SAN FRANCISCO — "From the outside it’s just a beige three-story building
in a quiet residential neighborhood. But inside, in a third-floor
apartment, there are enough Ikea bunk beds to sleep 10 people, crammed
into two bedrooms. The living room is bare except for a futon, a tiny
desk and laptop power cables strewed across the hardwood floor like a
nest of snakes.
This is not some kind of dorm, but a “hacker hostel.” It’s one of
several in the Bay Area that offer short- or long-term stays for
aspiring tech entrepreneurs on the bottom rung of the Silicon Valley
ladder, those who haven’t yet achieved Facebook-level riches. These
establishments put a twist on the long tradition of communal housing for
tech types by turning it into a commercial enterprise.
The San Francisco hostel is part of a minichain of three
bunk-bed-stuffed residences under the same management, all places where
young programmers, designers and scientists can work, eat and sleep."
HT: Dan Greller