Canada’s second-largest city and the largest in Quebec province is buzzing with cool things to do. This extremely walkable city blends old and new – an ultramodern skyline meets quaint and traditional 18th-century architecture. The cobblestone streets of the Old City open up onto lively market places and there are more than your fair share of world-class museums! Once you’ve had enough of the city, get out to Parc du Mont-Royal, where you can enjoy a decent hike.
With everything going on here, you’ll need a cool place to stay. Rather than a hotel or a hostel, why not treat yourself to somewhere with a bit of character and charm? Rentals in Montreal are a great way to find the perfect place to stay. From cool downtown lofts to friendly and authentic homestays, there really is something for everyone when it comes to Montreal Airbnbs.
Rather than letting you spend ages trawling through the website, we’ve put together this list of the 15 best Airbnbs in Montreal. We’ve taken a load of different budgets, travel styles, and personalities into consideration to help you find the place perfectly suited to you. Hopefully, it’ll make your trip easier to plan and you can make the most of your vacation!
Quick Answer: These are the Top 5 Airbnbs in Montreal
The Montreal Mariner Loft
- > $
- > 3 Guests
- > Air conditioning
- > Light and airy décor
Charming & Cosy well located room
- > $
- > 4 Guests
- > Fully equipped kitchen
- > Friendly and helpful hosts
Charming Little Studio
- > $$
- > 2 Guests
- > King Bed
- > Comfortable office space
Downtown apartment for six
- > $$$
- > 6 Guests
- > Seated Dining Area
- > All essentials included
Pristine Downtown Penthouse
- > $$$$$
- > 4 Guests
- > Fully equipped kitchen
- > Security cameras in common areas
Unlock the The Broke Backpacker’s GREATEST Travel Secrets!
Sign up for The Broke Backpacker Newsletter below to receive weekly tips on the travel-life + a FREE copy of The Backpacker Bible!
Looking for other types of accommodation? Check out our guide to Where to Stay in Montreal!
Why Stay in an Airbnb?
- Local Experience: Having a local as a host means you can find out all the best places to visit and things to do that are off the beaten tourist track. That doesn’t just go for Montreal, but for all travel destinations in the Canada.
- Unique Properties: A vacation is a break from the norm, so why not stay in a property that reflects that? Airbnb is where to find the coolest and most unusual places to stay!
- Privacy: Cabins, chalets, and treehouses mean you and your companion(s) can get the break you need without anyone else interfering.
- Affordability: When it comes to value for money, Airbnbs offer so much more than hotels at the same price.
- Airbnb Experiences: It’s not all about where to stay – check out what there is to do in the area with Airbnb Experiences!
There is one item every traveller NEEDS. Some travellers don’t even know they need it, but those travellers need it more than anyone.
What is this forgotten essential of the backpacker-life? SPOILERS! Guess you’ll just have to click the button to find out. 😉Find Out What It Is!
The Top 15 Airbnbs in Montreal
Overall Best Value Airbnb in Montreal | The Montreal Mariner Loft
Let’s kick off with the best value Airbnb in Montreal. For a relative pittance, you can have a cool, cosy, and comfy studio apartment with space for up to 3 guests. This nautical-themed accommodation is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the world-famous McGill University and the Old Port, making it the ideal base for exploring this magnificent city.
You’ve got plenty of facilities too – couples will love the space, while digital nomads will be delighted with the laptop-friendly workspace! If you’re unsure about where to stay, you can’t go wrong with here!
Best Budget Airbnb in Montreal | Bedroom at the Village
It can be pretty expensive to travel in Canada, but we’ve found an Airbnb in Montreal that will take away any nagging money worries for the length of your stay! There’s space for up to two people in this private bedroom in the Village.
With the money you save, you can check out the cafes, restaurants, and bakeries which are within a stone’s throw away – however, if you’d prefer to save by shopping for your own food, you’ve got a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your meals!Not only that, but you can use the clothes washing facilities too!
Budget Tip: Dorms in Montreal start from $10USD per bed. They’re the cheapest accommodation in the city. Search for hostels in the area!
