6 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Charming place with great location
"This is a great place to stay in Valletta if you are on a budget, or even if you are not as the welcome is fantastic. The staff were very friendly, however the lady incharge was incredible even waking at 5:00 in the morning to make sure we had a cup of tea before heading of on a trip to Sicily. The rooms were nice but fairly basic, each contained a wash basin. The shower and toilet facilities were shared between the rooms. However don't let this put you off as there were three double bathrooms between three rooms, so access was never a problem. The Guest house is in a great location about 5 minute walk from the bus station and just around the corner from the Upper Barraka Gardens, St Ursula Street is one of the most picturesque in th city, so the location can not be faulted. The incredible rate of 7Lm per person per night includes breakfast under the chanadlier in the lovely dinning room."
- Travel date: 6th June 2007
The most charming, clean, central, affordable place I ever stayed
"If you are travelling to Malta and are on a bit of a budget and if you are looking for an "adult" place to stay (not a place to booze up) then this is it. The rooms are large and clean. The cost (as of November 2006) is 7 ML a nigh- about 11 GBP- and this includes a light breakfast. Valletta is a very small city so everything here is central and so is this guest house. The busses run directly from the Airport to Valletta- and then its about a 7 minute walk to the Asti ie: it will cost you less than 65 pence to get there and back- so if you're ok to carry tour luggage a short while, taket he bus don't get a cab. I have two (minor) gripes: Firstly, the showers and toilets are shared. Not a "gripe" in the sense that its a problem its just that some people prefer not to share. Second "gripe" is that sometimes it is a little like staying with an elderly relative; when I mentioned that I may not be able to make it for breakfast (8am-9pam!) as I might be sleeping I was told "But I made a table specially for you!" And yes, I felt guilty. And yes, I was there. But really, you won't find much better than this for a budget deal in Malta."
- Travel date: 29th November 2006
Great low budget accomodation
"This is a great hotel for people on a tight budget. The room was 7 lm/person. The room was basic but spotless. Shared showers and toilets were very good. Annie the hostess was very friendly and eager to please. Breakfast consisted of a bun,cheese slice, tomato and coffee.This the best value for your money in Valetta."
- Travel date: 29th March 2006
Friendly, basic but great in winter
"spent the weekend in Malta and stayed here. was drawn to it by great recomendations. it's a great place wonderful building and wonderful owner who really looks after you. my ownly problem was that there was no heating so the bed sheets were really damp, which ruined the stay, we didn't want to go to bed. but i'm sure it is a wonderful place in summer well recomended for summer."
- Travel date: 1st March 2006
Fell in love with it!
"I travel often to Valletta in 2005 for a business reasons. After havin much problems with other in-town hotels during my previous 2 stays, on the third one I moved to ASTI Guest House, 18, St. Ursula Street. It is a family run pension with excellent price (6 lira for a bed) and if one wants to be allone in the room can easily negotiate like 8 lira. It is extremely well-maintained, clean and recently well-renovated, especially the bathrooms awhich are 4 for 8 rooms and I never had a problem using one during my one-week stay. Bathrooms, brekfast and rooms are much better and newer than in Grand Harbour or Castille hotel. And the price is incomparrible. The owner is an elderly English-type widowed lady which everyone happend to be there instantly falls in love with. In general - I strongly recommend this place to anyone who wants to spend som quite and relaxing time in a nice and cosy athmosphere after the big run of the day around in Malta!"
- Travel date: 10th December 2005
Basic, clean, charming
"I was living out in Malta and needed to find somewhere quite basic, but clean and with a bit more character than your run of the mill waterfront hotel. The Asti is on a quiet street in Valletta and is a family business run by a charming lady called Anni. Bathrooms were shared but bad hygiene was never an issue. The collection of cards from previous guests pay testimony to the personal touch of the Asti."
- Travel date: 3rd December 2003
Casa Asti is also called
- asti alberghi
- guesthouse malte
- asti guest house malte