Travel & Accommodations
What do I need besides a passport?
Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the last location on your itinerary. You also need your own flights to and from whichever location you are meeting up with us in. We can help you out if you need some advice for finding good flights. You also should get travel health insurance and double check with your doctor and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to see if you need any vaccines before joining us. Check out our blog on cleaning up your life pre-trip for more info on how to make the transition a seamless one.
How do we get around?
We structure our trip so you can easily walk between home, the coworking space, restaurants, bars, shops, and places of interest in town. We tend to travel to most places on foot, public transport or rideshare apps. Some places have local vendors that offer bicycle rental for people who like to cycle.
What about international data?
We provide you with a loaded SIM card at no extra cost! Just make sure your phone is unlocked so you can pop it in and use it! We also recommend downloading WhatsApp before coming on a trip so you can communicate with your friends and family through that app using your real cell phone number, even while you will have an international number with a local SIM.
What is the housing and accommodation like?
We stay in hotels and/or apartments where everyone gets their own private room. We never stay in hostels and would never make you share a room. We’re too old/fun for that. We make sure we have great accommodations with strong wifi in the best part of town because where and how you live is a huge part of the Hacker Paradise experience.
We also organize housekeepers to clean the apartments and change bed linen approximately once every two weeks.
Is shared accommodation available for friends/couples/groups?
Absolutely. Unless specifically requested, the accommodation we provide is private. But If you’d like to share a bedroom (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.
We’ve also had both families and groups travel with us, so if that is of interest to you, just let us know! 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.