Tipping in Malta is somewhat common despite it being a small island in the Mediterranean Sea. Even though Malta is small it is still full of rich history and something for everyone on the island. For trekkers the coast of Gozo is beautiful and for people that love the water there is some amazing sailing spots around the island. Don’t be caught out in Malta and not know the tipping customs, use our tipping guide below to figure out when you should tip and when you shouldn’t!
Taxis: It is not required, but most people round up if they have had a good ride.
Hotels: A 10% service charge is often included so it not necessary to tip. If you do tip then you can tip the bell boy 1 Euro per bag. If staying at a nicer hotel then you should tip the maid 2-3 Euro a night.
Restaurants: You should check to see if service is included. If it isn’t then 5-10% tip is good based on the service.
Bars: No need to tip unless you have someone taking your order. If so then you should tip 5-10%.
Other: If going on a tour you should tip the guide about 10% of the cost. You should tip the driver about half that. Otherwise you shouldn’t need to tip on your visit to Malta.