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8.3

Excellent
8.0% this month
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Housekeeping8
Swimming Pool3
View2
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Golden Gopher

50 m

Eastern Columbia Building

150 m

State Theater

200 m

849 Building

230 m

Globe Theater

250 m

Popular landmarks
Staples Center

1.0 km

Griffith Park

8.9 km

Hollywood Walk Of Fame

9.0 km

Griffith Observatory

9.1 km

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

9.3 km

Closest landmarks
pure barre

80 m

SoulCylce DTLA

160 m

MedMen Los Angeles - Downtown (DTLA)

220 m

Seven Grand

270 m

Lowes State Theatre

290 m

Freehand Los Angeles

"Great location and while not all, some of the staff are amazing!"

Avalon - January 29, 2022
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Freehand Los Angeles

West 8th Street, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles (CA), United States, 90014 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Downtown Los Angeles part of Los Angeles (CA), this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Universal Studios Hollywood. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and outdoor pool on-site.

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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 390 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Los Angeles (CA)

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

Value for money7.9
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportCompton / Woodley Airport (CPM)
Distance to airport17.4 km

Rooms available at Freehand Los Angeles

Corner Studio
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  • City view
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Superior King City View
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Cozy King
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  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Bed in Female Quad
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Superior King Skyline View
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Private Female Quad
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 single beds
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Private Eight-Bedroom
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Shower
  • 8 single beds
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Deluxe King Corner Studio
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Bed in Eight-Bedroom
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in Six-Bedroom
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Freehand Los Angeles?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Freehand Los Angeles?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Freehand Los Angeles has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge.

Is breakfast offered at Freehand Los Angeles?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Freehand Los Angeles.

What is the smoking policy at Freehand Los Angeles?

Freehand Los Angeles does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Freehand Los Angeles?

7th Street/Metro Center Metro Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 400 m away from Freehand Los Angeles.

What restaurants are nearby Freehand Los Angeles?

Freehand Los Angeles is located in Downtown Los Angeles, famous for good restaurants such as Broken Shaker, The Exchange Restaurant and Colori Kitchen.

What popular shopping places are close to Freehand Los Angeles?

Freehand Los Angeles is located in Downtown Los Angeles area which features shopping places such as Macy's Plaza, FIGat7th and Be A Tall Poppy.

What are popular attractions near Freehand Los Angeles?

Freehand Los Angeles is located in Downtown Los Angeles area, which is famous for attractions such as The Broad, Olvera Street and GRAMMY Museum.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Freehand Los Angeles?

Freehand Los Angeles is located in the Downtown Los Angeles area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument and Echo Park.

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What people love about Freehand Los Angeles

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Great location and while not all, some of the staff are amazing!"

    Avalon

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    January 29, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Retro vibe and nice rooms."

    Avalon

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    January 29, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The beds are comfortables, everything is clean, I stayed in a 8 mixed bedroom and it was good"

    Cecilia

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    January 24, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,085 Los Angeles (CA) properties
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Location score
8.8/10
Cleanliness score
8.6/10
Value for money score
7.9/10
Service score
8.3/10
Better than
94
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Better than
93
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of Los Angeles (CA) properties
Better than
92
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Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
176 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
8.0
Location
8.8
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What travelers say they love:
Nice to spend a night in the city, great views!
Matthew from United States
Couple
More about Freehand Los Angeles

More about Freehand Los Angeles

Freehand Los Angeles

Make everyday special with all that Los Angeles (CA) has to offer with a stay at Freehand Los Angeles.
At Freehand Los Angeles, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage.
For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Freehand Los Angeles. All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel.
All rooms at Freehand Los Angeles are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as mini bar is provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Freehand Los Angeles. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar and nightclub.
Enjoy the countless activities offered at Freehand Los Angeles. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool. At Freehand Los Angeles, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the hotel's poolside bar. Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the hotel's fitness facility.
Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops.


Around the property

Don't spend all your time inside while in Los Angeles (CA)! A great museum trip can be had at Griffith Observatory located 9.1 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region. Don't forget to stop by the most iconic landmark in the area, the famous Hollywood Walk Of Fame just 9.0 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 93% of all other options in the city.
Compared to other accommodations in Los Angeles (CA), facilities here are rated higher than 95% of them.
Guests who stayed at this hotel have scored it higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Swimming Pool

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Restaurants on site

The Exchange

  • Cuisine: International, Local, Mediterranean

Rudolph's Bar & Tea

  • Menu: Buffet

Broken Shaker

  • Cuisine: American, Grill/BBQ, Middle Eastern

Café Integral

  • Cuisine: American, Latin American
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
West 8th Street, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles (CA), United States, 90014
Excellent
Location

8.8

Public transportation

  • 7th Street/Metro Center Metro Station
    400 m
  • Pershing Square Subway Station
    680 m

Airports

  • Compton / Woodley Airport (CPM)
    17.4 km

Hospital or clinic

  • MedMen Los Angeles - Downtown (DTLA)
    220 m

Shopping

  • The Grove Los Angeles
    9.8 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    10 m 1 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Staples Center
    1.0 km
  • Griffith Park
    8.9 km
  • Hollywood Walk Of Fame
    9.0 km
  • Griffith Observatory
    9.1 km
  • La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
    9.3 km
  • Madame Tussauds Hollywood
    10.0 km
  • Hollywood Sign
    11.0 km
  • Universal Studios Hollywood
    13.7 km
  • The Getty Center
    20.4 km
  • Venice Beach
    21.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Golden Gopher
    50 m
  • pure barre
    80 m
  • Eastern Columbia Building
    150 m
  • SoulCylce DTLA
    160 m
  • State Theater
    200 m
  • MedMen Los Angeles - Downtown (DTLA)
    220 m
  • 849 Building
    230 m
  • Globe Theater
    250 m
  • Los Angeles Athletic Club
    250 m
  • Tower Theater
    260 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

