The physical requirements for conducting scholarly research have changed dramatically with the rise of the internet. It is now viable for researchers with laptop computers to work autonomously -- with access to current articles and communication channels on par with the resources available at large universities. These new circumstances motivate the creation of a new kind of research institute: a Science Hostel. By providing places to live and work with other researchers, in beautiful locations, a Science Hostel increases creative productivity and overall quality of life for scholars in the internet age.