You are looking for hostels in Georgia? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Georgia hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Georgia.
All Cities in Georgia
We list every single hostel in Georgia and the world. In total, we have 22 cities in Georgia for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.
Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Georgia. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Georgia
Situated between Europe and Asia, with the Caucasus Mountain range on the northern border, Black Sea resorts on the west coast, and a large wine-producing region in the east, Georgia has something to offer to all kinds of tourists and at any time of the year. The Georgian government has invested a lot in the tourism industry over the last years, and it is now paying off. Georgia is a stunning country and now has a good infrastructure for budget travelers too.
Hostels in Georgia are plenty, and in every city or town that is interesting to tourists you can find at least one Georgia hostel. Whereas the prices at businesses that cater tourists in some (developing) countries are increased big time, Georgia remains very affordable, not only for transport, food, and possible entrance fees, but also for hostels in Georgia. Georgia hostels are some of the cheapest in the world. Dorm beds at decent hostels in Georgia for a few US Dollars are not unheard of. Some of the cheap hostels in Georgia may even have benefits such as free Georgian wine for hostel guests.
Georgia has a long list of places of interest and it's surely not a country that can be covered in a week, despite its small size on the map. Mountain views that you will never forget, wine tasting in one of the many vineyards, and a long coastline on the Black Sea are what attract all kinds of visitors to the country.
Two of the most popular destinations in the Caucasus Mountains are Mestia and Stepantsminda (formerly known as Kazbegi). These villages are remotely located in the mountains, and offer hikes with the most incredible views. Despite their remote location, they are well connected by mini buses. Stepantsminda is the end of the Georgian part of the military highway, a road that connects Tbilisi with Russia; it's a joyful ride with scenic views and is worth getting off for several stops. Stepantsminda and Gudauri on the military highway are also winter sport destinations.
The Black Sea is a popular beach holiday destination in Georgia, in particular among Georgians, Russians, and Turks. Batumi is the most cosmopolitan city on the Black Sea with a wide rocky beach. If you have been elsewhere in Georgia before, you may question if you really are still in Georgia. Batumi is also the city on the Black Sea with the most Georgia hostels. There are also quieter towns on the Black Sea with Georgia hostels, such as Gonio.
Georgia is mostly a destination for its nature. Citywise, Batumi is one of the more interesting cities to visit. There are also a few cultural sites in Kutaisi, which is also the city where most budget airlines from Europe fly to. Tbilisi is Georgia’s capital and a nice city in which to spend a few days. The most vibrant part of the city is around Rustavelli Avenue, where there are also many Georgia hostels.
Georgia is the oldest wine-producing country in the world, and thus a visit to Georgia would be incomplete without a visit to a vineyard. Base yourself in one of the towns in the Kakheti province and explore from there. Some Georgia hostels organise wine-tasting tours as well. Telavi, Kvareli, Sagarejo, and Sighnaghi are some of the towns with budget accommodations housed in a Georgia hostel.
Other interesting destinations are Borjomi, a national park famous for its spring water; Gori, the birthplace of Stalin with an interesting museum; and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta. Again, at each of these places you can find Georgia hostels to stay the night.
Handwritten by local expert for Georgia hostels Martin Straatman
FAQ on Hostels in Georgia
There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
Finding Hostels and Prices
What hostel booking sites are best to use?
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
How much are hostels in Georgia?
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Georgia here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
When to book hostels?
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.
What to pack when staying in hostels?
There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.