Perfect Short Term Rental for Digital Nomads | One beautiful bricked plateau room
Fast and reliable Wi-Fi and a laptop-friendly workspace are the key amenities for a digital nomad. Anything else is a bonus, and there are plenty of those in this awesome Montreal apartment! Your own private TV with Netflix, a comfy bed, and the sunroom hammock that you’re welcome to laze around in all make this a pretty mouthwatering prospect. The exposed brickwork and blackboard sign on your door, only add to the charm of this cool and homely Montreal apartment.
Perfect Airbnb for Solo Travellers | Private Room with sunlit balcony
If you’re travelling solo, most people will encourage you to go to a hostel. However, we understand that’s not for everyone. Thankfully, this Montreal apartment is a great alternative as it’s cheap, you’ve got a friendly host, and you might just bump into some other travellers in your accommodation!
You’re also just 1 minute away from the famous St. Denis Street where there are some great bars and places to eat. So, if there’s no-one else in the apartment, you’ve got a back up for meeting new people!
Best Airbnb in Montreal for Nightlife | Very nice central apartment
Not only is this place right in the heart of the city’s best nightlife, but your host’s wife is a blogger. So, she knows all the hidden spots in town to get great food, drink, and dancing. So, sack off that list of the top clubs and find some really cool and unusual places when you stay at this incredible Montreal apartment!
There’s space for up to 6 guests too, so there’s room for all of your friends to have a great night out. The following day, rustle up something tasty in the fully equipped kitchen and kiss goodbye to that wretched hangover!
Best Short Term Rental for Couples | Charming Little Studio
If you’re travelling with your other half, you won’t want just any old double room, right? Well luckily, this is quite a nice space for two with a king bed! This is not only a great spot for couples but a fabulous Montreal Airbnb for business travellers to. That’s because it comes equipped with a comfortable office space! Also, you’ll be treated to a hot breakfast if you’re staying here too, while you can prepare lunch and dinner in the kitchen!
Best Homestay in Montreal | Charming & Cosy well located room
If you’re travelling on a budget and want to have an authentic experience, the best way to do that is by staying with a local. So, let’s take a look at the best homestay in Montreal! This charming and cool private room is in a home in the Plateau neighbourhood of the city – and it’s got a walkscore of 99! Your friendly bilingual hosts will welcome you into their home and offer you great advice on what to see in the city. And you can use their kitchen, living room, and washer and dryer during your stay. Like a home away from home!
Runner Up Homestay in Montreal | Le Chalet de Ville
There are so many great homestays in Montreal that we couldn’t just show you one of them. This pretty house dates back to 1870 and it’s in the Latin Quarter of the city. It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from public transport too so you can get anywhere you want in the city. However, you probably won’t want to leave in a hurry – your room is super comfy and there’s a lovely looking tub where you can soak after a long day of sightseeing!
Amazing Luxury Airbnb in Montreal | Charming Victorian Flat
You know when you find an Airbnb Plus listing it’s going to be somewhere a little bit special. And this awesome Montreal apartment is no exception! You can enjoy a warm and homely apartment, thanks to the softwood floors and open plan space. The real clincher here is that lovely outdoor terrace! On it, you’ll find a BBQ and lovely views of the city skyline.
It’s the perfect place for you and your travel companions to spend a relaxing evening with a few beers and tasty food before hitting the town!
Over the Top Luxury Airbnb in Montreal | Pristine Downtown Penthouse
If money’s no object, then check out this incredible Montreal Airbnb. This huge loft is a pristine penthouse in one of the very best locations in town! You’re right in the heart of the Golden Square Mile – one of the busiest and coolest areas in the entire city! Although, staying in here won’t be a problem. You’ve got a huge TV equipped with Netflix and Apple TV, and a fully equipped kitchen. Rest assured you’ll be safe as there are security cameras in the common areas too!
Best Airbnb in Montreal for Families | Downtown apartment for six
Travelling to Canada with the family? If that’s the case, this is one of the best short-term rentals in Montreal. Perfectly set up for families of all ages, there’s a fully equipped kitchen and a seated dining area so that everyone can spend some quality time together.
Once you’ve run out of conversation, head to the living room where there’s a large TV. Stick on a film or use the fast Wi-Fi so that everyone can connect their devices up! And once you leave the apartment, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do nearby!
