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Accommodation

So, which options do you have in accommodation in Malta:

Accommodation in the residences of schools — room for two / three

The most popular

Advantages

  • affordable price
  • next to the school, convenient, everything is organized
  • a lot of communication with foreign students
  • ideal for courses up to 2-3 months
  • there is a kitchen and dishes for cooking
  • cleaning, technical support of school staff

Disadvantages

  • cramped, a few beds in the room
  • often noise and parties
  • someone can eat your food
  • will have to share life (and bathroom) with others
  • internet, AC and laundry — often for an extra charge

Accommodation in the residences of schools — single room

 

Happy medium

Advantages

  • comfort and peace
  • your own private room, bathroom and wardrobe
  • if you want to communicate just go to the kitchen

Disadvantages

  • more expensive then accommodation for two / three
  • someone anyway can eat your food
  • internet, AC and laundry — often for an extra charge

Hostel

 

Super-economy option

Advantages

  • cheap
  • fun, lots of communication
  • for those who missed the student dormitories
  • you can cook, usually there is a kitchen and dishes

Disadvantages

  • in a room with 1 bathroom can live from 4 to 8 students
  • no privacy and personal space
  • noisy, often a lot of people and their guests
  • internet, AC and laundry — ussualy for an extra charge

Host-family

 

The most homelike

Advantages

  • food is included in the price and in the end you will spend less
  • communication with native speakers in the family
  • WIFI, cleaning and laundry are included in the price
  • you are always welcome to come home

Disadvantages

  • you can not use the kitchen
  • may be the regime of the day and strange rules in the family
  • you should be at home by dinner time
  • you can not choose the food

Rent an apartment / room

 

The most independent

Advantages

  • your own kitchen, bathroom, AC and appliances
  • ideal for long term courses
  • ideal for families with children
  • you can split a lease with someone else

Disadvantages

  • expensive…
  • monthly deposit
  • payment of a 50% monthly lease of a real estate
  • water and electricity bills are usually have to be paid separately

Accommodation in hotels

 

For those who choose comfort

Advantages

  • suitable for short periods 1-2-3 weeks
  • food, cleaning, laundry, ironing — everything can be got there
  • use of hotel facilities — swimming pool, sauna, sports hall
  • are usually located in the central regions

Disadvantages

  • expensive