HackerHome - San Mateo: bunk 2

House - Shared room · San Mateo, CA 94401, United States

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Your host, Vic
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The HackerHome Network
Whether you're new to the Valley, bored with your current housing or need a transient place... I would like to help. When you reserve with me, you'll have instant friends and be part of a network of 11 homes in the Bay Area.

The Space

Newly built custom home with an open kitchen and living room.

4 bedrooms - 1 private room and 3 shared rooms
3 full bathrooms

Guest Access

All utilities are included and the WIFI is fast!

Clean linens/bedding are provided + a fresh towel.

Why would someone say light cooking? Home prepped meals really warms up the house and it's encouraged.

Interaction with Guests

It's a house full of people & different schedules. So please use ear plugs if necessary. If you're a light sleeper or can't sleep on a single mattress, this may not be the right place for you.

We are a very communal/respectful group and strive to provide space for everyone to work and hangout. Remember that work, musical instruments and books take precedence over the television.

The Neighborhood

This is the suburbs of San Mateo, but it's a 5 minute walk to restaurants, shopping and grocery stores.

Getting around

Only a 10-15 minute walk to San Mateo Caltrain and downtown San Mateo.

Too tired to walk? We have bikes you can use that will swiftly get you places fast!

Other Things to Note

More than one suitcase? Consult with me prior to making your reservation.

Respectful Housing for Women
Females in a separate room. If you'd like to stay in the girls' room, please check with me on availability before reserving. If you don't have a preference, then just make your reservation.

The Airbnb cleaning fee is to make sure you have a clean bed upon arrival and not to clean up after you. All spaces are shared, so please be mindful of picking up after yourself. If you're a longer term guest, remember to use one bath towel and wash it with your own load of laundry.

Best Way to Reach Me
1. Complete your Airbnb profile with an ID/Passport and connect your social networks.
2. One line about your purpose of visit.
3. Let me know your duration of stay and estimated time of arrival on your check in date.

Room type: Shared room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 1
Extra people: $40 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $30
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The Hackerhome has a lot of fun, interesting people, and it has a fairly strong sense of community. It's also within walking distance of the Caltrain and downtown San Mateo. It is a small space, and if you normally sprawl out your belongings, it'll be an adjustment. Vic was very good at responding to requests quickly and checking in whenever there were any potential issues. Overall a great experience!

    July 2014
  • Vic was extremely approachable, always available, and tremendously accommodating. I didn't know what to expect with the dorm living (I'm a hardcore introvert), but I absolutely loved it. Everyone that stayed there was unbelievably cool. I got rides to anywhere I needed to go. I ate communal food. Dennis even cooked for me (he took great care of me in general). I enjoyed hanging out with everybody, but I never felt crowded. I was able to have private time, and I still made great friends for life. I will stay here every time I'm in the area. A lot of the guys staying there were IT guys, but there are no techie credentials required (I'm a computer-illiterate traveling musician, and I felt completely welcome). I can't recommend this place enough.

    May 2014
  • Highly recommend it

    March 2014
  • HackerHome, thank you soooooo much! It was a perfect stay. Open minded people, talkative and fun!! I had a great time and was more than happy to choose this opportunity for my stay in San Mateo.
    Hope there will be space for me at the next time as well ;-)

    March 2014
  • I had a great time in San Mateo, and enjoyed everyone I met at the house.

    February 2014
  • The place was clean, organized and quiet. Had a great time with quality people.

    January 2014
  • A seriously great experience. Vic was more than accommodating at every turn. The people I met are awesome. Comfy bunk beds. Nice house. All problems or inconveniences are dealt with quickly by Vic and Yong, though few arose. Will definitely stay here again!

    November 2013
  • Hackerhome is awesome. Everyone I met there was both friendly and respectful, the whole house is really nice and always clean, and even though it's tucked off the main drag it's still just a quick (~15 minute at my pokey pace) walk through a quiet suburb to get to downtown and transit.

    Vic was always friendly and helpful, and kept me up-to-date on any changes at the house. He was also incredibly understanding about my crazy travel / work schedule and the weird bookings that resulted from it.

    The only suggestion I would have is to make sure you bring a sleeping mask and earplugs even if you're a deep sleeper - roommates are human and will occasionally unwittingly flip a light on or somesuch after you've gone to sleep.

    I had a great time staying at Hackerhome, and if work ever brings me back to the Bay Area I'll know exactly where to look.

    September 2013
  • Vic's hostel is great. It's clean, well run, and I met some amazing people.

    August 2013
  • Nice recently renovated home. Meet interesting people. Amenities: wireless + in-unit washer / dryer + soap and towels + back patio + driveway or street parking + near grocery store and a couple restaurants + right off 101 highway + other stuff to come. Good hosts.

    August 2013
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