The experience of a young Italian student who came to Malta hoping to learn English and explore the island has made it to Italian national broadcasters.
On a recent episode of Estate in Diretta on RAI 1, the panel discussed the story of an Italian student who said he had paid around €3,000 for the trip, only to find his accommodation in a deplorable state.
He said his room was filthy, with dirty sheets on his bed, including urine stains across various surfaces and fabrics. He also said he found piles of bird droppings on his balcony.
Images from his trip appeared on the show, with some people in Malta reacting to the damning report, with one person even saying it was a “terrible advert” for the island.
This is far from the first time low-quality or even dangerous accommodations were found in Malta – in 2019, Sliema’s worst-rated hotel was shuttered by authorities after a series of incidents left residents horrified.
Have you ever seen anything like this in Malta?