The 12 Best Airbnbs In Nanaimo, British Columbia

October 9, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Nanaimo, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Nanaimo and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Nanaimo Harbourfront Townhome

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $80 per night, airbnb.com

For the families of four looking to be in the Nanaimo area for longer-term assignments or vacations, you've found the hideaway of your dreams! Check out this amazing home with 2-bedrooms, each with a queen bed. It's spacious and well-appointed, providing all everyday amenities you'd possibly remquire during your stay. It's also an awesome location that provides spectacular views of the beautiful harbour – a can't-miss Airbnb!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“30 Night Minimum Stay or Long Term Only. Perfect accommodation for extended island vacations, executive transfers, long term work contracts, house hunting or as stop gap when closing dates on real estate transactions do not coincide. Luxurious 2 story, 2 bedroom town home with panoramic ocean/harbour view located on Nanaimo's downtown waterfront. Step outside your front door to Nanaimo's spectacular waterfront.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | TV | Cable TV | Indoor fireplace | Air conditioning | Dryer | Washer | Heating | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Hot water

Guest Reviews

“Everything was first class right down to providing umbrellas, decorated sharply, air conditioner in the master bedroom.” – John
“Beautiful townhome in a beautiful city. Kitchen was amazing. Harry Law, the host, was a warm and experienced host – before we contacted him, he texted us to let us know we were expected.” – Gita

#2 Westwood East Suite

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

Be in a peaceful neighbourhood away from the busy areas of town in this homely suite for a family of four to five. Nearby, you'll find Westwood Lake Park with beautiful avenues for hiking, trekking, swimming, and birdwatching.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Clean newly furnished 2 bedroom garden level suite in quiet scenic neighbourhood. Furnished patio with natural gas BBQ and backyard firepit. Very bright and airy. Spacious yet cosy living area.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | TV | Air conditioning | Dryer | Washer | Heating | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Ethernet connection | Hot water | Bathtub

Guest Reviews

“Our stay was very relaxing and enjoyable. This suite has lots of space and everything you need for a family, in a quiet area that is close to everything Nanaimo has to offer. A quick walk from Westwood Lake with it's beach and great walking trail was extra nice.” – Janine
“The patio was a great place to relax and the whole space was ideal for our family.” – Julie
“One of the best Airbnb because of the huge kitchen well equipped, the beautiful deck, and gas bbq, and spacious suite, lots is sleeping options, me and my family will be back!” – Dawn
“Kory was great, when he seen us asked if we needed anything (we did) and it was no problem. the location is great to westwood lake, and kory had a nice folder with local stuff which is nice.” – Jason
“This was a cozy place for our family to reconvene at the end of the day during my husband's work trip. My daughter absolutely loved the toys in the suite and the space was warm and inviting.” – Kristin

#3 1-Bedroom Guest Suite In Central Nanaimo

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

A perfect stay in town for couples or solo travellers on a working visit, this listing features a comfy queen bed and a well-appointed kitchen, with relaxing deck seating to chill out. You can't go wrong with this one, situated in a peaceful neighbourhood that is minutes away from pubs, shops, and restaurants.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Cozy 1 bedroom suite located in Central Nanaimo. Steps away from walking trails, parks, shops, and restaurants. Perfect for 2 guests or 2 plus a small child. Playpen available upon request.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | TV | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | Hot water | Bathtub | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Free street parking | Kitchen | Oven

Guest Reviews

“Great place to stay. Clean, comfortable, about 10-15 min drive to downtown. Good for short or longer stay.” – Kelsey
“Nice stay, easy checkin. Nice touches easy to settle in. Would stay again.” – Brian
“This is, without doubt, one of the cleanest and best equipped and prepared places I have stayed in. It has everything you need in every room in the suite and it is spotlessly clean. It has a nice little deck area too to sit out on.” – Garry
“It is the perfect place to stay away from home. Even so Navin was not there, he sent us clear communications and made other arrangements to ensure that we had a pleasant stay. Which we definitely did!” – Greg & Cecile
“You can't go wrong booking with Navin everything was great right down to the personal welcome sign” – Derek

