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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

We typically do a sliding scale on cancellation for groups, and this is what it would look like:

From Contract Signature to 120 days prior to arrival date- 10% of ALL estimated room and tax will be forfeited ($XX).

From 120 days to 60 days prior to arrival date- 30% of ALL estimated room and tax will be forfeited ($XX).

From 59 days to 31 days prior to arrival date- 50% of ALL estimated room and tax will be forfeited ($XX).

From 30 days to first day of arrival- 100% of ALL estimated room and tax will be forfeited ($XX).

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Freehand Los Angeles

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

Created for a new generation of travelers, Freehand Los Angeles is truly one of a kind hotel located in Downtown L.A., with spacious suites, hotel rooms and premium shared rooms thoughtfully designed by Roman & Williams. The property also features a rooftop pool and bar, a full-service restaurant, a lobby bar, fitness center and retail shop.

Freehand Los Angeles is housed in the iconic Commercial Exchange building in L.A.’s vibrant Downtown neighborhood. The property is walking distance to unique attractions, restaurants, bars and nightlife, offering both shared and private rooms designed by acclaimed design firm, Roman & Williams.

•226 brand new private and shared rooms designed by Roman & Williams
•Guest Rooms feature large windows and city views
•Walking Distance to Metro station, fashion and financial districts, LA Live, and the best bars and nightlife in Downtown LA
•Rooftop Pool & Bar with 360 degree views of Downtown L.A
•Full service restaurant offering an eclectic menu reflecting the flavors of multicultural Los Angeles
•Rooftop Pool Deck with city views, home to the Broken Shaker bar
•24 hr Fitness Center
•Free Wi-Fi
•$5-$25 USD + taxes per night Facility Fee, varies by room type

Freehand Los Angeles Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 12:00 .

Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.
Upon check we require a deposit $50 for our hostel rooms and a deposit of $150 for our private rooms. The deposit would need to be on a valid debit or credit card.

Taxes not included - occupancy tax 15.70 % per person per night
$5-$25 USD + taxes per night Facility Fee, varies by room type

24 hour Reception.
Guests must be at least 18 years of age to book a room.
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and booked in a private room.
No curfew.
Pet friendly. (King rooms only)
Non smoking.
Locks for lockers are not provided. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Jul 2022
    The hostel was the fanciest hostel I ever stayed at! My bunk bed, my room and my bathroom was great! So nice and so clean! The rooftop pool was the reason why I booked this place and it truly didn't disappoint! I was up there everyday of my stay! Food and drinks up there are expensive for what they are but hey you're in LA. It's expensive everywhere. The lobby is gorgeous too and the location is great, close to everything. Starbucks, whole foods, CVs are all a block away. I definitely recommend!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2022
    It's very fancy and fantastic.
    Democratic Rep. of Congo, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2022
    Grate place to stay
    Albania, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    03 Aug 2022
    Stayed here for 4 nights, absolutely loved it, great location as it’s super close to the metro, would highly recommend!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 Jul 2022
    If you have never traveled to Downtown Los Angeles and you desire to stay in a location where you can access excellent restaurants, Starbucks, Whole Foods, the Metro Station which can easily transport you to the beach, a hostel / hotel which has a roofdeck with incredible views and tasty affordable cuisine and high quality customer service, then book your reservation now.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    16 Jun 2022
    Hands down, The Freehand is the best hostel I have ever visited. Beautiful decor, excellent location, clean rooms, unbeatable price. I will be back. -B
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    21 Jun 2022
    Freehand is a must go if you're in LA and looking for a good place to stay for a good price. The dorms are spacious the place is luxurious looking and that rooftop pool and bar is a amazing vibe. Highly recommend.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    26 Jul 2022
    Definitely one of the nicest hostels that I've been to facility-wise. The rooftop pool is very cool as well. The only thing missing was a sense of community: like some other people in the reviews have said, in many ways this place is more like a hotel than a hostel. The location is good for seeing downtown LA, and while some of the areas in the hostel's vicinity can be a tad sketchy the close vicinity was not shabby. Overall would recommend this place.
    Finland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Jul 2022
    Nice place. The rooftop is a bit much. Doesn’t look like photos. Overpriced too of course. Overall nice stay friendly roomies.. nice luggage space for my things after check out too.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    21 Jun 2022
    Really nice hotel. It seems overpriced for what you get. We stayed in a 4 person dorm & they don’t have curtains on beds. Also, cool location but very close to skid row which makes it a little sketchy at night. The rooftop was really nice
    Australia, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    5th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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