Whilst the history of this capital city is complicated, this guide is not. It’s a time-saver and full of honest, useful information to make your choice easy. We’ve collected places that hold gorgeous design, fun vibes, and a special something that will create lifelong memories.
You only need one great hostel, right? Just to make sure we cover all bases, we’ve included three.
- Fabrika Hostel – great for solo travelers (our top choice)
- Velosipedi Capsule Hostel – one for older travelers
- Envoy Hostel – top pick for female solo travelers
Keep scrolling as there’s a unique experience on offer. How does sleeping in an old jail sound?
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- you’re tired of bad and crappy hostels
- you want to avoid the “young party kids”
- you’re happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
Whilst there are currently no 5 star hostels in Georgia, there are plenty to of 5 star hostels in Europe to discover.
What we cover in this article?
- 3 best hostels in detail
- cheapest hostels in Tbilisi
- best hostels in Tbilisi for solo travelers
- fun party hostel Tbilisi
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
Quick Introduction to Tbilisi
Average price for a bed: Hostels in Tbilisi cost 3€ – 9€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 12€ up to 42€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Tbilisi
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Tbilisi.
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Fabrika Hostel Tbilisi (Our top choice!)
Let your wandering feet lead you to the coolest hostels in Georgia; Fabrika Hostel.
It’s a fun mix of industrial, soviet, and vintage with a dash of modern undertones. Sounds a bit hip, and it is!
The team here is made up of adventurers and explorers at heart, and they want to connect you with the local scene.
In fact, they are so ambitious that they claim you’ll be saying
“OMG that was the best travel experience I’ve ever had!”
So come on, let’s have a look at why this bold claim might well come true:
- Hostel bar & restaurant
- Co-working spaces
- Events & activities (free walking tours, tango party)
Actually, the list of what you can find here does indeed go on and on. There’s yoga, poetry and digital nomad meet ups, just to name a few more.
The huge lounge area is complete with hammocks, sofas and tons of natural light flooding in. There’s the free wifi too for the digital nomads.
And although the dorm beds are pretty basic, you may find yourself hanging out in there quite a bit. Especially if you opt for a 12-bed mixed.
That’s because the spaces are big, bright and include personal details (light, socket) and a communal table area.
If you prefer a more intimate setting, choose the 3, 4 or 6-bed dorm. Single, twin and double rooms are also available!
They also have private rooms if you want the ultimate privacy.
For families: consider the apartment-style suite suitable for 4 people.
Location: inside a former soviet sewing factory in the historic part of Tbilisi City. Marjanishvili Metro Station is just 600m away, that’s only short minute walk.
This is one of the best hostels in Tbilisi for
- Solo travellers
- Digital nomads
2. Velosipedi Capsule Hostel
Forget a typical hostel, Velosipedi Capsule Hostel is more like a little multi functional creative spot.
In 2018 traditional Georgian architecture and recycled elements started to blend, and an ancient building in the city centre of Tbilisi became a hostel!
Just like what it says on the tin, the beds here are in capsule form for ultimate privacy. In fact, the only room type on offer here is a 6-bed mixed dorm.
Get excited for the beds which include:
- Privacy curtain
- Personal reading light
- 2x shelves & locker
- Orthopedic mattress
- Hi-speed internet connection
Note: there is an option to pay a little extra to have a buffet breakfast included.
Yet, we urge you to peel yourself away from your cocoon to enjoy what else this hostel has to offer.
On-site there is also a bar, restaurant and tea house.
Sip on a cold beer for 1€ or teat yourself to a home-made cake and coffee for a little extra. It’s an ideal spot to catch up on work, too.
Location: in the centre of the Georgian capital, walking distance from most of the top sights. It’s a 3-minute stroll to the handy Marjanishvili Metro Station.
You can also check the Freedom square that’s only a few kilometers away.
This is one of the best hostels in Tbilisi for
- Older travelers
Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com
3. Envoy Hostel Tbilisi
Who’s up for breathtaking Georgian views from a big rooftop terrace? We realize for some this could be the winning ingredient.
Envoy Hostel is in the middle of the Old Town area, the place to be if you’re interested in the history.
Everything has been designed with the modern traveler in mind. That means clean, well thought out spaces.
Let’s start with the extensive room choices:
- 4, 6 & 8-bed mixed dorms
- 6-bed female dorm
- Twin, double & triple privates
- Family room (4 people)
After a good night’s sleep you can look forward to a tasty free breakfast on the rooftop.
Other great perks of staying here include a brand new shared kitchen, discount on tours and reliable Wifi.
The common room is a nice place to unwind if you’ve had a busy day exploring the local area. You’ll no doubt find friendly staff about to talk to and find out local tips.
They’re around 24/7 to keep you safe and happy!
Location: it’s just a 5-minute walk to the must-see Narikala Fortress. The main train station is a 5-minute drive and there is free parking on the premises.
This is one of the best hostels in Tbilisi for
- Female solo travelers
- Small groups
What about cheapest hostels in Tbilisi?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels.
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Tbilisi.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Tbilisi
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Best Hostels in Tbilisi for Solo Travelers?
What is seriously the best hostel in Tbilisi for solo-travellers?
This is easily our #1, Fabrika Hostel.
In fact, we’d also like to name this as your answer to the best party hostel Tbilisi has to offer.
