2398 30th Avenue

Speaking of illegal group housing setups in San Francisco, if you’re arguing that your property isn’t actually being used as an un-permitted “hacker hostel,” the second complaint for which was filed last month, you might not want to prominently feature the property on your HacknSleep website (cheesy muzak alert), nor on Airbnb or booking.com.

2398 30th Avenue on Airbnb

Then again, despite the various listings and online booking options, it would appear that San Francisco’s Planning Department closed the first complaint about the operation five months ago, based on a statement from the property owner that HacknSleep was not actually present at the property. We’re guessing those weren’t the droids they were looking for either. And no, that’s not a legal parking space on the sidewalk above.

20 thoughts on “How Not to Hide a Hacker Hostel in SF”
  1. This building was sold about two years ago. It includes the skinnyish building with the fire escape and commercial property below. No surprise it was hacked up for temp rentals.

    1. No. not true at all. These so called hackers just don’t WANT to pay for a decent room. They’re too cheap.

  2. Does the City tag that car for illegal parking? Probably not – my neighborhood is riddled with that kind of abuse including people parking in front of fire hydrants – overnight when the meter folks are not around. Drive by the Lake Merced apartments early and a line of large RVs (as many as 20) are oftentimes parked. Maybe some are being lived in? Bottom line, SF streets have become an eyesore – as this photo shows.

    Of course the visual clutter of SF streets is a side effect of the cramming of more and more folks into SF – legally or not.

    The result is the notable deterioration of the quality of life here in the past 5 – 10 years. Too many transient residents, too many folks out to make a buck while they can. Too few people who seem to care about it all.

    1. With regards to the parked car Dave, call 311 and report it. P&A will be out to cite. I do it all the time and my neighbors love it. But, it is up to you to report it.

      1. Exactly! I live two blocks from here and the area not only has rampant violations of parking on sidewalks, but also homeowners paving over their front yards. The city does nothing about it.

      2. they would also have enough money to put every homeless person in a condo and whatever. lucky for us, they don’t, because who wants to push tax funded unionized employees to do the work they are alleged to be hired to do? So long as they can trick you with PC language and faces, you’ll keep votin’ em in!

    2. Who do you call to report RV dwelling? I mean, if you actually want something done about it. The entire “Potrero Flats” neighborhood is essentially an RV park.

      1. I call the SFPD Non-Emergency number 415-553-0123. The operater asks for vehicle description, license plate number (don’t forget the state), and they may ask for a number of humans in the vehicle.

    3. That Lake Merced comment is right on. That place looks like a refugee center at dawn. I suppose the fishing in the lead contaminated pond may be outstanding. Not sure why they haven’t gravitated toward the magnificent open space and foodstuffs of the next door Olympic Club…

  3. Heck this looks like a mirror image of what we had going on in our lofts last year. If the guy who rented it is asian i bet its the same operation.

  4. We need a short recession, to send jokers like this — and, probably, their tenants — back to wherever they came from.

  5. Rinky dinky outfit, pretty desperate in my book. The L will ensure turnover – like the rest of the Westside, the light rail tracks are totally done and broken. Noise and vibration/jolts from a passing train are unbearable if you stay right on Taraval.

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