Since its launch in 2008, Airbnb has sky rocketed and is today one of the biggest holiday booking websites. If you are thinking of visiting Malta, what better place to stay than the capital of Valletta, a beautiful and vibrant city where the surrounding buildings combine plenty of history combined with some of the most modern and upmarket architecture on the island.
Offering both sea and city views, this modern, newly renovated, top floor apartment is sleek and stylish throughout yet retains traditional Maltese features on the exterior. With smaller shops and eateries right on the doorstep, the hustle and bustle of Valletta’s main square is just three minutes’ walk away. Catering for up to six people, this apartment is spacious and immaculately kept and at the same time has a relaxed feel. Enjoy the natural coloured décor with a hint of blue to complement the nearby Mediterranean in this airy well-lit accommodation. Making your stay easy going, you’ll find an excellent host in Anton.
From €95 a night
A mixture of modern and some traditional Maltese characteristics, this apartment is set on the third floor of a property in a quiet area. With everything you need in this small but adequate space, this is also a great location for getting around Valletta. Decorated with several old photographs mixed with modern contemporary art, this highly finished accommodation spells out comfort. Situated on a stepped street, common across Malta, you will find yourself in a residential area and experience true Maltese life. The host Mark is more than happy to help with any advice you may need while enjoying your stay.
From €64 per night
Catering for up to eight guests, this authentic apartment was previously part of a palace built by the Knights of Malta 350 years ago. Retaining original features such as the arched ceiling, beams and exposed stonework and with a modern black and white décor throughout, it’s easy to understand why this place has nothing but great reviews for both its interior and location. Located in a quiet and charming area, this is one of the most historical streets you will find in Valletta. Within close walking distance to the main shopping street and picturesque views of the Grand Harbour from the Upper Barrakka Gardens you’ll not be disappointed.
From €50 per night
Located on the infamous Strait Street, this cosy maisonette caters for 2 guests and has its own private front door. The décor has been specifically designed to stay in keeping with the Strait Street of old, in particular the gold coloured bathroom and the front balcony allowing in plenty of natural light. Equipped with a comfortable living space and kitchenette, Chantelle will make sure your stay is memorable in this unique location. What better way to unwind after a day exploring Valletta than enjoying a good night’s sleep in the queen size bed.
From €35 per night
Part of this charming, characterful house has been transformed into an apartment. Sleeping two, in one bedroom, it is at ground floor level with direct access to the road, making it feel even more like your own holiday haven. Fully equipped with tea and coffee making facilitates and kitchen area, and with an ensuite bathroom, your host Sarah also offers the use of her kitchen and other facilities too should you wish. With direct access to the courtyard, there’s plenty of space to enjoy the fresh air and soak up the sunshine.
From €25 per night.
Enjoy the Maltese sunshine with your own private terrace and a shared rooftop giving stunning sea views. This fully equipped Art Deco apartment is on two floors serviced by your own person staircase. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, there is plenty of space for four guests not to get under each other’s feet. Predominantly decorated white, with a touch of bright colour, this apartment is full of natural light. Located on the second floor, the flat has a simple to use self automated check in service, yet your host is always at hand should you require anything further during your stay.
From €60 per night
Rated a super host, Daniel offers this apartment in a jaw-dropping converted 19th-century townhouse, also served by a lift in addition to the Baroque style staircase. The luxuriously renovated apartment is ideal for two adults sharing a king size bed and an additional sleeping area is available for one child. With Wi-Fi available, you can easily share pictures of the place with your family and friends. Welcomed on arrival, there’s always someone available to help with any advice you may need, or you can enjoy just being left completely to your own devices.
From €69 per night
Three floors of loveliness make up this quirky romantic townhouse for two. Awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor in 2017, this charming and well set out 16th-century house retains its original features where possible. Close to the historic Fort of St Elmo also means it is close to many bars and restaurants in the vicinity. This accommodation has been featured in both the Guardian as a travel writer’s choice of location and featured in the Lonely Planet Guide.
From €80 per night
It’s probably advisable to book this place well in advance as understandably it is very popular. Martin offers a whole townhouse situated at the bottom of popular Old Bakery Street, just two minutes’ walk from the beach. This double fronted house, with access directly from the road, has recently been renovated and refurbished inside. The original features of the exterior remain the same. Sleeping three people, the main bedroom has a balcony making this an ideal spot to watch daily Valletta life. Grab a drink, relax, and take everything in.
From €101 per night
Having an architect as a host, you know your holiday home is going to be well set out. Renovated as recently as November 2017 this one bedroom maisonette is in a 300 year old building. Decorated by both vintage and art collectables, carefully accumulated over the years by the owner, this is a stylish, retro, haven. Despite being in the capital, this accommodation is in a quiet location yet still close enough to plenty of places for sightseeing and dining.
From €64 per night