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The 9 Best Airbnbs in Los Angeles

Find the best Airbnbs in Los Angeles with our guide
Find the best Airbnbs in Los Angeles with our guide | © Chon Kit Leong / Alamy Stock Photo
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Updated: 26 March 2019
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With over 40,000 Airbnb listings in the city of LA alone, discovering the perfect getaway spot can seem impossible. From stunning hilltop views in the Hollywood Hills to architectural wonders in Venice Beach, these top nine Airbnbs in Los Angeles are hand-picked to bring you the best locations, outstanding design and an unforgettable stay.

City views in a stylish, modern home

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Stylish modern home with city views
This stylish modern home offers great city views | © LEVEL Furnished Living / Airbnb
Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, this bright, modern, high-rise suite enjoys panoramic views of the city. Walk to the STAPLES Center, LA Live, Grand Park and the many shops, high-end restaurants and chic bars this sprawling urban landscape offers. A spacious one-bedroom home, it can sleep up to six and features floor-to-ceiling windows, a fresh, minimalist design and staggering views from its glass-outlined balcony.
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Stunning beachfront retreat in multilevel Malibu house

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Malibu beach house
Enjoy spectacular ocean views at this Malibu retreat | © Meme / Airbnb
This contemporary home is located directly on the beach in Malibu. Enjoy spectacular ocean views and colorful sunsets from the comfort of this massive multilevel beach house. The open floor plan and exposed A-frame vaulted ceilings make this large home feel massive. The three-story behemoth has three bedrooms, two and half baths and multiple ocean-facing patios. Extras include a sauna, steam shower and jetted tub.
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Extravagant vintage Hollywood home with private pool

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Hollywood Hills home
This classic vintage home is located in the Hollywood Hills | © Helen / Airbnb
Retro chic meets modern design inside this classic vintage home in the Hollywood Hills. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout and a partial cathedral ceiling create a bright and open atmosphere. Take in the monumental city views from any room, or step outside to the private patio with pool, located just off the master suite. Extras include a grand piano and two indoor fireplaces.
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Perfection in Silverlake, Los Angeles

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Contemporary home in Silver Lake
This family-friendly stay offers all the conveniences of home | © Kevin / Airbnb
View Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign from the enormous west-facing roof deck with firepit at this stylish modern two-bedroom home located in trendy Silverlake. It’s within walking distance of the many shops, restaurants and live-music venues that make this area of LA so popular. With all the conveniences of home, this family-friendly stay offers a spacious contemporary kitchen, living room and dining area, a separate master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a private patio downstairs.
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Walk to Sunset Strip from a designer villa with a hot tub

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Luxury villa with hot tub
This luxury villa boasts a hot tub | © Stuart / Airbnb
This boutique luxury villa is located in the Hollywood Hills above LA’s famous Sunset Strip and features chic designer furniture, high ceilings and an outdoor patio with a hot tub. The home has plenty of natural light and an open floor plan, three stylish bedrooms and three and a half elegant bathrooms. Meticulous design elements coupled with expansive city views create an elegant atmosphere high above the city in this dream home.
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Converted Chinatown theater

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Converted theater
This Airbnb is a converted theater space | © Indra / Airbnb
This unique space, conveniently located in between Chinatown and Downtown LA, is a converted 1920s vaudeville theater. This completely reimagined space maintains key details such as a neon theater sign and bow truss ceilings for a truly authentic atmosphere. Key design elements include a projector with screen, a large circular sunken couch and an indoor geodesic dome. Ideal for large groups, events or parties, this space can accommodate up to 11 people.
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Architectural masterpiece with roof deck

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Architectural masterpiece with roof deck
The couch alone is larger than many city apartments | © Ray / Airbnb
Stay just five blocks from Venice Beach in this large, industrial space with floor-to-ceiling patio doors, a roof deck and multiple outdoor firepits. The seamless indoor-outdoor design and high ceilings give this architectural masterpiece plenty of natural lighting. Within minutes you can walk to the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, Muscle Beach, Venice Canals or the trendy shops and restaurants of Abbott Kinney Boulevard. This massive three-bedroom home boasts nine beds and can accommodate over 16 people.
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Quiet, charming, renovated home near Universal Studios

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Charming home near Universal Studios
This charming home is near to Universal Studios | © Michael / Airbnb
Close to Universal Studios, this recently redesigned home includes interior-exterior design elements, plus a pool and hot tub. Inside, the stark white walls are offset by wood flooring and high vaulted ceilings that give this bright house a naturally open atmosphere. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and the ability to accommodate 10 makes this home ideal for groups or large families. The large, private backyard is perfect for barbecuing or relaxing in the hammock on a sunny day.
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Mid-century hilltop with views, minutes to LA hotspots

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Mid-century hilltop Airbnb with amazing views
This mid-century hilltop Airbnb has amazing views | © Mario & Ivette / Airbnb
Retreat from the crowds at this peaceful mid-century modern hilltop perch with panoramic views of both the mountains and the city, located a short drive away from Hollywood and Downtown LA. Its massive professional-grade kitchen has an open plan and wooden cupboards with chrome trim. The living room and three bedrooms are stylish, spacious and comfortable with colorful accents. Sip a glass of wine on the private outdoor patio next to a firepit, take a swim in the pool, or relax in the hot tub.
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