This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in St. Julian's. To help you make friends with St. Julian's before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
On a small island like Malta, while all the cities are located close to each other, each city has its own vibe, so it is important to decide where to stay; if it's a touristy hotspot you're after, St. Julian's, Malta Island, Malta, is the place for you.
Paceville is the neighbourhood in St. Julian’s where Malta’s infamous strip is. Paceville is basically the centre of St. Julian’s. The one and only reason to book your hostel in St. Julian's, Malta Island, Malta, should be because you plan to party a lot. You can find many clubs in St. Julian’s, including erotic ones. If you consider yourself a party animal, you will have a blast in this city. During the day, there is not much to do in St. Julian’s, however there is a artificial beach where you can sunbathe. If you want to do some cultural activities, you can take one of the frequent bus lines to elsewhere on the island or book a tour through one of the agencies in town. Your hostel in St. Julian's, Malta Island, Malta, will also be able to help you book a tour, possibly for a discounted price.
There are several hostels in St. Julian's, Malta Island, Malta. While the centre of St. Julian’s can be very hectic at night, you can still find St. Julian's, Malta Island, Malta hostels in a more quiet place that are only two minutes from the strip. It’s best to check whether your St. Julian's, Malta Island, Malta hostel is located on a hectic or more quiet street, so you get what you want.
While the party animals may consider St. Julian’s heaven, there may also be some reasons why you would not want to book your hostel in St. Julian's, Malta Island, Malta. There are many promoters harassing you, trying to talk you into a club or selling you tickets for a party boat. For male travelers, it is not possible to walk through the centre without some hooker pulling you by your arm trying to get business. You will also be approached every few meters by someone trying to sell you drugs. All of this happens a lot at Paceville Piazza in particular.
If you do not plan to party every day or want to avoid all the harassment, you can consider booking a hostel in the more quiet city Sliema, which is a nice city too. Sliema is only twenty minutes' walking distance away from St. Julian’s and it is a nice walk on the boulevard.
Written by local enthusiast for St. Julian's hostelsMartin Straatman