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NYC’s The Funky Loft

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The Funky Loft

The Funky Loft is an apartment in New York’s trendy Brooklyn neighborhood, Bushwick. An industrial building from the 1920s, the loft was renovated by the current host a few years ago. Marcella arrived from Los Angeles in 2017, and with her brought her excellent taste for antique decor and home interior design skills. It is the coziest apartment in NYC, and you will feel right at home the minute that you arrive.

The apartment is located in Bushwick with tons of nearby restaurants, bars, and cafes. Some personal favorites include Mally’s Deli for tacos and Swallow Cafe for a coffee or tea. Marcella has compiled a list of all of her favorite spots for guests, that you can check out when you arrive.

There are multiple subways nearby, including the M train at Central and the J train at Kosciuszko just a block away. You can also reach the Dekalb L train station only a 10 minute walk away. You can get into the Manhattan within 20-30 minutes from the apartment. The Funky Loft’s location provide travelers with an authentic New York City experience. Not to mention, it was rated the #1 coolest AirBnB rental in Brooklyn by Time Out New York.

girl on swing in the funky loft
The Funky Loft, NYC

The Funky Loft Rooms

The apartment has a total of 4 rooms, 3 that are open for guests, and 1 that is used by the host. All of the rooms share a single bathroom, equipped with wild animal wallpaper. The rooms range in size, but each is decorated to match the coziness decor of the loft. Of the 3 rooms that are available for guests, two of the rooms can accommodate up to 2 guests, while one room is designed for solo travelers. If possible, I’d recommend booking either the Room With a View or The Tropical Getaway, as these are both much larger than the The Backpackers Dream.

The living area is a shared space, which is a great place for meeting people from all over the world!

Breakfast is included, which includes options such as of oats, cereal, and toast, plus coffee/tea. There is also a communal (50s coca cola) fridge and full kitchen if you want to purchase your own food to cook.

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NYC’s Coolest AirBnB, The Funky Loft

The Tropical Getaway

  • Full bed
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sliding barn door
  • Exposed brick wall

A Room With a View

  • Full bed
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sliding barn door
  • Exposed brick wall

The Backpackers Dream

  • Twin bed
  • Sleeps 1

The Decor

Every inch of the apartment is perfectly curated, boasting impeccable decor including a 1950s Coca Cola fridge, excellent lighting with plants trailing the walls, an indoor swing, and a kitschy 1970’s themed bathroom with wild animal wallpaper. I absolutely love the exposed original brick walls and hardwood floors. Many of these items were collected over time by the loft’s host, Marcella. There is a constant stream of classic tunes playing on the speaker system in the loft, creating the perfect homey atmosphere. I spent a weekend at The Funky Loft, despite living in NYC myself, and it was the perfect place to relax and get some work done. Not to mention, I took tons of awesome photos in the space, because how could I resist!

I have traveled the world, and I swear this is one of the cutest apartments that I have ever stayed at. Did I mention that she has a ridiculous amount of plants, and I’m absolutely obsessed? The loft is truly a unique, and funky, accommodation option in Brooklyn.

interior decor in the funky loft bushwick brooklyn
The Funky Loft, Brooklyn

How to Book

It is super easy to book a couple of nights at The Funky Loft. The rooms are all listed on AirBnb, where you can book for the room directly. The cost of the room varies based on the room and dates of your visit. However, all of the rooms are super affordable! If you have any questions, you can reach out to the host Marcella directly.

girl in the funky loft kitchen
Retro Kitchen at The Funky Loft

Photoshoots at The Funky Loft

If you’re mesmerized by the loft’s look and feel, but don’t need to book a place to stay, you can book a photoshoot instead. Photoshoots typically range from $85-125/hour, with a minimum shoot time of 3 hours.

During the shoot you will have access to the upstairs balcony suite, the main living space/kitchen and bathroom. The bedrooms, however, are typically off-limits.

The Funky Loft has been featured in shoots by Vogue, Grey Goose, Anthropologie, and more. Find out more information about booking a photoshoot at The Funky Loft here.

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Vintage Coca Cola Fridge, The Funky Loft

Introducing: The Loft Host

Marcella hails from Los Angeles, where she discovered her love of antiques and interior decor at a young age. Marcella hosts the Airbnb with her boyfriend António who is originally from Portugal. You can learn more about her and The Funky Loft on Instagram, where she shares tons of decor inspiration and tips on reducing waste!

To learn more about booking you can visit The Funky Loft website, or check the place out on AirBnb.


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Taverna Travels was invited as a guest of The Funky Loft for a complimentary stay, but as always, all opinions are my own.

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