Although there are relatively few hostels in Malta, some can be found in the main towns of the island. Whether you want to visit Malta as a backpacker or are looking for a few nights’ accommodation while you look for something more permanent, hostels allow those with smaller budgets to live and socialise with a lot of people.
Hostels in Saint Julian’s and surroundings areas
You will find most of the hostels in Malta in this area. This is mainly due to the proximity of Paceville, with its lively nightlife.
Located a 2-minute walk from Balluta Bay, Inhawi Hostel is one of Malta’s most famous youth hostels. It is modern and in a great location.
Rooms are quite modern and very clean. They are dormitories with 4,6,8,10 or 12 beds, some with a balcony or terrace. They are all equipped with air conditioning.
Outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, airport shuttle, outdoor area with barbecue and bar, shared kitchen, free breakfast.
From €13 per night in low season and €24 per night in high season for a dormitory bed.
Check in from 3 p.m. to midnight and check out from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Located in Triq Telghet, STJ 1342, Saint Julian’s
The Marco Polo
Marco Polo Hostel is located in the heart of Paceville, close to Portomaso and its luxurious marina.
Dormitories are made up of 6 or 12 beds, mixed or female only.
Private rooms are also available, with private bathroom.
Free WIFI, air conditioning, barbecue and roof bar, TV lounge, separating curtain for beds, reading light, personal storage area, sink in the bedrooms.
Activities and excursions are available at an additional cost: Comino, Mdina, Valletta, Gozo, and even horse rides.
From €11 per night in low season and €25 per night in high season for a bed in a dormitory.
Check in from 2 p.m. and check out by 11 a.m. at the latest
Located on Ross Street, Saint Julian’s
The Boho Hostel
The Boho Hostel is recommended more for people who want to meet fellow backpackers, rather than just going to Paceville. It is one of the few backpacker hostels in Malta that is not frequented by party-goers. This is why it is located in a more remote villa, 20 minutes walk from Paceville. The atmosphere at the hostel is more “bohemian”.
Dormitories with up to 6 beds, mixed or separated men/women. Private rooms are also available.
Free Wi-Fi, TV room, washing machine, airport shuttle, personal storage area, shared kitchen, towel service, breakfast (depending on the season).
From €14 per night in low season and €22 per night in high season for a dormitory bed.
Check in from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to midnight, check out by 11 a.m. at the latest.
This hostel is located at Villa Cycas,Dun G. Xerri Street, Saint Julian’s
Hostel Malti is located a few minutes’ walk from Balluta Bay. It is more in the classic, traditional Maltese style; so don’t expect a modern building.
Dormitories of 6, 8 or 14 beds, as well as private rooms.
Outdoor swimming pool, spa area, airport shuttle, air conditioning, terrace, free Wi-Fi, bed linen provided, towel for rent, TV room, personal storage area, 24-hour reception. No elevator. Adults only.
Sports and discovery activities are offered by the hostel.
From €14 per night in low season and €25 per night in high season for a bed in a dormitory.
Check in from 1 p.m. and check out by 11 a.m. at the latest.
Located at 41 Birkirkara Hill, Ta Giorni, Saint Julian’s
Hostels in Valletta
There are very few hostels in Valletta, and reviews are not very favourable. On the other hand, they afford accommodation in Malta’s capital at low cost, provided you are not too particular about comfort.
The Valletta Dormitory Hostel
The Valletta dormitory hostel is a former monastery, on 3 floors. Typically Maltese in architecture, it mixes modernity with a classic style. On the other hand, the comfort offered is pretty basic.
There are dormitories of 4 or 8 beds, with 16 beds in total. Two bathrooms are provided for the 3 floors.
Airport shuttle, free Wi-Fi, towels provided, lockers, laundry facilities. Adults only.
From €18 per night in low season and €39 per night in high season for a bed in a dormitory.
Check in from 3 p.m. to midnight and check out until 10 a.m.
The hostel is located at 65 St Mark Street, Valletta.
Hostels in Sliema
Staying in Sliema allows you to be close to the many shops, bars and restaurants in the area. You will also enjoy the promenade along the seafront, with panoramic views of Valletta and Manoel Island.
The Two Pillows hostel is located a few minutes’ walk from the Sliema Ferry, where excursion boats and ferries to Valletta depart. It is a superior, modern property, in the style of a Boutique Hotel.
Dormitories of 6 or 4 beds, mixed or women only.
Underfloor heating, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, reading light, private storage area, bed linen included, TV room, jacuzzi, spa and sauna.
From €13 per night in low season and €26 per night in high season.
Check in from 2:30 p.m., check out by 11 a.m.
The hostel is located at No. 49, Triq San Piju V, Sliema.
The Granny’s Inn backpacker hostel is a townhouse with typical Maltese architecture. It is the cheapest hostel in Malta.
Dormitories of 6 beds, mixed or women only. Private rooms are also available.
Airport shuttle, free WIFI, washing machine, bed linen provided, private storage area, TV corner, towel to rent.
From €9.5 per night in low season and €17.5 per night in high season for a bed in a dormitory.
Check in from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and check out until 11 a.m.
Granny’s Inn is located at 53 Blanche Huber Street, Sliema
The Corner Hostel
The Corner hostel is close to Balluta Bay and Exiles. It is an old, classically-styled hostel. However, it is conveniently located halfway between Sliema and Saint Julian’s
Dormitories with up to 4 beds, mixed or separated men/women. Private rooms are also available.
Free Wi-Fi, lift, airport shuttle, cloakroom at reception. Activities are also offered to discover the island.
From €16 per night in low season and €22 per night in high season.
Check in from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and check out until 11 a.m.
The Corner hostel is located at 6 Margaret Street in Sliema.
Hostels in Gozo
There are generally fewer hostels in Gozo, but it is still possible to find something suitable for you. They are particularly popular with backpackers exploring the island.
Santa Martha Hostel in Marsalforn
Santa Martha Hostel is located in Marsalforn, one of the main seaside resorts of Gozo. It is close to restaurants and bars, as well as the seafront.
These are rooms that can accommodate from 1 to 3 people. It is more like a Bed and Breakfast, but this property still fits into the hostel category, thanks to its very competitive rates.
Free WIFI, 24-hour check-in, airport transfer, bed linen provided, breakfast included, common room, lift, reading lamp.
€16 per person per night, with breakfast included (all year round)
Check in: Any time. Check out: 11 a.m.
The property is located at Qolla is-Safra Street, Marsalforn , Gozo, Malta
Prisca’s place, Rabat
Prisca’s Place is located in the very heart of the capital of Gozo: Victoria/Rabat. Not far from the citadel and the main attractions of the city, you will be at the center of Gozo’s busiest area.
Dormitories with 6 beds, mixed.
24-hour reception, bed linen and towels provided, free Wi-Fi, airport transfer, roof terrace, private storage space, fan, shared kitchen.
From €29 per night (all year round)
Check in from 10 p.m., check out by 10 a.m.
Prisca’s is located at Triq 7, L-Iskola, Ir-Rabat, Ghawdex, Gozo