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 Telavi. To help you make friends with Telavi before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Telavi, Georgia, is arguably the best city from which to base yourself to visit the vineyards of Georgia’s biggest wine-producing region, Kakheti. Georgian wines are becoming increasingly popular all over the world and are of an excellent quality. Visiting the vineyards in Georgia -- located about four hours from the capital Tbilisi -- is a must-do experience for anyone who appreciates a good wine.
When visiting the vineyards, you can watch the process of producing the wine, which is different from elsewhere in the world. After taking a tour on one of the vineyards, you can of course enjoy a wine tasting, and some of the vineyards also offer Georgian dinners. The most popular vineyards near Telavi, Georgia, are approximately ten kilometers from the city centre. You can go there on your own by taking a cab or renting a bike, which may be possible from your Telavi, Georgia hostel. Some hostels in Telavi, Georgia, also arrange full-day wine-tasting tours. Apart from the vineyards, monasteries are also popular landmarks to visit in Telavi, Georgia.
If you want to see more of the region, it may be a good idea to visit Lagodekhi National Park. At this destination, you can enjoy the beautiful nature of the Caucasus Mountains on one of the park’s hiking trails and if you are lucky you may spot deer, bears, and leopards. You can find hostels in smaller towns near this national park too.
It's not a big city, but there are a couple of hostels in Telavi, Georgia. Prices of Telavi, Georgia hostels are competitive; dorm beds are competitively priced, and a private room in a Telavi, Georgia hostel or another accommodation is relatively cheap and could be as little as a few euro more than a bed in a dorm. Another thing to consider when booking your hostel is that not all Telavi, Georgia hostels offer Wi-Fi.
Written by local enthusiast for Telavi hostelsMartin Straatman