Staying At The Funky Loft In Brooklyn, NY

The Funkiest Loft In Town

Introducing the bright bohemian Funky Loft in Brooklyn, NY!

It is a newly renovated loft in a 1920s industrial building located in Brooklyn’s artsy neighborhood of Bushwick. The vintage details, huge windows, sky lights, and a mixture of colors, all help to create a charming atmosphere.

The Funky Loft has 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, hardwood floors, and an open kitchen and living space. It also has a central heat and a/c unit, an awesome speaker system, washer & dryer, and incredible natural light!

Fun fact: The building was built in the 1920’s and still has some of the original brick walls!!!

Some other details that make this place special are the vintage cherry wallpaper accent wall, 1950’s Coca Cola Refrigerator, green velvet vintage couch, large navajo area rug, lush plants, one-of-a-kind vintage furniture and props, a beautiful seafoam kitchen, a kitschy 1970’s themed bathroom with wild animal wallpaper, sliding wood barn doors, AND an indoor swing hanging from the rafters.

If you’re looking for a quirky, fun, artsy place to stay, then The Funky Loft is DEFINITELY for you!

Plus, it’s only a 30 minute subway ride from Manhattan; so you’re able to experience the city while also enjoying quite evenings in Brooklyn.

The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft

Cozy Rooms

The Funky Loft has 3 rooms and a loft (where the hosts stay).

While I was there, of course I had to stay in the room that reminded me of a tropical getaway. The bed spread had large green banana leaves all over, a bamboo bookshelf, and twinkle lights. Good vibes only!

I shared this room with a friend of mine and we had enough room for 2 carry on luggages and 2 large checked bags! Also, the full sized bed was unbelievably comfortable (new memory foam mattress)!

This room has a sliding barn door, so there is no lock. However, have no fear. Our hosts were home most of the time and the other guests in the loft were kind, considerate, and sweet!

The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft

Behind the pink and yellow door is another room called by the hosts a ‘NY Backpacker’s Dream’. It is the only bedroom with a lock and key.

The room is very spacious. Not only is there space to hang your clothes, but there is room beneath the bed to store whatever you like. The twin sized memory foam mattress fits perfectly between 2 walls (see picture) and is 74 inches long. It is approximately 36 inches off the ground with a step stool to get up, so there is 36 inches of space underneath.

My favorite part about this room were the two windows that open to the outside. This made for some gorgeous natural light, perfect for reading during the day and watching the moon from your bed at night.

The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft

The third room was occupied by another guests while we were there so I was unable to take photos, however, here is some information about it in case you’re interested in staying!

This room has a window that opens into the living room and a sliding barn down. It has a size full memory foam mattress, full length mirror, exposed brick, and built in shelf. Perfect for one or two people!

To book a room at The Funky Loft, head here —> https://www.thefunkyloft.com/rooms/

Kitschy 1970’s Themed Bathroom

There is only one bathroom on the premise so each guest and hosts must share.

Since you are sharing, it’s important to be respectful of the rules. For example, if you use your own toiletries, please store them in your room. It would be very difficult to have 5-8 different individual’s toiletries all over the bathroom.

The hosts are kind enough to include towels, Q Tips, cotton swabs, iron, hair blow dryer, shampoo & conditioner, body wash and tampons/pads!

While it was smaller, I honestly loved this bathroom because of the amazing jungle theme! How cute is the wallpaper??

The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft

Introducing, Your Host!

Marcella was an AirBNB host in LA for 4 years and was featured in their magazine at the ‘AirBNB Open’ in November 2016! She lives in The Funky Loft in Brooklyn with her boyfriend Antonio, so there will always be a host present. Antonio is an artist and from Portugal. Both are very welcoming and love sharing their home.

