When you arrive in Halifax or Truro, you may need to arrange a short-term place to stay if you arrive early (before on-campus Move-in Day) or to give yourself time to find a long-term off-campus rental.
We recommend that you plan to stay somewhere short-term, to avoid agreeing to a long-term rental without first meeting the landlord, visiting and inspecting the property, and testing out commute options from the property to your Dalhousie campus.
We recommend you reserve temporary accommodation before you arrive in Nova Scotia, as there can be high volume at the start of the fall term (late August, early September) and winter (late December/ early January).
Short term accommodations options:
- Stay with family or friends
- Airbnb/VRBO Rentals near campus
- Hotels near campus
- Age restrictions: before you make a reservation, confirm if there is an age restriction for check-in. Some hotels and Airbnbs require that you are 18 years or older to check in.
- Student discounts: ask about any special student rates and what identification or proof you may need to bring with you (e.g. an enrollment verification letter or your Dalhousie student ID card)
- Payment: many accommodations in Nova Scotia require to have a credit card on hold for payment
Garden South Park Inn
Short Term Rentals
The Lord Nelson Hotel
Atlantica Hotel Halifax
The Westin Nova Scotia
Inn on Prince
Best Western Truro-Glengarry
Halifax Backpacker’s Hostel
Halifax Heritage House Hostel
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Go to the Discover Halifax website for more information on local accommodations.