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A simple hostel in a great location with views from the outdoor pool to Balluta Bay, which is the nearest (small) sandy cove, a few minutes’ walk away. The beach has a promenade with cafes and shops, and is overlooked by the neo-gothic Carmelite church and art-nouveau apartment block Balluta Buildings. Bikes can be rented from the hostel to explore the island and the 10-minute ferry ride to the island’s capital, Valletta, is a 15-minute walk. Dorms in the restored 19th-century building sleep between four and 12, and include breakfast in the communal kitchen or gardens.
• Dorm beds from €15.50, B&B, Inhawi.com