Q & A

Where did you get the idea to start The Funky Loft?
I had a loft in Downtown LA that I could not afford to live in but it was my dream loft… I immediately started renting the extra rooms on Airbnb to help pay my rent and we started being fully booked year round!  As it got more popular and as I started booking photo and film shoots in the space I wanted to give it a name and The Funky Loft just fit!
What is your favorite part about The Funky Loft?
I love that my home draws people from all corners of the world.  The loft is my style and my design and I made it so that I like where I live and having people stay with us because it’s their aesthetic as well reminds me that we’re all so similar even if we’re from Bali or Norway or Tennessee.
What do you love about being a host?
Similar to above, meeting people from all over the world! We have guests from places that I dream about going to and I get to talk to them about the best local spots to go when I’m there. The loft brings so much culture and I love being surrounded by it.
Best restaurant nearby?
It’s not really a restaurant but they have food… Little Skips!  It’s our neighborhood cafe and it’s my favorite place to go and bring my laptop to do work.  Plus they have the best sandwiches and my favorite…Thai Tea.
What is a must-do on Saturday night in Brooklyn or NYC?
Oooof that’s a hard one.  It really depends on what kind of person you are but for me, going swing dancing at one of the many swing pop-ups every week.  And of course just walking around the village and people watching.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
Well not so much anymore, but I used to hula hoop and fire hoop. I still have some of my old hoops tucked away in the loft.  I also played Softball for 9 years and was on the All Star team for 4 years.
Many people come to take photos at the Funky Loft, anyone famous??? 
Grace Vaanderwaal had a shoot in the loft and she was so incredibly adorable!  And back when the loft was in LA, Zendaya shot a commercial in the loft.
The Funky Loft
The Funky Loft

Want To Book A Film Or Photo Shoot?

One of the coolest things about The Funky Loft is that you can actually schedule a film & photo shoot! The loft is unique with a bohemian, retro vibe so your guaranteed to take some sick photos!

I’ve provided some basic information but if you’d like some more info, please head here —> https://www.thefunkyloft.com/location-shoots/

Price:

  • 3 people or less: $85/hr
  • 5 people or less: $105/hr
  • 8 people or less: $125/hr

*All shoots have a 3 hour minimum

Additional Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee – $50 (Crews of 5 or less and 5 hours or less)
  • Cleaning Fee- $125 (Crews of 6 or more and 6 hours or more)

Note:

Photo Shoots booked with less than 72 hours notice will be charged an additional $100 fee.  Film Shoots booked with less than 7 days notice will be charged an additional $200 fee

2018-02-15T20:22:53+00:00

57 Comments

  1. Leah | @thewanderleaf February 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh looks like such a fun place to stay! Absolute loft goals

  2. Christina Hrynyk February 5, 2018 at 5:59 am - Reply

    Love the atmosphere here and Brooklyn is a great place to stay, thanks for the info!

  3. Lauren February 5, 2018 at 1:38 am - Reply

    That’s actually my dream style loft!

  4. Emily @theglitteringunknown February 5, 2018 at 1:14 am - Reply

    What an awesome spot! I’d love to stay here- and not just because it looks like a palace compared to my tiny Parisian apartment!

  5. Shannon Guerrero February 5, 2018 at 12:49 am - Reply

    This place is definitely going in my save for future trips folder! Such a cute and unique place to stay!

  6. Anonymous February 4, 2018 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Such a great post girly! Love reading the Q&A..also such a fun space! I’ve never stayed in Brooklyn but I’ve always wanted to!

  7. Dana Berez February 4, 2018 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Love reading about this! The interior is superb ! So eclectic and fun! Would love to stay here on a stay-cation! ❤️❤️

  8. Eric February 4, 2018 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Yooooo love the way you write Angie!! Makes me want to come states asap and stay at spots like this 😁

  9. mel February 4, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    This place looks so lovely 🙂 i am totally in love with the brick walls und the the swing!!
    i am an huge airbnb! it is an awesome opportunity to see place like this.
    x mel

  10. Claire February 4, 2018 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I would totally stay here! I love design forward accomodations and the photos would be so cute! Love your photos of the place 🙂

  11. Jayde February 4, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Aw Angie I adore this place! And I would love to stay someday! NY is still on my bucket list so I’m writing this place down. I was pretty much sold as soon as I saw the swing!
    Jayde x

    • Angie February 4, 2018 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      Ah you MUST go to NYC soon!! And definitely stay at The Funky Loft 😊 The swing and the pink/yellow door is totally meant for you!

