Marin Headlands Hostel
- Partially Accessible Parking
- Accessible Restroom
Marin Headlands Hostel is tucked away in the hills on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. In renovated bunkers surrounded by rolling greenery, the hostel offers historic charm and natural beauty with plenty of options for nearby hiking. The property is comprised of several buildings that are connected by both a private road and walking path. Only one of these, the Annex building, has a ramp and is where the one accessible room is located. Since the main building where the office and registration are located is inaccessible, you will need to call the registration desk for staff to come out to check you in. Hostel staff was friendly and accommodating on my visit but seemed unfamiliar with the needs of guests with disabilities, so it’s advisable when calling for a reservation that you give very specific notes about your needs. Although you can’t access the other buildings the paths and road connecting them can be used to explore the hostel grounds. Both are reasonably flat, though cracked and uneven in places. A lovely outdoor community space at the adjacent Headlands Center for the Arts is a great space to hang out and enjoy the views.
- Accessible Parking:
- Partial – No designated accessible parking space with access aisle, Moderately firm surface, slope not greater than 1:12
- Accessible Picnic Table:
- Entry to Sleeping Unit:
- Entry by ramp with slope of 1:12 or less, doors at least 32" clearance
- Paths of travel:
- Accessible path of travel to sleeping area.No accessible path of travel to registration
- More Info:
- A large dirt parking lot next to the main building is not striped. Notify hostel staff in advance if you require additional space. Each annex building has a dirt loading zone but all cars must be left by the main building lot.
- Unit Reviewed:
- Room A
The accessible room is a very small private room. It is cozy and simple with a full-size bed and some shelves. Due to the narrow space, motorized chairs or wide manual chairs may have difficulty moving about freely. The Annex has the same amenities as the main building; a full and spacious communal kitchen; no roll under sink, and a dining and living room stocked with board games and magazines. The worn yet comfortable conveniences of the hostel paired with the gorgeous surrounding landscape make Marin Headlands Hostel an enjoyable place to escape hectic city life to spend a quiet weekend relaxing.
- clear 32" path to temperature controls, clear 32" path to lighting controls, light switch no higher than 48", clear 32" path to curtains
- sleeps 3, one double, one Pullman style bunk bed, at least 36" clear space along one side of bed
- non-accessible electrical outlets are available indoors, unit is heated (Electric)
- Communal restroom - Located next to the accessible room
- Bathroom Features:
- door has at least 32" clearance, at least 5'x5' turn circle, at least 28" clear space at toilet, grab bars on back wall and at least one side of toilet, toilet height between 17" and 19", sink clearance at least 27" high and 30" wide, bars in shower, hand-held wand in shower.
- Bathroom Barriers:
Tub with a portable plastic stool with no back.
- Useful to know:
Bring your own food as there are no nearby grocery stores or restaurants.-