What are the benefits of living in a homestay?
Students who choose to live in homestay accommodation benefit from living in a homely atmosphere with the bonus of having someone local to help you to settle in and the opportunity to practice English in an environment well suited for learninng.
Will there be other international students staying in the homestay accommodation?
Most probably there will be other students staying at the same time and it is a great opportunity for making friends. Guests are encouraged to practise their English speaking skills between themselves and with the family.
Should I choose self-catering or not?
For those who like to be more independent at Looza we offer a self-catering option, a stay with no meals included. Guests will be able to use the kitchenette to prepare their own meals. Of course, guests are to ensure they leave the kitchenette tidy for others to use after them.
What is the advantage of half-board?
For those who wish to have more contact with the family the bed and breakfast or half board options are suitable. Breakfast is served every morning and home cooked dinner is served at around 7pm from Monday to Friday. Guests on half board basis will have the opportunity to have a friendly chat with the family and other guests in a relaxed atmosphere around the kitchen table.
Do you cater for Vegetarians or special diets?
At Looza meals are shared together with the rest of the family and other guests and although we do take note of the odd dislike of a particular food we cannot cater for special diets and vegetarian meals. For guests with special requirements we suggest the self-catering option although guests may still come and join in the conversation at dinner time.
Will I have a curfew?
If you are over 18 you will be free to come and go at any time. If you come home late at night we kindly ask you to be as quiet as possible so as not to disturb the family or other guests.
Will I be given a house key?
If you are over 18 and a responsible person you will be given a house key and will be free to come and go.
Can I invite my friends to the homestay accommodation?
For security reasons friends of guests are not permitted into the house.
Can I smoke?
Smoking is not allowed inside the house however you may make use of the terrace.
What is the best time of year to visit Malta?
Malta has it’s charms all year round. The weather in winter is usually mild and summers are very warm and sunny.
Is it safe to swim in Malta?
Yes Malta is surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean sea and it is perfectly safe to swim. No big dangerous fish around!
How much does it cost to use the public transport in Malta?
Since July 2015 a new fare structure has come into effect.
Have a look at our post to get info on how to apply to get a tal-linja card and pay the cheapest bus fares, same as the locals. When you get a Tal-linja card you will pay €0.75 per bus trip instead of the standard €1.50 winter fare or €2.00 summer fare. The card cannot be used on the night buses.