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#4 Cozy Waterfront Cottage

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

Experience delightful living in a private cabin for two near the waters that pound the shores of Protection Island. This is an ideal base for remote workers or a couple looking for a quiet getaway out of the city in a rustic cabin that features ocean-views from the bedroom, captures the setting and rising sun, and has breakfast for you when you don't like making it yourself in the kitchen!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This small self-contained handcrafted cottage overlooks Newcastle Island Park and anchorage. It is a 10 minute foot passenger ferry ride from Nanaimo and 5 minute walk. The cabin suits a single person or couple wanting a simple and elegant retreat. Breakfast supplies are included along with cooking equipment for all meals.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | Washer | Heating | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Kitchen | Dishes and silverware | Microwave | Refrigerator | Cooking basics | Breakfast

Guest Reviews

“What an incredible place to stay, perfect location right on the water overlooking Nanaimo and Newcastle Island. Trudy made us feel right at home. The cabin was incredibly well crafted, cozy, safe, and full of personal artistic touches.” – Janine
“We had a great time at Trudy’s Cabin. It’s a beautiful space and she is a wonderful and gracious host.” – Nick
“Trudy is a brilliant host, and both the cabin/location served my wife and I very well. If you need to rest and recuperate, this is a perfect spot.” – Carman
“Fantastic little cabin, cozy and comfortable. It's nice and close to everything in the area, with plenty of activity options nearby. Trudy left maps and adventure guides in the cabin so you can see what to do around town.” – Nicholas
“Great location! Wonderful overall experience. Would definitely recommend.” – Mike

#5 Oceanfront Paradise

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

A rural getaway that is right on the shore and perfect for couples to chill out, away from the robotic routine of everyday city life. You'll have a mini-kitchen, a little ocean-view deck for that evening smoke overlooking the expansive pool of blue, a hot tub for that romantic dip, and a barbecue area right down by the waters.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Recently renovated, lovely interior, right on the ocean. ….. can't get much better. Suitable for two people, with a mini kitchen and bedroom combined, wall to wall windows with a deck off the bedroom with a little bistro table.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | TV | Heating | Washer | Hot water | Dryer | Cable TV | Free parking on premises | Pool

Guest Reviews

“Amazing view of the ocean, and lots of activities on site. Nice drive to the location, and conveniently located between Nanaimo and Ladysmith. Would definitely stay again!” – Connor
“uper relaxing with a gorgeous view of the ocean from your suite. We absolutely loved waking up to the sun shining on the ocean and hearing the soft waves at night.” – Negin
“We had a wonderful stay at Pat's place (Unit 211) at The Inn of the Sea. The condo was spotless and well-appointed. The carpets were new, and the furnishings not at all dated.” – Jodey
“Beautiful location, private oceanfront view. Had everything we needed” – Lily Josefina
“This unit was a fantastic home base for the weekend. The resort is beautiful and the unit was immaculate, stylish, cozy and comfortable, with an incredible view.” – Lisa

#6 Westwood Lake Bright, Large And Clean Suite

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

A very affordable unit for families of four, situated at a short five-minute walk to the zestful Westwood lake in a peripheral area of Nanaimo. Watch TV in the evenings relaxing on the comfy sofas and prep your own meals in the kitchen if you don't intend to dine-out or you can also order takeout from the many eateries and bars nearby.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This space is a spacious bright. This suit is 4 minute walk to Westwood lake has a great beach sutable for all ages also offers world class hiking and mountain bike trails. Around the lake is a 6. 5 km trail which is a nice walk or if you feel like a nice hike it is a 3 hour hike to the top of Mount Benson with amazing views!!”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | TV | Cable TV | Dryer | Washer | Heating | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Hot water | Children’s books and toys | Bathtub

Guest Reviews

“Everything was great and as described. Place was very clean. Having toys and books for kids was a nice touch.” – Muratcan
“Sean's place was perfect for us. It had everything we needed and was in a perfect location. We loved being able to walk to Westwood Lake for a quick run or swim in the lake.” – Craig And Shannon
“Close to the lake. Clean and new place.” – David
“Spacious beautiful space with all the amenities plus!!!” – Laurie
“I just spent 3 nights at Sean’s place and it was such an amazing space, I wish I’d only had more time to enjoy it. I loved having a king sized bed, washer and dryer and such a well stocked kitchen! The location was great and everything super comfy.” – Noelle

