The 12 Best Airbnbs In Halifax, Nova Scotia

July 1, 2020
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#1 Beautiful Character Apartment Near Downtown Halifax

# of Guests6
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly Price$135

Just minutes away from downtown Halifax, this cozy yet spacious home is a great choice for small families traveling to the city! With a fully equipped kitchen, a comfy living room and two big bedrooms, your family will fit right in! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Stretch out and watch a choice of entertainment on the widescreen TV with over 100 channels, plus Netflix and Crave subscriptions. This beautifully renovated and appointed apartment has tall ceilings plus an airy layout that provides plentiful space to decompress and relax with a book or board game.

Amenities

KitchenWasherDryer
DishwasherIronHairdryer
TVWifiBathroom essentials
Bedroom comfortsHeatingCoffee Maker

Reviews

Place was super clean and very spacious! Had everything we needed and very good location. Thank you!” – Alisha
“This place is fantastic, everything is super clean and tidy! Everything you need for a home stay is available there which is super convenient. The host also provides very detailed instructions to make thing clear and easy! Absolutely love this place!” – Danni
“Oliver & Erin have an absolutely beautiful place to rest and feel safe and very comfortable in! We appreciated having the parking space in their backyard and as soon as we walked in it smelt so clean and fresh! It was VERY spacious inside! Everything was in place and tastefully decorated. Beds were so cozy and comfortable and provided us all a good nights sleep.” – Heather
“My partner and I had an excellent stay in Oliver’s place. There were very thoughtful touches throughout and provided amenities that we needed for our two week stay. The home is bright, modern, and comfortable. He went above and beyond to ensure our stay was pleasant. The neighbourhood is wonderful. I would highly recommend staying here for anyone traveling to Halifax.” – Lucy
“My father and I stayed here for the 14 day isolation during COVID. The hosts went above and beyond my expectations to make sure we were taken care of. They were very thoughtful, accommodating and, kind. The home was a wonderful place to stay in for 14 days. Will definitely recommend to my family to stay here in the future!” – Eleanor

#2 Historic And Central Modernized Loft

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly Price$150

If you’re looking for an unique place full of character, this loft will charm you! Originally an old church, this modern loft with two bedrooms, a cozy living room and a kitchen with a dinning area is perfect for adventurous friends staying in the city, or even small families! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

This converted church was originally built in 1874 and survived the Halifax explosion in 1917. Only a ten-minute walk from downtown Halifax, this cozy loft is in one of Halifax’s most sought after North End neighborhoods. The rustic red bricks, exposed arched beams and beautiful large windows create an intimate retreat.

Amenities

Full KitchenWasherDryer
DishwasherTVWifi
Bathroom essentialsBedroom comfortsCoffee Maker
HairdryerIronHeating

Reviews

“Great location, exquisite charm, and very cozy. Highly recommend!!!” – Stephanie
“Amazing space, amazing location with great hosts! Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in Halifax.” – Jennifer
“This was a lovely find! The space is well utilized and full of character. Everything was clean, and the check in/out process was seamless.” – Alora
“This place was beautiful, exactly as shown in the photos. This building has so much character and is absolutely charming. Check-in was super easy and there was a convenient parking space right out front. It’s in a great location as well. Andrew responded to my messages almost instantaneously, and was so helpful! Great place!” – Kathryn
“My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Andrew and Lincoln’s place! We felt so comfortable and cozy like we were at home. The place was full of character and we loved the lay out! It was a really great stay, we will be sure to stay there again if the opportunity arises!” – Allison

#3 Sunny Downtown Flat By Waterfront

# of Guests2
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly Price$160

A hidden gem in the heart of downtown Halifax! This minimalist flat has a big, fully equipped kitchen (with dining area!), beautiful decorations everywhere, lots of plants, and a comfy bed. Plus, being just walking distance to any important site in the city, this is a great choice for anyone traveling for work or couples visiting Halifax for the first time. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Lush plants and gold accents combine to create an aesthetic blend of natural and industrial textures in this colourful private suite. Modern kitchen, en suite laundry and all the modern comforts of home pair with Mid-Century style that is both fun and inviting. The Convention Centre, Entertaining Argyle St, and the Waterfront are just 30 seconds away.

