We love it here in my relaxed, comfortable house with balconies and rooftops, right by the sea, the shops, the bus stop and the fast-boat to Valletta. A budget place for easy-going friendly people with socialising or adventures in their holiday plans.
This is my social, friendly place for open minded stress free people to get to know each other and explore small but beautiful Malta.
I've opened up my always-changing and easy going home for ten months now and life couldn't be better, we have met some really amazing people and had some awesome times.
Travellers take note; this house is a place for people who want to meet other backpackers and open up, even though it's so cheap the price shouldn't be your only reason for booking. People share food, drink wine, leave crumbs and make friends here - siestas and fiestas are highly recommended, so in your booking message let me know that this is your scene and you'll be welcome here.
We have a really amazing location, just by the sea and the 1.5euro fast ferry to Valletta (our tiny stunning capital city) just ten meters from the bus stop to the main hub and an easy walk to cheap food, cold drinks and fresh baked bread.
The house is a big one! Six floors including the rooftop, and this is the layout from the top down:
Top roof with 360* view
Second to top roof with my room/BBQ area
Shower (small and simple)
Lounge and Kitchen
Mixed dorm room (sleeps 6)
Mixed dorm (sleeps 4)
Basement (has one wall painted purple)
Cool things to know:
Most things here are recycled, reclaimed or home made.
The 6 bed dorm and kitchen rooms have a balcony.
All beds have mosquito nets.
Your room will be shared with five others maximum!
All beds are bunk beds.
There are 96 steps from basement to the highest roof.
The toilets are not attached to the rooms.
We have a guitar.
There is a large free car park.
You can see the sea from the roof.
The kitchen is pretty simple*
The convenience store is open every day.
We have no pets, vampires or air-con.
Sometimes we all cook together.
Sometimes we BBQ together and invite friends.
The WIFI reaches like everywhere.
You can walk to some amazing places from here**
People leave shampoo a lot so help yourself.
Apparently I like lists.
*The kitchen is very simple, with a food prep area, sink and seating. We have a hot plate, kettle, fridge, microwave, sandwich toaster, blender, cups, plates, bowls, spoons, knives, maybe some forks and like eight chopping boards.
** From the front door you can walk for 5 minutes and find yourself in Birgu (Vittoriosa) Malta's oldest and one of the most beautiful 'cities'. Go 15 minutes further and find the open sea to the East for an amazing sunrise.
If you head South from the house, one and a half hours hike will bring you to St Peter's Pools (find some photos and see why it's my favourite summertime swimming spot) and Marsaxlokk for the famous Sunday morning fish market (while everyone else doesn't fit onto the busses trying to get there before it closes)
So maybe you guessed, I like to hike. But the busses are cheap too, 2euros for two hours of use on any bus (Malta is less than 2 hours from top to bottom) - or you can buy a 12 trip ticket for 15 euros.
What not to expect:
Silence throughout the house
Everything scrubbed clean, Malta is made of dust.
Piggy backs up the stairs
What to expect:
Tea, coffee, milk, sugar
Music on the roof
A chilled atmosphere
Other people in the house, being awesome.
I have a pile of things by the door, they are for everyone to use; there is a snorkel and mask with fins, beginner slack-line, practice fire Poi, acoustic guitar, rock climbing harness, board games, cards, island maps and some other stuff.
The entire house is open to everyone, if you need something just ask, if you break something it's okay and if you lose the key it's fine. We are a community of good people making the most of the summertime and you are super welcome to join us.
Everyone has to be nice to my neighbour Katie, she is lovely!
Smoking is allowed on balconies and rooftops but not in the rooms please.
Take it easy and ask me anything :)
Hi, I'm 27, Irish/English and very easy to get along with.
I spend my days in pursuit of freedom and sunny shores - I'm new to hosting here but had to share my place as it's in the best location in Malta and I have made it a fun but cheap place to stay. I love an adventure so please visit me and I will make sure you don't miss out :)
I write a lot and am finishing a book at the moment but travel is my passion; I spent a lot of my teens around Europe, and four of the last fix years in Asia.
I enjoy listening to people's travel tales, learning, having a good time and making sure everyone around me has a good time also. Airbnb is relatively new to me but I'm excited to meet some new faces.
I love my work, and photography. Living light and staying active. Muesli and red wine. Slackline and rock climbing. Fajitas and blue cheese (I know right!). Teaching and learning. Surfing and scuba. Cooking and movies. Fire poi and languages. the list goes on...
My 8tracks listening history has some deep house saxophone, a bit of Latin folk, Florence + the Machine and a lot of acoustic guitar. A bit of music around the place is a must, feel free to play what you're into (unless someone is sleeping) and join me for a beer on the roof.
Counties I've visited include; Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand - so maybe we will have some experiences in common. I grew up in Cornwall but have also lived in Thailand, Indonesia and now Malta.
So that's me, in plenty of detail I think - and now I look forward to meeting you!