The BEST 12 Airbnbs for Your Trip to Los Angeles, California – from Budget to Luxury!

Looking for an Airbnb in Los Angeles? You’re not the only one! 

Year on year, L.A or the “City of Angels” draws in tourists and locals in their droves. This unique Californian city has gorgeous beaches, exquisite restaurants and bars, and magnificent outdoor attractions. The hilly landscape and breathtaking canyons are wonderful to explore – and at night, the club scene is overflowing with interesting characters and unique experiences. 

Met with the high-end culture of this sprawling metropolis, you’ll also find a bohemian undercurrent pulsing through the city. You’ll never have to choose between a laid-back retreat and a jam-packed vacation – in LA, you can have it all!

I’ve written a comprehensive list of thirteen of the best Airbnbs in Los Angeles to help you find the perfect home away from home. Whatever it is you’re looking for – a beach view, a pool, even a treehouse – there’s a little bit of everything in this list of top Airbnbs. 

If You’re in a Hurry: Top 4 Airbnbs Los Angeles

If you don’t have much time to pick an Airbnb in Los Angeles, you can take a look at the top four options in different categories below. These are organized by price from highest to lowest to help you find something to suit your budget. 

luxury hotel

Architectural Masterpiece

Luxury house in the center

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Hollywood Loft

Mid-priced apartment in the center

mid-range hotel

Artsy Loft in Historic DTLA

Budget apartment near the center

budget hotel

L.A Hideaway Apartment

Budget East LA apartment

Top 12 Airbnbs in Los Angeles

It’s hard to find the best Airbnb (Los Angeles just has too many options), but a surefire way to choose the right place is to choose the right place for you. To help you narrow down your choices, I’ve listed the Airbnbs from most to least expensive. 

When calculating the average nightly fee, I also took the cleaning and service fees into account. This way, you won’t get a shock from any hidden costs along the way. 

If it’s a unique stay you’re after, you can take a look at the BONUS section lower down in this post for unusual Airbnbs. 

Pssst – if you are looking for recommendations on WHERE to stay in Los Angeles, I have a great guide for you – and it has a mix of Airbnbs and hotels, all in different price categories, check it out here!

1. Architectural Masterpiece with Roof Deck

  • Location: Venice Beach
  • Price: From US$1010
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Guests: 8

Masterpiece indeed! This stylish home near Venice Beach has nailed the open-concept design, with a spacious living room that opens up to a gorgeous terrace surrounded by trees. The house has a relaxing vibe to it, boasting a Zen waterfall and floor-to-ceiling glass that lets in the brilliant L.A sunlight. 

This Airbnb Plus is a great place to stay if you’re traveling with a group or in a big family. There’s ample space for entertaining, and the upstairs terrace has beautiful views. You can wind down next to the fire pit and get inspired by the lovely scenery. 

The neighborhood has a bohemian spirit, so if you’re in any way hipster-inclined, this space is for you. There are trendy boutiques and eateries nearby. I recommend taking a ten-minute walk down to Abbot Kinney Street – Forbes named it the coolest street in America!

2. Hollywood’s Golden Age – Magical House with a Pool and Tropical Terrace

  • Location: Hollywood Hills
  • Price: From US$700
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 6

Light, bright, and teeming with lush houseplants, this charming Hollywood Hills Airbnb Plus brings the outside in. The home is located beneath the iconic Hollywood sign. So, you’ll be right in the heart of Los Angeles and close to all the major city attractions. 

Expect chic decor at this lovely home in the hills. The house’s pool is also the original mosaic design from the ‘30s, so you’ll really get a feel of Old Hollywood at this highly-rated Airbnb.

The outdoor patio has amazing views of the city. You may be at the heart of L.A in this neighborhood, but the terrace is quiet and private enough for you to unwind on your precious vacation time. 

If you’re feeling like a night on the town, however, Downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Hills are just minutes away. If you’ve had a taste of how great the U.S is, why not check out my post on Airbnbs in San Diego to further explore?

3. Beach Condo with Game Room – Best Airbnb in Los Angeles for Groups

  • Location: Marina del Rey
  • Price: From US$680
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Guests: 10

With tons of space, its own billiards table, and dartboard, this roomy beach condo is the perfect fit for a large group stay. I would go here just for the soaring windows – expect sixteen-foot glass and spacious open floor plan.

While you only get a peek of the ocean from the patio, this Airbnb still offers a lovely view of Los Angeles’ hills and trees. You’ll be within walking distance of Venice Beach. Of course, with such a lovely condo at your disposal, you may never leave the house! The space is fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. 

Another cool bonus feature is the air conditioning; this is pretty rare in beach condos, and you’ll definitely be grateful for it on those balmy summer days. 

