Temporary Accommodations


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.

See campus maps for campus locations.

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

Important Notes:

  • 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



Waverly Inn
1266 Barrington Street
(902) 423-9346

Garden South Park Inn
1263 South Park
(902) 492-8577

Commons Inn
5780 West Street/2400 Agricola Street
(902) 484-3466

Short Term Rentals

Various Locations

VRBO Rental
Various Locations


Halifax Campus

The Lord Nelson Hotel
1515 South Park St.
Phone: (902)423-6331

Atlantica Hotel Halifax
1980 Robie Street
Phone: (902)423-1161

The Westin Nova Scotia
1181 Hollis Street
Phone: (902)421-1000

Truro Campus

Inn on Prince
437 Prince Street
Phone: (902)895-1651

Best Western Truro-Glengarry
150 Willow Street

The Willowbend
277 Willow Street

Halifax Backpacker’s Hostel
2193 Gottingen Street
(902) 431-3170

Halifax Heritage House Hostel
Hostelling International
1253 Barrington Street
(902) 422-3863


Premiere Executive Suites
Various locations
(902) 420-1333

Homewood Suites by Hilton
1960 Brunswick St
(902) 407-9955

Moore Suites
Various locations


Go to the Discover Halifax website for more information on local accommodations.