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“Great time, great terrace and feeling free” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waltzing Matilda City Hostel

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Waltzing Matilda City Hostel
Ranked #6 of 412 Specialty Lodging in Tbilisi
Certificate of Excellence
Tallinn, Estonia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great time, great terrace and feeling free”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Hostel needs renovation. The look is very simple and I think they don't take enough care of the house and the rooms, but otherwise the house is quite big, has many rooms and air. We stayed there 4 nights and were satisfied. We slept well, though the road constructions infront of the house started very early...
You can feel free there, noone's coming to monitore you. You can sit all night long on the big terace and watch the city, the hill or the TV-tower and you can buy 0,5 litre of fresh and good wine for 3,5 GEL (1,75 EUR).
Especially nice is the owner Alina! Very very wonderful and cheerful lady.
I think this hostel if very OK for it's price and if you're interested of sightseeing anyway and not sit at the hostel all day (which is actually also possible to do on the great terrace) I recommend it!

Room Tip: We liked private 4-person room in the back of the house - it's big, you can open windows and sle...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Esta_Estonia
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Waltzing M, Владелец at Waltzing Matilda City Hostel, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
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Милая Эста из Эстонии (помнишь, мы так тебя называли :) ), спасибо за отзыв и замечания. Хочу сказать, что после твоего отъезда и до настоящего времени мы понемногу реконструируем и совершенствуем наш хостел. Хочется верить, что когда ты приедешь к нам снова, ты будешь приятно удивлена. Целую. Привет молодежи :). Всегда ваша, Татьяна
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights in June 2012 while on a leisure trip. Location is good and staff helpful but not much else to recommend. If you do not fancy very basic accommodation (in the real sense of the word) you should look elsewhere. The environment in this hostel is really ugly not to say dangerous to the health of its guests; it urgently needs a complete overhaul starting with the smelly, dilapidated areas grandly described as "bathrooms". The bath tiles oozed water from beneath when they were stepped on and the plumbing facilities are similar to the Victorian age. There is plaster falling from everywhere, dirty mirrors and a general smell of urine. As for the rooms, they are like army barracks with very bare furniture and a hard mattress.

In my case, I found that going to sleep was particularly difficult as the window had to be kept open (no aircon in a 35 C heat) and there was a ruckus in the street below every single night, making it extremely hard for me to get some rest. On the whole, I would say that this hostel is good for maybe one night (and only in desperation) but not much else.

I am really sorry to say this as the staff was really helpful but the structure is just hopeless.

The street itself is like a warzone (like much of Tbilisi), and it is on a very steep slope downward to the river so one wrong step and you could tumble down like a snow ball for about a 100 metres. Also, the tarmac is irregular and requires careful walking (especially at night) or a twisted ankle might be the likely result. So make sure that your hotel is on a level street (unless you're into abseiling or mountain-climbing)

On a general note, the general state of disrepair of buildings and streets in Tbilisi is simply a big. big nightmare. Refurbishment of many areas is gradually being carried out but in my view, it will certainly take some time to make the city offer proper accommodation to tourists. Strangely enough, despite the disastrous state of infrastructure in the city, prices for rooms in certain hotels in Tbilisi can be high and do not reflect the real sad situation. So proceed with caution and make sure to verify, to the best extent possible, the facilities offered by the hotel of your choice.

Final tip: strongly recommend that you choose accommodation very carefully in this city. It is worthwhile paying an extra penny to ensure decent accommodation in a good hotel rather than ending up in a filthy toad hole like this hostel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank jojo589
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Property: Waltzing Matilda City Hostel
Address: 11, Al. Chavchavadze str., Tbilisi 0108, Georgia
Location: Georgia > Tbilisi
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 412 Specialty Lodging in Tbilisi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Наш хостел расположен в самом центре Тбилиси недалеко от Оперного театра. У нас очень уютно - так считают наши гости, которые чувствуют себя здесь, как дома. Мы занимаем площадь 507 квадратных метров. В нашем хостеле много свободного места для отдыха, в том числе открытая терраса с видом на город. Комнаты солнечные. Просторные. Стоимость одного места в общеи комнате - 17 лари. Мы можем также предложить вам изолированные комнаты (от1 до 10 человек). Это стоит немного дороже, но цена весьма умеренная. В праис включены бесплатные чаи. Кофе, сахар, вы можете пользоваться интернетом, стиральнои машинои и кухнеи. Есть место для бесплатнои парковки. Вы можете забронировать места, написав нам прямо на электронную почту. Мы ответим вам подтверждением бронирования и ответим на ваши вопросы. Если вы прилетаете днем, до нас вы можете добраться на автобусе No37. Остановка - Оперныи театр. Переидете через подземку и проидете наверх по улице Александра Чавчавадзе до дома No11. Белая подъездная дверь, синии козырек. Если вы прилетаете ночью, вам придется нанять такси. Мы за дополнительную плату можем прислать за вами машину. Приезжаите, мы всегда рады принять вас. ... more   less 
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