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  • - Steven! - Steven

  • What you up to? - We're taking a selfie?

  • Nice hair. - Thanks.

  • - Steven, you work way too much.

  • - No I don't. - So--

  • - Wait, what are you doing? - We're gonna go on vacation.

  • - Yeah! - No I can't!

  • - We're going, let's go! - I gotta edit this video!

  • - [Selorm] Whoo! (upbeat music)

  • Let's find some hotels, cmon, go go!

  • Today we're gonna try three different places to stay,

  • at three different price points.

  • Isn't that what you always say?

  • - At three drastically different price points.

  • - At three drastically different price points.

  • So the first hotel we're going to

  • is called Podshare L.A.

  • It's kind of like a really cool version of a dormitory.

  • - We're going to a place where you

  • share living spaces with each other?

  • - Yeah, there's like different pods.

  • Everyone has their own pod and their own space.

  • - Rule number one, (bell ringing)

  • don't talk to strangers.

  • That's the only rule you need. - That's the only rule?

  • - Yes. - I know you're an introvert,

  • I feel like this place is gonna open you up more.

  • Strangers aren't so bad.

  • - If somebody attacks us,

  • can we please throw Kevin in front of them?

  • So you gonna document me dying?

  • - Someone's gotta film it.

  • Someone's gotta film it. - Argh!

  • (playful music)

  • - My name's Elvina, and this is Podshare, DTLA.

  • We also have two other (bubbles popping)

  • locations, Los Feliz and Hollywood and Vine.

  • - How much is it per night?

  • - There's a $15 day pass,

  • or you can do 24 hour pass, 50 bucks.

  • So that means any location,

  • you're not just locked into DTLA.

  • - What do you consider podule?

  • Like, what do you call it?

  • - Flexible term dormitory.

  • I wanted to create co-living,

  • meaning you face each other and there's social collisions,

  • like the rate at which you bump into somebody,

  • maybe you make eye contact,

  • instead of knocking on a door,

  • that's less social collisions,

  • than they would, like, seeing a name on a pod,

  • and being like "Philipe!"

  • Hi, Philipe!

  • - I'm an extreme introvert,

  • so the idea of social collisions is terrifying to me.

  • - You can't, like, close yourself out.

  • This is collaborative living.

  • So, we don't wanna necessarily say

  • you can't live the pod life,

  • so we're looking at buildings where we can do

  • private upstairs but always always

  • dormitory style pods downstairs.

  • Welcome to Podshare, and we got mostly twin-size pods.

  • We got queen size pods here,

  • and then the third is the murphy pod,

  • and it converts from bed to desk.

  • - [Steven] So this is the pod? - Yeah.

  • You get a twin-size memory foam mattress,

  • outlets with USBs for your phone, obviously,

  • Netflix, Hulu, Pandora.

  • You plug in your headphones into the remote

  • so that you don't bother other people,

  • when you watch your favorite shows.

  • - I sleep on a one inch foam pad.

  • - I'm really surprised at how comfortable this is.

  • I'll be back for you.

  • - This is the queen?

  • - [Elvina] Yeah, the queen pods.

  • - I, as a human being, need a queen-size,

  • definitely worth it.

  • - If you need two things when you're staying,

  • you need a desk and you need a place to sleep.

  • We took that and put it into one,

  • so you go from bed (bed squeaking)

  • - [Steven] Whoa! - [Selorm] What?

  • - [Steven] What?

  • - And the cup of coffee just stays in one place.

  • - There is somebody blow-drying her hair over here (laughs).

  • That's what it is, social collisions,

  • can't have enough of those.

  • - I was actually just online,

  • and I was looking for a place to stay.

  • This place was a lot more economical

  • than a traditional hotel,

  • and it gives you your own space to sleep in,

  • you can watch a movie.

  • It was definitely exceeding

  • my expectations that's for sure.

  • - When I first moved here,

  • and I crashed my friend's apartment

  • for like three weeks, and I felt so bad.

  • I just wish I had like an alternative to that,

  • and this would have been the perfect place to come.

  • - It's not only accessible, but it's comfortable too.

  • - Yeah. - Thank you so much.

  • - Thank you so much. - [Elvina] Thank you.

  • What is it?

  • It's a box, and then, wait, do that thing.

  • Podshare. - Pod life.

  • - The pod life.

  • Okay, Steven, (happy music)

  • how did you like Podshare?

  • - If you're looking for a hotel and you have $50,

  • that is the best cheap option you'll get in L.A.

  • - It was cool that everything was so handmade.

  • That murphy bed blew my mind, literally.

  • - That was pretty cool. - Success!

  • On place number one!

  • Hotel fact!

  • The world's oldest hotel, is in Japan,

  • it's pronounced Ni-shi-yama Oon-sen

  • Keiun-Kan Hotel-- - Okay, okay.

  • - Okay, I almost got it.

  • It's been around for nearly 1,300 years.

  • - Whoa. - I think it was founded

  • in 705 A.D. - You know it's old

  • when you start using A.D.

  • - Well, we're not going to Japan next.

  • The next spot is called the Redbury Hotel.

  • I know that it is banging. - It's banging?

  • - It's banging.

