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12 Beautiful Boutique Hostels in Tbilisi

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Looking for beautiful, boutique accommodation in Tbilisi, Georgia that wont break the bank? These 12 hostels in Tbilisi all offer low rates without compromising on style, comfort or location.

When it comes to Tbilisi accommodation, travellers are spoiled for choice. From the finest boutique hotels to Airbnb apartments and family-run guesthouses, Tbilisi has it all.

There aren’t as many hostels in Tbilisi as you might expect – but they are becoming more popular, especially in the Old Town area. These 12 Tbilisi hostels are a cut above the rest, offering competitive rates without skimping on style or comfort.

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Where to stay in Tbilisi: Tbilisi neighbourhoods

  • Sololaki: Central Tbilisi, the Old Town, is the tourist hub and one of the most popular places to stay in the city. Sololaki has a great vibe and plenty of options for eating and drinking. However, prices can be higher in this area, and it does tend to get crowded in the summer months.
  • Avlabari: Located directly across the river from Sololaki and Abanotubani, this area is a bit quieter than the Old Town and offers some great rates on accommodation.
  • Rustaveli Ave: This popular street north of Liberty Square is lined with some of the city’s most beautiful buildings, including the Opera House, as well as boutique shops and cafes.
  • Marjanishvili: Across the river from Rustaveli on the city’s eastern bank, Marjanishvili is a local neighbourhood with plenty of excellent cafes and restaurants. The architecture is really interesting, and the area has a suburban atmosphere.
  • Vake: Located in western Tbilisi, Vake has some nice green spaces and a wealth of cool cafes. It’s a bit further from the centre but still accessible by bus.

Map of the best hostels in Tbilisi

Below is a map of the 12 best hostels in Tbilisi.

12 best hostels in Tbilisi

From old-world Georgian charm to the newly renovated and uber minimal, there’s something here to suit every taste. This list covers some of the best cheap hostels in Tbilisi that all boast good design, comfort and cleanliness.

Curated by me and recommended by other travellers, all of these hostels have positive reviews and an excellent location.

Before we look at each Tbilisi hostel in detail, here’s a quick summary of the properties mentioned in this guide:

A modern hostel room with brick walls and comfortable furnishings.
Gallery Hostel Tbilisi.

Gallery Hostel Tbilisi

11/16 Mari Brose St | Closest metro: Liberty Square

Located footsteps from Rustaveli Avenue and the Dry Bridge Market in a delightfully quiet part of the city, Gallery Hostel is equal parts modern and atmospheric. Choose from an 8-bed dorm or private rooms with en suite bathrooms.

If you’ve ever fantasised about sipping your morning coffee in a Tbilisi courtyard, Gallery Hostel has a balcony that overlooks a shared courtyard that’s always strung with colourful laundry. Breakfast is available for an extra charge, and the hostel features a full kitchen.

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A bed with white linens and a red chair in a hostel room in Tbilisi.
Fabrika Tbilisi.

Fabrika Tbilisi

8 Egnate Ninoshvili St | Closest metro: Marjanishvili

Newly constructed, flawlessly styled and spotlessly clean, Fabrika is my top choice of hostel in Tbilisi. Fabrika is so much more than just accommodation – stay here, and you will literally have everything you need on your doorstep, including restaurants and cafes, bars, boutique shops, a rotating program of yoga classes, live music and film screenings, and a seriously inspirational coworking space.

Don’t miss the breakfast or the complimentary neighbourhood walking tour.

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A modern room with a four-poster bed and polished wood floors.
Black Tomato Tbilisi. Photo courtesy of the property.

Black Tomato Tbilisi

Closest metro: Liberty Square

Formerly Hostel Pinn, Black Tomato Tbilisi is architect-designed and thoughtfully furnished. The 6-bed boutique dorm room has an adjoining guest lounge, and triple rooms come with private bathrooms.

Black Tomato is set in an historic 1907 building just two minutes’ walk from Freedom Square. This is one of my favourite parts of Tbilisi, largely thanks to the multitude of restaurants and wine bars on its sloping streets.

There is a second Black Tomato in Kutaisi.

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Looking through a window at a wooden balcony with plants and washing hanging up.
Pushkin 10 Hostel. Photo courtesy of the property.

Pushkin 10 Hostel Tbilisi

| Closest metro: Liberty Square

With its third-floor location, Pushkin 10 boasts city and courtyard views, and is within walking distance of most Tbilisi tourist attractions.

There are both mixed and female-only 4 and 8-bed dorms as well as private doubles. Homemade breakfast is included and highly regarded by other travellers.

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A row of sleeping pods built into a wall with a long white desk on the opposite side of the room.
Chveni Box Hostel. Photo courtesy of the property.

Chveni Box Hostel Tbilisi

48/10 Aghmashenebeli Ave | Closest metro: Marjanishvili

Cheveni is Tbilisi’s first ‘box hotel’, offering Japanese-style curtained off sleeping pods in a mixed 10-bed dorm room. The location behind Rustaveli Theatre just off the lively, pedestrianised Aghmashenebeli Avenue is great for eating out and partying.

Take your brunch at the excellent Georgian restaurant – also called Chveni – right downstairs.

