About This Listing
Startup Embassy is the oldest hacker house in Palo Alto. We've built the biggest startup community and have had members being accepted in YC, 500Startups and Singularity University. We consider all of them a family and thrive to continue helping them
[NOTE: Startup Embassy is a startup community. We ONLY accept tech entrepreneurs]
Would you like to spend a few days in the heart of Silicon Valley?
Join the Startup Embassy family! Even if the calendar shows no availability, get in contact with us!
In the past year, we have hosted amazing entrepreneurs from all around the world: Spaniards, Russians, Brazilians, Poles, Indians, Germans, Mexicans, Japanese – just to name a few! So we all are happily connected and you could also be part of our network.
We’ve helped all of them meet a lot of “must-know” people from Silicon Valley to get the best for their journey and future plans for their startups (see the excellent reviews on our profile).
We’ll provide you with everything you will need to experience the startup and Silicon Valley way of life:
- A cozy bed to have great conversations or pitches with your neighbors – and to get a good night’s sleep!
- A co-working space with free, high speed Internet
- An international group of colleagues from all over the world coming to weekly dinners and BBQs
- Information about all high tech networking events taking place in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area on a weekly basis, which people from our house attend together
- Kitchen access and cooking experiences with your fellow coworkers where you will share Paella, Schnitzel, Ceviche, Chapati with chicken curry and some drinks like Dos Equis, Heineken, König Pilsener, Kronenbourg and more
- Several bikes with locks available so that you can use them
- Free, safe and easy parking if you have a car
- Tips about the best way or transportation to get from any place you want to any other in the Bay Area or for trips to Yosemite or Lake Tahoe for example
We are 10 minutes away biking distance from places like the California Ave. Caltrain Station that can easily take you to every part of Silicon Valley you want from San Jose to San Francisco.
Very short biking distance to Stanford University and supermarkets like Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. 5 minutes walking distance from Walgreens pharmacy, Starbucks, Subway, 3 Japanese restaurants, a Thai restaurant and a Mexican one.
We are also very close to the most interesting companies in Silicon Valley like (website hidden), (website hidden), Tesla Motors, Y Combinator, 500 Startups, NASA, Singularity University…You will most likely meet some of the great people working at these companies when we invite them [and you] to our weekly dinners or BBQs. It’s a great and easy way to network and you will form friendships that will last a lifetime.
Interaction with Guests
Startup Embassy is a community of like-minded international tech entrepreneurs. Our experienced team lives in the house; they’re entrepreneurs just like you. We also get daily visits from one of our mentors who is a mentor in 500 Startups and Singularity University.
Staying at Startup Embassy is about the experience so we make sure we’re always there with you. Silicon Valley HBO’s series? They are based on us ;)
We only accept entrepreneurs working in their startups, so please provide a description of you and your venture. A Linkd-In profile would also help.
We will make some special exceptions if you can provide a good story about your entrepreneurial spirit in a personal message.
Please understand that this is an office and people are working.
The basic guidelines are to use common sense, respect others while they are working or sleeping and clean after yourself, we really want a clean space for everyone to enjoy.
smoke far away from the building (non smoking building)
clean your dishes right away
be conscientious of morning and late night bathroom usage
try not to snooze your alarm
use earphones, not speakers (unless it's a family event)
Startup Embassy is an excellent hacker house. The beds, internet and community are all very good. It has a nice vibe, with people willing to talk and support each other. Of course you should expect shared rooms and shared baths. I also found people quite respectful in terms of not making noise while other people were sleeping. A good experience!
Carlos was great! He was very welcoming and the hacker house reminded me of being back in a fraternity. There could be a lot of people in the house all working on their projects so if that's the energy you're looking for then you'll enjoy your stay. Overall great value and great location.
Great house with great people! Everything is very clean, and there is plenty of workspace. There is also an orange tree out back which has delicious oranges you can pick right off the tree! Highly recommended.
We had a wonderful time at Startup Embassy. It's so Palo Alto! We met other entrepreneurs in the house and got a chance to chat with Carlos and his friend who is doing a documentary. Everybody is super friendly and respectful. Looking at all the pictures on the wall, we're inspired by people who takes leaps to chase dreams.
Carlos is a great host and has created a fantastic environment for tech people coming into Silicon Valley. Highly recommended!
If your intention to feel the Silicon Valley vibe, you must(!) stay at a house like this. Carlos is very helpful and makes your adventure easier. You will feel the warmth of a family of hackers/geeks. And transportation (which is very important in SF/Bay Area) is easy because of 10 mins walk to Caltrain. And also can rent a car from Hertz which is close too.
It was a nice experience for me! Will let you know about my job when fixed.Clean and convenient to get to Safeway if you have your bike.
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About the Host, Carlos
I am an Entrepreneur, a dreamer and an avid learner. I love how missing features on a product can actually be a feature. Less is more.
You can know more about the community behind our house. We call it: StartupEmbassy