  12. Kathryn (@thetravelingnurse_22) February 4, 2018 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Omg this place looks so cute!!! I love how vintage it is!!! I would definitely go check it out for a little overnight staycation!!! Brooklyn has some really cute areas!!

  13. Ellinor February 4, 2018 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Love this! It feels so homey and relaxing 😊 I love barn doors aswell, didnt you have any nice photos of those?📸 How does breakfast work? Do you have to buy yourself or just go out eating?☕ 🥐 Deff a must stay when we go to N.Y 😃 And Marcella seems to be so sweet 💙

    • Angie February 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      In some of the photos, the barn doors are just off to the side 😊 As for breakfast, they hosts provide you with cereal, bread, jam, and coffee, which is very sweet of them. As for the other meals, we were out and about in NYC and Brooklyn so we just stopped for lunch and dinner.

  14. Andi February 4, 2018 at 7:33 am - Reply

    That’s so cute! I love finding quirky, wonderful places to stay!

  15. Kritika February 4, 2018 at 6:09 am - Reply

    I had been following this loft on your stories! It’s so dreamy. I would love to stay here at least once!

    • Angie February 4, 2018 at 5:04 pm - Reply

      If your ever in NYC, definitely make sure to stay here 😊

  16. Layla February 4, 2018 at 5:57 am - Reply

    I loved Staying here with you! Your writing took me back to our time here :)… I kinda wished I had A blog like this to read before our stay! You’re the best girl!

    • Angie February 4, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      Already miss you babe!! Seriously had such a blast! ❤️

  17. Tiana (passportofmemories) February 4, 2018 at 4:35 am - Reply

    I love all the antique finishings, it makes this place so unique. The bright colored kitchen and swing in the middle of the room is so fun! I would love to check it out!

    • Angie February 4, 2018 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      The swing was sooooo rad! But that cherry red fridge next to the blue cabinets made for such a lovely photo backdrop!

  18. Lika February 4, 2018 at 12:40 am - Reply

    good to know this all for my next trip! thank you for information 🌸💕

  19. Maurenice February 4, 2018 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Omg, so cute! I would love to stay here as I love brooklyn. I love lofts and being that I live in Manhattan I sometimes like to escape and explore other quaint areas around. Thanks for letting us know about this cool loft, def. has a lot of beautiful decor vignettes all around!

    xoxo

    Maurenice

    • Angie February 4, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      You should totally check it out, either for a stay or doing a photo shoot! It’s so much fun!! 🙂

  20. Hilary February 4, 2018 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Very cute!! I’m in Manhattan quite frequently, but I haven’t explored Brooklyn very much. Your post reminds me that I really need to roam around Brooklyn! This stay is tempting, although I’m used to the AirBNBs where you get the whole place to yourself!

    • Angie February 4, 2018 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      I had never been to Brooklyn before this trip and I was pleasantly surprised! I love the vibes and street art! Such a neat place to check out! I had actually never stayed at an Airbnb where you shared the place with the hosts and other guest but I promise, at The Funky Loft, it’s so fun and a lovely experience!

  21. Sarah February 3, 2018 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    Thank you for detailed review better than trip advisor 🤣. Love that this place is also open for photo shoots! Reminds me of our hostels in Iceland and Barcelona! Totally instagram-worthy! Have to check it out next time I’m in NYC!

    • Angie February 4, 2018 at 12:20 am - Reply

      Haha yes! You know you’re doing a good job when you beat trip advisor! 🤣 Definitely check it out when you’re in NYC next!

  22. Deandra February 3, 2018 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    I love the vibe of the whole place its so beautiful and the swing in the livingroom just seals the deal for me. Love it

  23. Nina Danielle February 3, 2018 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    I expect we’ll see this place in some television shows scenes soon with the option to film in there! I also now believe that every home should include a swing. Totally adorable!

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 11:36 pm - Reply

      I totally expect it too!! Definitely will be happening in the near future!

