I’ve been travelling to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, since 2012 and, four years later, I have already visited it 10 times. Since my first trip, the city has seen a number of hotels and hostels opening everywhere. Some of them are a real gem and deserve at least a visit for a coffee or just a look around. Now that I’m excited to have booked my 11th trip there, and by public demand – yes, people do ask a lot about it – I’ll let you know where to stay in Tbilisi, with options to suit different styles and varied budgets, from luxury hotels to hostels.
Where To Stay In Tbilisi, Georgia
MY TOP 6 HOTELS IN TBILISI
Looking for places to stay in Tbilisi, those with a bigger budget will be delighted to find some beautiful places in the city. Most of these hotels are situated on Rustaveli Avenue, the city’s main artery, home to theatres, cool restaurants, shops and many churches. So let’s take a look at some of the best luxury hotels in Tbilisi.
Without any shadow of a doubt, Rooms Hotel is the trendiest hotel in Tbilisi. Built in a former publishing house in the Vera district, just a few minutes’ walk from Rustaveli metro station, Rooms Hotel combines industrial-chic decor and a cool vibe. The rooms are a tasteful blend of retro style with modern conveniences and features. The hotel also has a restaurant serving international cuisine and a cafe.
Address: 14 Kostava Street, Vera, Tbilisi
Now the theatres and mansions on Rustaveli Avenue have a new neighbour: The Biltmore Hotel. This skyscraper may seem completely out of place and certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But let’s be honest, I love the spacious and modern rooms and the amazing views over the whole of Tbilisi.
The Biltmore also has an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, two restaurants and a bar. The location is also perfect, between Rustaveli and Freedom Square metro stations, close to theatres, restaurants and a few minutes’ walk from Old Tbilisi.
Address: 29 Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi
Also located in a historical building right on Rustaveli Avenue, Marriot Tbilisi Hotel is one of the more established 5-star hotels in the city. The spacious rooms may be a bit dated, but service is still one of the best in Tbilisi. The hotel also has two restaurants and a health club.
Address: 13 Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi
This small boutique hotel is located at the foot of Mtatsminda hill and offers great views of the Tbilisi. With free wifi everywhere, it offers modern, elegant rooms and very personalised service. The Terrace‘s rooftop restaurant is perfect to enjoy a nice evening meal and a drink or two.
One thing to be aware of is that you’ll have to climb a fairly steep hill to walk to the hotel, so walking from a metro station with a suitcase will be a challenge. Otherwise, I love the hotel location and style.
Address: 7 Polikarpe Kakabadze Street, Mtatsminda, Tbilisi
This hotel is actually right on my favourite location, on Meidani, an old market square in Old Tbilisi, at the end of picturesque Kote Apkhazi street and close to Abanotubani (bath district) the first neighbourhood in Tbilisi.
Rasta Hotel is a boutique property with only nine rooms, all with natural light and beautifully decorated. It also offers great value for money, bearing in mind hotels in Tbilisi are not cheap. The hotel bar is a bit too quiet, but the area is packed with bars and restaurants.
Address: 5 Samghebro Street, Tbilisi
Also located in Old Tbilisi, Old Tiflis Boutique Hotel is bang in the middle of Abanotubani, the city’s famous sulphur baths district and the very place where the city was founded. The main reason I recommend this hotel is exactly for… location, location, location. From here you can explore Old Tbilisi on foot and you’ll be right between two metro stations (about 400m).
The rooms are contemporary, very spacious and some even have a terrace overlooking the bath houses’ domes.
Address: 3/9 Grishashvili Street (Abanotubani)
MY TOP 3 TBILISI HOSTELS
If you’ve been researching where to stay in Tbilisi, you’ve probably noticed it has hundreds of hostels at extremely affordable prices. The tricky part is finding one that isn’t dusty, unattractive and with 20-bed dorms. As with everything, remember that you pay for what you get and this is even more true with Georgian hostels. To make your life easier, I’ve selected three of the best hostels in Tbilisi that are really worth considering.
Fabrika Hostel is the newest (and most interesting) addition to the often dull hostel scene in Tbilisi. From its opening day, it’s been considered the best hostel in Tbilisi. Located in historical Marjanishvili, one of the most attractive neighbourhoods in town, it offers dorms and private suites in a design-oriented space with lounges, restaurant and cafe.
It’s only a few minutes’ walk from Marjanishvili station, where you can take the metro to Rustaveli or Freedom Square (for Old Tbilisi).
Address: 8 E. Ninoshvili Str., Marjanishvili, Tbilisi
This hostel is a real find if you want to stay quiet place with comfy beds. It’s located in Tbilisi Old Town, close to Freedom Square (for tourist information and metro) faces the busy Baratashvili street. Konka Hostel has dorms with 4 to 10 beds, it’s very clean and has a hangout area in the basement.
It’s far from being a party hostel and, although it doesn’t offer breakfast, you can always use the communal kitchen to prepare your own food and snacks. The small team is also very helpful.
Address: 14 Nishnianidze Street, Tbilisi
This is another find for those who want to stay in a quiet place and save money. Elena Hostel, despite the name, is actually a large, centrally located apartment with two bedrooms. One with three beds, sold and a whole, and a four-bed dorm.
In low season there’s no receptionist, you will be given the key to the apartment and will come and go. There is a large kitchen, spacious living room and wifi.
Address: 9 Geronti Kikodze Street, Tbilisi City, Georgia, Tbilisi
Please note: This post contains affiliate links. If you book through these links, I will receive a small commission (thank you!), but you will never pay anything extra for that.