HackerHome - San Mateo: bunk 3

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 (email hidden)... 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 (website hidden) 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
  • Great communication. Nice place and helpful people staying there. Was perfect for my interview week. Thanks Vic!

    July 2014
  • Place is comfortable to stay both for long and short term. It has been kept neat and there were several interesting event held by (website hidden) is friendly and very nice person. I am sure I would love to repeat to use here when I visit again.

    December 2013
  • I stayed in hackerhome about a month and I really like it. House is comfortable, in a quite neighbourhood. Also I met many interesting people from all around the world.

    October 2013
  • Fantastic experience at the HackerHome hosted by Vic. Although I didn't get a chance to meet him, he was super communicative and responsive before, during, and after my one-week stay. It was a temporary stay until I found permanent housing in the area.

    As for the house, it's a beautiful home with many areas to study and work. There is a washer/dryer and WiFi printer that was extremely helpful during my stay. Even with multiple guests sharing bathrooms, with people coming in and out of the home, with people cooking in the kitchen, everyone was very respectful of each other.

    The best part was it gave me, an introvert, an opportunity to meet and get to know other tech/startup people.

    August 2013
  • The host: Vic was super responsive and very accommodating to my schedule and needs.

    The space: Unfortunately, the space was a bit of a mess when I arrived. The sink was filled with dirty dishes; the main room was really no better with some dirty dishes and random stuff around. The sleeping rooms are packed with 2-3 bunk beds each. Expect close sleeping quarters.

    Overall: You get what you pay for. The space is perfect for a single male working in the tech industry looking to save some cash. Not recommended for females or anyone adverse to living in a college-style environment. Unfortunately it was not a good fit for me, but others may be more flexible.

    August 2013
    Response from Vic:

    The social environment isn't for everyone. Gregory arrived on the tailend of the maid's visit. After Greg voiced his concerns, I scheduled the maids to come out the next day.

    August 2013
  • I cannot begin to express how glad I am that I chose to live at HackerHome for the summer. I met some amazing people, stayed in a really cool, clean and well-supplied house AND it was cheaper than most other available living options in the bay area.
    Vic (email hidden) and the house is really well maintained. I stayed here for a full two and a half months and had absolutely zero cause for complaint that entire time.
    Keep up the great work guys!!
    5/5! :)

    July 2013
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