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 Borjomi. To help you make friends with Borjomi before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Borjomi is a small Georgian town whose name is practically synonymous with the world-famous mineral water. Apart from the famous salty mineral springs, the resort town of Borjomi is a popular gateway to the natural reserve as well as the Borjomi Kharagauli National Park.
Borjomi is a city for relaxing and enjoying beautiful Georgian nature. You can take a lovely afternoon stroll along the Borjomula River or challenge yourself on the paths of the Borjomi Kharagauli National Park, Georgia's largest national park. Travelers who are not into hiking can try the mineral pools or make a trip to the Green Monastery, an ancient monastery just outside of town.
Borjomi is located approximately one hundred sixty kilometers from Tbilisi and is easily accessible by public transportation. There are only few daily train connections from Tbilisi, but minibuses (marshrutkas) run more frequently. They leave when full, usually about once an hour. Their point of departure in Tbilisi is the Didube metro station. There are daily marshrutkas also to and from Batumi, the party city by the Black Sea. Therefore, Borjomi can be easily visited between the eclectic cities of Tbilisi and Batumi.
There is an endless list of accommodation choices here -- there are Borjomi hostels, boutique hotels, guesthouses, homestays, and apartments to rent. Book in advance if you want to get a room in a particular place, but you can always find a bed somewhere. The helpful tourist office has an up-to-date listing of hostels and other places and they can always recommend something that fits your budget.
Written by local enthusiast for Borjomi hostelsLotta Kauppi