I spent the first week of my trip in this hostel and then found myself going back there three times between trips to the coast and trips to the mountains.
It always felt like going home, so warm was the welcome and congenial the environment. Maia is an exceptional woman and runs the hostel as if it were her family, always ready to help and make your life easier; chatty when you feel like a chat, respectful of people's need for privacy when you keep to yourself. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her city and culture, warm and worldly. Last but not least, she speaks excellent English.
Tbilisi is a great place, but i think that my positive experience with this hostel contributed to make my stay unforgettable. I am already planning my next trip to Georgia! Previous reviewers have already pointed out how nice the hostel is and i can only reiterate what they said. Both private rooms and dorm are spacious, clean and comfortable, there are two terraces, one on each floor, where you can unwind with a beer or a glass of wine after walking about all day. You can cook in the kitchen, help yourself to tea and coffee, and even try the Georgian dishes that Maia generously shares..
The lounge area is homely and ideal when it's too hot to sit outside. Bathrooms are clean and the queues never too long. The location is perfect for those who do not want to be in a busy and noisy street. Green, quiet and just a short walk from Baratashvili Bridge.,Green House has all the advantages of a small, family-run hostel without any of the disadvantages. I loved my time there and i am confident you will too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Green House Hostel, a two-storied house with a courtyard, huge balcony and a big common room with a piano and fireplace is a family business run by a mother and a son. One may take advantage for enjoying the exhibition displayed by the owners of the Hostel and find friendly artistic environment as they can view Georgian ethnographic items, paintings and patchwork obtained and created by the hosts.Green House Hostel offers a Cultural and Hiking tours in all regions of Georgia. We promise unforgettable days :) ... more less