HackerHome - Menlo Park: bunk 1

House - Shared room · Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States
Vic

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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

Spacious ranch style home with a U-shape floor plan with communal spaces in the front and sleeping quarters in the back

3 bedrooms - no private rooms at this location
4 full bathrooms
3+ work areas - communal and private work spaces!

The females have an attached bathroom, their own sitting area and 3 closets!

Guest Access

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.

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

Located in the heart of Menlo Park and just a 5 minute walk to Menlo Park Caltrain Station, restaurants and groceries. Downtown Palo Alto and Stanford are also really accessible from the home.

Nealon Park and Burgess Park are super close. The Guild Theatre hosts midnight screenings of the Rocky Horror Shows on the first Saturday of every month. Café Borrone has an excellent menu and atmosphere. Downtown Menlo is stacked with good eats and great grocers like Trader Joe's and Draeger's. Other establishments that are less than a block away include: Safeway, Starbucks, CVS & BevMo.

Palo Alto: You are less than half a mile from Stanford Mall and only one mile away from downtown Palo Alto! Stanford University and Palo Alto Town & Country Plaza is just an arm’s reach away from there.

Getting around

The location is ideal in terms of walkability. Caltrain is conveniently located on the other side of El Camino.

Too tired to walk? We have bikes you can use that will swiftly get you there in less than 10 minutes.

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.

PARKING
Menlo Park has an ordinance on overnight parking (prohibited between 2am-5am). You may apply at the city for a permit. Ask me in advance if I have space in the driveway. Transportation is really convenient and we welcome you to park your bicycle in the garage.

Room type: Shared room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 1
Extra people: $40 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $30
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  • Vic and Vinh are both really chill and nice people. To give a visual - they both host dinners and play basketball with the house residents. The house itself may feel a bit cramped, depending on what time of year you're there. A lot of summer interns reside during the summer, so bedrooms are always filled to capacity. House itself has a ping pong table/full kitchen/TV, so it's pretty comfortable, but it's tough to feel "at home" with the sheer number of guests there. You do meet some cool people, so it's a nice place first place to stay in the MP/Palo Alto area.

    June 2014
  • My team and I (three of us) all had a great time at the HackerHome. We met lots of interesting people and left with some great friends and happy memories.

    Vic and Vinh are great hosts who are very accommodating and will go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. They will occasionally throw a social event and invite the other residents from the HackerHome network. They are also great at helping find people to network with especially if you're into startups.

    May 2014
  • The house was very friendly and convenient! I had a great time.

    March 2014
  • Great place - 2mins to Safeway, 5mins to Caltrain. What else poor startuper need???
    Great people!

    November 2013
  • Vic is a great guy and a lot of fun. He genuinely cares about the people he hosts and goes out of his way to help where he can.

    September 2013
  • Vic and Vinh have created a really special set-up in the Menlo house. I was visiting Stanford for the month and had a crazy schedule, and coming home to a community of creative, fun, responsible people really made my experience so much better! They were both fantastic hosts, and I hope to be connected to them in the future. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone I know.

    August 2013
  • Hacker home is clean and spacious. Wonderful (email hidden)e crowd is super fun and helpful. Really enjoyed my short stay here. Didn't get to meet Vic but he has made sure everything goes well.

    July 2013
  • The property was really great, and Vic is a fantastic host. He is super responsive and makes sure that your needs are taken care of.

    July 2013
  • Staying at the Menlo Park Hacker Home was great! While I didn't get to meet Vic in person, his friend Vinh showed me around and went out of his way to cook pasta and homemade sauce for dinner! Everything looked new there and the place was super clean!

    July 2013
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