About Why Not Hostel
About Why Not
If you’re planning a get away to Tbilisi or need a place to stay, come check out one of the friendliest and longest - running hostels in town.
At Why Not Hostel, meet fellow travelers, get needed information, tips and share experiences with others.
Enjoy our common areas, including a fireplace during the winter and our terrace in the summer which has a great view of an old Tbilisi, Italian - style courtyard.
Our staff are well - informed and traveled both in Tbilisi and Georgia and can give you practical information for backpacking, sight - seeing and other visitor needs.
On top of that, every morning we serve a free and tasty breakfast around a large table for our guests. Our kitchen is fully equipped for those of you who enjoy cooking.
Why Not Hostel is located just a few minutes walk away from old town, the famous Dry Bridge Bazaar and Rustaveli Avenue - Tbilisi’s main drag. We are also 5 minutes away from the airport bus stop, and 7 minutes away from Georgian Bus, which offers shuttle service to Kutaisi Airport. See our map to learn more.
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Rooms & Dorms
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cosy & colorful
- 4,6 & 8 bed dorms equipped with lockers
- 18 bed dorm value option for budget travellers
- plenty of electrical sockets, so that you are never out of touch
- fans & central heating
From €5 per bed per night
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perfect for those who want privacy
- cosy room equipped with big bed, a table, armchair and reading light
- fan and central heating for a quality night’s sleep
From €20 per night
In Social Networks
Amazing hostel with helpful staff
This hostel is great. It is cheap, helpful and friendly staff, who will sit and chat/smoke with you, really good wifi connectivity and plenty of advice for day trips. I stayed in early May and it was full of young backpackers from around the world. Very sociable experience. Great location off the Rustavelli boulevard. They even helped me go to Armenia for a few days with hostel recommendations and where to catch a bus from. Cannot recommend it enough!
Thank you for a perfect stay, every thing was very clean and tidy. We were in a private room with a private restroom. Breakfast included, very active bar space and funny people, atmosfere was really nice.
What We Offer
Few minutes walk from the old town, metro station and the bus stop from the airport
Social & Homely
Feel like at home! Chat with others, have a sit in on one of our sofas, or simply relax next to the fireplace
Enjoy our breakfast served every day 9.15 - 11.00. Have a free coffee or tea whenever you want
Equipped for Travellers
Washing mashine, hair dryer, iron, wifi access & printer - all you need during your travel
Safe and Secure
4, 6 & 8 bed dorms equipped with lockers. Pad lock rental, and safe. Reception 24/7 - for you to feel safe
Staff ready to help with trips, transportation and taxi. Get free map, and tips about the city and beyond.
International staff, speaking English, Polish and Russian
25 Lari (10EUR) pick up/ drop off service. Just send us your flight details and we will send driver to meet you on the airport.
Drinks and Refreshments
Available on spot, 1EUR for a beer, 0,5EUR for local lemonade
On the Map
So from where you gonna get to us?
SIMPLY FROM RUSTAVELI AVENUE/ FREEDOM SQUARE/ LIBERTY SQUARE METRO STATION
A lot of mini-buses and buses go to Rustaveli Avenue and on the corner of Rustaveli and the main square - Freedom Square - there is the metro station Tavisuplebis Moedani - Liberty Square. - Go up the Rustaveli Avenue till you see the former Parliament building on your left. - Cross the street and get to the church. - Keep on going in the same direction as before (Parliament on the left, Church on right). - Take the first street to the right and go down till the first crossing, turn left into Tabukashvili street. - Stay at the right side and turn into the first small street to the right. - You will see green gate to the hostel - go up the stairs. You are on the spot!
FROM TBILISI AIRPORT
BY BUS The cheapest option is to take direct bus, number 37. It operates 24/7, every half hour. (to take it you need 50 Tetri - half of 1 Lari - you may change small amount of money to local currency at the airport): - Find the bus at the exit from the airport. - The ride will take around 40 minutes depending on the traffic. During the ride you will cross the river and then aproach the square with a huge column with a golden guy on a horse (Tavisupebis Moedani - Freedom Square), you are almost here! - You should GET OFF at Rustaveli avenue - just one bus stop after the column, in the opposite of the Parliament. - Keep on going in the same direction as bus (Parliament on the left, Church on right). - Take the first street to the right and go down till the first crossing, turn left into Tabukashvili street. - Stay at the right side and turn into the first small street to the right. - You will see green gate to the hostel - go up the stairs. You are on the spot! BY TAXI If you are not that lucky and come to Georgia when the bus is not operating you need to take a taxi. It should not cost more than 30 Lari. If you want to be sure to get an honest driver, let us know and we can arrange it for you - in this case the taxi driver will meet you in the arrival hall and drive you straight to the hostel without any bargain.
FROM KUTAISI AIRPORT - BY GEORGIAN BUS
JUST WALK Georgian Bus will bring you to the Pushkin Square, just next to the Freedom Square. From here you only walk 7 minutes to our hostel! - Take Gudiashvili street (the one next to the big construction site), walk till you reach the Park of the 9th of April. - Cross the park, turn right and go down till Tabukashvili street. - Stay at the right side and turn into the first small street to the right. - You will see green gate to the hostel - go up the stairs. You are on the spot!
FROM THE MAIN TRAIN STATION
BY METRO To use the metro you need to buy the Metro Money Card and charge it with an amount of your choice. The card itself costs 2 Lari - save the receipt and you can return card later. One ride costs 50 Tetri. The Metro Money Card works for all buses as well (one ride: 50 Tetri) and yellow minibuses called Marshrutka (one ride: 80 Tetri). - Leave the Main Train Station using the main exit. Go to the right and you will see the metro station Station Square after about 50 meters. - Get to the metro station Liberty Square (Tavisuplebis Moedani) - 3 stops from the Main Train Station, then follow the instructions written above.
FROM DIDUBE BUS STATION
BY METRO Many buses and Marshrutkas arrive to Didube Bus Station. Once you've got there, ask for the way to the metro station. Take the metro to the Liberty Square (Tavisuplebis Moedani), then follow the instructions written above.
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