Amenities

KitchenHeatingWasher
DryerDishwasherIron
Coffee MakerBathroom essentialsBedroom comforts
TVWifiHairdryer

Reviews

“I spent 14 days in April 2020 at Mel’s place. Super comfortable, easy and very good value. Highly recommended for anyone wanting something convenient in downtown Halifax.” – Edward
“Staying at Mel’s place is an absolute dream! Great location for all of your downtown Halifax needs – all within walking distance. Their apartment is cozy and spacious, we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this place for any future travellers.” – Victoria
“Excellent apartment in a central location. Excellent communication. Everything to feel good.” – Frank
“The location was amazing, I would recommend the stay primarily on the location itself. It was in the heart of downtown and there wasn’t anywhere we couldn’t walk. There is parking nearby but you will need to unload and then park offsite. Parking was pricey, but I would say the location still made up for that cost. ” – Katelyn
“It was a amazing stay, the place was clean and beautiful . Location is certainly wonderful, very close to everything. Would come again if I have the chance” – Jammy

#4 Crisp & Modern, Sophisticated Condo

# of Guests2
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly PriceCheck Prices

Stay in this colorful loft in downtown Halifax! You’ll love the open space concept, the cozy living room with big windows, the stylish dining area and the big bedroom. A perfect place for couples who might need a little getaway adventure! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

As a Plus Listing Superhost, we want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. We hope guests leave with beautiful memories of our cozy apartment. Restful sleep, large meal/work island, 9-foot ceilings, full kitchen comfortable living room. The loft has a clean, urban, industrial feel. Frosted glass sliding doors separate the bedroom from the rest of the apartment. A fresh, crisp inviting space, cozy & perfect for two (or one). Across the street, authentic French bakery, great restaurants. Netflix & Amazon Video provided.

Amenities

Full KitchenWasherDryer
DishwasherHairdryerTV
WifiIronBathroom essentials
Bedroom comfortsCoffeee MakerHeating

Reviews

“The location for downtown Halifax was superb. The unit had everything you needed. Maurice communicated to make sure all our needs were met! My husband and I had a great get away here and would recommend this unit to you all.” – Laurie
“Fabulous, stylish, modern space conveniently located close to lots of amenities. We loved our stay and would highly recommend it for your next visit to Halifax.” – Karen
“Enjoyed our stay in Halifax, the Condo was amazing and made the trip so much better! Maurice the host was very helpful and gave plenty of ideas of places to check out! Would recommend staying here to anyone :)” – Brooke
“This place was fantastic, it had everything we needed for a short trip for 2. Really stylish space, cozy and central. We loved it and would recommend this listing for our friends visiting Halifax.” – Bernie
“Our time spent at Maurice’s air bnb was spectacular. He checked-in on us and made sure we had everything we needed. The place was beautiful and clean and the bed was quite comfortable. We have nothing negative to say about our stay. We hope to be back soon!” – Andree

#5 Architecturally-Designed Townhouse

# of Guests3
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1.5
Nightly Price$190

If you love architecture and great design, you’ll love your stay at this loft. With an unique wooden kitchen, an open space living room/dinning area, and a big master bedroom, this place is great whether you’re traveling to Halifax for work (keep in mind, it’s right on Central Halifax!) or just touring around the city. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Sit back under high ceilings on furniture by Philippe Starck, Mies van der Rohe, and Charles Pfister, while admiring the original modern artworks. European kitchen appliances by Liebherr, Miele, and Blomberg are a plus too, as is the 66″ Smart TV. Private laundry room is located on main floor.

