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Lost Campers Testimonials

Family-owned Since 2007  • Over 10,000+ Happy Campers

Budget Campervan rentals in Los Angeles, San Francisco &

Salt Lake City


#1 Campervan Rentals in the West


Here are just a few testimonials from our fabulous renters and what they have to say about getting “Lost” with us…



“The staff here is young helpful and really understands the campervan people.”

Joao T.    5 Stars*****  Lost Campers, Salt Lake City Campervan Rentals

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Sierra in the woods. Photo compliments of Nora Montaye


“We rented a nice camper minivan to go south to the national parks, and had a great time! The Vans are discrete

enough not to scream tourist from 100 miles away. The staff here is young helpful and really understands the campervan people 😉

Rented before in LA, and will definitely rent again from this place :)”




“I would happily use them again and recommend this rental company to friends.”

Desiree   5 Stars***** Salt Lake City Campervan Rentals

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Lost Campers meeting other Lost Campers along the way and making friends….photo compliments of Diane Skurski


“Clean, budget-friendly, and well-stocked campervan that we got to use for our Utah adventure. I absolutely loved that there were no ads on the vans, especially when we saw how tacky some of the other ones looked. If you want something comfortable and reliable that doesn’t scream “I’m a tourist” this is the one! I would happily use them again and recommend this rental company to friends.”


Some awesome reviews from Facebook!

We had a great trip with our van! Very convinient car, nice staff, easy to ride & park! We went from LA to SF with no trouble and such wonderfull landscapes. Super vacations !

Good office location and competitive rates. They were super easy to deal with and the car was great 👏🏻👏🏻

Michiel W reviewed Lost Campers Budget Campervan Rentals & Hire — 5 star

Easy going company, nice staff, good service and well maintained campervans. They are ‘unmarked’ so you don’t stand out as a tourist, which I think is an advantage over rentals that have the company name written on the cars. 
Well equipped van. The bed is easy to prepare and pretty comfortable. Overall a very good experience with this company.

Good price. Staff were great and easy to deal with, with quick response time via email. Van ran well and suited our needs

Barry T reviewed Lost Campers Budget Campervan Rentals & Hire — 4 star

We picked up our Dodge camper at 3rd st in San Francisco.  3 weeks later we returned it, tired, gloriously happy and our Dodge ‘boots’ was none the wires for wear.  After two days in Frisco we headed to Chicko, then next our first night in the redwoods national park.

Next night Vancouver Washington with reallies then the long haul back at Baker city, then Layton / Salt Lake City.  Next was 3 more Utah days in the wilderness at a friend’s off grid house north of Canab … here we got to go to Zion, Bryce Canyon and experience loads of wonderful things in this high desert.

Then we stayed at the Beaty RV park of the Space station… eating st the happy burro … what a great wild town.  This was followed by one night in FURNACE creek RV park of Death Valley … where boots performed brilliantly on the 98 degree heat…

Apart from a hot night we leafy early next day for yosemite staying just outside the park at 6950 feet at lee vining at the monovista park  Yosemite included seeing a bear!!!  Then via the sequoias at Mariposa we returned for a few more days in SF.

Overall lost campers were brilliant – we had to take Ng them twice which was a real comfort for us down under travellers  The bedding, cooking gear, car, security comfort were all Aok … driving at Arizona interstate legal speeds of 80MPH and moving from 284ft below sea level at 98degrees f. To the next day at 9945 at Tioga pass entering Yosemite at 36f meant the Dodge was tested to a pretty high level… she never missed a beat! Never ran dry of water or oil, was reasonably economic, always started and was comfortable to drive and sleep in during our 3650 mile adventure.

Lost campers for president!  We will be back next year with only one camper hire company in our sights… lost campers

BTW… the staff went out of their way to accommodate us two (post 60s) adventurers…

See you next year

Barry T and Shelley M New Zealand

Our experience with Lost Campers was so good and incomparable.

The price was so much more affordable than other companies and the service was above and beyond.

Before we left on our road trip, they threw in so many extra things to make our experience on the road that much better. I’m talking fire wood, extra sleeping bags and an inverter so we could charge all our electricals.

The van was modern and reliable and super comfortable to sleep in.