  24. Cathy February 3, 2018 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    This place is so cool! Been seeing it on IG a lot recently and now I can finally understand why it’s so poplular! The decor is absolutely so splendid and quirky! Love it. 💕 really helpful and insightful post Angie, loved that you covered all the little details too! Would definitely stay here if I’m ever in New York! 😍😍 and beautiful photos! ✨💫

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply

      All those funky, adorable decorations and design are all because of the host, Marcella! 🙂 She is just so sweet and amazing! Really makes the loft so special!

  25. Jiayi February 3, 2018 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Angie, thank you so much for this super comprehensive and informative guide!! This loft seriously looks like a dream loft, I had no idea it existed but will definitely keep it in my mind if I drop by NYC again! Also, your photos here are absolutely gorgeous, you have serious talent girl!! <3

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 11:32 pm - Reply

      Wow thank you so much babe!! So sweet of you! 🙂

  26. Anna February 3, 2018 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Wow, this place looks so cool! Definitely an unique NYC experience

  27. Carlie February 3, 2018 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    This is just what I have been looking for! I am currently in the middle of planning my NYC trip, and was looking at places in Brooklyn. This ticks all of the boxes! Thanks so much for sharing Angie. I love following all of your adventures!

    carlie__k

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      OMG yay!!!! You’re going to absolutely LOVE staying there!!!!! Tell Marcella I say hi 🙂

  28. Nikki February 3, 2018 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    What an amazing place to stay! I loved the swing photo and the aesthetic of the kitchen! Adding it to my To See List… if I ever end up in NY again. Mahalo for sharing!

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you’re adding it to your list! I promise if you go, you absolutely love it! 🙂

  29. Lauren February 3, 2018 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    THe funky loft…! Absolutely love it! I’d take that over a hotel room any day! I just love the style and colours and boldness! Who wouldn’t want a safari wall!

    As always super informative and very helpful for trip planning!!

    Looks like you had fun!!… I doubt there was just one bottle of wine for you girls haha 😜😜 but the one made a great photo!

    Thanks Angie! 💛

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      Oh definitely 4 bottles (one for each haha)!

  30. Kersandra from Our Adventure Story February 3, 2018 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    I would absolutely stay here!!! My children would love the funky fun vibe and an indoor swing does life get any better than that? Love how Unique this place is!

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 9:46 pm - Reply

      The swing was definitely my favorite part! 🙂

  31. Sol February 3, 2018 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    This place is amazing and would looove to stay there!!! I saw it in yours and Sebrin’s stories and absolutely love it 😍
    Your photos of this place are amazing Angie!!

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 9:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks love!! It was a dream place to stay!

  32. Riddhi mistry February 3, 2018 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I have been waiting for this blog ever since I saw it on your stories! I guess I am going to plan a trip to NYC just to stay in this place 😂

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      YESSSSS!!! Seriously the coolest place ever! It was a blast!

  33. Angie February 3, 2018 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I would love to stay there! NYC is my fav city of the world. I love this vibes so much! And this colorful kitchen is sooo beautiful ♡

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      You HAVE to stay here!! Omg even if just for spending time with the hosts and taking pictures! 🙂

  34. Kay February 3, 2018 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Huh, yanno im generally not a hostel or b&b gal, but the host’s interview absolutely stole my heart. Or maybe im just biased because #LAvibes . She’s probably the coolest person I’ve never met hahah. Great post on such a wonderful place!

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      Same! But it really doesn’t feel like an Airbnb because of the love and care that Marcella has put into it! Honestly, she’s the coolest host and human being ever!!

  35. Caitlin February 3, 2018 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Love that you put this whole review together! Just seeing the photos made me want to stay here but after reading everything I HAVE to stay here now! Looks incredible 🙂

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Honestly, one of my favorite stays ever!! You would take some bomb photos here too!

  36. Nia February 3, 2018 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    I would love to stay there especially since brooklyn and manhattan are nearby 🙂

    • Angie February 3, 2018 at 9:25 pm - Reply

      It really is the perfect location! 🙂

Leave A Comment