There is a good range of places to stay in and around the areas of most interest to visitors, namely the Old Town and Rustavelis gamziri, including dozens of backpacker hostels (some of which vanish as fast as they appear – our recommendations have stood the test of time).

Vere

This mostly residential area northwest of Rustaveli has a couple of interesting options.

East of the River

The Marjanishvili area has an appealing neighbourhood atmosphere, full of small shops.