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Envoy Tbilisi

Nestled under the Narikala fortress in the quaint Old Town area, Envoy Tbilisi boasts stunning views of the city. In walking distance to attractions and the cafe district, its a perfect base to explore the city.

Our Address is:

45 Betlemi Street
On the junction of Orbiri St (leading to the Narikala fortress)
Tbilisi 0105
Tel: +995-322-920-111

The address in Georgian is:

ენვოი ჰოსტელი
ბეთლემის ქუჩა #45
ორპირის ქუჩის გადაკვეთაზე (ნარიყალას აღმართი)
თბილისი

 

Directions to Envoy Tbilisi

Below is more detailed instruction on how to get to Envoy depending on how you arrive in Tbilisi .

Arrive By Airplane

Arriving in Tbilisi International Airport, there are several transport options to reach Envoy. 

1. By Airport Pick Up
Arrivals at any time in the day 24 hours a day 365 days of the year!

Trip Length:
Approximately 20 minutes
Difficulty Rating: Easy – everything is pre arranged so nothing to do but to spot the Envoy Logo sign and your name at the airport
Cost Rating: Varies based on number of people.
Experience Rating: Fantastic! Feel like a celebrity! You will be greeted at the airport by our driver holding a sign for YOU! All that is missing is the red carpet 🙂

Payment for this service is to be made to the hostel on arrival.

Prices for airport pick up service are:
1-2 ppl: 40 GEL
3-4 ppl: 60 GEL
5-6 ppl: 80 GEL
7-10 ppl: 100 GEL

Larger groups can be arranged as well. To book the airport pick up service, please send us an email with your flight details.

2. By Taxi

Suitable 24 hours

Trip Length:
Approximately 20 – 30 minutes
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Cost Rating: Medium approx. 25 GEL. Best to agree with driver before accepting the ride.
Experience Rating: Just like any other taxi ride 🙂

 

We have prepared clear instructions on how to find us in English and Georgian as a downloadable document so you can print and give to the taxi driver to be able to find us easily. Please download these instructions.

 

3. By Bus

Operates 24 hours

Trip Length:
Approximately 40 minutes
Difficulty Rating: Medium
Cost Rating: Cheapest option! 0.5 GEL (ie 50 Tetris – need to pay in local currency). Bus to Avlabari then a 10 minute walk or option of Taxi ride for around 2-3 GEL
Experience Rating: Unique experience. Nothing like catching a bus with the locals to get a good first impression. Once you reach the city centre you need to walk a bit to get to the hostel so you can do some sight seeing on the way too!
  • Exchange currency before leaving the airport and make sure you have a 50 Tetris coin for the bus fare (look for the payment box inside the bus to pay for bus trip and receive a printed receipt)
  • Catch the #37 bus from the airport (operates daily leaving around 35 minute intervals) to the city
  • The bus route is: Airport highway, Avlabari Metro station, Freedom Square, Rustaveli ave. and final destination Tbilisi Central Railway Station
  • Get off the bus at the Avlabari Metro Station
  • You have the option of either walking (10 min) to the hostel or catching a taxi (around 3 GEL and 2 minutes ride).
  • If walking then here’s the detailed instruction:
    • Walk down Ghvinis St (ie ‘Wine’ St), cross the Mtkvari river by crossing the Metekhi bridge and continue till you reach ‘Meidani’ (Official name is Gorgasali Meidani’), which is the fortress side of the bridge.
    • In the square you will see a wine shop (‘Chateau Mukhrani’) behind it is the street called Samgebro, turn into this street, noting the Armenian St George Cathedral on your right hand side.
    • Walk past the cathedaral and then turn right into the next street which is Orbiri St. This is a steep street leading up to the Narikala fortress.
    • You will see Envoy hostel on your right hand side, at the junction of Orbiri and Betlemi Sts.
    •  We suggest downloading the following guide on how to find us including a small map showing exactly where we are located for your convenience. Please download these instructions.
  • Welcome to Envoy Tbilisi!

4. By Train

Trains operate during day time only (starting from 8.30 am) and is meant to be aligned with flight arrivals.

Trip Length:
Approximately 60 minutes
Difficulty Rating: Hard – as you need to go to main train station and then another transport back to the Old Town area.
Cost Rating: Inexpensive! Train ride to the main train station in Tbilisi is only 2 GEL (need to pay in local currency) from there you can catch the metro or bus for around 1 GEL or catch a cab for 5-10 GEL
Experience Rating: Relatively comfortable. The train is new and modern with a capacity of 100 ppl. There is a bit of walking required to get to the hostel once you reach the city centre (or catch a taxi to the Old Town area).
  • Before leaving the airport exchange some money as you need to pay for train ticket in local currency
  • The train station is modern dome shapped building. From there the train ride to the city main train station is approximately 20 minutes.
  • Once you arrive at the main train station you can either catch a taxi, bus or metro to the hostel:
    • Metro Option: Catch a metro to the Avlabari metro station and walk about 10 minutes to the hostel.
  • Walking instructions:
    • Walk down Ghvinis St (ie ‘Wine’ St), cross the Mtkvari river by crossing the Metekhi bridge and continue till you reach ‘Meidani’ (Official name is Gorgasali Meidani’), which is the fortress side of the bridge.
    • In the square you will see a wine shop (‘Chateau Mukhrani’) behind it is the street called Samgebro, turn into this street, noting the Armenian St George Cathedral on your right hand side.
    • Walk past the cathedral and then turn right into the next street which is Orbiri St. This is a steep street leading up to the Narikala fortress.
    • You will see Envoy hostel on your right hand side, at the junction of Orbiri and Betlemi Sts.
    •  We suggest downloading the following guide on how to find us including a small map showing exactly where we are located for your convenience. Please download these instructions.
  • Bus route 94 or 118 will get you to the hostel (Bus fare is 80 Tetri) – ask the bus driver to let you know where to get off. The trip will take around 30 minutes. Then follow the walking instructions above to reach the hostel which will take around 3-5 minutes to reach the hostel.
  • Taxi ride is likely to be around 5-10 GEL to the hostel from the main train station and will take around 15 – 20 minutes. For instructions in English and Georgian on how to find us please see the downloadable document. Please download these instructions.

