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 12 homes in the Bay Area.
Cute one bedroom unit all to yourself! Newly remodeled bathroom and floors. Ground level and has an enclosed private patio.
All utilities are included and free WIFI.
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. There's just a small kitchenette in this unit, but if you'd like to cook a fancy meal, you're welcome to use the big kitchen in the main home.
Interaction with Guests
You're not sharing your living space, but you have the option to hang out and interact with other guests.
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.
Located in the heart of San Jose! The location is ideal in terms of walkability.
0.7 miles to San Jose State University
0.8 miles to Japantown
1 mile to downtown San Jose
1.4 miles to The Tech Museum of Innovation
1.5 miles to Adobe
1.7 miles to Diridon / San Jose Caltrain
901 Lightrail is just 0.5 mile away. It'll take you to PayPal, eBay, etc.
Or the Caltrain is a 1.7 mile walk.
Other Things to Note
The Airbnb cleaning fee is to make sure you have a clean bed upon arrival and not to clean up after you. Please be mindful of picking up after yourself upon checkout. 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.
Clean your dishes right away
Smoke only in the backyard
If you must invite an associate/friend over, consult with me first
Do not snooze your alarm
Use earphones, not speakers - unless it's a family event
We Prefer That You
be respectful of the space and to fellow housemates
have an optimistic outlook and laugh a lot =D
It has been great staying at Vic's Hacker Home in San Jose. He is friendly, outgoing, dynamic and extremely helpful. His brothers and sisters (that's how he calls his visitors) is a young and energetic crowd from all different types and backgrounds. A unique experience that widens your view on the world. Delightful!!!
Vic is been great in making my stay pleasant. The apartment is "keyless", so you can choose freely the time of your come in and come out. It is at about 1km from the center, located in a residential, very quiet, area. It is a cozy place, with the "main house" few meters outside. I had no opportunity to hang out with the guys in there, but when I asked them for help they are been always very friendly.
Speaking of services, there is everything you need. I had to buy nothing, everything was already there.
If I would like to come here again? Sure, it's been a good stay.
Vic was super accommodating and responded with emergency haste when my wifi wasn't working. He promptly came over and fixed everything. The location was central and great and I'm definitely going to stay there again.
Everything was great! House, garden, common space, people, community. House is also great; beds, bathroom, furniture. We lived there 3 people for a month and believe me it was just like our home. We had few small issues but Vic and Vinh, superheroes, solved everything in hours or a day. They are excellent, warm people and also friends to you should have! We will definitely stay in contact with them and consider one of their houses next time we come to US. Thank you for everything!
My experience with Vic was good. Very reliable and always responds on time. The actual location is a little isolated from downtown san mateo but a very quiet neighborhood despite the fact it is next to the highway. Good overall.
Hacker Home Hopping, Part II!
After Dogpatch, where I had such a good experience meeting people and staying there, I decided to spend a week at the San Mateo HackerHome. And it did not disappoint.
The people there are super nice and welcoming, and even though I got there at midnight (having missed the Caltrain from SF), I wound up in conversations with the people there — people I had only just met, yet already I felt comfortable and part of the community. I ended up hanging out till 1am that first night, and knew I'd enjoy my stay there.
The house itself is very nice. It's got an open floor plan, so it's easy to talk with people while you (or they) are making a meal. The rooms are clean and large and quiet and comfortable. The neighborhood itself is safe. It's not really in the suburbs, but it is a bit away from the Caltrain station. Still, there are two buses that can get you there in about 15 minutes, so that was never a problem for me.
And Vic, as always, was the best host I've ever encountered on Airbnb. He checked up on me to make sure I was settled in well and had everything I needed, which I really appreciated.
I've been recommending the HackerHomes to my friends. Thanks to Vic and his HackerHome network, and the community of awesome people staying in these fabulous homes, my experience has been awesome.
Next stop, the Sunnyvale HackerHome! :)
So much more than a place to stay - HackerHome is fast becoming a community of friends regardless of how long or short their paths cross. Really love this place and will be back soon!
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where i've been...
romantic hangout: paris
most beautiful: lucerne
tastiest fries: brussels
at peace: holland
nostalgic castle: heidelberg
hot & amazing: cordoba
beautiful gloom: london
good vibe: montreal
surfs up: kenting
delicate beauty: kyoto
can't breathe: beijing
almost got hustled: new york
got hustled: bangkok
burned a hole in wallet: tokyo
feels like home: taipei
best grotto: capri island
best wineries: sonoma
best pastel: pastéis de belém
chaotic fun: delhi
sink or swim: shanghai
nearly froze: seoul
best cave lifestyle: granada
coffee experience: caffè florian in venice
most laid back: sorrento
graffitied, but safe: lisbon
amazing buddha: hong kong
best basilica: lyon
never sleep: nyc
too much to see: rome
flamenco & tapas: sevilla
best ramen: setagaya-ku
best weather: hawaii
best sangria: majong in barrio alto
best restaurant: tempura matsu in kyoto
diverse spice: kuala lumpur
friend ditched me: saigon
full of kind people: suzhou
great eats & wet: vancouver
second favorite city in the world: barcelona
favorite city in the world: what do you think?
2015 trips: germany, hungary, russia and hopefully ride a gs1200 through south america
how i've learned...
tragic: slammed into a buck...on a 600rr
thrilling: thunderhill turn 11 (blind corner)
kinda scary: being held up
interesting job: seminar speaker
most shaping: raised in poverty
shocking: face burned off and i looked like freddy krueger at the age of 7
rewarding: saving a life
most awesome feeling ever: dunking under pressure
most unproductive: week long hibernation watching a drama
most productive: week long hibernation watching a drama
sad times: putting down my best friend
pretty fun: feeding animals and often developers
more about me...
must read: martin eden & fountainhead
favorite food: soup
fun movie: sweet & lowdown
best hacker movie: real genius
entertainment: talk radio & TED
likes: nice people, bicycles & phillumeny
dislikes: stress & clutter
spare time: naps and shoot baskets
how i travel: heavy sleeper, easy going (sometimes neurotic) and will leave your home clean
where i go...
palace of fine arts
mission dolores park
california academy of sciences on thursday nights
ferry building on saturday mornings
twin peaks on a clear night
what i eat...
sea bass @ tamarine
coffee @ philz
ramen @ orenchi
tapas @ en
a croissant @ tartine
sushi @ fuki
butter masala dosa @ madras cafe
ice cream @ mitchell's
kobe burger & fries @ le garage
samgyetang @ bn chicken
sacripantina @ stella pastry
brunch @ brenda's
egg tarts @ golden gate bakery
anything @ chez panisse
drinks & live music @ comstock saloon
how i pack...
dri-fit shorts / tank / pants / 2 shirts
3 pairs of undies and socks
computer / phone / cords
contacts / toiletries
blazer / jacket
slippers / vans / loafers
passport / funds
belt / sunglasses / hat / bottle
what i do....