The Host Boutique Guesthouse

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The Host Boutique Guesthouse

4.0 star property
4-star guesthouse in Il-Balluta with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.8/10 Fabulous

33 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
39 Mrabat Street, St. Julian's, Malta, SLM 1500
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Premium bedding
  • Free toiletries

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Il-Balluta
  • Dragonara Casino - 10 min drive
  • Malta Experience - 22 min drive
  • The Malta Classic Car Collection - 29 min drive
  • Golden Bay - 31 min drive
  • Mellieha Bay - 33 min drive
  • Paradise Bay Beach - 21 min drive
  • Blue Lagoon - 51 min drive

Getting around

  • Malta Intl. Airport (MLA) - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Host Boutique Guesthouse

The Host Boutique Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 30.00 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include a bar/lounge and a terrace.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - restaurant.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 30.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 20.00 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 50 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation


This property accepts cash.

Also known as

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

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.
7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
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8/10 Very 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.
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10/10 Exceptional

beautiful room
Lovely staff and enjoyed a nice breakfast every morning
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6/10 Good

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8/10 Very good

Nice place, owner was very friendly. Neighborhood very walkable.
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10/10 Exceptional

A Unique and Wonderful Experience
The Host is a unique and wonderful experience. It is truly a boutique hotel with just 5 individually themed rooms. One’s first steps through the imposing wooden door are as if into some kind of palazzo. Our room (Mirror Room) was palatial though refreshingly minimalist in its furnishings. Location is excellent. Buses stop outside the door and take just 15 minutes to get to Valletta. A short walk down the hill brings one to Balluta Bay with its delightful sea views and several good restaurants – and buses to the north of the island and to the Gozo ferry. Best of all, the hotel has an owner, Will, who personally cares about the well-being of his guests. He was extremely helpful to us. For a start he stayed up very late to greet us on arrival following delays to our flights. He is a true polymath and showed a fine understanding of what would interest us in Malta. He assisted us by writing out detailed information and maps on where to go and what to visit. He was especially helpful in arranging a driver to meet us off the ferry at Gozo and drive us around that delightful island for the day. The Host may not be a typical tourist hotel but it is definitely recommended for the discerning traveller.
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10/10 Exceptional

An excellent hotel ideally located.
This hotel is on a very good bus route into Valletta and ideally located for restaurants and the coast. The rooms are spacious and well furnished and the owner and the staff could not be more helpful. The airport is a short 30 minute taxi ride away.
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