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The good thing about Tbilisi is that most city areas are well-connected by public transport and have access to shops, cafes, and restaurants.

There are several different neighbourhoods and choices for where to stay in Tbilisi.

Let’s briefly explain them before you decide which area suits you best.

Where to Stay in Tbilisi – 7 Significant Areas

1. Old Tbilisi

Nearest Metro: Liberty Square or Avlabari

This is the heart of tourism in Tbilisi, with many charming historic buildings, cobblestoned streets, restaurants, and cafes.

An extensive range of accommodations is available here, from super affordable hostels small boutique hotels, family-run guesthouses, and apartments. We’d agree that some of the best apartments can be found on Booking.com.

2. Rustaveli Avenue

Nearest Metro: Rustaveli and Liberty Square (each on one end of the avenue)

This is the main avenue in Tbilisi. This tree-lined boulevard is a good choice where to stay in Tbilisi if you wish to remain in the city.

It’s near the Old Town, with museums, churches, theatres, and a shopping mall. You can find stunning art nouveau buildings, shops, restaurants, top-rated hotels, and boutique accommodations here.

3. Sololaki (our favourite neighbourhood)

This friendly neighbourhood comprises narrow alleys and streets, individual sidewalk cafes, historical buildings, and cultural pubs.

It is so easy to explore on foot, and it oozes charm with quaint spots to grab a coffee or enjoy the place’s vibe.

This area is perfect for backpackers, hipsters, young professionals & entrepreneurs, artists, and those who want to enjoy the nightlife.

This is our favourite area for where to stay in Tbilisi.

4. Avlabari

Nearest Metro: Avlabari

Avlabari used to be the central

The Armenian district in Tbilisi is located across the river from the Old Town. Avlabari is around a twenty-minute walk from the city centre.

This is an excellent place to stay in Tbilisi on a budget. It’s close to the old town, and prices tend to be lower.

Here, you can find some great budget and mid-range hotels and hostels. It’s close to public transport, and this neighbourhood has a ‘local’ feel.

5. Vake / Vera

Nearest Metro: Rustaveli 

Vake is an up-market local area with great cafes, bars and restaurants. A green neighbourhood in a central location of the city. Most of it is snuggled into a hillside.

It’s a quiet location, suitable for families and those who appreciate being away from the busy tourist hub. If you choose to stay here, be ready for some uphill walks. Perfect if you’re indulging in the best of Georgian cuisine.

The area features many beautiful gardens and tiny backstreets with hidden immaculate courtyards.

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Where to stay in Tbilisi – The Bridge of Peace connects the city

6. Vorontsovi

Nearest Metro: Marjanishvili

Lots to see and do in this neighbourhood. It’s a good choice for where to stay in Tbilisi, full of historic architecture and unique character.

Ideal for those who enjoy the nightlife, artists, musicians, and free spirits.

7. Marjanishvili / New Tifilis

Nearest Metro: Marjanishvili

This area is getting increasingly popular with tourists and is a great option for where to stay in Tbilisi. The newly renovated Aghmashenebeli Avenue offers a glimpse of the beautiful old architecture of the city.

The avenue has been turned into a pedestrian street full of bars, cafés, and wine bars with a noticeable Turkish influence.

Be sure to stroll along the backstreets of the area to find gorgeous architectural buildings of the 19th century.

Photographers will love the opportunities to capture some great shots.

This is one of our favourite areas to wander around and get lost—also another good option for where to stay in Tbilisi.

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Recommended Hotels in Tbilisi – Options for Every Budget

Top End & Boutique Hotels

There are some beautiful places to choose from for those wanting optimum comfort. Most top-end hotels are situated on Rustaveli Avenue, the city’s centre.

Here are some of the best luxury & boutique hotels in Tbilisi.

Museum Hotel Orbelini – This hotel features modern rooms, a rooftop bar, and an excellent on-site restaurant. Set in a historic house close to the Dry Bridge Market. It is an ideal property, highly recommended. Check details and prices here

Communal Hotel – Located in the atmospheric Sololaki neighbourhood, this hotel offers luxury suites, all decorated in beautiful Tbilisi style. An extensive breakfast spread is included in the rate. Check details and prices here

Hotel Zeg – Located in Tbilisi City, close to Freedom Square. This hotel has a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, free WiFi and a buffet breakfast included in the rate. Check details and prices here

Mid Range Hotels

Tiflis Inn Boutique Hotel – In Old Tbilisi, this hotel is ideally located in the middle of Abanotubani, where you’ll find the city’s famous sulphur baths. From this location, you’ll have access to two metro stations and explore Old Tbilisi easily on foot. It is highly recommended. Check details and prices here

Graphica Tbilisi – Located on the opposite side of the river, this property features uniquely designed rooms. The location is excellent.

It’s within easy walking distance from Avlabari Metro, perfect for accessing downtown. Check details and prices here

Budget Hotels

Woodmood Hostel – In a fantastic location in the Chugureti neighbourhood, this hostel is a top choice. A favourite amongst budget solo travellers looking for affordable dorm beds, it consistently scores superb reviews. Check details and prices here

Fabrika Hostel & Suites – An excellent budget option and one of the best hostels in Tiblisi. They offer cheap dorm beds, and for those who like a little more comfort, private rooms are available, too.

Enjoy the well-designed communal spaces here with lounges, restaurants, and cafes. The hostel is located in historical Marjanishvili, one of the most attractive neighbourhoods in Tbilisi. Check details and prices here

Pushkin 10 Hostel – This location is fantastic if you want to be close to it all. It’s close to Freedom Square (for tourist information and metro) and faces the busy Baratashvili street.

 It offers private rooms and dorms of 4 or 8 beds. We love that they have female-only dorm rooms too. A clean, comfortable place to stay when looking for where to stay in Tbilisi. Check details and prices here

I hope you have enjoyed learning more about where to stay in Tbilisi and which neighbourhood will suit you best. Georgia is one of our favourite countries; we can’t wait to return and experience more of their rich culture and stunning landscapes.