Los Angeles is an experience like none other on Earth. Nowhere else can you find as many glamorous celebrity residents flaunting their wealth and status in upmarket shopping malls. Nowhere else can you find a city so sprawling that workers have to wake up at 4 a.m. in order to beat the traffic and get to their downtown offices on time. And, nowhere else can you find such a diverse mix of ethnicities and ideologies co-existing in one massive metropolitan area.
While you can certainly stay in one of LA’s many glitzy urban hotels, why not try something truly unique and book a stay in one of these Airbnb yurts? Make your LA experience something far more special than most travelers get when visiting this unforgettable city.
Los Angeles’ massive urban sprawl can be daunting, especially with its traffic and smog problems, but thankfully there are pockets of greenery in some of the more distant neighborhoods. One of the largest is Topanga State Park, nestled in the western city limits, where there are plenty of hiking trails to lookouts that have vistas stretching all the way to the Pacific Ocean. It is a great spot to escape LA’s urban jungle and this yurt accommodation is right by the park, with a private patio that overlooks the Topanga Canyon. The yurt comes with a full-sized bed, a walk-in closet, a bathroom with a shower, a kitchenette and Wi-Fi, for a comfortable stay.
Yurt in TopangaTopanga, California, United States
Top guest reviewsit’s cozy and well-furnished with thoughtful antiques and small amenitiesthe kitchen is lovely and stocked with coffee and teanice vintage (40s?) wood bed frame with brand new high quality linensthis was way above our expectations this was a very clean comfortable and private spaceit was comfortable spotless and equipped with the basics for a good staythe yurt was great comfortable clean and in a beautiful spot
Host:the hosts are just wonderful peoplegeoff & sarah are truly wonderful hostsgeoff and sarah are amazing hoststhe host are absolutely lovelygeoff & sarah are wonderful easy going and friendly hostsRead more reviewsbeautiful location in the hillslocation near hiking close to town and accessible to pch was idealwe loved being away from the city but close to itvery comfortable bed and the location is wonderfulgreat location for hiking and hanging out the beach
Besides Topanga State Park, the Topanga neighborhood has many other smaller parks and recreational areas, making it a great location for a weekend health retreat, such as this one, situated along the road towards the Red Rock Canyon Park. You will be given health and lifestyle coaching from the hosts, as well as cleansing food and drink, including teas, green juice, broth and smoothies, each day and guided body/mind/spirit exercises. To get even closer to nature, take a hike in the park, which has scenic canyons and gorges.
Vessel and Soul Health RetreatTopanga, California, United States
North of downtown Los Angeles is where you will find pockets of Asian ethnic enclaves that form neighborhoods with a unique flavor. Their names are instant giveaways: Koreatown, Little Tokyo, Historic Filipinotown and, of course, Chinatown. All are vibrant precincts, serving largely immigrant families and therefore full of restaurants and shopping malls selling food, as well as goods, from those countries.
These diverse neighborhoods are well worth a visit if you are staying in accommodation north of downtown, such as this eco-friendly yurt lodging in Mount Washington, a historic district near the Dodger Stadium. Although it is nestled among the steep hills of the neighborhood, it is still just a five-minute walk to the metro light rail line. Inside the yurt, you will find a queen-size bed, private bathroom, hammock and desk, while you can enjoy mellow walks along the winding hillside roads, once you step outside the accommodation.
Mt. Washington yurt
Price: from 80 USD
Number of Guests: 2
If you want an outdoor vacation without the health and wellness classes at the above-mentioned Vessel and Soul Health Retreat, the hosts are happy to rent out their yurt for a comfortable stay around Topanga and the Red Rocks Canyon Park. The accommodation includes a shared, covered deck with an infrared sauna and hammock, as well as a full kitchen and bathroom. Best of all, take a walk around the neighborhood, among the quiet dirt roads and sycamore trees, and you will feel as if you are thousands of miles away from Los Angeles.
Glamping in Topanga
Price: from 100 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Glamping (a mix of “glamor” and “camping”) has become popular in recent years, with travelers eager to find the luxuries of hotel accommodation alongside the escapism and adventure of camping. It is hard to envisage glamping in the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, but, in truth, there are many neighborhoods that offer hilly terrain and expansive grasslands for a great outdoor holiday.
This yurt accommodation, for example, is situated just outside downtown LA in the Glassell Park precinct and sits on a half-acre (0.2-hectare) lot, with a 1920s farmhouse, a red barn and a chicken coop. Guests can enjoy the hammocks hung around the yard and also the firepit, for campfire singalongs. There is even a Wurlitzer organ in the yurt for song accompaniment.
The Cazador Yurt - Mt. WashingtonLos Angeles, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe bed was incredibly comfortable and the rustic robes were a nice touchi loved playing the wurlitzer organ and the bed is incredibly comfortablehe has a nice big fan but it tends to blow over your headthe yard was a comfortable space and fenced for the pupsthe place was very clean with great amenities (nice bed outside shower large garden with easy chairs etcthe toilet was very clean and the outdoor shower was very nicebathroom and shower were clean warm water availablethe bathroom is very clean and i enjoyed showering outdoor every morningvery nice for the price very clean and charming lots of attention to detailsvery clean with all amenities
Host:carrick was a great host and the yurt was a great spot to staycarrick was a great host and was available if we had issues or questionscarrick's yurt was amazing he was very communicative and helpfulalso carrick is a friendly and responsive host :)carrick was a great and attentive host - super communicative and hospitableRead more reviewslocation was great with stores close by and easy freeway accessclose to all the cool neighborhoodsreally nice place and great location to travel llocation is good even better if you have a carthis place was amazing tucked in la close to glendale which has tons of food and shopping
Another great way to escape Los Angeles’ concrete jungle is to head west to its gorgeous beaches. There are over 60 beaches in LA County, stretching from Malibu all the way down to Long Beach, so just pick the one which suits your needs: there’s surfing (Surfrider Beach), people watching (Venice Beach and Santa Monica State Beach) or even solitude (Leo Carrillo State Beach).
