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If you are looking for friendly and affordable accommodation in Malta, sharing a home at our house called ‘Looza’ may be just the right accommodation for you, your home away from home.
We offer homestay accommodation to students in our beautiful home called ‘Looza’ conveniently located close to the University of Malta and Mater Dei hospital.
According to an old Maltese tradition, our home, too, goes by a name, “LOOZA”, rather than by one or other impersonal number. If you are after affordable yet comfortable accommodation in a friendly family ambiance, look no further. Looza is truly a delightful terraced house on three floors with all modern amenities, situated in San Gwann, a lively little town in central Malta.
As many of our guests from all over the world that have stayed with us over the last sixteen years will confirm, Looza is the ideal place to stay in central Malta. Genuine hospitality, tasty food, a comfortable room and adequate facilities will make your stay unforgettable.
Foreign visitors wanting to explore the many treasures and setting off to discover the hidden beauties of the Maltese Islands will have an ideal base for their daily trips, and if you want to stay just that little longer, perhaps because you are attending university or classes at one of the many professional English language institutes around or whilst completing a practical training period, internship or elective medical clerkship in Mater Dei hospital, then you’ll find it a home away from home.
Malta’s only university and main hospital called Mater Dei are literally just a short walk ‘down the country road’ and most English language schools too, are in the immediate vicinity. Students on a Medical elective and exchange University students won’t need to catch any buses or wake up extra early! Studying couldn’t be more fun than here, with the Meekers family, under the Maltese sun.
We won’t do your homework for you, neither write your dissertation while you are busy catching a tan, but we promise we’ll help. Our family converses in English but we are also fluent in French, Dutch, Italian and German (besides Maltese of course). Nobody needs to feel left out.
The main shopping areas, St. Julian’s and Sliema, the seafront and the tidy sandy beach of St. George’s bay as well as the lively quarters of Paceville, popular for its buzzing nightlife, cafes, pubs and promenade are all within easy walking distance (approximately 20 minutes away). All guests are provided with their own front door key and guests over 18 are free to ‘come and go’ as they please (if your mama approves, that is!)
Our residence is located at 2 minutes from the public bus stop that services various routes with direct access to Valletta, the capital of the Island, and most places of interest and attraction. The University of Malta as well as Mater Dei hospital are at just 5 – 10 minutes walking distance making our accommodation the ideal base especially for exchange University students, medical electives and students on a work placement.
Host Families or Homestays
There are few hostels in Malta and quite a few apartments. Short-let apartments (less than 6 months) work out to be rather expensive however, as an affordable alternative, many Maltese families welcome students and travellers into their home. Hence, the name ‘host family stay’ or ‘homestay’.
These friendly accommodations have been enjoyed by many holiday makers and students over the years. The hosts who have experience of welcoming many international guests into their homes can guide you with tips on places to visit and help you to settle in to the Maltese way of life fast.
Our Looza homestay accommodation goes beyond the tourist type, and is an excellent choice for experiencing the local atmosphere at its best! Should our guests wish to be more independent they needn’t worry, a self-catering option using our guest kitchenette is available for those who wish more freedom. For those who prefer total independence our new one bedroom Vista apartment located up the road from us could be what you are looking for. Supermarkets and all amenities are within 5 minutes walking distance and our adult guests are given a house key and are free to come and go.
Contact us to reserve your room, we’d love to welcome you!