Host family / Home Stay Accommodation

Living in a private home gives you regular contact with native English speakers and an insight into Maltese life. All of our host families conform to MTA standards, and are chosen for the warmth, care and concern they show.

When students choose to stay at a host family they will enjoy a comfortable, clean home with a friendly atmosphere, and can be assured that the host family will make them feel welcome. This is also a great opportunity for those wishing to improve their English language during their stay. Host families take great pride in assuring that bedrooms and bathroom facilities are clean at all times. Accommodation at a host family consists of sharing a bedroom in a single bed with other students of different nationalities. As a host family, they understand that students placed in their home could be under the legal age of 18, and as such, under Maltese law, are the student’s legal guardians.

The Host Family is committed to
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment, and treat the student as a member of the family.
  • Provide the student with his / her own bed (not a convertible or inflatable bed), adequate storage space for clothes and personal belongings and reasonable access to bathroom facilities.
  • Provide the student with quality meals.
  • Provide access to a Wi-Fi service that students may use to perform work-related tasks, and also to contact family members abroad. (Internet access may be at an extra charge).
  • Inform the students of the house rules set by the host family that the students are required to observe, this includes curfews and allowance of guests.
  • In compliance with the subsidiary legislation 409.10 of the Host Family Accommodation Regulations, set by the Malta Tourism Authority, the host family has standards and guidelines that it is obliged to adhere to in order to give the best possible accommodation to the student.

Meals provided by the Host Family usually consist of:


  • Cereal, Fresh bread or toast, Jam or marmalade, Hot drinks (Coffee/Tea/Hot chocolate), Cold drinks (Water, soft drink or fruit juice), Milk.
  • Packed Lunches (For students on Full Board Basis ONLY).
  • Packed lunches would include two bread rolls, or one large one, fruit and a cold beverage, such as water or fruit juice.


  • A warm main course, Non-alcoholic beverage, Dessert (ice-cream or fruit).

Hotel Accommodation

Accommodation in a hotel, guesthouse, or a hostel is ideal for short stays and for groups who would like to live together.

Thanks to ZEAL’s long established collaboration with many hotels of 3, 4 and 5 star category, hostels and guesthouses in Malta, ZEAL enjoys preferential rates from most of these accommodation providers which participants can benefit from. Exact travel dates and full prepayment would be required in order to place a reservation and secure the accommodation. The establishment’s terms and conditions would automatically apply.