RockIT CoLabs is a new San Francisco hackerspace for both software and hardware projects. Now we have teamed up with our neighborhood international hostel to provide itinerant hackers with the best of both worlds - access to an amazing community of hackers AND an awesome place to sleep that's filled with social backpackers from all over the world.
Your electronic key will provide 24 hour access to both the hostel and the hackerspace, which are one block away from one another in the heart of San Francisco.
The hackerspace is 3 floors of bohemian tech. Upstairs has adjustable height rocketship tables, great wraparound windows, lounge area, whiteboards, large screen video monitors, office supplies, coffee and snacks. Downstairs is filled with hardware toys including workbenches, test equipment, power supplies, projection screen, 3D printer, vinyl cutter plotter, and a CNC milling machine (coming soon). The ground floor provides another place to work and will soon be an electronics parts store. We have 40mbps with wifi access points on all floors.
The hostel is a highly social and well established. It's a great community of international travelers who want to have fun. We've been here for 22 years! Amenities include free wifi and guest computers, guest kitchen, laundry service, solid steel bunks with built in lockers and clean bathrooms.
Price includes 16.5% Hotel & Tourist Tax
Send us a note and let us know about your project and what brings you to San Francisco. We look forward to meeting you.
Other Things to Note
Price includes 16.5% Hotel & Tourist Tax
Check in is available from 8am-midnight each day at the hostel. You will need to come to the hackerspace for a facilities and equipment orientation between the hours of 10am-5pm (Monday-Friday). After check in and orientation you will have 24/7 access to both facilities.
As a travelers hostel, all guests are required to have a government issued photo ID and proof of traveling status (i.e. plane tickets or passport). You will be asked for a $20 refundable security deposit at check-in.
You will be required to sign a liability waiver for 24/7 access to the Hackerspace.
What a community! I'm moving to San Francisco to start a company, but needed a place to stay for the week. The hostel was warm and inviting. All staff welcomed me with open arms and made me feel at home. The kitchen was perfect. I could store some food for the week and cook my meals quickly. The biggest selling point for me was the associated co working space membership. I worked at Rockit day and night. The team there was extremely accommodating, allowing me to stretch out when I needed and to come and go as I pleased. Thanks guys!
It was pretty spartan, as expected. I mainly picked this place because it was 10 minutes away from where I need to go. I couldn't find time to use the co-working space unfortunately, but it probably would be useful. Coming back at around 10-11pm was a bit scary. But there's usually some bouncers hanging around outside of the bars along Kearny St., so it's probably fine in most cases.
Great stay. Cozy, friendly staff, easy to meet other folks. Clean. Good location. Hacker space is good space to work. Highly recommended.
Very friendly staff. Immediately felt welcome. I might have missed it, and maybe it's inferred by staying at a hostel, but bring your own soap/shampoo, etc. Otherwise, it's a normal as expected hostel stay, with good clean facilities, and nice folks.
I met Darren when I was checking in. Great location, friendly staff, friendly people on both the hostel and the co-working space (yes it's available 24/7). The chinatown is also nearby and walking distance to moscone & embarcadero. I would definitely come back here.
This was a great experience and place to stay. The staff are very friendly and are work to make sure you are taken care of. The whole thing feels like family or maybe even camp. I'm glad I stayed here rather than a hotel.
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