Amenities

KitchenWasherDryer
DishwasherIronHairdryer
Coffee MakerTVWifi
Bathroom essentialsBedroom comfortsHeating

Reviews

“This architect-designed space is not only jaw-droppingly beautiful — it happens to be in the best possible area of Halifax, the North End. Parking is easy, a saved space about one foot from the front door…talk about time saver. Through the red doors, the great room feels like a designer’s loft, right out of the pages of Architectural Digest or Dwell magazine. The furniture is chic and minimal but very comfortable — good nap or selfie zone.” – Andrew
“This is such an amazing space! The design and decor of this house is beautiful! I stayed here for a month and it has everything you need for a comfortable stay. From cooking gourmet meals, lounging on the comfortable couch binge watching Netflix on the enormous tv, to falling asleep on the Tempur-Pedic mattress – everything felt like home. ” – Martin
“Wow! What a great place! I can’t imagine staying anywhere else in Halifax. The in-floor heating was impressive and made the place extra cozy. The design is like nothing I’ve ever seen. So beautiful and elegant. The location is perfect – in a quiet residential zone but only a 10 minute walk from downtown. There is a large park nearby with a massive skating oval. Very nice! Thank you!” – Peter
“Great space and location. Interesting layout, that makes it feel very spacious for a 1 bedroom. Location perfect to explore both downtown and the north end.” – Lauren
“Unique, well-located, cozy, and beautiful. Forget Halifax’s overpriced hotel market and stay here, you won’t regret it!” – Lauren

#6 Roomy Penthouse In Entertainment And Conference District

# of Guests12
# of Bedrooms5
# of Bathrooms3.5
Nightly Price$725

Step into a world of luxury and fancy details in this gorgeous apartment in the Entertainment District. With stunning views from the spacious living room, a modern kitchen, and multiple bedrooms, this is the perfect place for a large group of friends visiting Halifax for the weekend! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Catch city and water views from almost every room of this super-spacious corner apartment. With a massive walk-in shower plus twin vanities, even the bathrooms are commodious. Monochrome and pale pastel accents are offset with judicious wood notes.

Amenities

KitchenGymWasher
DishwasherDryerHeating
TVWifiBathroom essentials
Bedroom comfortsCoffee MakerHairdryer

Reviews

“David’s penthouse is awesome. The location is very central, the view is great, there is tonnes of space and David was a pleasure to deal with.” – Benjamin
“You can’t go wrong with David’s penthouse suite! The home features all of the amenities you could ask for. I recently visited for 3 nights with some work colleagues as we attended a conference in Halifax, the home allowed the 4 of us to congregate in the massive kitchen, lounge and living room.” – Greg
“Our group has stayed in this airbnb multiple times and we love it. It is a beautiful spot that has everything you could ever need.” – Nick
“”This is a very nice penthouse. It’s spacious and is located at a perfect location, close to almost everything. David is quick in replying and providing all information. Would recommend anyone who comes to Halifax for a stay. – Tong
“We had a absolutely amazing stay stay at David’s Penthouse property in Halifax, Nova Scotia Such an ideal location, surrounded by the best of amenities and within walking distance of everything downtown. Beautifully designed with a modern flare, there is plenty of space in the open concept kitchen/dining room/living room boasting 4 full bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.” – Shannon

#7 Former French Consulate Transformed Into Modern Suite

# of Guests2
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly Price$145

Just minutes away from downtown Halifax, this modern suite awaits for you! With an indoor fireplace, a kitchen that flows into the modern living room, and an immaculate bedroom, this place is great to book during business trips to the city! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Nestle into this cozy retreat, comfortably styled with a fireplace, Netflix-binge-worthy sofa, and modern rocking chair. Dining in is a treat in this updated kitchen, complete with open shelving and clean lines that add height and grace to the space. Immaculately cleaned and sanitized between guest visits.

Amenities

Free parking on premisesKitchenWasher
DryerDishwasherCoffee Maker
TVWifiBathroom essentials
Bedroom comfortsHairdryerIron

Reviews

“If you are lucky enough to have found this listing look no further. This is exactly where you wanna stay in Halifax. This place is picture perfect and Heather was a wonderful host. It’s the most comfortable I’ve ever felt at an Airbnb before.” – Matthew
“We had an amazing stay! The place is very nicely put together and the location is awesome. I was studying for a week at the Dalhousie campus and the walk to and from each day was a treat. All in all a fabulous spot.” – Benjamin
“A thoughtfully decorated, spacious and comfortable home away from home. Will definitely rebook the next time we have visitors in Halifax. Thank you Heather!” – Kimberly
“The space was attractive and comfortable. We also enjoyed the private patio! Would recommend staying here.” – Nicole
“A welcoming space with thoughtful touches and all the amenities needed to make an extended stay a welcoming one!” – Natalie

