and receive a $3 discount.