Hostel in Gonio, Georgia

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Get to know Gonio (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Gonio. To help you make friends with Gonio before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Gonio, Georgia, is probably neither on the cover of your guidebook, nor the first town that you put on your Georgia itinerary, because there are countless breathtaking places to see in this Caucasian country. But if you knew that this town on the Black Sea is home to the tomb of St. Matthias, one of the twelve apostles, would it still be as low on your itinerary?

Gonio, Georgia, is one of the off-the-beaten-track destinations in Georgia that is actually worth a visit. Its fortress was first mentioned in the first century and Gonio was a well-fortified town, famous for its theatre and hippodrome. The glory days of Gonio may be over, but the fortress is still intact and almost untouched. The Gonio Fortress is said to be home to St. Matthias' tomb, although this has never been verified.

The Gonio Fortress may be visited on a day trip from Batumi; the town's location makes it worth it to book a hostel in Gonio, Georgia. The town is located on the Black Sea and has a nice, stony beach. It is quieter and cleaner than the more cosmopolitan city Batumi, and whereas Batumi is suffering from being increasingly touristic, Gonio is still pure. With forested mountains in the background, the view is good in either direction.

There are not many hostels in Gonio, Georgia, and what exists only operates over the summer. If you are visiting when your chosen Gonio, Georgia hostel is closed, you can book cheap private rooms in guesthouses as an alternative. Another option is booking a hostel in the nearby city of Batumi, which is only fifteen kilometers from Gonio, and has plenty of hostels, most operating throughout the year. Minibuses depart Batumi frequently to the south as far as the Turkish border, passing Gonio. The Turkish border is only four kilometres south of Gonio.

Written by local enthusiast for Gonio hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Gonio hostels Martin Straatman

FAQ about Gonio Hostels

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There is exactly 1 Hostel in Gonio, Georgia. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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Your Packing List for Gonio

Your Packing List for Gonio

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Gonio Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Gonio, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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1 Party hostels in Gonio
Reggae Hostel Gonio/Batumi is the best rated

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