Hostels in Malta Island Hostels in Malta Island

You are looking for hostels in Malta Island? 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 Island 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 Island.

All Cities in Malta Island

We list every single hostel in Malta Island and the world. In total, we have 10 cities in Malta Island 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 Island 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 Island. 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 Island

Malta Island is one of the three islands that form the archipelago of Malta. It is full of castles, dungeons, and medieval architecture. The old churches around the island, the chapels on the sides of the trails, and one of the oldest buildings in the world come together to make Malta Island an open air museum in and of itself.

The island of Malta is the largest of the three islands that form the Republic of Malta. It is the capital, the cultural center and the commercial hub of the country. You’re bound to find many hostels on this island compared to the other two. They are affordable, clean, and the owners are very hospitable. Looking for the right hostel isn’t hard, because of the island’s small size.

While at your hostel on Malta Island, take a trip to Valetta, the capital of the country. It is a fort built in the 1500s that is now a city and commercial center. From the preserved architectural marvels to the new-age shopping and technology, it is a fusion of the old and the new. Valetta is also the location of the Cathedral of the Knights of the Order of St. John. It was the home of the knights and the symbol of their power.

Another place to visit (if you don’t mind the morbidness) is the Hal-Saflieni Hypogeum. This is a UNESCO heritage site dating back to the year 3300 BC. It is a burial site and an underground temple. The temple can be costly to visit, but the experience is fascinating.

If you want to get out in the open, try visiting Mdina, the famous walled city. It used to be the capital of the country, and is one of the best-preserved right now. The city has a ban on automobiles to preserve the buildings and the landscape.

The island of Malta is rich in history. The Natural History Museum is a good place to start learning about the diverse and rich heritage of the island and the country. The National War Museum, located in Valletta, is another great place to learn about Malta’s role in World War II. You can also engage in many outdoor activities like learning water sports, taking a cruise around the island, or relaxing at a spa.

expert for Malta Island hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Malta Island hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Malta Island - 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 Island. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Malta Island. 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 Island

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 Island?

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 Island 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 Island 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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