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Two matching green couches on a wooden floor with a large mirror and chandelier in between them.
Opera Rooms & Hostel. Photo courtesy of the property.

Opera Rooms & Hostel Tbilisi

| Closest metro: Rustaveli

Located in a gorgeous old building on one of Tbilisi’s best walking streets, Opera Rooms offers 6 and 10-bed dorms plus doubles with shared bathroom.

The open fireplace in the common room adds to the old-world charm and makes this hostel extra cosy in winter. Breakfast is included.

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A homely bedroom with a bed, floor rugs, and a blue door.
Namaste Hostel. Photo courtesy of the property.

Namaste Hostel Tbilisi

| Closest metro: Avlabari

Positioned in the heart of Old Tbilisi, Namaste has bohemian furnishings, large terraces and comfy beds.

Mixed 12, 6 and 4-bed dorms have plenty of natural light and ventilation, while the private quad room has a loft space – an ideal choice for families or two couples travelling together. Add breakfast for an additional $3.

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A mural above a single bed depicts a woman with angel wings.
Lobster Hostel. Photo courtesy of the property.

Lobster Hostel Tbilisi

| Closest metro: Rustaveli

A recent addition to the trendy Vera neighbourhood, Lobster follows a classic hostel recipe: simple furnishings, and a clean, modern design. Graphic art on some of the dorm walls is a nice touch.

Female-only and mixed 6-bed rooms are available, or you can upgrade to a king suite with private bathroom. Breakfast costs an additional $4.

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A brick courtyard with a single plant and a blue and white deck chair.
Nest Hostel. Photo courtesy of the property.

Nest Hostel Tbilisi

| Closest metro: Liberty Square

A mainstay of Tbilisi’s hostel scene, Nest has a prime location just 10 minutes’ walk from Freedom Square. Ten and 8-bed dorms are homely if not a little outdated – but I especially love the modern terrace and floor-to-ceiling wood-frame windows in the common area.

Economy doubles and triples are also available. Breakfast available on request.

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A blue and yellow room with a large sofa and a small table with board games on it.
City Dorm. Photo courtesy of the property.

City Dorm Tbilisi

3 Tamarashvili St | Closest metro: Delisi

Located in a residential area close to Vake Park, City Dorm is ideal for long-stays, for digital nomads, or for anyone who wants a break from the touristic Old Town.

Freshly renovated and brightly painted 4 and 8-room dorms (choose between female-only or mixed) each have their own sitting area.

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A room painted light green with three single beds inside.
Hostel Check Point. Photo courtesy of the property.

Hostel Check Point Tbilisi

9 Gomi St | Closest metro: Avlabari

A centrally located Tbilisi favourite, Check Point can be classed as a hostel or a hotel – it depends on who you ask. If it’s the eye-catching Frida Khalo mural out front that draws travellers in, it’s the simple, clean rooms that keep them.

Choose from single, triple or quad rooms (all with shared bathrooms), or family suites that sleep up to 7 people. Breakfast is available for an additional $6.

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A pink striped deck chair sitting on a patio decorated with wall art.
M42 Hostel. Photo courtesy of the property.

M42 Hostel Tbilisi

| Closest metro: Rustaveli

Named after a Soviet camera lens, M42 Hostel is predictably hipster. Its hillside location in the chic Vera neighbourhood makes for excellent balcony views—and it’s still only a 20 minute stroll to the heart of town.

Dorms sleep 4, 6 or 8; doubles and twins have shared bathrooms and balconies. The beautiful, expansive outdoor terraces are a real highlight. Add breakfast for an extra $4.

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An old staircase with wooden banisters leads to a landing with a green sofa.
Guest House Irina. Photo courtesy of the property.

BONUS: Guest House Irina Tbilisi

| Closest metro: Marjanishvili

Toeing the line between guesthouse and hostel, Irina’s place has all the comforts of home at a low price. Charming but a bit rough around the edges, what it lacks in design finesse it makes up for in hospitality and home cooking.

Choose between 10 and 6-bed mixed dorms, or a private double or quad. If you want a taste of suburban Tbilisi life and like the idea of coming home to your own apartment building every night, this is the place for you.

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Georgia essentials

Here are some of the websites and services I use when I’m planning a trip to Georgia and the Caucasus. Remember to check out my full list of travel resources for more tips.

– Find affordable flights to Tbilisi, Batumi or Kutaisi on, a booking site that mixes and matches airlines to find the best route (there’s a money back guarantee if you miss a connection).

– Use iVisa to check if you need a tourist visa for Georgia and apply for an expedited visa online.

– Pre-book a private transfer from Tbilisi Airport to your hotel or from Kutaisi Airport to Tbilisi.

– Buy your tickets for the Tbilisi to Baku or Yerevan sleeper train online in advance through my partners at Geotrend (get a discount when you use the code in this post).

– Find the best Georgia hotel deals on, book a Georgia hostel, or find a unique Airbnb (use this link to sign up and get $55 AUD off your first Airbnb booking).

– Find the best city tours and day excursions in Georgia.

– Compare mobile providers and pick up a local Georgian sim card.

– Pre-order the new Lonely Planet Caucasus guidebook (coming out in June 2020).

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