Kartli : Kazbegi
Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) is a city in the north of Georgia.
The town of Kazbegi (officialy named Stepantsminda, but better known under the old name of Kazbegi) is a mountain city on the Georgian Military Highway. The town is 10km south of the border with Russia, which is currently closed.
Mashrutkas leave the Didube busstation of Tbilisi several times per day, fare: 10 GEL.
The town is easily covered by foot.
There are few restaurants in the town, it's easier and cheaper to get the food at your guesthouse. Hotel Stepantsminda has a restaurant and the hotel next door as well.
There are some small shops just of the main square, in the direction of the 'center' (big sign on the side of the square).
Plenty of homestays, with older lady's swarming any arriving mashrutka. Expect to pay 15 GEL/person/night for a bed, 30 GEL to include dinner and breakfast.