HackerHome - Menlo Park: bunk 2

House - Shared room · Menlo Park, CA 94025, 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

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.

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.

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
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 3
Extra people: $40 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $30
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • This was amazing. I recommend this to everyone that are looking for a place to stay in Menlo Park. I was only staying for one week, that was ok, but you can also stay for a longer term. The place was incredible and the people were great. If I'm going back it would not be unlikely that I'm staying there again.

    July 2014
  • The residents became like a family. So much interesting people. Clean house and a good system on things. 4 bikes in the garage to use for free. Wish I was staying longer! Short way to everything.

    June 2014
  • great place, loved it. Amazing location, close to Caltrain & all amenities. Highly recommended if you want to feel the vibes of the valley, meet nice people, without spending too much on your stay (you can't beat the price of HackerHome!). Will certainly go back there if I need to spend a few weeks in the Bay area.

    June 2014
  • Vic's done a great job of not only running a 'great little hostel' but also cultivating a great atmosphere of geekdom and startup attitude in this space. With a 5 minute walk to the Menlo Park CalTrain, the free Stanford shuttle buses, this is a great crashpad to meet interesting people and be in the middle of everything.

    March 2014
  • This is a great place! I can highly recommend it! Vic and Vin are great and friendly hosts. The atmosphere in the house is very good. People are very friendly & respectful, almost all of them are in the SV tech scene, working either for one the big companies there or just founded start-ups themselves. Others are affiliated with Stanford University. So it's a really nice group and it's always interesting to chat with the guests in the house. Vic and Vin also organize different events across the other HackerHomes they run (e.g. pitching start ups, bbq, table tennis). It's fun and interesting! If you are in the area, try it out!

    February 2014
  • This was a great place to stay! Vic and Vinh were terrific hosts, and everyone in the house was super friendly. The house had a great mix of folks, from international visitors to recent stanford grads and even a professor. Almost everyone here had a silicon valley tech interest, and it was a great place to hang out and exchange ideas.

    The layout is nice, with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There were a lot of bunk beds in my room, but it was no problem to get to sleep as everyone was very respectful. I didn't have any trouble getting into the bathrooms either. I'd highly recommend this place if you are interested in the silicon valley tech scene and want to stay in a place with a lot of other techies.

    December 2013
  • Great place to stay! near mostly the common places in Palo Alto and the University. They have a lot of bikes to move around (my conveyance durinf that week).

    Nice people in the place to hang out!

    November 2013
  • I highly recommend HackerHome. It was a great place with awesome guests that became new friends. I found a solid sense of community there and Vic and Vihn were outstanding hosts. Check it out for yourself and see.

    October 2013
  • This is the best place to go if you are checking out Silicon Valley and want to meet people. The people it attracts are super smart and interesting, and Vic is an amazing host that has everything you need. He even left me a private message on my bunk to welcome me to the hacker home

    October 2013
  • Vic and Vinh are excellent hosts and have created an amazing atmosphere in their homes. The menlo park hacker home is the perfect location, it's a short walk to the menlo park caltrain and university avenue in palo alto. Cool cafes and take outs are only a block away. Cafe Borrone is my go to spot. The house itself is really clean, the beds are comfortable and amenities like washing machine, dryer, dish washer, detergents etc are provided.

    The best thing about the home is the people. Other guests during my stay were friendly, down to earth and not snobby despite their high achievements. The guests I stayed with included a physicist working on fusion energy, an artificial intelligence expert, a DNA biologist, someone working on supersonic speed and several startups. Needless to say, the conversations were excellent. Vic and Vinh organised many events that encourage conversations and getting to know more awesome folks. House events I attended in just a week included two dinners, the academy of science museum and a BBQ/pool party.

    If you've read this far, just book it! You've found an awesome space. Hope to be back here soon.

    September 2013
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