Tbilisi in detail


Tbilisi enjoys a good range of accommodation options, particularly in the Old Town and around Rustavelis gamziri, including dozens of Western-style hostels that have replaced the guesthouses that were previously the budget travellers’ best bet. A well-developed range of top-end hotels have been built too, with international chains along with homegrown luxury hotels like Stamba Hotel and Rooms Hotel Tbilisi.


This well-heeled residential area northwest of Rustavelis gamziri makes for a very pleasant place to stay away from the Old Town crowds.

East of the River

The Marjanishvili area has an appealing neighbourhood atmosphere, full of small shops and some charming side streets. Once a popular area for family-run guesthouses at the height of their popularity, some of the best ones in the city still continue here, while others have closed.