How to get to Gudauri
You can get to Gudauri from the International Airport by taxi. We recommend you to use the taxify app to prevent a ripoff or you can ask us to organise the ride for you.
When traveling on a budget you can reach Gudauri by public transport. Take a Marschrutka from Didube Station in Tbilisi. A ride costs between 7 and 10 GEL. Ask for the price before getting in as people try to offer you more expensive alternatives.
Location of the Hostel
White Shino Hostel is located in Upper Gudauri. There are a lot of hotels, some restaurant and bars and a place to play billiard.
You can reach the ski lift by walking 50 meters up and then skiing/snowboarding down for about a minute. After skiing/snowboarding you can directly ride back to the hostel.
In Lower Gudauri you can find a supermarket called Smart and a few little markets. Another supermarket is in New Gudauri. A taxi ride to those places is about 4 USD and takes 5 minutes.
How to walk to New Gudauri and Smart (Supermarket)
Walk to New Gudauri
Leave White Shino Hostel, turn left and walk about 30 meters up until you reach a path. Turn right and follow the path, cross the White Shino ropeway and continue to walk straight on the slope until you reach the Alubali and the lift stations. Walk down the slope past “Time Out” and turn left down the hill towards the road. Follow the road, pass the lift and turn left after you passed a small brown hut. When you go straight and keep right you will come to the streets of New Gudauri.
In New Gudauri you can find a supermarket (which is open from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.), several bars and restaurants, a winter sport shop, a ski and snowboard rental, the gondola station, New Gudauri Spa and the tube riding.
Walking there takes about 30-40 minutes one way.
Walk to Smart (Supermarket)
Leave White Shino Hostel, turn left and walk about 30 meters up until you reach a path. Turn right and follow the path, cross the White Shino ropeway and continue to walk straight on the slope until you reach the Alubali and the lift stations. In case the lift is running take the lift down. Continue walking straight, past the Marco Polo and follow the road. When you come to a junction turn left and you see the gas station and Smart. In case the lift is not running walk on the slope instead.
It takes about 30-40 minutes to get to Smart when using the lift (one way).
Smart is open 24/7. At Smart there is a bakery where you can sit down for a coffee and snack. In case fruit and vegetables are sold out, check the small stores opposite of Smart.