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Tbilisi Friends Hostel
Ranked #97 of 650 Specialty Lodging in Tbilisi
Reviewed July 20, 2014

10 of us booked the dormitory for 2 nights. The hostel is clean and nice, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. However, people with private rooms have to walk through the dorm to get to their rooms, which was a little strange. There are also only two bathrooms that are used by everyone in the dorm as well as the private rooms, so we often had to wait. Otherwise though, the hostel is in a great location, and we had a nice stay there.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed at friends hostel for two nights. The hostel is very basic, but excellent stay for that money. We were staying in private room and must say i would definitely recommend private room since everyone can walk through the dormitory. In general it is simple but perfect to meet other travelers and have a nice cold beer.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

I almost gave up on this place because of how difficult it is to find - I suggest getting explicit instructions when you are near the street from the owners otherwise your taxi (or you) might get lost. But everyone who worked there was very cool and I had great conversations with them as well as all of the guests I encountered there - and at least while I was there, there was ample free cha cha flowing to any who might be interested! I stayed in one of the few double rooms (on the top floor) with a friend - basic, but clean with several available power outlets. Cool balcony area overlooking the city. The owner/managers can arrange anything you need. When we arrived they said one of the nights our double room was booked, but the manager gave us a smaller room with a single bed for the same price of a dorm bed, which was a nice gesture. If you are lucky enough to meet the mother of the owner (Giorgi? A fair bet, as it seems every other guy in Georgia is named Giorgi), she's an exceptionally smart and lovely woman - be sure to talk with her! I have no hostel to compare it to in Tbilisi, but if you looking for a friendly place for a good price, look no further!

Room Tip: If going with a double, the top room on the left is the most spacious I think - also has a very inte...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

I've lived in Georgia for about a year and a half, and after using different hostels for my weekends in Tbilisi, I've finally settled on Friends Hostel. They have an affordable bar on the first floor that's usually filled with a good mix of travelers, expats, and locals. The location, a two minute walk from Shardeni St., and price (15 GEL for dorms) are hard to beat.There are other hostels that look more modern, but that's not why I go to hostels. I go for the community (and the price, let's be honest). Often at big, chain hostels, it feels like you're staying at a hotel, with such a huge turnover that staff doesn't really care about interacting with the people staying there. The owner Lasha and everyone that works there are amazingly friendly and caring, they really want you to have a good time in Georgia. His mother, a professor of tourism management in Tbilisi, seems to adopt people that stay at the hostel as her own. I recommend them to everyone I know.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

I didn't know those people, but after few days I felt like in home. Very nice atmosphere inside. They are really helpful and friendly - always. Good localization. Oh! And bar with a really good bartender!:)

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

this is an amazing place..I've stayed here in summer when there was a pool and had great time but now i had the most amazing adventure trough old town with the owner and the guys in the bar..hostel is not an European standard but the atmosphere and the character is really Tiflis style..full of stories, secrets and old style ornaments..
the only problem is that when it's overcrowded there is a queue near bathrooms : )
And the bar..it's really esoteric bar when the owner wants to share with you his knowledge...
happy new year guys!!!

Room Tip: privates have no windows but it's cheap as i know but the dormitory is one of the decent experie...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

I stayed here for more than 10 days, the owner Lasha is a good person who always try to help, they make their own wine (the best haha), the location is perfect and im very happy that i found this place.

Thank you and hope to see you again!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Tbilisi Friends Hostel

Address: Betlemi St., 28-30 | entrance up from ascent Tumaniani street 9, Tbilisi 0105, Georgia (Formerly Friends Hostel Tbilisi)
Location: Georgia > Tbilisi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 650 Specialty Lodging in Tbilisi
Price Range: $11 - $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tbilisi Friends Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Famous Veranda/Balcony, Old Town view, Bar, BBQ area, Guest kitchen and most attractive and active old town location! EVERYDAY we have events and activities such as: Folk Song Monday, National Food & Beverage Tuesday, European Wednesday, Khinkali Thursday, Friday @ Koch, BBQ weekends.. We share everything except partners : )We are located in the heart of old Tbilisi near the Narikhala Fortress, an ancient symbol of Tbilisi's defensive brilliance, surrounded by the old stylish houses and architecture aged to perfection, creates the atmosphere you can never forget! The building itself is a very old and historic one, with the old styled interior. Our friendly staff is always ready to provide you with any kind of information as well as directions. ... more   less 
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