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Hacker hostels in Silicon Valley offer short- and long-term stays for future startup stars

Excerpt from The Seattle Times

Aug 10, 2012 2:57 pm

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Techies who want to take the idea of a shared workspace one step further can apply for the $40 per night stay through Airbnb, although some hostels have become more underground to avoid trouble from landlords.

— Samantha Shankman

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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 strewn across the hardwood floor like a nest of snakes.

The tenants, mostly men in their 20s, sleep next to heaps of dirty laundry. There is no television set; the men watch online video, on laptops with headphones.

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