This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Batumi. To help you make friends with Batumi before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Batumi, the capital of Georgia's beautiful Adjara region, is a great travel destination and beautiful port city nestled on the warm shores of the Black Sea, a stone's throw away from Turkey's eastern border. Batumi has got a sort of crumbling charm and a relaxed atmosphere while still being busy and lively enough to keep visitors entertained. Beautiful pebble beaches and the warm, clear waters of the Black Sea are the obvious reason for coming here, but it doesn't take long to see that Batumi has a lot more to offer than just nice beaches and great climate.
The wide, shady streets of Batumi are a great place to wander around and look at the lovely brightly painted, old houses and shops plus the many beautiful churches and even the green oasis of the botanical gardens along the waterfront.
Batumi hostels cater to many different budgets, including dormitory beds, rooms for rent in private houses, and upscale boutique hotels. Hotels and hostels in Batumi are mostly centrally located and within easy walking distance from minibus stops and the train station. Batumi has an airport with many airlines operating services to international destinations as well as internal flights within Georgia.
Batumi has a great culinary scene with many restaurants, pubs, cafes, and clubs in town. In the summer months particularly, Batumi is a very lively city with nightclubs packed with locals and foreigners alike attracted by international DJs.
When in the Adjara region, it is a necessity to to try the famous local dish of "adjara katchapuri"! It's a gigantic, boat-shaped cheese pie topped with a fried egg and a stick of butter ... it's not for the health conscious but is an amazing local dish and a taste sensation!
Written by local enthusiast for Batumi hostelsmichael cowgill