  • - What does it mean when a hotel bangs?

  • - The hotel is cool, Steven. - Okay, cool.

  • One, two, three four (playful music)

  • - My name is Bryan Barrera,

  • I am the sales coordinator here at

  • the Redbury Hollywood and Vine.

  • We are a boutique hotel here with 57 rooms.

  • This room that we are currently in, is our vine suite.

  • It comes with our kitchenette.

  • It all comes with a two gas burner, block countertop,

  • and then of course, our microwave.

  • Some will only be here for one night,

  • but they'll wanna, like, do a whole gourmet meal.

  • We value that, we want them to use

  • all of our features here at our property.

  • - [Steven] Right. - [Bryan] Each room comes with

  • its own private living area, a king-size bed,

  • which, as you can see, are

  • very very spacious, very luxurious.

  • - My complaint about hotels is the pillows.

  • Pillows should always be able to,

  • conform to your body.

  • Sometimes pillows don't, but these pillows do.

  • It's extremely comfortable.

  • - These look like, little soda cans,

  • but they're actually our intimacy kits.

  • (Kevin laughing) There's condoms, lubrication,

  • even enhancers I think.

  • - I thought it was Redbury soda,

  • like Redbury juice, like ha berry juice.

  • - Here we are in our Redbury bathroom,

  • amazing Rainhead showers.

  • As you can see, it comes with a spa area.

  • - [Selorm] It's not a joke.

  • - We don't want guests to come back

  • because they feel like it's convenient,

  • we want them to come back because there's an urge.

  • - [Selorm] Yes. - We go above and beyond

  • to put just a smile on someone's face.

  • - Thank you so much. - Okay?

  • (Selorm laughing) You're welcome, my pleasure.

  • - For the record, the Redbury's bed was the best bed.

  • Pillows at the Redbury, firm, yet giving.

  • - You can't find a nicer way to describe that.

  • Hotel fact! - [Kevin] Whoo!

  • - That makes sense, I mean Vegas is the place

  • where you go to party, (rubber duck squeaking)

  • to live extravagantly.

  • - I've been to Vegas once, but I really wanna go.

  • I mean-- - Let's do it!

  • - Let's do it!

  • Let's go to Vegas!

  • The most expensive hotel that would let me in--

  • - Wait, oh you already planned this!

  • - Yeah. (laughing)

  • - How much is (upbeat music)

  • this hotel in Vegas?

  • - So this hotel is priced at $35,000.

  • - What?

  • - Thirty, five, thousand,

  • dollars. - [Steven] What?

  • - That's like, 17,000 large fries from McDonald's.

  • - What could possibly make

  • something cost that much, you know?

  • - Truffles, it's always truffles.

  • - Pack your bags, tomorrow, we're going to Vegas!

  • - Whaa! - Whoo!

  • Wait, I need to drive. (laughing)

  • We're going to Vegas. (party music)

  • (thrilling music)

  • Throw the dice, spin the wheel

  • Take a chance on me baby

  • ♫ I'm a real big deal

  • Joker in the pack

  • Ace in the hole

  • Double dealin' baby, got me outta control

  • - Oh, my gosh.

  • Whoa. - Whoa.

  • - [Kevin] Whoa!

  • - [Steven] Look at that view!

  • - That's an elevator. (both laughing)

  • - [Selorm] Why is there an elevator in here?

  • I'm so excited!

  • - My name's Kyle, I'm a bellman here at the Palms.

  • This is our two story sky villa.

  • It's roughly 9,000 square feet.

  • This is where anybody who's anybody stays in Las Vegas.

  • Comes with butler service.

  • This room can sleep about 12 people.

  • - Great, we have four people here.

  • - We don't have many friends.

  • - Okay, you guys can spread out.

  • (Steven laughing) Alright, guys,

  • this is our main room.

  • This is the bar in the room.

  • Bottles start at $275.

  • - Not like $2.75. - $275.

  • - Gulp. - Check it.

  • - This is the dining area in the back.

  • - If we go upstairs, so they had this amazing elevator here.

  • Hey Kevin, wanna come inside with us?

  • - [Kevin] No, man. - [Steven and Selorm] Oooh.

  • - [Kyle] This is the bathroom, full jetted tub.

  • - [Steven] Look at all of those jets.

  • Let's turn this bad boy on.

  • Oh! (both laughing)

  • Whoo! (both laughing)

  • This knob activates that.

  • - The water just pours like it's coming from the heavens.

  • - Oh my gosh.

  • - [Kyle] Just inside this door is the dry sauna.

  • - Dibs, sorry. - No.

  • - [Solena] Dibs! - No, it's not dibs!

  • I called dibs first!

  • - [Kyle] This is the master bedroom.

  • This circular bed does rotate.

  • - How does that thing rotate? - [Kyle] There's a remote.

  • - Ooh it's--

  • - What am I doing with my life?

  • - This is the master bathroom, full jetted tub.

  • - Very obvious, what this tub is for.

  • The beads, the bed right next to it.

  • - It's for a pool party, duh! - Oh yeah.

  • - We're gonna call a butler. - What do you wanna eat?

  • - Let's get steak and shrimp.