I would recommend lost campers to anyone travelling America by road. 

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Brenna J reviewed Lost Campers Budget Campervan Rentals & Hire — 5 star
June 28, 2018

We had an amazing time in our little van travelling up the west coast! It became our little home in the great American wilderness.

The van was stocked with everything that we needed for a comfortable trip. The van itself was very modern and clean.

All the staff were super helpful to deal with throughout our trip, much more attentitive and accessible than hiring from a big company, and at such a great price. Great way to travel throughout America, couldn’t recommend more!

Chris R reviewed Lost Campers Budget Campervan Rentals & Hire — 5 star
June 28, 2018

We hired a campervan from these guys for a couple of weeks and travelled up the West coast from San Francisco and dropped it off in Seattle. We wanted to travel without drawing too much attention, so the plain white van was exactly what we wanted.
The van was in great condition, super comfortable, and had all the extra stuff we needed-cooking gear, chairs, stove etc.
All the staff were super friendly and great to deal with. Will definately recommend to friends. Thanks all for your kindness. 

Julie A reviewed Lost Campers Budget Campervan Rentals & Hire — 5 star
June 5, 2018

This was our 2nd time renting with Lost Campers and I would 100% recommend them. When we received the van it was spotless! All the dishes and bedding were neat and tidy. They even filled up the clean water tank for our sink. They were super accommodating, when we wanted to extend our trip they happily added days to our booking. We even had a few hiccups… I had a run in with a cement curb and they were quick to respond and work with our insurance company to get the issue resolved. I truly appreciated how understanding they were and customer service during that little incident. I’ve rented from other camper van services in the past and this is by far my favourite!

Brad G  recommends Lost Campers Budget Campervan Rentals & Hire.
March 2

Picked up Arlo, our Dodge Caravan, in San Francisco and dropped it off 11 days later in LA. The van worked like a charm, as did the bed and tricked-out kitchen in the back. We went from Yosemite, to Big Basin Redwoods, down the coast and onto Joshua Tree. Never worried about the car or where we were going to sleep. Arlo and Lost Campers get an A double-plus.

Clémence P  recommends Lost Campers Budget Campervan Rentals & Hire.
February 23

We spend an amazing trip in California with “Paul Car” from Lost Calpets.
We had all we need for an unforgettable road trip ! 
Don’t hesitate to book your car. 😊


Cedric R  recommends Lost Campers Budget Campervan Rentals & Hire.
February 11

We had a great trip with Lost Campers. Frankyboy (all cars have their own name) took us all the way to arizona and back! the van was really convenient. I would recommend Lost Campers to everyone.

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Klödia R  recommends Lost Campers Budget Campervan Rentals & Hire.
January 27

Nous avons adoré notre road trip! Nous avons eu un bon service à notre arrivée et au retour de la location. Je recommande sans hésitation!

We loved our road trip! We had a good service at our arrival and the return of the rental. I recommend without hesitation!
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We rented “Mr. Cool” in Los Angeles for a 10 day adventure of the West coast and returned in Seattle. The company was very responsive to all of our questions beforehand. The staff in Los Angeles was very friendly and made our after hours return in Seattle a breeze. While this campervan wasn’t as roomy as ones we had rented in the past, we made do and it served all of our purposes. The fact that it rained 8 out of the 10 days didn’t help, and we couldn’t use the canopy because it was so windy. Obviously no fault of Lost Campers, but something to think about if you plan on traveling this way. Awesome customer service and we would not hesitate to rent from them again!! Thanks guys!


And now for some super Google reviews!

Los Angeles  

jackie d
3 reviews・1 photo
I had a great 5 day adventure in my little minivan “Oliver.” I loved that the van didn’t scream out that I was a rental. It somehow seemed safer as a single woman traveling alone. The customer service was exceptional…they really laid out the landscape and gave me great advice of how to navigate vanlife. Highly recommend!

