Hostel in Sausalito, USA

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Get to know Sausalito (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Sausalito. To help you make friends with Sausalito before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Sausalito is also named and spelled San Francisco Bay Area - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Sausalito is a small, bayside town with many personalities. On one hand, it is rustic, artistic, and maintains undercurrents of the counterculture community it once was. On the other hand, it can be posh, pricey, and sickly sweet, so it's great to have the option of getting a hostel in the area.

The first town north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito has much to offer the hosteler. While the downtown area along Bridgeway, lined with waterfront shops and restaurants, is a main tourist attraction, much more can be found off the beaten path. Historically, Sausalito has been known for everything from shipbuilding to bootlegging to houseboat hippies to seafood. Now, it’s a mixed plate.

For excellent dining and cozy cafes with the locals, choose Caledonia Street. Nearby, houseboat communities and art studios, and sometimes a combination of the two, rest by the bay. For a view of the Golden Gate like you’ve never seen it before, head to the Hawk Hill lookout, complete with great views, a historical bunker, and raptor sightings. Hikers and surfers can find a groovy refuge at Rodeo Beach, fondly called “Cronkhite” after the military fort by its shores; if you are looking for a Sausalito hostel, you will find options near here. Camping may also be an option and day hikes to Hill 88 or the Point Bonita light house come highly recommended.

To get in, go by car, bus, or bike across the bridge from San Francisco. To get around, walking and biking are best because parking can be hard to come by while bike rentals are bountiful. Scenic bike paths and trails are everywhere and lead to picnic-worthy bay front parks. Golden Gate Transit offers bus service around town and also connects Sausalito to other natural and cultural destinations in the North Bay Area, such as beautiful West Marin and wine country. Sausalito is a rewarding destination explored by itself or in addition to San Francisco and the rest of the North Bay.

Written by local enthusiast for Sausalito hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Sausalito hostels JennaOwl

FAQ about Sausalito Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Sausalito. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Sausalito. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Sausalito, USA. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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Your Packing List for Sausalito

Your Packing List for Sausalito

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Sausalito and USA.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Sausalito Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Sausalito, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
9.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Sausalito - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Sausalito. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Sausalito. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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