4. Relax on the Spacious Deck – Best View of the Hollywood Sign

  • Location: Beachwood Canyon 
  • Price: From US$350
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 4

This funky two-bedroom home has an impeccable view of the Hollywood Sign in all its glory. You can watch the stunning California sunset from your terrace nestled amongst the trees. There’s plenty of seating outside, as well as an enticing hammock. Inside, you’ll find quirky mid-century decor with a bit of flair. The full kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need for a long-term vacation. 

The living room gets loads of natural light, and there’s even a wet bar inside for cocktail-enthusiasts. Many stars and celebrities reside in Beachwood Canyon. Take a short walk to the local grocer or stroll around the area – you may see someone you recognize. In fact, take a five-minute drive down to Beachwood Cafe while you’re at it. This eclectic spot has a few famous patrons. 

5. Rustic Unit in Hollywood Hills – Cute Spot for Couples 

  • Location: Hollywood Hills
  • Price: From US$330
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

If you happen to be in the throes of a romance (lucky you), you’ll adore this cute, rustic cabin-style home in the hills. The space is set up like a studio, with a kitchenette and free-standing tub in the living area. While this may sound a little odd, it can be romantic to have a bubble bath while your partner cooks you dinner in the same room.

If you do happen to need a little breathing room, however, no need to worry. There’s Wi-Fi here and a lovely outdoor deck tucked away in the trees, with loads of space to relax, sunbathe, or enjoy a good book. This Airbnb Plus offers an intimate and private setting for a romantic getaway. 

6. Amazing Hollywood Loft – Steps from the Walk of Fame

  • Location: Hollywood 
  • Price: From US$280
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Guests: 4

Check out the Amazing Hollywood Loft for a modern, industrial-style apartment. This space has exposed concrete and an open-concept design, with sleek finishings that make for a stylish place to stay. 

You’ll be just a short walk from the Walk of Fame – a must-see destination for anyone visiting the City of Angels. If you’re looking for attractions nearby, there are plenty of options. Take a drive down to Universal Studios for a memorable Hollywood experience just two minutes away, or head over to the landmark Hollywood Farmers’ Market. 

Want to see Universal Studios from above? You can take a Hollywood Helicopter Tour over the most iconic L.A destinations in the Hollywood Bowl. 

7. Santa Monica Beach – Private Guest House

  • Location: Santa Monica 
  • Price: From US$260
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 3

Less than two miles from the beach, this chic little bungalow in Santa Monica has a fantastic location. You can pop to the scooter rental place across the street if you’re looking for a quick way to zip around town. 

The interiors are sophisticated yet cozy and modern, but not over the top. If you’re looking for a low-key spot to relax and unwind, this may be the property for you. If it’s a work trip you’re planning, this Airbnb comes with wi-fi, too. 

There’s ample space for three if you make use of the sofa bed. Traveling as a pair? This intimate guest house would also be ideal as a one-bedroom for couples. 

8. Light-filled Top Floor Guest House with Patio

  • Location: Santa Monica 
  • Price: From US$230
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Guests: 2

There’s something about vaulted ceilings and wood beams that adds a special touch to the most humble of abodes. This guest house is no exception; you’ll find an abundance of natural light pouring over the wooden beams above you. Top it off with a Persian rug over hardwood floors, and you’ve got yourself a stellar Los Angeles Airbnb. 

Met with chic interiors and a slick charm is the sunny outdoor patio, where you can enjoy a fresh ocean breeze. The beach is a mere ten-minute drive away, and you’ll be walking distance from some great bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. 

9. Remodeled Guest House – Designer Los Angeles Airbnb 

  • Location: West Hollywood
  • Price: From US$220
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

Home to the prolific Sunset Strip and Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood has an exuberant nightlife scene and tremendous food. If you’re heading out to WeHo, you may want to stay at this elegant one-bedroom Airbnb Plus. You’ll have a cozy master bedroom upstairs and the entire house is filled with natural light. 

The interiors are sleek and modern, but you’ll feel right at home thanks to the welcoming atmosphere of the space. There are houseplants scattered around this lovely home, and the bathroom is newly renovated for that added touch of luxury. 

You can de-stress in the comfortable common area after a long day out. The space has snug couches and a fire pit that will make for a relaxing and peaceful evening at home. 

10. The Cottage of Lake Balboa – Most Family-Friendly

  • Location: San Fernando Valley 
  • Price: From US$210
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 4

If you’re looking for a cozy stay courtesy of a friendly superhost, you have found your match with this delightful two-bedroom cottage. Previous guests have raved about their attentive host, not to mention the thoughtful touches in the house, such as charging stations in the living room. It’s little things like these that set the best Airbnbs in Los Angeles apart from the rest, and this property is a perfect example. 

This Airbnb Plus would be ideal for a family with young kids. Parents will have their own private room, naturally, but there are sweet little bunk beds in the second bedroom for children, too. 

