Living room. Huge sprawling L-shaped couch with room for two people to sleep. Couch seats are very wide (about the size of a twin bed). Notice the brand-new 55" TV with Apple TV with free Netflix and Hulu included. The kitchen area.
Urban Jungle Loft with Modern Comforts in DTLA
Urban Jungle Loft with Modern Comforts in DTLA

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

FREE: Super fast Wi-Fi, a brand-new 55" HDTV with Netflix and Hulu (no commercials). Steps from the metro and very close to convention areas. In one of the most charming parts of DTLA, surrounded by incredible restaurants and some of LA's best bars. Historic building, industrial vibe, and CLEAN.

The space

**This place is brand-spanking-new! As a result, I'm giving everyone a discount so that I can get people in and get some reviews. Don't miss out. It's an awesome space and it should be quite a bit more expensive (and will be soon). As a Superhost, I take hosting very seriously, and I can guarantee you will have a great time. :)**

As for the apartment itself, it's basically the archetype of the urban loft apartment. It's got cement floors, high ceilings with exposed beams, visible piping and and a very industrial feel. At the same time, it's well-appointed and full of modern fixtures and appliances. If you want a place that's full of character without sacrificing comfort or convenience, then this is the spot for you.

Regarding space for guests: I have listed the apartment on Airbnb as fitting 4 people, but it could technically fit more. There is 1 proper bed: a queen in the bedroom. There is also a gigantic L-shaped couch that could easily sleep two people (it's essentially the size of 2.5 single beds). There's also a queen air mattress that could sleep 2 in a pinch. It's a very comfortable air mattress.

Oh, and you will be getting the entire apartment. One big loft, including a separated bedroom area. You will not be sharing this with anyone.

Guest access

You get access to the entire apartment. You will not be sharing with anyone.

Interaction with guests

I'm not a "helicopter host," meaning I won't hover over you constantly and annoy you with messages. I am always reachable, however, and always try to be helpful. I'm not one of those lame corporate hosts who never check their messages or respond. I'm very responsive and definitely want you to have a great time, so contact me whenever about whatever.

Other things to note

A quick reminder: as always in LA, don't mention Airbnb. Los Angeles, like most cities in the world, is still getting used to the idea of home-sharing, so not everybody loves Airbnb. Neighbors don't always like the idea that the person next-door is a stranger. So if anybody should ask, just say you're a friend of mine. Again, this is true of most cities in the world, so it's not specific to LA and not specific to my apartment. Just be cool and all will be well (and I doubt anyone will say anything to you). Also, for anyone who is wondering: Airbnb is perfectly legal in Los Angeles. So hooray for that.

Also, for those with service animals, many apologies but I do have allergies to cats and dogs and therefore cannot let those into the apartment. The same goes for pets that are not service animals, of course (which is why my apartment is listed as not suitable for pets). Again, apologies to any pet owners or people with service animals.


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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 14 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 91
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

You break it, you bought it. If you break something or stain something or scratch something or crack something, you'll be required to pay for any maintenance and/or replacements as necessary. This should be a no-brainer, but some people think it's totally cool to mess up another person's apartment without paying them back—trust me, it's not cool! One might even call it "uncool."

Another no-brainer: if you cause damage to anything in the apartment, or if you misplace something from the apartment, you must tell me before you check out. Don't hope I won't notice, because I will.

If you take something, even accidentally, you will be responsible for giving it back or paying for it plus a fee. If I notice anything is missing, whether it's a towel or a hair dryer or a pillow or virtually anything else, I'll contact you and will expect you to ship it back to me at your own expense with next-day shipping. Alternatively, I can charge you for the full cost of the item plus an inconvenience fee. Why an "inconvenience fee"? Because when someone takes things from the apartment, that causes me and future guests an inconvenience. Guests may have to go without a pillow or a towel, or some other important item, and I have to take time to go buy a new one. Super not fun.

No smoking. Like, none. Not with the window open, not in the bathroom, not in the closet, not under the bed. If there's any smoke odor whatsoever after you leave, you'll be required to pay for a professional deodorization. I know that sucks, but I have to be strict, because guests have often broke this rule and it's the worst. It ruins the entire place for me and everyone else who stays there.

The mattress is expensive. Do not spill any liquids on it! If you do, I'll know, and you'll have to pay for a new mattress, as there's typically no way to repair liquid damage to foam mattresses. Even water will ruin the mattress because of its foam properties. So please don't drink anywhere near the mattress. You don't want to pay for a new mattress—trust me.

For that matter, don't spill anything else on the mattress either. Spaghetti balls, pizza, Chinese food, whatever. If you damage the mattress in any way, you'll have to pay for a replacement.

