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Island Guesthouse

City centre guesthouse within easy reach of St George's Beach

  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi

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  • The room number six is very clean, wide, new. There is a kitchenette in the room, with…

    Aug 15, 2020

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Guests rated location

Dining options
Transport options
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge services

Feel at home

  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • Heart of Gzira
  • St George's Beach - 34-minute walk
  • Saint Julian's Bay - 19-minute walk
  • Balluta Bay - 19-minute walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 19-minute walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 20-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double or Twin Room, 1 King Bed
  • Double or Twin Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed
  • Standard Double Room, Accessible


  • Heart of Gzira
  • St George's Beach - 34-minute walk
  • Saint Julian's Bay - 19-minute walk

What’s around


  • Heart of Gzira
  • St George's Beach - 34-minute walk
  • Saint Julian's Bay - 19-minute walk
  • Balluta Bay - 19-minute walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 19-minute walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 20-minute walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 28-minute walk
  • Malta Experience - 30-minute walk
  • Lower Barrakka Gardens - 31-minute walk
  • Dragonara Casino - 34-minute walk
  • Fort St. Elmo - 34-minute walk

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) 27-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM. 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 6:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning on arriving outside normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No on-site parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Year Built – 2018
  • Lift


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch Smart televisions
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Island Guesthouse Gzira
  • Island Guesthouse Gzira
  • Guesthouse Island Guesthouse Gzira
  • Gzira Island Guesthouse Guesthouse
  • Island Gzira
  • Island
  • Guesthouse Island Guesthouse
  • Island Guesthouse Guesthouse
  • Island Guesthouse Guesthouse Gzira
  • Island Guesthouse Gzira
  • Island Guesthouse Guesthouse
  • Island Guesthouse Guesthouse Gzira

Optional extras

Kitchen/kitchenette use is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 22 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children costs EUR 22 (one-way)


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: EUR 0.5 per person, per night.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Island Guesthouse does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Island Guesthouse.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Jubilee (3-min walk), The Brew (3-min walk) and Black Gold (6-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 22 per vehicle one-way.
  • No, this guest house doesn't have a casino, but Dragonara Casino (10-min drive) is nearby.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Firstly, the self-check in process was seamless. The room was thoroughly cleaned before our arrival. There were coffee, milk and fresh food waiting for us. Adrian was extremely helpful and provided us with everything we needed during the stay.

    7 night trip with friends, Aug 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The area was great right near the waterfront and really great value for money - we had a spacious room and balcony. Thomas the manager made sure we were well taken care of and went above and beyond to help us! Fresh bread was a nice touch - this place made our stay so thank you so much (: Would definitely recommend!

    4 night romance trip, Aug 7, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We arrived after midnight and so the self check in. Was no problem with the instructions we received. The room was comfortable and clean. Great for a short stay.

    1 night family trip, Jul 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Location

    A lovely room, has everything you need, clean and close to local amenities.Double glazing completely blocks out the noise in the lively neighbourhood so you can sleep in peace. The proprietor, Adrian, is very helpful, nothing is too much trouble, he offers tips on where to go and where to eat for the proper Maltese experience. I would recommend the Island Guesthouse to anyone visiting Malta

    David, 3 night romance trip, Jun 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An excellent hotel choice in the heart of Gzira. The rooms were new, spacious and clean and have a balcony. Location is great, many shops and cafes nearby, a beautiful marina and easy access to public transport (Valetta is 10 mins by bus and St Julians also very close). If you drive there is plenty of free public parking space. Chris who manages the property and his staff were very friendly and helpful with anything we needed, making us feel very welcome and safe. Overall strongly recommended

    Theo, 5 night romance trip, Apr 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a gem of a guesthouse. We stayed in room 5 which is lovely and full of light. There is a small balcony which gives you a side view of the harbour towards Valletta. Chris, the owner, went out of his way to provide everything we needed including vegan croissants for our breakfast. He and Teresa also provided almond milk which was great too. The bus stops to/from Valletta and the airport are a few steps away. A comfortable base where everything seems brand new from which to explore the island at a really fair price. I definitely recommend.

    3 night romance trip, Apr 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very helpful staff. Spotlessly clean. Modern shower and bathroom. Excellent WiFi. The guesthouse is in a residential area a two minute walk from the seafront with numerous bars & restaurants. As it's in a busy area occasionally a bit of noise is heard, but not much.

    3 night family trip, Mar 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Think the guesthouse was practically new. Our room was great. Everything was of high quality, towels, bed linen etc. Room was spacious. Breakfast area was lovely. Location was perfect. Near to the front, bus stop 3 minutes away so you could get everywhere you wanted to go using local transport. Including ferries to valetta and boat trips. Didn't realise that breakfast was included!! Every morning we had a fresh loaf of bread, couple of bread rolls and chocolate croissants. Milk, butter and jams and fresh juice and fruit all provided and replaced when necessary. Room cleaned every day. Really a great place to stay and would highly recommend. Would suggest the following: extra pillows, somewhere to dry the towels and some chairs for the balcony (tho we were here early in the season so perhaps these will be added).

    10 night trip, Mar 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very friendly staff, very good location. Good overall cost-benefit ratio.

    Inácio, 2 night trip, Jul 23, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Did not even stay at this property, they decided to tell me that my room had storm damage. No significant storms in Malta for 12 years it appears. They then relocated me to a property that was sub-standard into a room category that failed to match what I booked. Could not be more disappointed with this property.

    3 night romance trip, Oct 12, 2019

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