Best Airbnb in Montreal for a Group of Friends | Urban Wilderness in cool condo
This apartment is Montreal’s first sports and entertainment condo, so it’s a great place to stay with your friends! It’s rare that you’ll find a great centrepiece like a foosball table in a Montreal Airbnb, but that’s exactly what you can expect in this spot. There’s also a gym on-site if you want some more intense exercise, which you’re welcome to use!
And, if you’ve all arrived with your own transport, you’ll be happy to know that there’s free parking included with this awesome Montreal apartment!
Best Airbnb in Downtown Montreal | Modern Scandinavian style loft
Everyone knows that Scandinavia is one of the most stylish regions in the world, especially when it comes to interior design. So, it’s exciting that this downtown apartment has a bit of ‘hygge’ about it! We know that most of the Montreal apartments we’ve shown you so far are in the Downtown area, but we just couldn’t miss this one off. As well as the gorgeous interior design, you’ve got access to a jacuzzi in the building. And those views from floor to ceiling glass windows are pretty much unbeatable!
Another Great Apartment in Downtown Montreal | Urban Retreat in amazing loft
Okay, we promise this is the last Airbnb we’re going to show you in Downtown Montreal! This urban retreat is an oasis amid all the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city centre. There’s lots of space and even a little table by the window so that you can enjoy the views with your morning coffee. It’s not just coffee you can make on-site though – the fully equipped chef’s kitchen may mean that you rustle up something that surprises even yourself!
Top Value Airbnb in Le Plateau | Caribou Loft de Plateau Montreal
Last but not least, let’s check out a Montreal Airbnb in one of the city’s coolest districts – Le Plateau. This Caribou loft is perfect for solo travellers, couples, and those on business, as it’s near to the city but also on the same street as the relaxing Lafontaine Park! Enjoy the privacy of your own terrace, where you’ll be able to prepare your own BBQ. What could be better?!
What to Pack for your Montreal Airbnb
Pants, socks, underwear, soap?! Take it from us, packing for a hostel stay is not always quite as straightforward as it seems. Working out what to bring and what to leave at home is an art we have perfected over many years.
Check out our definitive Airbnb Packing list for our top packing tips!
FAQ about Airbnbs in Montreal
Here’s what people usually ask us when they look for vacation homes in Montreal.
Don’t Forget Your Montreal Travel Insurance
It’s good to get lost sometimes, but it’s also good not to get too lost. There are people that want you home in one piece.
There’s one travel insurance provider The Broke Backpacker trusts for all his wildest shenanigans… World Nomads!
Click the button below to get a quote on your insurance or read our in-depth review of World Nomads’ coverage. And then… let the shenanigans begin. 😉
Final Thoughts on Montreal Airbnbs
So, that concludes our list of the best Airbnbs in Montreal. We hope you’ve found something suitable for your budget, personality, and travel style. Not only that, something big enough for your group too!
As you can see from our extensive list, there’s a lot of choice. From cool Scandinavian style apartments to urban wildernesses, to penthouses with awesome views, there’s a short term rental in Montreal perfectly suited to you.
And you know what? We’d totally understand if we’ve overwhelmed you and given you too much choice on our list. There are some great places, after all! If that’s the case, just keep it simple and go for our favourite Airbnb in Montreal. That’s the Montreal Mariner Loft! It’s a great blend of location, good value, and style.
So, now that you’ve seen all the best Airbnbs Montreal has to offer, all that’s left is to wish you an amazing vacation. We hope you have a great trip!
Thanks for reading – that was fun! 😀
We bring you epic FREE content!
Find out how YOU can help support us.
We’re a big site with a big team and this job isn’t always easy. But we do it because we love it – we love providing epic and free content. We love the knowledge that our content keeps you adventuring. We don’t ask for money, but if you’d like to find out how you can help the site in more organic ways, click the button below.
Thank you for your support 🙂
Bye for now, but not forever!
If you want MORE top-tier Broke Backpacker content like this, then sign up for our weekly newsletter below to get the latest and greatest!
And for transparency’s sake, please know that some of the links in our content are affiliate links. That means that if you book your accommodation, buy your gear, or sort your insurance through our link, we earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you). That said, we only link to the gear we trust and never recommend services we don’t believe are up to scratch. Again, thank you!