Hostels in Malta Hostels in Malta

You are looking for hostels in Malta? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Malta hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Malta.

All Cities in Malta

We list every single hostel in Malta and the world. In total, we have 16 cities in Malta for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Malta hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Malta. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Malta

Malta is a tiny nation composed of two main islands located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. With its mild winters, warm summers, and hundreds of miles of coastline, it is a very popular destination for tourists. The main airport in the country operates daily flights to numerous cities across Europe and North Africa. Tourists can also travel to Malta via ferry from Italy and Tunisia. Malta is also part of the EU, Schengen area and Eurozone, so there is very little hassle involved in traveling to and from the islands.

Maltese and English are the two official languages of the country, so English-speaking tourists should encounter no communication problems. In fact, Malta is a former colony of the British Empire and there are many influences -- such as British pubs -- still seen to this day.

Water sports are very popular among tourists in Malta. There are many places around the country that offer different activities such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking, jet-skiing, water-skiing, kite surfing, scuba diving, and parasailing, to name but a few. Malta has many different beaches around the country -- some that are very busy and others that are more secluded. However, please note that the vast majority of beaches are rocky and do not have sand. There are also many different land-based activities on offer, such as golfing, hiking, quad-biking, cycling and horse riding.

The Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malta. It is a shallow lagoon with crystal-clear, blue water located off the island of Comino. These warm waters are ideal for snorkeling, bathing, and general relaxation. In fact, Malta is so small that it is possible to do one-day sailing tours around the entire islands. These tours stop at various locations along the coastline and give tourists the opportunity to swim and snorkel. There are several tour companies available that offer these tours and also provide pick-up services from Malta hostels.

The capital city of Malta is Valetta. It is also the largest city and has many Malta hostels available, which offer modern, private, and dorm-style accommodation at reasonable prices. This bustling little city offers many sites and activities for tourists to chose from. The city itself is officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There are many historical buildings located in the city, such as the Saluting Battery, Lower Barrakka Gardens, St. John's Cathedral, and the city walls. There are also many beaches located in and around the city. Indeed, Malta has a long and complicated history, having been controlled by various different countries over different time periods. There are free daily walking tours available in Valetta that take tourists to the main areas of interest and give an account of the interesting history of the country.

There are also several other cities outside of Malta that are ideal for tourists and offer backpacker-style Malta hostels at reasonable rates. St. Paul's Bay located in the north of the main island is a very pretty town which has a harbour and many historic buildings and churches. There are lots of restaurants and cafes that offer both local and international dishes. St. Julian's is another popular city, especially among younger tourists. There is an area of the city called Paceville, which has a large selection of bars and nightclubs that remain open until the early hours of the morning.

expert for Malta hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Malta hostels Shannon Neuber

Travel Tips for Malta - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Malta. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Malta. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Malta

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Malta?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Malta here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Malta safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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