About the Homestay

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We are a family of four, me, my husband and two sons aged 15 and 19 years old. We live in a quiet area in Birkirkara, Swatar. We have a comfortable house with a large living area opening onto a terrace, where guests can have their breakfast. Bus stops to Valletta, the capital city and to the North of Malta are only 3 minutes away. And if guests need to study or work at the University of Malta or the General Hospital, this entails only a 10-minute walk from my house. We have been hosting for 15 years, thus, we have quite an experience in the field and every guest is a new experience for us. We really enjoy meeting people from different cultures.

Pets

Fish, Tortoise

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Room 1
From 16 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

The room consists of two single beds, which can be joined together as a double bed. There is a night table between the beds, a wardrobe, a desk and an air-conditioner in the room. The bathroom is shared with other guests in the house.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
19
38
Weekly Price
120
240
Monthly price
480
900
Bedroom 2
From 16 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This consists of two beds, they can be joined together as a double bed. It could be used by 1 or 2 guests or a couple.There is a night table between the beds, a wardrobe, and a good sized desk. The room is also airconditioned.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
19
38
Weekly Price
120
240
Monthly price
480
900
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About the Area

Our house is located in a quiet area. Supermarkets, hairdressers and beauty salons are in the area too. There is only a 3-minute walk to the bus stop and furthermore there is a 10-minute walk to the University of Malta and to the General Hospital and also to the centre of Birkirkara where one can find various restaurants, cafeterias and fashion shops. Birkirkara is only 15 minutes away with the bus from Valletta, the capital city of Malta.

Local Area Facilities
  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Respect towards each other is highly important in the house. No smoking is allowed in the rooms but guests can smoke on the terrace.

Guests who come for long stays may use the kitchen. However, guests have to buy their own drinks and food. A small cupboard in the kitchen will be reserved for the guests' use. Cleaning after using the kitchen will be appreciated.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

10 Reviews

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    Nice and clean room. Sonia is very nice and helpful. There are a lot of bus stops near the house and you can get to all the sights without problems.

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    Netherlands
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    February 2019

    Sonia is a really nice host. She is very caring and kind The house is really clean and has a nice atmosphere. I certainly would stay here again. Sonia, thank you for the pleasant stay!

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    Canada
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    Lovely stay with Sonia and her family in Birkirkara. Five hearts to all four members of Sonia's family, their spotless house in good location and homey breakfasts.

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    Spain
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    This home is in a great location as there are many bus connections nearby, especially to the Bombi and Valletta transport hubs, Rabat and the Gozo ferry. There's a couple of grocery stores on the same block as the house. The house and the neighbourhood are very pleasant, away from crowded touristy resorts, you get to live "where the Maltese really live" and all that at a really great price. The town of Birkirkara itself, as well as the nearby Msida, are very worth exploring, full of intriguing spots that are largely untouched by most mainstream tourists, which in my opinion it's another attractive aspect of staying in this location. Sonia is very welcoming, attentive and flexible and the breakfast she offers is simple but more than sufficient to start off the day with good energy.

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    Spain
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    This home is in a great location as there are many bus connections nearby, especially to the Bombi and Valletta transport hubs, Rabat and the Gozo ferry. There's a couple of grocery stores on the same block as the house. The house and the neighbourhood are very pleasant, away from crowded touristy resorts, you get to live "where the Maltese really live" and all that at a really great price. The town of Birkirkara itself, as well as the nearby Msida, are very worth exploring, full of intriguing spots that are largely untouched by most mainstream tourists, which in my opinion it's another attractive aspect of staying in this location. Sonia is very welcoming, attentive and flexible and the breakfast she offers is simple but more than sufficient to start off the day with good energy.

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    Austria
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    Sonia is a lovely person, very helpful and friendly. At her house you really feel like home away from home. Highly recommended.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sonia in ,

    Thankyou for the lovely review :))

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    England
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    Sonia was really helpful right from the start, emailing back to me as I needed to know how near her house was to where I was going to be for the week.
    All the family were welcoming and friendly, giving me local information re buses, directions to places of interest, details of a reliable cab company etc. Sonia was brilliant even when I rang her - twice!- very late as I'd got lost getting back.
    I slept well each night and own separate bathroom for homestay guests was good.
    Alison

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sonia in ,

    Thanks a lot Alison for your nice review. Greatly appreciated. It was nice meeting you and I enjoyed our talks :) I wish you all the very best to you and your family. Take care.

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2017

    Lovely family with a nice and clean home. The bus connection to Valletta and other places of interest is perfect, too. I enjoyed my stay a lot and the family helped me whenever I needed help or advice. Thank you so much!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sonia in ,

    Thanks a lot Anna for the lovely review. Wish you the very best :)
    Take care.

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    Italy
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2017

    Thanks Sonia and Steve for your kind hospitality. We really enjoyed a lot our stay with you. Very nice family and comfortable house, not only for the nice and clean rooms but also for the good position. Birkirkara is ideal for those who are interested in visiting all the best places of Malta. Thanks again for your suggestion not to hire the car. Malta busses are the best way to move all around and let you relax at the same time. We definitively recommend this house and family for your stay in Malta :) Barbara Dario Bea and Vicky

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sonia in ,

    Thankyou very much for the kind review. Greatly appreciated :)

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2017

    Sonia and her family were really nice and took care of me. Best host you can have. Thank you Sonia ! Hope to see her soon

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sonia in ,

    Thankyou very much Kathleen for writing the nice review. I really appreciate this. I wish you all the very best in your studies and work. Take care :)

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