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The Host Boutique Guesthouse

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.4 / 5Excellent
35 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Balluta Bay
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sliema Promenade
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    University of Malta
    5 min drive
  • Airport
    Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.)
    10 min drive

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    About this area

    St. Julian's

    Located in St. Julian's, The Host Boutique Guesthouse is near the airport and by the sea. Grand Harbour and Sliema Ferry are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore St George's Beach and Upper Barrakka Gardens. Malta National Aquarium and Palazzo Parisio & Gardens are also worth visiting.

    Visit our St. Julian's travel guide

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Balluta Bay - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Sliema Promenade - 11 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Bay Street Shopping Complex - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      St George's Beach - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      University of Malta - 5 min drive

    Getting around

    • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 10 min drive

    About this property

    The Host Boutique Guesthouse

    4-star St. Julian's guesthouse in Il-Balluta, near Sliema Promenade
    A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and concierge services are available at this guesthouse. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a library, free newspapers, and tour/ticket assistance. All 5 rooms offer free WiFi, premium bedding, and free bottled water. Hair dryers and free toiletries are also available to guests.
    The Host Boutique Guesthouse offers 5 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.
    The guesthouse offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.
    This St. Julian's guesthouse also offers a library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests.
    The Host Boutique Guesthouse has designated areas for smoking.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.



    Check-in between 2 PM - midnight
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Special check-in instructions

    If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
    24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.


    Check-out before 11 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 50 per day.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are available for EUR 20.00 per day.


    • Pets not allowed

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 30.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
    • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 20.00 per day
    • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 50 per day

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    • No onsite parking is available.
    • This property only accepts cash for all onsite payments.

    We should mention

    Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the guesthouse prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    Property is also known as

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    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • No onsite parking available
    • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Free continental breakfast available daily
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar

    Family friendly

    • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Front-desk safe
    • Library

    Guest services

    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance


    • Terrace


    • Massages


    • Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Premium bedding
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Food and drink

    • Free bottled water

    Nearby things to do


    • Boat tours
    • Scuba diving

    Frequently asked questions



    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    We arrived in the dark,and were horrified to see that the "hotel " was not a hotel, but a semi-derelict vacant building formerly used as some kind of social club. My wife was in tears, and it is no fun being in our 70's dragging suitcases around steep streets in the dark. Shame on you Expedia, you turned a relaxing holiday plan into a stressful nightmare.

    Stayed 7 nights in May 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    beautiful hotel in the correct spot-quiet yet near

    location: in sliema- lively at night. hotel is literally next to he bus stop. however the rooms are very peaceful with no noise disturbance. 10 min walk either way to the beach or bay rooms: tasteful decoration, high standards of maintenance, clean, good smell. the small courtyard at the back is nice. not fussed about scenic balcony views as there is plenty of opportunity for that when i went outside. definitely lives up to its reputation as a boutique hotel. this was a good change from my usual stay in a 5 star. lounge: as the rooms are limited in number the breakfast area is not crowded. on the contrary it is peaceful and makes for an enjoyable conversation with other guests and we were looked after with attention to detail. Staff: the owner, Will was exceptionally thorough, dedicated to his guests, friendly. he drew up a plan for my 5 days stay and it lived up to its expectations. Reason to return.

    5/5 Excellent

    Fantastic guest house with fantastic helpful team!

    Well firstly I have to say that this guest house (not hotel) really does have the WOW factor. So all the rooms are unique & furnished to a very high standard. As soon as you walk into the main door you will say WOW. As we walked into the living area, WOW. We chose the Fresco room and soon as we walked in we both said WOW. The place is really like a designer style pad & really does have the WOW factor. The team, Will, Zaklina and Gaga were all very helpful. Will even took time out to tell us what to do around Malta and plan an itinerary. Breakfast was served at a very reasonable time between 9 and 11. I liked that as normally at hotels it's like between 7 and 10, and who gets up at that time on holiday! And, in my opinion the breakfast was just right to get you through the morning until lunch and allow you to get out and explore. After all who wants to have a massive breakfast and then worry about visiting the bathroom when you have all of Malta to explore! Overall we really loved staying at the guest house, the Fresco Room was stunning, the closeness of the place to everything, and the fantastic efforts that Will, Zaklina and Gaga took to ensure that our stay was perfect. And I also have to comment on Will and how he made us feel like special. Indeed we could see that good customer service was Will's priority. It was very humbling to see that The Host Boutique Guesthouse was his passion. And that Will treated people that stayed there more like friends than customers.

    Pros: Actually it's a guest house not a hotel. But it's a very palatial, sumptuous & designer style guest house. & the people that run it are very helpful.

    Cons: Our stay was perfect. Not much could be improved. Everything was just right for our 7 night stay.

    Location: The Host Malta is very close to Balutta Bay, St Julians and Sliema. All within walking distance. You can plan to see Mdina & Valleta from this place.

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Warm, Welcoming, and Comfortable

    We had a great time staying with Will and his staff at his house. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating! Will, the owner, is a very friendly guy, took time to get to know us and even helped us arrange for activities, taxis, and dinner plans. We really enjoyed getting to know him. If you are in Sliema, I highly recommend you stay here. The house is huge, very nice, modern, and comfortable. They also prepare a great breakfast every morning for all of their guests. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Malta.

    4/5 Good

    Personal Touch

    The host, Will welcomed us personally on arrival and went out of his way to make sure that we had everything we needed and that our stay would be enjoyable. We had the Mirror Room. It is huge, the bed is excellent and it had a nice spa bath/shower combo plus a separate toilet/sink room. It could have done with a table and seat or a lounge to sit on and there is plenty of room for this but you can use a communal lounge area if required. The continental breakfast was excellent and again they will accommodate your requirements re timing. Location is good just a short walk down to a heap of restaurants in Balluta Bay and Exiles Bay.

    Pros: The personal touch, staff and breakfast

    Cons: Some seating in the room and the internet connection is via a wireless metered service. This could be improved.

    Location: Location is good just a short walk down to a heap of restaurants in Balluta Bay and Exiles Bay.

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