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Zugdidi (Georgian: ზუგდიდი) is a city in the Samegrelo region of Georgia.


While Zugdidi is not a very popular city with tourists for itself, many pass through it on their way up to Mestia in Svaneti. It does have a few things to see, though, and is located near a national park. It is also a get-in point to Abkhazia (via Inguri dam).

Get in[edit]

Trains run to Tbilisi and all stops on the way. Night trains are also available, and are the most popular way to get from Tbilisi to Zugdidi, since the marshrutkas to Mestia are coordinated with them. Arrival in Zugdidi is at 5:30AM. Marshrutkas and buses are also available to most major cities in Georgia.

Get around[edit]


Dadiani Museum, (500m beyond the north end of Zviad Gamsakhurdia). Every day, except Monday 10:00AM-5:00 pm. The Dadiani family's palace 2 GEL.  edit




  • Champion Cafe/Lounge. Turn right out of the train station and walk 5-10 minutes down the road - this restaurant is located on the right hand side. Don't be discouraged by the fact that everything listed on the menu may not be available (as is typical in Georgia). The Kiev Cutlet is delicious - lightly breaded, tender chicken fried perfectly and served with fries and ketchup. The City-Special is also recommended as well as the chicken salad. Free, fast wifi with no password makes it a great place to hang out while waiting for your train. $.  edit
  • Smart - My Supermarket, (After exiting the station take a right on the main road, Rustaveli Str. The supermarket is next to the Wissol gas station.). There is a cafe inside with free WiFi.  edit
  • Georgian Restaurant, Rustaveli Str. (After exiting the railway station, take a right on Rustaveli Str. and continue for 200-300m. The restaurant will be on the right side of the road.). Authentic Georgian restaurant with no English displayed outside. The owners speak enough English allowing you to eat an excellent meal. Two soups, salad, mineral water and bread cost 12 GEL.  edit


There are few hotels and one hostel in this town. "Zugdidi Hostel" is located 10-15 min walking from the city center and bus/train station. You could find here tips for traveling, soft beds, vineyard, cozy old Asian atmosphere and funny staff, also tours in the region and maps. Moreover "Zugdidi Hostel" is a place for gathering, parties, good time, storytelling and Georgian wine tasting. Prices in the hostel are between 15-25 lari, (Georgian Gel). Bed in a dorm-20 Gel, bed in a single or in a double room - 25 Gel per person, if there are more than four people in a dorm - 15 Gel. There is free wi-fi tea and coffee. You could contact "Zugdidi Hostel" by phone +995591654036 or via email: For more information please look at


Get out[edit]

  • Mestia
  • Mazeri — a stunningly beautiful mountain village. The starting point for Svaneti Mount Ushba trekking.
  • Kutaisi

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