On a budget
Malta and Gozo are relatively cheaper than most European destinations. Summer months can get a bit expensive since they are considered the peak season when the islands are packed up with tourists. If you want a cheap holiday it would be suggested to travel off season from October to May. Accommodation and other travel services tend to be quite cheap especially in off shoulder months when the islands are less crowded.
The Maltese islands offer a lot of attractions which are free to visit and amazing architecture to admire at the many places of interest.
It is possible to become a Heritage Malta member and enjoy free access to most of the sites and discounts at museum shops plus other benefits. The ID card needs to be presented at the entrance if any discounts are applicable. Most admission rates are 5 or 6 euros. The most expensive is the Hypogeum which is 20 euros for adults. Check out the museums admission price list. If planning in visiting most or all of the historical attractions, then it would be suggested to opt for the Heritage Malta Multisite Pass or Family Pass.
One can also buy the Maltapass card, which allows for discounts to all Major attractions on Gozo and Malta. Sometimes discounts are offered if the card is purchased online. Whether the card is worthed to purchase or not depends on the amount of attractions one plans to visit and the duration of the holiday.
Check out Gozo and Malta car hire for affordable auto rental on the islands. Car hire is relatively cheaper compared to many European cities in Europe and daily rates can start from as low as EUR 9.00 in the off-peak seasons!
One will find a good number of cheap restaurants all around the islands. An abundance of relatively cheap restaurants is found in Bugibba/Qawra areas to the North of Malta and Marsaxlokk in the south of Malta. Besides, stalls selling cheap pastries including the local ‘pastizzi’ are found everywhere on the islands.