Shared room

8 Guests

3 Beds


Shared room

8 Guests

3 Beds

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About this listing

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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 10+ homes in the Bay Area.


The space
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Room type: Shared room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $60 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $30
Security Deposit: $300
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Description

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 a bathroom just for themselves.

Guest access

All utilities are included and free WIFI.

Clean linens/bedding, pillow and blanket are provided.

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 Real.

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.

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 estimated time of arrival.


House Rules

Clean your dishes right away
If you must invite an associate/friend over, consult with me first
Be conscientious of morning bathroom usage
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
clean up after yourself by making your bed and washing your dishes
have an optimistic outlook and laugh a lot =D


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews


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Rachel User Profile
April 2017
Located in a beautiful area! Safeway, Trader Joe's, Walgreens and the Caltrain are a stone throw away. Felt very comfortable staying at the HackerHome and will stay again in the future if I'm in the Bay Area :)

Alexis User Profile
March 2017
Good accommodation with access to full kitchen, several bathrooms and spacious living room. All beds are in dorms, so be prepared to share the space with others. No problem sleeping, quite house at night and comfy beds. A lot of friendly people living there during our stay, it was fun! Communications nearby, easy to get to and from Stanford. Grocery store near by, calm neighborhood. Would definitely consider coming back!

Max User Profile
February 2017
The Hacker Home is quite a special place, close to Stanford and quite central in the Valley it draws diverse crowd of interesting individuals. During my time I learned a lot and had great discussions. The house is located close to a Caltrain station and close to a big supermarket. Pretty much perfect overall. The communal life is great, people treat each other with respect and the place stays clean.

Scott User Profile
November 2016
I had a great time at this place! There is a very cooperative environment and the location is very convenient for food and transportation. Overall it was a great visit.

Tony User Profile
October 2016
This place is a great value. It was really quiet at night. The other guests were friendly. I had a good time.

Henry User Profile
September 2016
I stayed here last-minute for a conference at Stanford and Vic was very accommodating. The house is located next to the Menlo Park Caltrain and is a 10 minute drive to Stanford. There's also a Starbucks right down the street, and it's a 20 minute walk to the Stanford Shopping Center. All the amenities were available and the house was at half-capacity when I stayed. I didn't have a chance to meet Vic, but had some great conversations with Adam, the house manager.

Rumi User Profile
September 2016
I could feel at home soon after I arrived at the house. It was nice that Vic left a welcome letter which made me relieved. Room was clean and all the members there were friendly, had enough space to relax at living room and courtyard. Location was also good. around 5 minutes walk from the train station / bus stop and there were also supermarket too. If I have another chance to visit this area, I will definitely choose to stay here again!

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San Francisco, California, United States · Joined in October 2009
Vic User Profile

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
mototaxis & noodles: bangkok
burned a hole in wallet: tokyo
poodles in strollers: 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
milk tea & egg custard: hong kong
best basilica: lyon
smoggy jeepney & street ballers: manila
live music @ el sesteo: león
am I driving through tahoe?: amarateca
first world adventures: monteverde
best taco shells @ jalapeños central: san josé
i like this culturally rich city: bogota
try to be safe in zone 1, calle 6: guatemala city
late night stroll a bit sketchy: puerto barrios
why so many american chains?: san pedro sula
quiet town with an awesome flower market: cuenca
only good for island transit & stay close to las peñas: guayaquil
these tiny penguins are really adorable to swim with: galapagos
omg pulhapanzak waterfalls: rio lindo
suckled on a plastic bag: honduras
skipped sunday funday: san juan del sur
hot springs & laguna de arenal: la fortuna
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
i prefer the north: saigon
full of kind people: suzhou
craziness: tijuana
pupusa & big waves: el tunco
parque central & volcanoes: antigua
laid back town with waterfalls: baños
stay hydrated for the highest capital: quito
potato head is nice: seminyak
great eats & wet: vancouver
bier & brot: berlin
red rooftops: prague
raw spice: budapest
love the heat: miami
too darn cold: boston
aristocratic order: vienna
nice spacing: krakôw
blondes on bikes: copenhagen
mad max: freetown christiania
chokladkoppen in old town: stockholm
feels like mars: east iceland
blue lagoon: reykjavík
food & park guell: barcelona
human frogger: saigon
cong caphe: hanoi
scary field: phnom penh
beach burn: nha trang
city of lights: hoi an
trees on temples: siem reap
traveled back in time: bagan
won't see other tourists: dhaka
cover your knees: yangon
sunsets & crackheads: tucson
michigan ave & lively jazz: chicago
starbucks reserve & street musicians: seattle
happy hour oysters: new orleans
naps & waves: punta di mita
park royal building & night safari: singapore
spicy & sour goodies: penang
chinese lisbon: macau
transient city: kathmandu
cows embrace traffic: pokhara
fed elephants & mosquitos: chitwan
i'll never complain about traffic again: jakarta
foot massages & yoga barn: ubud
stuck in the matrix: silicon valley
favorite city in the world: what do you think?
2017 trips: south america and africa

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: abundance, 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...
muir woods
palace of fine arts
lombard street
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
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....
nothing

Response rate: 91%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour
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