Frequently Asked

Questions

Travel & Accommodations

Do I need a passport?

Yes! Our program involves international travel, so you will need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the last location on your itinerary.

What about flights?

You organize and pay for your own flights to and from a Hacker Paradise trip. That way you can ensure that someone else is not booking you seat next to the bathroom on a 3am flight with no leg room.

We can help you out if you need some advice for finding good flights.

How do we get around once there?

We structure our trip so you can easily walk between home, the coworking space, restaurants, bars, shops, and places of interest in town.

As such, we tend to travel to most places on foot, public transport or ride-share apps. Some places have local vendors that offer bicycle rental for people who like to cycle. 

What about phone SIM cards?

We provide them for you! All you have to do is make sure your phone is unlocked so you can plug it in and *voila* you have data.

What is the housing and accommodation like?

We stay in hotels or apartments and everyone gets their own room. We never stay in hostels and don’t make you share a room. We’re tooooo old for that.

We do extensive research to make sure to get the best accommodations we can for the group in the best part of town for us. We prioritize quality and experience over price.

Is shared accommodation available for friends or couples?

Absolutely. 

Unless specifically requested, the accommodation we provide is private. But If you’d like to have shared accommodation (which can reduce the price by up to $1,000 USD a month!), all you need to do is ask and we can make arrangements.

Special requests such as sharing with someone of the same gender can also be taken care of.

Can I come as a couple or a family?

Yep and you wouldn’t be the first. If you’re a couple sharing accommodation, we only charge one of you for the housing so you get a cheaper rate. 

If you’re curious about coming as a family, please contact us.

I want to bring a group. Is this possible?

You betcha. Hacker Paradise trips are great for giving your team a big thank you for working so hard and inspire them. Talk to us to find out what kind of arrangements can be made and the discounts you can get by traveling and working together.

Cleaning isn’t exactly my strong suit…

That’s okay, we’re sure you’ve got other amazing qualities. As for cleaning, we organize cleaners to do most of the dirty work like changing bed linen and overall house cleaning approximately once every two weeks. If we’re staying hotels, they tend to be done more often.

I can’t believe I waited this long to ask… food?

Once a week (usually on Mondays) we organize and pay for everyone to have lunch together. It’s a great opportunity to chat, catch up on the weekend’s activities and meet newcomers to the trip.

Other than the weekly lunch, you’re free to go out and explore the abundant and delicious local food options in the city. You can go to cafés with other attendees, grab ingredients from supermarkets to attempt recipes you’d never try at home, find your new favorite street food… the list goes on and on.

Show us some of your awesome cooking skills at our weekly potluck.