#8 Tranquil City Getaway Apartment

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly Price$110

A unique, beautifully decorated apartment 10 minutes away from downtown! With a little patio to have breakfast every morning, a cozy living room with lots of natural light, and two comfy bedrooms, this is a solid choice for a small family visiting the city and looking for a home away from home. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Cozy up on the rear patio for a leisurely barbecue, then kick back with a book in front of the ornate decorative fireplace at this snug, lemon-hued oasis 10 minutes from downtown. Sample local breweries before settling down for the night.

Amenities

PatioKitchenWasher
DryerDishwasherHeating
TVWifiIron
Coffee MakerBathroom essentialsBedroom comforts

Reviews

“Marika’s place was great! The bed is super comfy and the live-in cat was very friendly (and loved attention). The apartment is very close to everything and we walked everywhere! Would definitely stay here again.” – Karen
“Very comfortable. Had an amazing experience stay in this place. Everything is wonderful.” – Lynne
“Amazing space in Halifax! Comfortable, well-decorated, cozy, prime location with great communication and amenities provided by Marika. 10/10 would stay again!” – Kira
“Amazing place to stay while in Halifax. Walking distance from everything you might need – including the local bouldering gym! Very spacious, bright, and cozy. Check in/out was a breeze with the August app. I hope to stay here again next time I’m in town!” – Emma
“Can’t say enough good things about my stay. Super easy and comfortable, amazing style, gracious and helpful host. Location was perfect. Street parking was easy even in the winter. I’d come back in a heartbeat!” – Emily

#9  Modern Downtown Condo

# of Guests2
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
Monthly Price$2,978

A luxurious condo perfect for a couple looking to explore the city! With incredible views, a balcony with a BBQ grill, and a fully equipped kitchen, this will be your home in this new city. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

After a dip in the shared pool, grill dinner on the balcony. Dine at a trendy hardwood table in the natural light of floor-to-ceiling windows. Wind down the day with a cold drink amid the chic furnishings and sleek decor of this hip, open-plan flat.

Amenities

PoolGymKitchen
WasherDishwasherDryer
IronHairdryerTV
WifiBathroom essentialsBedroom comforts

Reviews

“Great location right along the waterfront. It’s a little noisy on the weekday mornings due to the trucks coming out of the seaport but overall an excellent place for an extended stay. I would be happy to stay there again in the future.” – Nicholas
“The apartment is located is a small block of apartments right on the waterfront which has a 24hr concierge. The apartment has been finished to the highest standards and has stylish furniture/fittings. TV located in the bedroom and living area very new with access to numerous channels.” – Mark
“The host was extremely courteous and always responded promptly to any questions we had. The condo is modern and furnished nicely with a nice barbecue in the balcony. The TV stations offered were excellent, including Netflix And the location in the heart of Bishop Landings is perfect.” – Richard
“Great place, location even greater. Enjoyed the busy street outside, maybe for someone who wants peace and quiet time this is not the best choice but I got used to it quickly. Very nice neighbourhood and great place to be in walking distance to restaurants and other amenities .” – Alina
“We had such a great time at the condo! It is just as described, very comfy and communication with Kevin was always very easy. Plus, there are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and a few museums at a walking distance.” – Talita

#10 Blue Heron Guest Home

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms1.5
Nightly Price$185

If you’re looking for a house near the water but close enough to the city, this it it! A cozy home with a full kitchen, a backyard, and a beautifully decorated living room. Perfect for a little family or a small group of friends. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Stroll along a wraparound deck and breathe bracing salt air while enjoying sweeping views of a bay. A refreshing nature theme continues with interior decor, from artwork to bed linens. Prepare meals in a family size kitchen with plenty of prep space.