The property

  • Number of rooms 226

Reviews of Freehand Los Angeles from real guests

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8.3
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Cleanliness8.5
Facilities8.0
Location8.8
Service8.3
Value for money7.9
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7-8 Very Good (8)
6-7 Good (2)
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8.4
Excellent
Steve from China
Solo traveler
Bed in Eight-Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Excellent Hostel But Pricey”

The social room on the 1st floor is awesome, it feels like a bar atmosphere and I thought it was one at first where you order drinks etc.. That said, I don't think can justify paying over $50 a night for a dorm bed in a hostel, but maybe that's just because it is Los Angeles. Pricey spot.

Reviewed February 20, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
craig from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Skyline View King
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

cool for downtown LA”

it's livey, vibes, cozy rooms, good F&B, rooftop pool, same formula as the NYC Freehand and in downtown LA. If that's where you wanna be (and the vibe there is defs on the up) what's not to like about the Freehand!

Reviewed October 21, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Edmund from Singapore
Solo traveler
Bed in Eight-Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Awesome”

This is a hybrid hotel - where rooms and shared dorms are offered. I took the dorm and I still able to enjoy the rooftop pool and the free breakfast. Located in downtown LA and only 10 - 15 mins walking distance from Staples Center.

Reviewed July 24, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
marina from Indonesia
Couple
Bed in Eight-Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

awesome”

the hotel near metro station which connected to most visit place like hollywood also it’s really in the downtown

Reviewed December 28, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Chris
Solo traveler
Bed in Eight-Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Good Hostel in Strategic Location”

Following my business trip, I was doing solo trip and booked this hotel. The place is beyond my expectation. The room and the shower rooms are clean, very comfy place, and there is a bar too in the lobby!

Reviewed October 22, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Jisun from South Korea
Solo traveler
Private Quad
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Too small room. ”

The location and rooftop bar was so good. The bethroom was very clean too. But I used private quad room, it was too small. There are no enough space to open three carriers(There were three people in that room).

Reviewed October 05, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Joshua from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in Quad
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Great spacious room ”

Pros are the rooms are pretty big & the cons are that u better have an extra $50 which is not mentioned at time of booking online they hold it for deposit but besides that great view & awesome commodity.

Reviewed July 17, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Magali from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in Six-Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Amazing ”

fabulous location, very cozy rooms, rooftop pool, gym! Amazing service and even breakfast included. Definitely a pricey hostel but a very high end hostel. Would stay here again anytime

Reviewed December 26, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Danyoung
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Good location, great hospitality”

Although there’s protest that the hotel chain do not allow workers’ union which i think not so cool compared to its brand identity

Reviewed April 29, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Henry from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bed in Six-Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Nice hostel with valuable price”

I stayed for one night, and this place is located in a quite great spot! CVS is only 1-2 min by walk, and there was a city bicycle spot as well. The only bad thing was that there was no door for the bathroom so others can hear while you were using a hairdryer or getting makeup done. The hallway was kinda dark which made me a bit scared lol

Reviewed February 25, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Julie from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in Female Quad
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Great location ”

Beautiful rooms, well designed. Comfortable and clean. Location is excellent walking distance to metro. Unfortunately I found staff to be very snobbish, specially the 2 women who attended me on my arrival and exit. No smiles less than friendly, in terms of customer service, less than average. Accomodation otherwise was fantastic.

Reviewed August 05, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
anqi from China
Solo traveler
Bed in Six-Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

I did enjoy staying there. ”

The facility is newer compared to all the other youth hostels I stayed before. The instructions to check in are clear. The check out is smooth. Staffs are friendly. The best thing is it supply hot water, which is sooooo important for me lol

Reviewed May 24, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Leo from Singapore
Group
Private Quad
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Small rooms”

Rooms were really cramped, but the accomodation is value for money

Reviewed August 08, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
David from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in Eight-Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Nice”

Very comfortable interior. Looks fairly recently decorated. The style reminds me of art deco which is nice.. bunks are comfortable and have some privacy also.

Reviewed July 24, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
I from Thailand
Solo traveler
Bed in Eight-Bedroom
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

Good! Recommendable”

Everything was awesome. The only thing that got me was, “ you can hear whoever is doing whatever in the bathroom” lol. Fun. :)

Reviewed April 21, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Deirdre from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in Female Quad
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Mostly Great”

When renovations are happening , alternative arrangements need to be made. The breakfast situation was not good. Nobody seemd to know what to do except Mallory. Toaster, kettle and access to water a must. Josh was great with tours and train details. Would stay here again.

Reviewed April 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
See from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bed in Eight-Bedroom
Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

Recommended!”

Friendly and helpful staff! Bathroom is spacious and always clean! Great location too.

Reviewed July 02, 2018

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4.4
Giorgio from Czech Republic
Solo traveler
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Not Recommended — be careful for the charge (they could charge you twice)”

The receptionist was not helpful. I had a problem with my card and the receptionist said that he would ask the manager. He didn’t go to his manager, instead he had an-hour-conversation with his colleague. Even though I have paid the room via Agoda, the receptionist tried to charge me again. Luckily he failed. Be careful!

Reviewed September 04, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
XUNSHAN from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Beautiful hostel in a doggy location ”

Clean ,beautiful but in DTLA where lots of homeless people wondering around.

Reviewed May 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
karinna from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in Female Quad
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Exceptional”

Would love to stay here again - great vibe and service

Reviewed March 12, 2019

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