Braden D
3 reviews
We absolutely loved this company! It was our first time traveling in this kind of van, and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The vans are comfortable, safe, warm at night (even in the cold desert) and have great amenities. A huge plus is how discreet the vans look – great for parking in cities, with super tinted windows, not advertising that all your stuff is inside. 🙂 We would definitely recommend this company to anyone wanting to travel with more freedom and ease around the West Coast.
emilie d
2 reviews・4 photos
6 stars! Had a wonderful experience with Lost campers. When our van encountered an issue they went far beyond our expectations to rectify it. Very professional and awesome staff! Hope to rent from them again some day.
San Francisco
Local Guide ・11 reviews・71 photos
Absolutely LOVE this company! My husband and I used their van to travel up and down the coast of California and it was amazing! So convenient, affordable and comfortable. The people who rented to us were very helpful and flexible. We were made to feel safe and accommodated while renting through them. Excited to rent again!
Louise O
We have rented camper vans from Lost Campers on several occasions. What we love is that they are easy to drive mini vans that can be parked in any camping spot. They are basic, simple to use and everything you need for a camping trip for two; and the price is right 😀 Because we live close to San Francisco, we supplement with some of our own bedding and kitchen equipment, especially coffee making stuff as that isn’t provided with the van. Great team at the office to deal with. We will definitely be back. Maybe next time we’ll do a one way to LA and get the Coast Starlight train back.
Henry M
1 review
I had a fantastic experience. I spent a month in one of their converted camper minivans. Great price and excellent customer service over the phone whenever I needed any help. Also I liked how there weren’t any logos or advertisement on the minivan as it’s nice to be a bit more stealth and not advertise the fact that you’re a traveller.
Salt Lake City 
Leslie C
17 reviews
Great budget campervan! Cheapest one I found in Utah by far. I basically used it as a place to sleep rather than dealing with setting up tents and finding tent sites at night. The little sink in the back was handy for brushing my teeth but I didn’t use it more than that.
João T
Local Guide ・83 reviews・233 photos
We rented a nice camper minivan to go south to the national parks, and had a great time! The Vans are discrete enough not to scream tourist from 100 miles away. The staff here is young helpfull and really understands the campervan people 😉 Rented before in LA, and will definitely rent again from this place 🙂
Simon W
1 review
We took the van for 5 days and drove to Teton and Yellowstone National parks, and Antelope Island (which is a gem) driving just under 1000 miles return trip. We were really pleased about how smooth the whole Lost Camper hire and return process was, and how friendly and helpful Aspen and Drew were. The Dodge van was kitted out with everything we needed including sink, fresh water and waste containers , tables, bedding (and comfortable bed) chairs, gas cooker, crockery, etc. An added bonus was that we also picked up some essential things that previous campers had returned unused such as maps, bear spray (thankfully re-returned unused!) and laundry soap, etc. A great experience. The only thing that could be improved was information on the LC website about bringing towels. Highly recommended for people wanting an adventure..



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Winter Festival Camping

Winter Festival Camping – Cure Your Cabin Fever!

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There are definitely some fantastic winter festivals worth a visit.  Prepared to brave colder weather and still have loads of fun? Then we have the cure for your cabin fever! Who would think that winter festivals and camping would work so well together? Well they do when you travel in a Lost Campers campervan! Here are some great winter festival camping ideas to get you through until the snow melts.


Bluff International Balloon Festival Jan. 15-17, 2016

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Photo credit to the Bluff International Balloon Festival

The charming town of Bluff is located in southeastern Utah near the Valley of the Gods, Mexican hat, and Monument Valley. This festival pulls off a massive hot air balloon launch every January. For the 18th annual festival they will be launching 28 hot air balloons! There is some great winter festival camping and fun to be had in this beautiful desert area. Temperatures are mild during the day but will still dip down below freezing at night so pack your zero degree sleeping bag and extra layers to stay a warm camper!

 For more information about this Festival Visit:

For Camping:

There is a nice BLM campground at Sand Island Recreation Area. The first come, first serve campsites are open year round. Amenities include: drinking water, picnic tables, pit toilets(I call them drop and plops haha!) and fire pits. The sites are only $10 per night. Bluff also offers some RV parks if you are interested in upgraded camping. You can find more information about Sand Island Campground at:


Sundance Film Festival Jan. 21st-31st, 2016

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The stars shine bright in Park City during the world renowned Sundance Film Festival. Visit  for the film festival and ride some epic Utah snow while you are there. Enjoy local cuisine and micro brewed beer with locals and stars alike. The nightlife during the festival is off the hook as well and you will see TV and movie stars everywhere.