11. Modern Hideaway Blocks from Hollywood & Vine

  • Location: Hollywood 
  • Price: From US$210
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Guests: 2

An affordable gem amongst Airbnbs in Los Angeles, the Modern Hideaway bungalow is functional and refined, with a homey feel that will put you at ease during your vacation. The design is quirky and trendy, blending the elegance of a designer loft with the modest finishings of a tiny country house. 

Along with the polished interiors, you’ll find a quaint outdoor patio where you can relax with a glass of wine. And if you feel like hitting the town, the alluring bars of the Hollywood Bowl are walking distance away from this incredible listing. 

12. Artsy Vibe Loft in Historic DTLA – Hipster’s Paradise 

  • Location: Downtown 
  • Price: From US$190
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 4

Tucked away in The Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles, this hipster-esque loft has cool city views. You won’t see sweeping Los Angeles vistas, but you will have a unique view of Downtown from its very center, and in a historic building, no less.

The Historic Core District has loads of nightlife options, and there’s plenty in the way of cultural attractions, too. 

For a daytime activity, I’d recommend taking a look at The Last Bookstore. The store sells records and an array of novels, old and new, making for quite a magical and intriguing space. What was once a bank is now the avid reader’s dream, with arches made out of books adorning the hallways. This quirky spot is a two-minute walk from the Artsy Vibe Loft.

3 Unusual Los Angeles Airbnb Rentals

If you’re looking for a unique Airbnb in Los Angeles, I’ve got you covered with some distinctive vacation rentals below. If it’s an original living space you’re after – something fresh and new – then these options should appeal to your tastes. 

1. Hollywood Hills Airstream – Glamping in the City

  • Location: Hollywood Hills
  • Price: From US$400
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

You’ll see breathtaking city views from this unique Airbnb. Enjoy the splendid sunset over the canyons from your private deck, complete with a fire pit and outdoor shower. The airstream itself is colorful and snug, with a coffee-maker and some books courtesy of your superhost. 

The fog over the hills is truly magnificent from the 1400-foot high deck, and the fog over the canyons is something to behold. When you’re up for some nightlife exploration, West Hollywood is a mere 20-minute drive from this idyllic listing. 

2. Magical Dream Dome – Fairytale Treehouse Retreat 

  • Location: Topanga
  • Price: From US$360 
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

About a fifty-minute drive from Downtown LA, this magical treehouse will transport you to a fairytale world. Adorned with twinkling fairy lights tucked beside an oak tree, this fanciful garden Airbnb will definitely sate your wanderlust. You’ll find a private deck outside, and inside, a skylight on the ceiling that opens up to the beautiful trees above. 

This is a brilliant location if you’re looking for a retreat from the metropolitan madness of Los Angeles city. Chill out on the comfortable deck, unwind, and get inspired by the tranquil setting of this unique Airbnb in the woods. 

3. Beachfront Laguna Beach – Spectacular Ocean View

  • Location: Laguna Beach
  • Price: From US$330
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Guests: 4

If it’s incredible views you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. This comfortable studio in Laguna Beach has one of the best views of the ocean, and the waters in the area are nice and calm if you’re interested in taking a dip. 

The private deck is a great spot to snap some gorgeous sunset views, and the stylish setting will certainly get you off to a good start on your Los Angeles vacation. Don’t worry, there’s air conditioning to keep you cool on those especially sunny days!

Best Airbnb Experiences in Los Angeles 

Looking for a chance to get to know the city better? Then take a look at these awesome experiences in Los Angeles.

  1. Tour a tour of the Hollywood Sign – Experience the extravagant LA canyon views from behind the iconic Hollywood Sign. 
  2. Check out the Walk of Fame – Discover the Walk of Fame tributes to the most legendary artists and celebrities of our time. 
  3. Kayak and paddleboard with sea lions – Take a sailboat along the Marina del Rey channels to paddleboard and kayak with adorable sea lions.
  4. Learn to fly above L.A – Learn the basics of flying while soaring over the magnificent Los Angeles landscape. The pilot will even let you take over the controls.

Conclusion 

When looking for the best Airbnb, you may have a hard time choosing where to stay in Los Angeles. Between West Hollywood, Downtown L.A, and many other districts, there are so many options in this intriguing city. 

If you want to see some epic views, I highly recommend the listing for Relax on the Spacious Deck. The terrace has excellent views of Hollywood, and the mid-century decor offers a groovy space to spend your vacation. 

For something charming and relaxed, check out the listing for Relive Hollywood’s Golden Age on a Tropical Terrace. You’ll be grateful for the stylish pool on those hot L.A afternoons and the home has brilliant views of the canyons, too. 

Hopefully, you’ve found your ideal home away from home in this list of stellar Airbnbs. If there are more properties in L.A you fell in love with, please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts on cool vacation spots. 

I hope you have an unforgettable Los Angeles adventure! 

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