Will I be independent when I book a room at Looza Residence?

At Looza we offer our guests accommodation on a floor used exclusively by the guests.  You share the main entrance with the family and go through the house to reach your floor.  You will have the freedom to come in and go out whenever you please. For independence you can choose the self-catering option.

Will I have a key to go in and out?

Yes if you are over 18 you will have a key to the front door and are free to come and go.

Will I have a curfew?

No if you are over 18 there are no curfews. You may come back home at whatever time you like. In case you come home late at night, we ask you to kindly be as quiet as possible.

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. If you’d like more contact with the family you can opt for the bed and breakfast option or breakfast and dinner to have your meals included together with the family downstairs. You can choose yourself what sort of stay you would like to have. Independent or more contact.

Can I use the kitchen?

Guests staying at Looza will be able to use the newly refurbished guest kitchenette located on the same floor as the guest rooms to prepare their own meals. The kitchenette is shared with other guests so we ask you to be considerate to others and leave it clean and tidy after use.

Are there supermarkets close by the accommodation?

Yes, there is a large Lidl supermarket and many other smaller ones all at an easy 5 minute walking distance.

How do I do my laundry?

You may give your laundry for washing free of charge once a week.

Do I need to bring sheets and towels with me?

No sheets and towels are provided. Just bring your own beach towel to take to the beach with you.

How about cleaning of my room?

Your room will be cleaned once a week. You are asked to keep your room tidy and free from clutter to make it easy to clean floors and surfaces for you.

Can I invite my friends to Looza Residence?

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 smoke outdoors on the terrace.

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 learning. At Looza you get to choose your level of contact with the family. If you wish to have more contact you can choose to have breakfast/Dinner with the family downstairs. If you prefer more independence the self-catering option is for you.

Will there be other international students staying in the 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.

What is the advantage of staying on half-board basis?

For those who wish to have more contact with the family the bed and breakfast or half board options are suitable. Continental 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. You will have a more carefree stay and have your meals prepared for you.

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.

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. Accommodation prices vary with prices going up considerably in the peak summer months.

Is it safe to swim in Malta?

Yes Malta is surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean sea and it is perfectly safe to swim.   No dangerous fish around!

How much does it cost to use the public transport in Malta?

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.
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.

Can I also purchase a 7 day ticket to use the public transport?

Yes 7 day tickets as well as some other tickets are available for purchase either online or from various authorized vendors and Malta public transport offices.

Which is the cheapest bus card for a long stay?

If you are planning to stay for a month or longer, it’s worth applying for the tal-linja card.  With this card spending is capped to a maximum of €26 per month.  If you use the bus very often after reaching €26 you are no longer charged for the rest of the month.

Can I travel by bike in Malta?

Although distances in Malta are not big, Malta’s roads are very busy and it can be quite dangerous. Also keep in mind that Malta is very hilly and the summer temperatures are quite high.

Where is the student accommodation located?

Our Looza accommodation as well as Vista apartment are located in San Gwann at 10 minutes walking distance from the University of Malta as well as Mater Dei hospital. It is also close to important bus stops with buses going directly to most locations in Malta.

What are the Covid-19 requirements to visit Malta?

Visit our Covid-19 entry requirement page for details relating certificates required to enter Malta.

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