We went to Malta for a week for vacation and scouting in the prospect to relocate. We were greeted with a royal check in to shame any 5 stars hotel I can think of at 1:30 in the morning.
The residence and location is very quiet. 5 minutes walk to everything we needed.
We staid in the apartment OAK 11, spacious, bright, 2 terraces on each side, one with view on the harbor. Maids check in each day for clean towels/bed sheets.
The location is 15-30 year old student/tourist demographic, with Malta's largest most frequented clubbing area 800 meters from the residence. All price range restaurants with kind, customer focused service, good food and no continental European attitude so often experienced! Bus stop down the street a minute walk.
For a low budget escape or short vacation, whether for a student, a young couple or anyone who cares but little about palaces, The Residence St. Julians is definitely a great place to stay in April/May.