I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Ben's place! The room was clean, large, bright and equipped with a nice desk that allowed me to work from the room. I also appreciated having access to a kitchenette (with a refrigerator and coffee maker) as well as my own private bathroom. The location of Ben's place is also very close to several grocery stores, shops, and restaurants and I loved being able to walk from his house, through the lovely neighborhood, to get to them. If you are attending a workshop or working at the Joint Genome Institute, I highly recommend staying with Ben! Ben is responsive, warm, and willing to help make your stay as comfortable as possible!