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#7 Cozy & Modern Suite In South Nanaimo

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

Do yourself a favour and book yourself and your partner, or yourself if you're in town for work, a cozy new unit outside the main town area with a queen bed. You'll be positioned near the airport, within reach of all that Nanaimo has to offer, and in a fully-loaded home where you'll feel right at home.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Newly set up Airbnb suite in quiet south Nanaimo neighbourhood. Located 10 mins from the airport & downtown, and 5 mins from the nearest shops & restaurants. The suite is setup up with a fully functional kitchen, queen size bed, comfortable couches, a desk for working at, and onsite laundry. Lots of hiking an biking trails closeby, as well as a park with Tennis & Basketball courts.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | TV | Dryer | Washer | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Hot water | Free street parking | Kitchen | Oven | Microwave

Guest Reviews

“We loved it. Many thanks to our great hosts.” – Seyedeh-Sara
“Great location, very friendly and helpful hosts.” – Kate And Craig
“Nice suite in a quiet neighborhood with lovely hosts.” – Kyle
“Nice comfortable stay! lots of ammenities within suite.” – Jordan
“This place is in very nice neighbourhood. Brand new suite with all the amenities. Felt like home while our stay .” – Appy

#8 Estuary Gardens

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

Be near the oceanfront at a private two-bedroom home fit for a family of six! Find yourself a private patio area with ocean views and a useful laundry room that will keep you from being annoyed during the longer stays. You'll just be blocks away from the bus to downtown Nanaimo, and a quick 5-minute walk to three shopping complexes nearby! The perfect home away from home, right?

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Estuary Gardens overlooks the Nanaimo River Estuary. It enjoys many species of birds and amazing floral gardens. Our newly renovated suite has 3 queen sized beds, and plenty of peace and quiet at the top of a no-through road. Calvin and Greg live on site, and are very friendly and approachable.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | TV | Cable TV | Indoor fireplace | Dryer | Washer | Heating | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“Accomodation exceeded our expectations! Greg and Calvin were amiable and helpful with tips regarding local hikes. Apartment is very spacious with internet, Netflix, equipped kitchen and very nice bathroom.” – Marin
“This place is perfect . Great helpful hosts who have supplied everything. Very thoughtful extras like a bowl of fruit and some spices.” – Jeannette
“I would highly recommend this amazing, clean and well maintained accommodation. Calvin and Greg provided a lot of extras.” – Jennifer
“Everything was perfect and our hosts were great! From the small touches to the excellent amenities, we couldn’t have asked for better!” – Selma
“Estuary Gardens is a wonderful suite fully equipped, clean, comfortable and arranged with a nice touch. Situated in a nice quiet neighborhood with a gorgeous backyard view.” – Brandon

#9 Bright And Trendy Suite, 5-Minutes To YCD And The River

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

Save yourself the hassle of travelling long commutes and pick this suite perfect for a pair of colleagues or a couple visiting Nanaimo! You'll be at short drives to downtown and the airport, in a quiet family-oriented neighbourhood with access to lots of nature in your surroundings.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Hello,This is my lovely 5 year old 1 bedroom, 1 full bath, fully furnished, above ground basement suite. This bright & trendy space has an open concept living, dining & kitchen. Breakfast is not included but tea and coffee are provided. You are 7 mins to downtown & the airport & 5 mins to the nanaimo river.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | TV | Dryer | Washer | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Hot water | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Bathtub | Free street parking | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Great place ,compact laid out well . Quiet street is a cul-de-sac, thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Jenna was a great host, make sure I was settled and had everything.” – Thomas
“Jenna's place is an excellent base for relaxing and exploring Nanaimo and surroundings. It is well-equipped and comfortable as well as spotlessly clean.” – Norman
“Jenna's place was the perfect home base for us while we were getting our kids settled for university. It is a little ways outside of downtown Nanaimo in the beautiful Cinnabar Valley so it is quiet and safe.” – Sheila
“A great home away from home experience with terrific amenities and restful decor. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Nanaimo.” – Lorraine
“It was a perfect neighbourhood and a cozy self-contained suite! It was close to the airport, so that was quite handy. We met her on our first night and she was very friendly and made sure we were comfortable and happy with the accommodations.” – Rhonda