This yurt glamping accommodation may be situated in a dense residential neighborhood of Sherwood Forest, but it is still less than a half-hour drive to the nearest beach. And, if you haven’t had enough fun at the beaches, there is even a beach volleyball court on the premises, together with other recreational facilities, such as a swimming pool, firepit and a garden.
Yurt glamping tent in valley home
Price: from 75 USD
Number of Guests: 3
While Los Angeles does not have a signature food (unless you want to count In-N-Out Burger), it does have a dizzying array of cuisine, thanks to its mix of ethnicities, as well as its social diversity. Stay in any of its neighborhoods and you will be able to find eateries ranging from health-conscious, organic cafes to upmarket fine-dining to unassuming homespun food joints. One of the best places to sample such diverse fare is around Sunset Junction, where Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards meet.
This stylish yurt accommodation is within walking distance to the Sunset Junction area and guests can have access to a converted greenhouse/hangout room with a sofa and two chairs, as well as a comfy-looking backyard.
Ultimate glamping experience in Silver Lake
Price: from 73 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Los Angeles’ most famous attractions – Disneyland, Universal Studio and the Hollywood signboard – are not found in the city center. Nevertheless, downtown LA still exudes its own understated appeal, with traditional places of interest, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the City Hall Observation Deck and the Grand Central Market. It is hard to imagine this dense, urban area has space for a decent yurt rental, but this accommodation feels surprisingly rural, even though it is just 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of downtown.
Situated at the end of a dirt road, on top of a hill, the Skyfarm Yurt offers 50 acres (20.2 hectares) of bohemian living in a large, circular yurt with a king-size bed and two mattresses. There is a well-equipped outdoor kitchen, as well as a bathroom and you can enjoy great views of the city amid the many farm animals on the premises.
SkyfarmLos Angeles, California, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat place wonderful views and outdoor kitchenso stylish and cozy and with beautiful viewsit was a beautiful yurt with a nice outdoor kitchen and cute animals and a view of lathe bed was extremely comfortable and warm with the colorful wool blanketsthis is the most aesthetically pleasing place while also being extremely comfortable and sereneeverything was clean and good conditionvery clean comfortable and uniquethe whole space was really clean and well designedso cozy and so clean and comfortableeverything is clean and tidy when you arrive and the cat is friendly and welcoming
Host:ilse is a great host highly recommendhosts are friendly helpful and responsivethis was amazing the host was welcoming and the animals were adorablea wonderful experience and generous hostsgreat hosts great goats great timeRead more reviewsgreat central location for exploringamazing location cute and cozy spotthis is a beautiful place and unique set upthe location near dtla but far enough removed from it’s bustle is perfectthis place is a fabulous escape from the hustle and bustle of la
Hollywood is unmissable, whether you adore or dismiss the celebrity lifestyle. Its iconic sign, perched high on the hills, already grabs your attention from afar. Then there is Hollywood Boulevard, with its Walk of Fame stars on the sidewalk and the stunning Grauman’s Chinese Theater, practically enticing you to sample the glitz on show. Even the streets are famous, their very names like Sunset Boulevard and Mulholland Drive conjuring up glamorous images, even if you don’t bump into any celebrity on them.
This gorgeous yurt accommodation for two guests is located in the hip, adjacent neighborhood of Silver Lake and is a peaceful sanctuary with beautiful gardens in which to relax and unwind. There is no kitchen, only a mini-fridge provided, but the yurt is a short walk from the bustling Sunset Boulevard, with all its cafes and eateries.
Silver Lake YurtLos Angeles, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe yurt itself is very comfortable and the deck has a great viewthe bathroom is really cool and the whole space is magicalthe bathroom may have been my favourite part it's so beautifulthe place feels like a secluded room in a 5 star hotelthe place was airy and clean and the bathroom was so pretty with ivy growing everywheresuper clean and cozy and amanda was a great hostsuch good vibes and so clean and comfortable insidethe property was also perfectly clean and had a mini fridge and strong wifi
Host:amanda was a wonderful hostthe yurt was amazing and amanda went above and beyond as a hostamanda was a great hostbeautiful place and great accommodating host :)amanda was a very welcoming host we loved staying in the yurtRead more reviewsgreat location and very comfortablethe location was perfectthe location though made you feel like you’re miles awaysuper lovely place and good locationthe location is perfect for enyoing the silver lake neighborhood i could walk to just about everyhwere
North of Hollywood is the San Fernando Valley, which borders the northern city limits of Los Angeles. This is a huge suburban residential area with a diverse ethnicity mix and is a good base if you wish to explore attractions such as Griffith Park, the Hollywood Hills and the highly-enjoyable Universal Studios. This valley home offers yurt accommodation in its backyard with free Wi-Fi and a outdoor swimming pool, to boot. Guests will have access to the home’s kitchen and bathroom.
Private Outdoor Yurt in Valley homeLos Angeles, California, United States
Top guest reviewsRead more reviews
Host:mary was very responsive and nicemarys herself was a beautiful person super helpful and friendly
A city of so many LAyers
Los Angeles can be a fun-filled paradise to some, or a nightmarish jungle to others. Yet it sheer expanse means that it is always welcoming, always offering you some idiosyncratic place where your traveling needs can be fulfilled. This is a city of so many layers, you will want to revisit again and again. With so many different kinds of accommodation, not least of all yurts, you can use every return trip to LA to sample the diverse lodgings available.
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