Tbilisi isn't one of the world's most famous capitals and certainly is not among the top choices of travelers, but it is one of the most unique cities I have ever visited.

With the remnants of the Soviet era collapsing but at the same time being visible wherever you look, the modern architecture meeting the history and the quiet neighborhoods following by pedestrian streets full of color, energy and people, Tbilisi is the city of contrasts. These contrasts, perfectly harmonized can be found in Fabrika Hostel& Suites and maybe they are the reason why this hostel's energy is so intense.


Looking at Tbilisi's map, Fabrika seems to be a bit far away from the city center. However the truth is, that Tbilisi is quite laid out on the two banks of Kura River, with its various attractions scattered throughout the city. Marjanishvili Metro station is located just 600 meters away from Fabrika, while there are a lot of buses stopping a few meters away from the hostel and with which you can go anywhere in the city in less than 15 minutes.

First impressions

Arriving at Fabrika, I was impressed by the dozens of graffiti around the building. The building itself has a great history since in the past hosted a Soviet sewing  factory, which after the fall of the Soviet Union in the '90s, was closed and abandoned to be transformed into a hostel in 2016. 

Opening the door for the first time, you cannot be impressed by the lobby, which is one of Fabrika's most characteristic spaces. Dozens of sofas, vintage furniture, indoor plants and colorful carpets surrounded by huge windows and high ceilings make up a unique place.

The rooms

Fabrika has 39 dorm rooms and 55 private rooms. We stayed in a double room on the 2nd floor, which had a huge window overlooking the beautiful courtyard of Fabrika and also offering stunning views of the city of Tbilisi. What I liked most in our room in addition to super comfy mattress was the vintage and industrial decoration, retaining a lot of elements that remind you that you actually sleeping in a former Soviet factory.


Breakfast is a reason itself to stay in Fabrika since it is so good that made our days in Tbilisi start in the most beautiful and tasty way. Breakfast is served in a really big room, full of natural light with a great buffet offering numerous choices of fresh, homemade local delicacies. I really loved the open kitchen and the fact we could ask the chefs anything we wanted!


I try to think if there is something you cannot find in Fabrika but I can't. Fabrika has an excellent restaurant that serves European cuisine, the Cocktails & Dreams Bar, which runs from early in the morning until late at night, a beautiful courtyard where various events are taking place and in which you can find restaurants, bars and some really interesting shops as well as many other services that aim to make the experience of those who live here memorable.

In summary, some of these amenities are: 24-hour front desk, guest kitchen, multipurpose rooms, laundry facilities, luggage storage, tours and vending machines.

Facilities: ★★★★★
Cleanliness: ★★★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Location: ★★★★
Quietness: ★★★★★
Value for money: ★★★★★
Internet access: Free
Breakfast: Available with extra charge
Average price per night: Double room 50 Euros / Bed in dormitory 7 Euros

Contact info
Address: 8 Ninoshvili Street, 0102 Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone: + 995322020399

Disclaimer: We were guests of Fabrika Hostel & Suites, but all the opinions listed in this article are mine!

Daphne Giannouli

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