Welcome to Envoy Tbilisi!

Arrive By Bus

There are 2 main bus stations in Tbilisi. Instructions to reach Envoy from both locations are provided below:

Ortachala Bus Station

1. By Taxi
Arrivals at any time of day.

 Trip Length:   Approx. 10 min
 Difficulty Rating:   Easy
 Cost Rating:  Low – approx 5 GEL
 Experience Rating:  Just another taxi ride 🙂

Once you catch a taxi, best to agree on the price before the trip. Please see the link below for detailed instruction (in English and Georgian) you can download and take with you.

2. By Minibus
This trip also involves a walk so if you have heavy luggage, best to take the taxi.

 

 Trip Length:  Approx. 20-30 min
 Difficulty Rating:  Medium – hard
 Cost Rating:  Cheap! 80 tetri!
 Experience Rating:  Memorable

Cross to the minibus stop located on the opposite side of the Ortachala bus station and catch minibuses # 108, 149 or 140. The ride will take 10 minutes. Ask the driver to drop you off in Meidan and walk from there to the hostel. When you get off the minibus, please follow the map for the directions to get to our hostel (provided in the link further below). 

Didube Bus Station

1. By Taxi
Arrivals at any time of day.

Trip Length:  Approx. 15 – 20 minutes
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Cost Rating: Low – will cost around 5 -7 GEL
Experience Rating: Just another taxi ride 🙂

Once you find a taxi, agree on the fee in advance. For detailed instructions on how to find the hostel, click on the link further below for information in English and Georgian. We suggest you download and take with you for ease of communication.

2. By Metro
Note there is a fair walk of at least 15-20 minutes involved with this option. So if you have heavy luggage best to catch a taxi.

 Trip Length:  Approx 30 minutes
 Difficulty Rating:  Medium – hard
 Cost Rating:  Cheap! 50 tetri
 Experience Rating:  Memorable

Travel on metro from Didube metro station to Avlabari metro station. From here walk down to Meidani (across the Mtkhvari River) and follow the instruction via the link provided below.

3. By Minibus
Arrivals at any time of day.

 Trip Length: Approx 30 – 40 minutes
 Difficulty Rating:  Medium – hard
 Cost Rating:  Cheap! 80 tetri
 Experience Rating:  Memorable

Cross the Didube Station to the minibus station across the street. Catch the #108 minibus getting off at Meidani. From here, follow the instructions given in the link below. We suggest you download and take it with you.

Please download these instructions on how to find Envoy from Meidani provided in both English and Georgian for your convenience.

Arrive By Train

Arriving to Tbilisi on train you have 2 main options on how to reach Envoy Tbilisi from there:

1. By Marshrutka
Local public transport mini buses.

Trip Length:  Approx. 30 – 40 minutes including bus ride plus walking to the hostel
Difficulty Rating: Medium
Cost Rating: Low – its only 80 tetri!
Experience Rating: Unforgetable! Marshrutka’s are a fun way to travel around this part of the world – expeience how the locals get around!
  • Bus route 94 or 118 will get you to the hostel (Bus fare is 80 Tetri) – ask the bus driver to let you know to get off when you reach Meidani (official name is Gorgasali Meidani but locals know it simply as Meidani).
  • Once at Meidani, locate the wine shop “Chateau Mukhrani”, walk to the street behind it (Samgebro St)
  • The Armenian St George Cathedral will be on your right hand side, walk past till you reach the next street
  • Turn right in to the steep street that leads up to the Narikala fortress which is named Orbiri St
  • At the junction of Orbiri and Betlemi streets, you will see Envoy Hostel Tbilisi on your right hand side
  • You’ve reached home 🙂
  • Please download these instructions for the walking route to the hostel from Meidani.

2. By Taxi

Trip Length:  Approx. 15 – 20 minutes
Difficulty Rating: Medium
Cost Rating: Low – will cost around 5 -10 GEL
Experience Rating: Just another taxi ride 🙂

Here’s a step by step guide of how to locate the hostel once you reach the main square in the Old Town area known as ‘Meidani’ (offical name is ‘Gorgasali Meidani’). The instructions are provided in English and Georgian so you can easily communicate with the Taxi driver on how to find us. We suggest to download and take with you 🙂

Please download these instructions.