You can find out more information about this Festival at:

For Camping: Park City RV resort offer great winter rates and partial hook up camp sites where you can utilize an electric heater to keep warm during the cold mountain nights of winter for around $30 per night.  Amenities include: Club house , Rest rooms, Showers, Laundry room, Fitness room , Pool table  and  Arcade. This winter festival camping idea definitely calls for packing for cold weather so please research accordingly.

For more information visit:


Snow Globe Music Festival, South Lake Tahoe December 29th-31st, 2015

Held at the Lake Tahoe Community College, the Snow Globe Music Festival is a great way to ring in the new year. So bundle up and prepare to get your groove on with a fantastic line up of DJs and bands. Don’t forget to ride the amazing slopes of Heavenly Ski Resort while you are there! This winter festival camping idea will require winter gear to stay warm while you camp, so pack accordingly.

For more information about this festival:

For Camping: Tahoe Valley RV park is open year round. It is not far from the community college. RV sites run around $75 per day. There are loads of amenities for your stay including: Club house, WiFi, Restroom/ Shower, Pets Welcome and Store.

For more information visit:

Tournament of Roses- Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, Pasadena Jan. 1, 2016

For you college football fans the Rose Bowl Game is a great way to start off a new year and you might as well check out one of the largest parades in North America while you are at it.  This is a winter festival camping idea that will not feel quite as wintery cold as the other options you’ve seen here. Southern California offers pleasant weather year round.

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The Rose Parade begins at 8am on Jan 1, 2016. The 5 1/2-mile Rose Parade route begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, Califronia. The parade travels north on Orange Grove at a leisurely 2 1/2-mile per hour pace and then turns east onto Colorado Boulevard, where the majority of the parade viewing takes place. Near the end of the route, the parade turns north onto Sierra Madre Boulevard and concludes at Villa Street.

Reserved parking for automobiles, buses and recreational vehicles is available for purchase through Sharp Seating Company, (626) 795-4171; the city of Pasadena, (626) 744-6470; and Easy Parking Service, (626) 286-7576. Paid parking is also offered on a first-come, first-served basis at various lots and parking structures near the parade route. Overnight parking on Pasadena streets begins at noon the day before the parade, for that evening only. All “No Parking” areas and red curb zones remain off-limits, and vehicles in violation will be subject to impound and a fine. There is no parking allowed on the parade route itself. Illegally parked vehicles will be impounded. More information on RV parking, limos and buses can be found in the Parade Day Guide.

*view the full Rose Parade website at:

For Camping: Malibu Creek State Park is about 40 minutes from Pasadena but offers a nice campground with plenty of outdoor activities. The campground has clean facilities and offers 62 tent camp sites and 4 RV sites. With a campervan you can reserve a tent site as they are not considered to be an RV. If you end up in a part of the campground where shade is a little scarce at the campground, no worries as you have an awning on your campervan to remedy that! There are flushing toilets, solar heated showers (paid), picnic tables and fire rings at each site.

For more information and reservations:

Winter fun awaits you and Lost Campers can get you there!

Submitted by Launi Haygood -Winter festival camping idea guru






Lost Campers news 2014

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Lost Campers is happy to announce a new website coming at the start of October.  It has been a long time coming.  One of our friends commented recently that our website appears to have been invented the same time as the internet.  I did have a good laugh at that.  The truth is, is that we did not want to change it, because no matter it’s flaws, you, the customer loved it.  And we did not want to alienate you guys.  But alas we had to change the site.  It was something that was inevitable.  Anyways, there will be tonnes of new content plus heaps of new photos.  We are also going to make it really easy for your to get quotes and the booking process will simplified as well.  I am really happy with how it is going to look.  And I think you guys will be too.

Our blog.  This is something I plan to work on a daily basis.  I really want the blog to be a portal on my thoughts on the travel industry and what we are up too as a company.

Thanks for reading and have a good night.  It was supposed to rain here tonight.  And rain is very foreign in San Francisco as we are in a serious drought.  However it looks like it will miss us.  See you tomorrow!



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