Amenities

Full kitchenWasherDryer
DishwasherIronHairdryer
TVWifiCoffee Maker
Bathroom essentialsBedroom comfortsHeating

Reviews

“Beautiful cottage beautiful location central to all the spots we wanted to see. Denise met us when we arrived. She gave us such a warm welcome and her place we stayed was exceptional. WE LOVED IT. It was our last place we stayed on our east coast adventure and it was our favourite.” – Jim
“This place is a perfect 10 you won’t be disappointed! The view is incredible, the attention to detail and amenities are second to none and the hosts are helpful and gracious. We even saw seals and deer right on the property- would love to return!” – Nona
“I highly recommend this place if you’re looking for a maritime vacation on the water and yet close to the city of Halifax. The house is new and clean with all the amenities you could possibly need. Denise and Rod are great hosts available at any time if you need something.” – William
“Our first time visiting Canada and Nova Scotia did not disappoint. We picked the perfect place to stay, everything we could have wished for was at Blue Heron. Denise and Rod were excellent hosts and were able to advise and help with any query’s. After many excursions coming home to Blue Heron was a total pleasure .” – Jamie
“A beautiful and well-appointed home with everything you will need, in a wonderful private location that is near groceries as well as many sights to see.” – Julia

#11 Hip-Style Family Home In Prime Downtown Location

# of Guests8
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$399

Get the whole family ready to spend some relaxing days in this hip and stylish home! With three big bedrooms, a spacious living room and a huge kitchen with dinning area included, your family will totally love it! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Find local recommendations etched playfully on a blackboard wall in the monochrome kitchen. Stripped wood floors lead from room to room. Mid-century furnishings and eclectic features include contemporary local art and colorful Persian-style rugs.

Amenities

TVWifiKitchen
Bathroom essentialsBedroom comfortsDishwasher
WasherDryerCoffee Maker
BathtubHairdryerIron

Reviews

“Wonderful location within walking distance to all Halifax has to offer. The hosts were wonderful, easy to communicate with and quick to reply. The home is welcoming, functional with thought and care given to design. Nice touches such as creamer/milk and a stocked tea/coffee bar. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.” – Nancy
“Kourtney’s place was perfect. We all felt comfortable. The beds were incredible. The kitchen and decor were beautiful. We had a lovely stay. Location was excellent. We’d love to stay again in the future. Thanks Kourtney.” – Stepth
“An absolutely lovely stay. A great space with everything you could need. Space was beautiful and comfortable. Highly recommend this spot and will absolutely book again. Location was great!” – Cheelse
“We had a great time at Kourtney’s place!! It was a great place to stay for our group and it is clean and the décor was stylish and comfortable. Kourtney has added a lot of thoughtful touches such as having coffee and cream available for her guests as well as a bottle of wine waiting for us in the fridge when we arrived. Was a nice touch!” – Sabrina
“The place was great for our group and we really enjoyed the location and amenities!” – Dana

#12 Cozy Studio Apartment With Interior Courtyard

# of Guests3
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly Price$85

If you’re all about unique places, this one is for you! The quirky decoration, the fully equipped kitchen, and the big, spacious bedroom make this place a solid choice for anyone traveling to Halifax for business! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Rest and recharge in this quaint East Coast condo. Discover an inspirational space featuring prints and paintings depicting iconic Nova Scotian landscapes throughout, chic furnishings, and an open-plan living area.

Amenities

KitchenWasherDryer
DishwasherCoffee MakerTV
IronWifiHairdyer
Bathroom essentialsBedroom comfortsHeating

Reviews

“Great location. Place was clean and comfortable, and host was easy to reach.” – Jennifer
“Jennifer’s place had everything I needed! The art and candles are a warm touch.” – Lisa
“Jennifer’s place was super clean, cozy and perfectly located. We had everything we needed to have a comfortable stay. I definitely recommend Jennifer as a host!” – Kyana
“Amazing condo at the perfect location (almost downtown). The condo is equipped with all the amenities. A perfect gateway.” – Vancy
“Jennifer is a gracious host and keeps a nice clean apartment for her guests. She is quick to respond to concerns and issues. The apartment is clean and functional and well decorated. I loved that there is a coffee press and really good washer dryer.” – Kevin
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