Be careful with the bed in general. Everybody sleeps differently, but some people seem to sleep like Olympic athletes. The legs under the bed can crack if you go too crazy, and then I'll have to replace them. If you do break the bed, you'll need to pay for it, so pace yourself.

Be careful with what you eat on the couch. If it could cause a stain, be extra careful. My recommendation is to eat in the kitchen area. If you cause damage to the couch, you will be responsible for replacing the entire couch or repairing whatever has been damaged.

No pets (unless you clear it with me ahead of time). I have allergies to dogs and cats. For those with service animals, unfortunately this poses a problem as well. Always contact me just in case, but generally I don't allow animals in the apartments.

No parties. I don't care if the party is big or small—it isn't allowed, unfortunately. This is a very nice building and the community doesn't put up with shenanigans. If you like shenanigans, please know that this is a shenanigan-free zone.

Be respectful of the neighbors and keep noise to a minimum. Absolutely no loud music. Trust me, if you disturb the neighbors, good things will not happen. More specifically, if you causing a noise disturbance at the apartment, it could jeopardize your entire trip, as the apartment building does not tolerate noise violations.

The only people allowed in the apartment are the ones who are listed on the reservation. Any other guests will need to be cleared with me ahead of time. Please note: Airbnb allows people to book as a group now. Make sure that any additional people who are going to be with you over night create Airbnb profiles, and make sure to book using the group booking feature. If you expect to have guests who are just hanging out and not staying the night, you have to tell me who they are as well. No randos in the building without permission.

When you book, you must tell me accurately how many people will be staying with you. If you give me an inaccurate number, I reserve the right to cancel the reservation.

****Lastly, don't say you're from Airbnb. This goes without saying in Los Angeles. LA is old-fashioned when it comes to Airbnb policy, so hosts have to be more careful. Airbnb is totally legal in the city, but many people still don't like it, and we don't want to annoy them. As such, if anybody should ask, just say you're a friend of mine. Easy as pie.****

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property - No free parking included with the listing, but there's plenty of available parking nearby. There's at least one structure and lot on each block.

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

55 Reviews

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Antonio User Profile
August 2017
Good place and great location. Wifi connection was a bit of an issue and lack of lighting in the apartment. But other than that Ben was a great host! Great location. Overall good experience.

璐 User Profile
August 2017
I think the ceiling of the house looks a little scaring.
Ben User ProfileBen is a superhost.
Response from Ben:
The ceilings are not “scaring”—they’re industrial, and most people think they’re really cool. You had an opportunity to view them in the photos before booking. Also, let me take this opportunity to tell Airbnb that you completely trashed the apartment. The floor was coated with toe-nails, cherry pits, pieces of egg (??), and other unmentionables. (I would go into detail, but I don’t want to gross anyone out.) Fortunately for future guests, I have deep-cleaned it twice and it is now sparkling and pristine. However, the ceiling is still cool and industrial. Sorry about that.
August 2017

Darrell User Profile
August 2017
Great Airbnb experience! The place was clean and had all the amenities listed. Ben was even nice enough to let us drop off bags early due to an early flight. The location was perfect (2 min walk to Grand Central Market) and there's a lot of things to do nearby. Definitely would recommend this place

Yasser User Profile
August 2017
Ben's place is immaculately kept , with all amenities and mod cons. Very clean and very comfortable. It's also incredibly unique and interesting. You'll see what I mean when you get there. A very hip place. The location was superb. Access all areas. Be it Pershing or The Edison or even the more left field places towards 7th and Los Angeles. You can walk from Ben's to anywhere in Downtown. Ben himself was very helpful and let you get on with it. Very respectful. Thank you for the stay.

Edward User Profile
August 2017
Exactly as advertised. Ben wasn't present but his instruction was clear and accurate. Seamless check in. Nice place. Seamless check out. Will stay here again.

David User Profile
August 2017
A great place to stay in DTLA.

Samantha User Profile
August 2017
Ben was a great host! He was very responsive to all of my messages and we were able to drop our bags off early which was great! The apartment was spacious, comfortable and clean. Grand Central Market is a block away which I highly recommend checking out. The apartment is in a very central location in DTLA but just keep in mind you are not far from skid row so just be aware at night!

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Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Ben User ProfileBen is a superhost.

I'm a laid-back, super cool dude with an excellent sense of humor and an even better sense of smell. That's not really relevant to this bio, but I figured I'd share it anyway.

As for my interests, I love to travel, which is why I sublet a lot. So far I've been to 50+ countries and nearly every continent (damn you, Antarctica). Careerwise, I run a couple businesses and I write in my spare time. Life is complicated.

Favorite movie is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! Either that or Swingers.

Music: I love Twin Shadow and Miike Snow, and Radiohead is my all-time favorite band.

TV: Game of Thrones. And Westworld. Duh.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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