HackerHome - San Mateo: bunk 1

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

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.

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.

Cleaning
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
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  • 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! :)

    February 2014
  • 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!

    December 2013
  • Vic was very much a wonderful host! This was my first time using Airbnb, and he made the process so quick and easy! Vic was eager to make sure everyone was comfortable, and is very friendly and easy going! I had a great experience in the HackerHome.

    October 2013
  • My Stay at Hacker house was amazing, The room was spacious and clean, and Vic kept asking me if he could help me with anything. Big place, new construction. Everything felt new. There was a makers fare going on in town, which was something worth looking at, and a lot of people staying here were related to Makers Fair. It was fun hanging out people from different places.. I will definitely love to stay here again..

    May 2013
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