Looking for an Airbnb in Malta but not sure what to go for?
You’ve come to the right place: On this page I’ve selected 33 of the best Malta holiday lets that you can find on Airbnb, based on local knowledge.
I’m a tourist-turned-local and travel writer, and my mission with Malta Uncovered is to help travellers like you get the most out of your trip to Malta.
Apart from writing guidebooks on the country (and being of Maltese descent myself), I offer advice on where to stay and the best accommodation Malta has to offer.
Whether you’re looking for a private room with en suite bathroom, entire apartment, entire house or villa with pool, the below selection of Malta holiday rentals were selected to make for a perfect stay.
My key criteria for selecting the below Airbnb Malta vacation rentals are:
Have a look at what’s on offer and if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below!
If you’re not set on staying in a particular place in Malta (or Gozo) and just want to find something special on Airbnb, these are a few of the most amazing options
The most common options for vacation rentals with pool are either apartments that have a communal pool or villas or so-called farmhouses (traditional, renovated Maltese houses).
Alternatively, you can find apartments and penthouses (top floor apartments) with a jacuzzi (hot tub) on the outdoor terrace.
Gozo is Malta’s smaller sister-island and is known to be a lot more quiet and rural. A good option all year round, most vacation rentals here are either apartments with sea view (for example at Marsalforn or Xlendi), or houses/farmhouses in more central areas.
Attractive mostly for (mature) couples and families with kids looking for a quiet place to stay. Usually 2nd time visitors to Malta.
Valletta is Malta’s capital city and is a popular destination for culture-seekers. It’s a historic city built by the Knights of Malta, with beautiful sights to enjoy and different types of museums to visit. To find a place here can be challenging if you’re on a budget, because inside Valletta’s walls you’ll mostly find expensive boutique hotels.
If you want to holiday in Valletta, you can find several options on Airbnb at a reasonable price instead. These are some of the best in town.
Sliema is a popular town and tourist resort in the North of Malta that offers various hotels, restaurants and pubs. It’s also a busy side of Malta with high-rises along its coastline, and a few rocky beaches that are popular among locals.
Although it’ll be tempting to find an apartment or house with sea view here, the areas along the coast get very busy. The beauty of Airbnbs in Sliema is that you can find a traditional, renovate townhouse or apartment with colourful balconies in the much quieter heart of town, at a reasonable price per night.
Attractive mostly for couples and single travellers.
Another busy seaside town, right next to Sliema, is St. Julian’s. Known for its three bays St. George’s Bay, Spinola Bay and Balluta Bay, its nightlife district Paceville is a big attraction.
With a mix of high-end luxury resorts, 4-star hotels and various restaurants, bars and pubs, it’s a popular option along holidaymakers. It’s probably not as attractive for culture-seekers looking for a place with easy connections for sightseeing, or looking for a typically Maltese place.
Attractive mostly for couples and single travellers looking for enjoyable nightlife.
Mellieħa is Malta’s northernmost town and attractive to those wanting to be close to some of the best sandy beaches around.
Although visited by thousands of tourists a year, it doesn’t feel crowded during the high season and the village has retained its Maltese charm and life.
Perched high up on a hill, with the parish church as a focal point, there’s a good choice of apartments around here. They’re a great alternative compared to hotels when it comes to the average price per night. If you’re looking for a holiday house, however, you’ll find those pretty hard to find.
Attractive for people looking for a relatively quiet place close to the sandy beaches.
Buġibba is one of the most-advertised destinations for Malta holiday packages, and the mix of resorts and hotels you find here are generally more budget-friendly and family-oriented.
Although Buġibba (and its neighbouring towns of Qawra and St. Paul’s Bay) are a good base to explore the rest of Malta (and Gozo) from, the place itself isn’t typically Maltese, and very touristy.
Having a small bus terminus in the heart of town and boat trip and ferry options all within walking distance, you won’t have to worry about being able to get around easily.
Attractive for culture-seekers and holidaymakers on a budget. Also popular among families with children.
Not to keen on tourist hotspots and prefer staying in locations where you can get a feel for daily life in Malta, its culture and its people? These are a few options to consider in the more quiet, rural villages.
Have a look at my advice here: Where to stay in Malta.
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