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#10 Private Suite With Self-Check-In And Outdoor Space

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

Looking for that perfect two-bedroom suite in the Westwood Lake area for a family or a group of up to six friends? We've got you covered with this convenient home with Roku TV and a workstation, along with a dedicated kitchen and lounge areas, plus a dedicated patio with a barbecue facility.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Your home away from home – whether on vacation or business. Beautifully appointed two bedroom suite with outdoor seating area and BBQ. We follow AirBnb's enhanced cleaning protocols and offer self-check-in. Walking distance to many amenities and a short drive to all others.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | TV | Cable TV | Dryer | Washer | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Beach essentials | Hot water | Ethernet connection | Iron

Guest Reviews

“We enjoyed our stay at Gigi’s house. We felt right at home and she made us feel comfortable. Her place was clean, spacious, and had lots of information about Nanaimo and things you can do around the island.” – Gema
“Gigi’s place was a perfect spot for me, it was close to everything yet in a quiet location. The suite was beautifully clean and had everything I needed. Gigi was easy to talk to and a great host.” – Cailee
“Great little two bedroom suite close to Westwood lake. Priced correctly and with a great host with attention to cleanliness and detail.” – Ivan
“Love staying here – in fact we are back again for another stay. Super clean and safety precautions are at a high standard.” – Andrew
“Great place. Great location will return if I ever need an air bnb” – Ocean

#11 Home Away From Home With Mount Benson Views

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

You get what you see at this comfy 2-bedroom home featuring a king and a queen… bedding, that is. Located 5-minutes by car to the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, you'll have access to awesome cruises in the Vancouver area. For shopping needs, drive down for five minutes to two shopping centres where you'll find anything and everything you're looking for, not to miss the Tim Hortons!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Built in 1948 there is a blend of old with new, with updated modern styling mixed with old character. The living spaces feature two comfortable beds with luxurious linens, a cozy and inviting living room with big screen tv, modern and functional kitchen and dining room, two spotless washrooms, and a beautiful backyard with a spacious two level deck surrounded by welcoming green space.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | TV | Cable TV | Indoor fireplace | Dryer | Washer | Heating | Hot water | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Bathtub

Guest Reviews

“Wonderful host- great place to stay!!! We will be coming back for sure!” – Jocelyn
“Robin’s place is a perfect location for visiting the bay side of Vancouver Island. After a day of exploring the coast it was a pleasure to return to this house and amazing fenced garden space she has created.” – Stephanie
“Very cute place. Easy access to Nanaimo” – Sean
“Robin's place is awesome, close to all amenities, quiet neighborhood and the house was better than we expected. I would highly recommend it!!” – Mark
“We really enjoyed our stay at Robin's place. It had everything that we could have needed and was even close enough to town to walk. We highly recommend it to other travellers.” – Norma

#12 Creekside Suite

4 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

Looking for a quiet base in Nanaimo to work from? Or are you in town for a short stay where you'll need a comfy bed to lay your head? We've found you a great deal at this studio unit that will relax you and take care of you. You won't be far from Departure Bay Beach even if you're a walk-person.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Our home is located on a quiet dead end street in Nanaimo. Our walk-out studio suite has all of the comforts of home and is a self-contained space. It is an ideal location for a couple or a couple with kids.”

Amenities

Wifi | Essentials | TV | Dryer | Washer | Heating | Iron | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Children’s books and toys | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“Really lovely & relaxing. Beautiful space.” – Sarah
“Awesome hosts. Homesteader with a clean and modern design. Super accommodating and friendly, would definitely stay here again.” – Arthur
“My daughter and I absolutely loved staying at Creekside. A beautiful space surrounded by nature. It was stylish, cozy and immaculate.” – Patti
“Amazing place to stay! Lots to read and live the shower. Highly recomend!” – Wentzel
“Great stay. Hosts were helpful and the place was stylish and very clean.” – David

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