As many people have mentioned before, the one good thing about the residence are the many cool people you can meet here! I stayed for one semester and found many great friends. The residence itself though, does not offer a lot. When we arrived in February we had to stay in a shared room for 3 days before we could move into our actual booked rooms, for which we payed double the amount of money so we wouldn’t have to share. Of course the money for those days spent in a single room with 3 beds and no room to even walk around the beds has not been refunded to us.
Malta has been unexpectedly cold the first few months of the year in 2019 and the residence only put on the heating after midnight and on such a low setting that everyone I know had to go and buy extra blankets. When we asked them to put on the heating during the day (the rooms were around 17 degrees celcius during the day) they said that was not possible because they would have to put it on for all the rooms and that would be too expensive...
My blanket was taken away by housekeeping in March and when I went to get it back I only got a stained, thin bed sheet so that I had to go buy my own blanket in the end (keep in mind this is the same room that they do not want to heat for you...).
The rooms themselves are very old and dirty and FULL of insects. There are at least a dozen worms in your rooms at all times. From the kitchen and bathroom ceilings paint fell down constantly, so that we could only use one of the four cooking plates as if you used the others, paint would fall into your food while making it. They tried to fix this problem once in 5 monthes and after 1 week the paint fell off again.
In the summer when it’s over 30 degrees inside as well, you only have a loud, old fan, which doesn’t help against the heat at all. If you want to use the air conditioning you have to pay an extra 10$ every single day to use it.
Generally, they make you pay for all kinds of things huge amounts of money. If you want to wash your clothes you pay 3$ every time for washing and another 3$ for tumbling. The 2 washing maschines they have for the over 100 people living here do not work most of the time. at least one of them is out of order every second day. You also have to buy your own kitchen utensils as they don’t have enough to rent out of you’re not very early.
You also do not get all the money you pay as your deposit back. People have gotten different amounts of money back but everyonw was missing between 10-50 euros. When we asked them about it, they said the bank just takes the money and it’s not their fault so they can’t do anything about it.
The residence is also extremely loud. The fire alarm goes on about every second day. A lot of times it will go off after midnight.
There is a shuttle taking you to Paceville every Tuesday, Thursday and on the Weekend, which also means that on all these days every single person will walk by your room at 4am if you have a room close to the reception.
In the morning the house keeping met infront of my window every day at 7am where they talked and laughed for 20minutes before they started working. There is no isolation in the windows which means you will be woken up every day at 7am, even if you wear earplugs.
Funnily enough, while the reception will sometimes quite down the people screaming around by the pool after 11pm, they let Maltese people have parties here every weekend which go on until after midnight, with DJs and music so that you can’t possibly sleep until they leave.
Overall, I wouldn’t really recommend spending over 3000€ for a 5 months stay at the residence, where you have either ice cold or boiling hot rooms with insects crawling around and housekeeping waking you up every morning at 7, while the party goers will wake you up at 4am and the Maltese people have parties until after midnight.
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