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How to Travel and Backpack in Tbilisi, Georgia


Thinking about backpacking in Tbilisi, Georgia? If so, then I am psyched for you. Being sure how exciting this trip is, I am happy to share some tips with you on how you can have an unforgettable experience, at a low cost.

Backpacking in Georgia has become very popular. The term “backpacking”  means packing quite lightly for a trip using a backpack; going around by the cheapest means possible such as low-cost airline tickets, buses and trains; sleeping at B&Bs, hostels or other type of budget accommodation rather than luxury hotels.

Your backpacking trip through Georgia will be an unforgettable experience. You will get acquainted with the local culture, see many stunning sights and meet lots of hospitable people. Now, you are probably wondering how to begin your backpacking adventure. No worries! This article will help you through the process of planning and living your backpacking trip of a lifetime.

Plan Your Backpacking Trip

Planning your backpacking trip to Georgia beforehand is the most essential thing you can do in order to make it as cheap as possible. Backpacking is not something you can do at the last minute if you want to do it cheaply. In other words, you will need to plan your trip precisely in order to travel on a narrow budget.

Below are some tips to help you plan your trip to Tbilisi and Georgia.

Tips on Getting Cheap Accommodation While Traveling and Backpacking in Georgia

Accommodation expenses add up when traveling for a long period of time, even if you stay at budget hostels and B&Bs. The most famous and comfortable hostels fill up quickly, especially during high seasons so you need to book your accommodation beforehand. Now it is even easier to do with the help of online booking. offers a large variety of cheap hostels in Georgia, which you can see in the website, read the descriptions, ask questions and book them online.

Transportation Tips for Traveling in Georgia

Transportation in Georgia is not very expensive, but it can be confusing, if you don't speak the local language. The posters on mini-buses are written only in Georgian! To get from place to place not spending a lot of money, you will need to look for transportation for your destinations ahead of time. You can do this online or with the help of guiding brochures.

One of the easiest ways to get around in the Caucasus is by train, as the trains are both comfortable and safe. However, traveling by bus, even though less comfortable than other means of transportation, is the cheapest way to get around in Georgia. Again, do research beforehand to find out if buses are available between the towns you want to travel and you will save a lot.

Another option is taxi. Of course, as a backpacker, you will not likely make taxis your target means of transportation, but sometimes it may be the only option. If this is the case, then you should know that in Georgia it is possible, and sometimes even sensible to negotiate the price before getting into a taxi. You will be surprised at the difference!

By following these two easy tips, you will be on your way to traveling through Georgia cheaply. Ready to start the adventure of a lifetime?