Hostel in Stepantsminda, Georgia

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

Guess what? Stepantsminda is also named and spelled Kazbegi - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) is a small mountain village by the Georgian Military Highway, some ten kilometers south of the Russian border. To make things even a bit more confusing, the western part of the village is known as Gergeti and that's where many of the hostels and guesthouses are located.

Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Georgia, mostly because of the stunning mountain scenery and the much-photographed Gergeti Trinity Church that overlooks the village. While Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) can be easily reached by a three-hour minibus ride from Tbilisi, it is often visited on a day trip from the capital. Nevertheless, Kazbegi is definitely worth spending at least a couple of nights -- there is not much to do in the village itself but it is a wonderful base for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. For instance, the insanely popular hike to the Gergeti Trinity Church (one to two hours uphill) can be extended to a full-day hike to the Gergeti glacier and even a two-day trip to the old Meteo station, which is also a base camp for summitting Mount Kazbeg (just over five thousand meters). The local travel agencies are happy to help you with planning the hikes and they hire bicycles and horses.

It is never hard to find a bed in Stepantsminda (Kazbegi), as every second house is renting out rooms. There are choices for Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) hostels and hotels in the village, too. That being said, advance booking is necessary for groups but solo travelers and couples can always find a place to put down their heads.

Written by local enthusiast for Stepantsminda hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Stepantsminda hostels Lotta Kauppi

FAQ about Stepantsminda Hostels

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There is exactly 1 Hostel in Stepantsminda, 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 Stepantsminda

Your Packing List for Stepantsminda

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Stepantsminda 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 Stepantsminda, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
9.5 Average rating of all hostels

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