One great thing about Malta, especially if you’re on holiday and do not want to shell out on the service which is shoddy at best from Ozone, is the large amount of Wi-Fi hot spots available all over the island as well as Gozo. There is even a body in Malta that handles this called the Malta Communications Authority, or MCA. So if you are coming to Malta, I’d say step one is find yourself a phone (presumably in your pocket, that’s where most people keep them) and download the app here so that you can find the hotspots easier.
So, as mentioned in previous posts, a lot of the hotels that you will visit in Malta do not have free wi-fi. If you’re there on vacation and need to look through your emails, but don’t want to shell out we’re hoping to help you. The below is a list that will help you find some hotspots, though it is not entirely exhaustive.
McDonalds – Every one on the island has free wifi, many have outdoor seating so you may not even have to shell out to use it
This list is borrowed from visitmalta, who update frequently, though does have a few of our own.
- Cafe Juliani – lobby of Hotel Juliani (just buy a cappuccino)
- Bianco’s – cafe, Spinola Bay
- Le Meridien Hotel – public areas
- Hang around outside the large English Language Schools like EC or EF. There are wireless zones here, primarily from spillage in the business centres.
- Bay Street Shopping Centre
- Westin Dragonara
- Cafe Nero
- Eden Superbowl (next to Eden Cinemas)
- McCafe at the Plaza Centre
- McDonalds by the Ferries
- Plevna Hotel in Hughes Hallet Street
- St James Capua Hospital – the cafe’ on the ground floor has wi-fi
- Café La Rive
- Piazza Regina, Republic Street.
- Upper Barrakka Gardens – Cafe Deux Baronnes. You need to ask for the password (and then interpret the writing!).
- British Hotel, Battery Street.
- Marks & Spencer, cafe (entrance: Strait Street)
- Burger King (requires login, ask at the counter)
- Cafe’ Jubilee (requires login, ask at the counter)
- South East Cafe in Marsaxlokk
- Malta International Airport – where you can see the ‘Open‘ logo in a public place
- Luqa – McDonald’s by the airport
- Cafe Jubilee Gzira & its Gozo outlet (Victoria) too: ask the waiters for the FREE pass key.
- Melita cafe in Balzan, next to San Anton Gardens
- Melita outlets – just park yourself outside a Melita showroom. Their networks are currently open.
- Meet ‘N Eat, just outside the University gate (we’re told you can get chicken ftiras there too!)
- Pasha, just outside the University gate.
- Limestone Heritage in Siggiewi.
- Ferdinand’s in Siggiewi Square.
- Reflections Bar & Diner, Mellieha
- Saracino Cafe & Restaurant – Attard
- Del Bogo Wine Bar (open from 17.30 each day) – Vittoriosa (Birgu)
- BOV Adventure Park, Ta’ Qali (Kids get to play while you get online)
- All McDonalds outlets
- Cafe Jubilee, Rabat