This hipster haven blends upscale bunk bed rooms along with classic hotel accommodations.
Following in the footsteps of its thriving predecessors in Chicago and Miami, this Freehand outpost reinvents the hostel concept in downtown Los Angeles’ historic Commercial Exchange Building. Long gone is the 1960s, granola-ish image of shared spaces, having been replaced with a fun, edgy vibe and contemporary-chic accommodations. For the true hosteler, Freehand provides customized cedar bunk beds with privacy screens and secure lockers in shared rooms (some female-only) that house four, six or eight guests at a time.
If you prefer a private room, studio or suite all to yourself, that’s fine, too. Freehand’s got it covered. Whichever direction you decide to go, all guests enjoy access to complimentary breakfast service, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a fitness center and a rooftop pool. Feel like mingling? The lobby-sited Rudolph’s Bar and Tea is an ideal spot to socialize over craft cocktails, light bites and conversation. You can also dine on the globally inspired menu at the Exchange restaurant, impossible to miss underneath a 12-story, vintage, neon sign. Broken Shaker rooftop lounge will open in August 2017.