18 Ursula Street, Valletta, Malta
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- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Education
Expert review of Asti Guesthouse
In a sought-after area of Malta’s charming capital, the Asti Guesthouse occupies an historic townhouse and has become extremely popular with budget travellers. You would be hard pushed to find a better deal elsewhere, particularly in summer or if you are travelling alone. The Asti is run by a house-proud elderly lady – an institution in her own right. She’s no longer very quick up the stairs but she is conscientious.
Ideal for sightseeing. On a quiet, narrow side street at the top of a flight of stone steps close to the iconic Upper Barracca Gardens, which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour. The guesthouse is just minutes walk from all the city’s sites and restaurants as well as from the island’s main bus station, giving inexpensive access to almost everywhere else in the country.
Its eight rooms are basic but clean with tiled floors and plain walls. None are ensuite, but all have a basin and there is a shower/bath on each floor shared by two or three rooms. Some rooms have a balcony and there are single rooms as well as doubles and triples.
This is a traditional Valletta townhouse with stone stairs and high ceilings. The front hall is still elegant in a faded sort of way.
Continental breakfast is provided and there are plenty of good restaurants nearby.
Grandmotherly – concerned and upright. Friendly and helpful, if not necessarily quick.
Budget travellers, mainly British and other Europeans.
This is amongst the cheapest places to stay in Malta – especially if you are travelling alone and do not want to be in a dorm. It fills up fast.
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- 18 Ursula Street, Valletta, Malta
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