Thanks to the on-site bar and organized activities, socializing is made easy for all. Though because it isn’t technically named a party hostel, it allows for a decent night’s sleep and little disturbance.
Solo travelers can enjoy a range of dorms, from large 12-bed to a much cozier 3-bed.
There’s plenty of space to do your own thing, ideal for the more introverted solo traveler on a mission of self-discovery.
Best Party Hostels in Tbilisi
To travel is to experience great things, including partying. It’s much better to stay in a place where the party is alive to really see how they do it in Tbilisi.
Fabrika Hostel & Suites
I know, I know. We’ve pretty much exhaust Fabrika Hotel & Suites in all the best categories. We can’t help it. It’s just that good.
The vintage atmosphere is awesome and a great place to hang out and socialize with other travelers.
The hostel has a massive lounge that you and the other guests can stay in to just chill, have some drinks, and just celebrate life.
The bar is amazing, the lounge too, more so are the cocktail!
Wine Khinkali Rock & Roll
Wine Khinkali Rock & Roll is unarguably in love with music and sound.
It has a great mood and atmosphere. It’s cozy too. You can drink some beer, meet other people, while listening to some pretty sick music in the background.
If you have the gift, you can take the mic and give the stage a go too. The energy here is amazing and infectious. It’s not even uncommon for people here to stay for a longer time than they planned because it has the ability to grow on you.
Leaving has never been easy but I never thought it’d be this hard too.
Valiko Hostel & Bar
Valiko Hostel & Bar, from the name itself is a great place to get booze, have fun, and meet new people.
The place has a pretty cool bar and beautiful balconies. There are also lots of restaurants and other bars nearby that you can chill.
You’ll feel the homey vibe in this hostel. It’s a museum hostel where everything is a gem and treasure, especially the people you meet.
Being it a hostel bar, they don’t accept customers younger than 18 years of age. The bar is also in a mansion, it’d make you think that your drinking with the Queen.
Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld
More Unique Hostels worth a Mention
Ok, before we let you go, there’s two more options that offer a different experience.
- Alcatraz Jail-Hostel
- M42 Hostel
- Marco Polo Hostel
The first one entails sleeping in a jail cell. Alcatraz Jail-Hostel takes hosteling to a whole new level!
The jail decoration is really detailed and a lot of effort has gone in to make it feel real. You’ll even find orange onesies and old-style pictures hanging on the wall.
It’s honestly quite eerie and possibly not for the faint-heated. But don’t worry, they won’t really lock you in. As long as you’re good.
Choose between a shared cell or a private with double bed.
Regular hostel amenities include a BBQ area, 24hr check-in, terrace and shared kitchen.
Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com
For the most part, M42 Hostel looks like a pretty standard hostel that will make you feel at home.
It has a beautiful living room space with piano, sofas and books. The dining/kitchen area is just like home and there’s a refreshing outdoor area.
It even happens to be perched on top of a steep mountain named Mtatsminda 20 minutes outside of town.
So what makes this place unique?
Down in the basement is something extraordinary. An escape room!
Step back in time to 1975 and join the quest that has been prepared for you to conquer. How cool is that?
Marco Polo Hostel
Marco Polo Hostel is sort of located in the old Tbilisi. It’s just neighbors to the airport bus, metro station, and the opera house! I repeat, opera house! So much show to watch when you’re not traveling.
We don’t actually have to say more, its name precedes its reputation. Travelers have in fact hailed it as The Best Georgia Hostel two years in a row.
The owners and the staff are warm and they give you the best tips of the things you can do in the city. The surrounding feels touristy but inside the hostel, everything is different.
The vibe is homey and the beds are comfortable too. If you want to extend your stay, you can use their laundry facilities to make sure you never run out of clothes to wear.
It’s perfect for Tbilisi digital nomads and backpackers around the globe.
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.
Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld
On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Here is the overview:
- Fabrika Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Velosipedi Capsule Hostel: Booking.com
- Envoy Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Wine Khinkai Rock & Roll: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Valiko Hostel & Bar: Hostelworld
- Alcatraz Jail-Hostel: Booking.com
- M42 Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Marco Polo Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! Also, check availability of the hostels of your choice before booking.
All of Tbilisi best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Tbilisi. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.
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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Tbilisi hostels on a map.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.
We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:
- Narikala Fortress
- Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi
- Jvari Monastery of Mtskheta
- Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
- The Bridge Of Peace
- Sulfur baths
- National Park of Tbilisi
- Mtatsminda Park
I’m sure you have few questions in mind about Tbilisi. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s some frequently asked questions you can check.
What are the best hostels in Tbilisi Georgia?
All the hostels mentioned here are considered some of the best hostels in Tbilisi. Don’t worry, we don’t include mediocre hostels in the list. Pick any of the hostels above and you won’t regret.
Is Tbilisi safe for black tourists?
Yes, Tbilisi is safe for tourists so there’s nothing that you need to worry about. However, being a developing and small city, you may get a few stares here and there. Something that you may not be accustomed in your country.
What is a good travel guide in Tbilisi?
What we have here is a good hostel guide. However, you can out these things to do in by Get Your Guide for a detailed travel guide in Tbilisi.
Flights to Tbilisi?
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Tbilisi.
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Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.
We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries