Stay in Birkirkara

Birkirkara (also known as B’Kara for short) is a town in the central region of Malta. It is the second most populous on the island, with 23,034 inhabitants as of March 2018. The city consists of four autonomous parishes: Saint Helen, Saint Joseph the Worker, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Mary. The city’s motto is In hoc signo vinces, and its coat of arms is a plain red cross, surmounted by a crown.

Getting around

Travelling to and from Birkirkara is very easy since it is located in the centre of the island. Lots of buses (public transport) pass through Birkirkara with pickup just a few metres from the apartment.

StayMela Apartments

Just a 5-minute walk from The Old Railway Station, our modern apartments offer 55″ flat screen TV and free WiFi.

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Stylish Furnishings

Stylish furnishings

Linens & Towels

Linen & towels

Cooking Oven, Hob & Microwave

Cooking oven, hob & microwave

Tableware Essentials

Tableware essentials

Keyless Entry

Keyless entry

Top Tech

Top tech

Fully air-conditioned

Washing machine & tumble dryer

Iron & Ironing Board

Iron & ironing board

Hair Dryer

Hair dryer

Safety Measures

Safety measures

Hospitable & Accessable

Hospitable & accessable


Birkirkara is one of Malta’s oldest towns, beautiful sights and… pastizzi, all of which warrant further exploration. Where better to explore the town from than its epicentre? You won’t get a more central location than our luxury self-serviced apartments, perfect for both business and leisure travellers. All of our self-serviced apartments are a short walk from Birkirkara’s iconic landmarks: Il-Mithna, The Wignacourt Aqueduct and the impressive Old Railway Station – and that’s just for starters.

If you’ve had enough running around and sightseeing, why not settle into one of the city’s many pubs for a pint and a toasted sandwich, to sit back and watch the world go by. Get spirited away in this hub of history, all with the pleasure of knowing that you have a little slice of home to go back to at the end of the day – with a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen 55″ TV and free WiFi in StayMela’s self-serviced apartments.

Tips for visiting Birkirkara

Like the rest of Malta, Birkirkara cars drive on the left and the local currency is the Euro (EUR), so if Birkirkara is a stop on your European tour you’ll need to get some Euro (€).

The town is highly dense in places with residential houses and commercial buildings, but it’s also packed with leafy suburban areas (like for example The Old Railway Station which is situated in a public garden), to relax in peacefully. Tourists and locals alike mix at pubs, cafes and well-known landmarks, with more than enough to keep everyone entertained.

Birkirkara is full of history landmarks, which include a museum, several churches, an aqueduct and an old railway station.

If you’re looking for guidance or inspiration for booking self-serviced apartments for your trip to Malta, consider first what parts of the island you need to see and want to explore. Then choose your accommodation based on proximity and affordability in relation to your desired location, whether you establish a base exactly where you need to be or within a few local transport hops, is entirely up to you.

Getting around Birkirkara

Consider taking cabs, pre-booked taxi or Bolt home after a night out. Public Transport should be suitable to bring you around the island during the day.

Car: If you’re planning on driving around Malta there are a few things you need to remember: all cars drive on the left, public transport is often faster depending on where you want to go.

Taxi: There will be a number of taxi companies locally to choose from and of course, Bolt is a popular choice for many.

Bus: Hop on a big bus to get you where you need to go; they’re a quick, convenient and cheap way to travel around the island, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities along the way.


  • Free cancellation up to 14 days in advance for long-term booking of more than 28 nights. In case of late cancellation or no show, one month’s rent will be charged.
  • One day cancellation for short term bookings (up to seven nights). In case of late cancellation or no show, one night will be charged.
  • Three day cancellation for mid-term bookings (8 to 28 nights). In case of late cancellation or no show, three nights will be charged.

For guests staying more than 28 nights, a deposit is required amounting to one month’s rent.

Check in is after 3pm

Check out is before 10am

All Maltese taxes apply.

On-street parking is available in walking distance. There is also a large parking garage in our building for a daily fee. (Subject to availability)

Pets are allowed, but must be communicated to StayMela prior to arrival.

Smoking is not allowed inside the apartments. However you can smoke on the terraces.