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Hostel Pinn – Hostel Harmonizing Old and Modern Styles

On March 30 Hostel Pinn was unveiled at Lermontov Street N17, Sololaki, in about 300 meters from Freedom Square. The building was constructed in 1907 and it harmonizes old exterior with modern equipment and modern interior design. Hostel Pinn is a family business. Gabo Meliva is one of the representatives of this business. The hostel design was developed by Studio+, while architects Nikoloz and Shota Melivas, brother and father of Gabo Meliva, have implemented the project.

The Marketer has interviewed Gabo Meliva about criteria for selecting the hostel location, Hostel Pinn service details and market competition strategies.

Architects duo, Studio +- worked on the project. Elisabeth ZautaSvili and Nato Bagrationi are young Georgian architects, who appear on the design scene not too long ago. Their interiors are remembered with its airy spaces, always decorated with plants and a round, smooth mirrors.

While working on the project first design changed few times, but as authors say to Idaaf, final result is what they wanted. Hostel includes three rooms with 3 beds and bathrooms, lobby, Kitchen, dorm and lobby for them and two bathrooms.

Authentic doors, as well as typical Tbilisian balcony, curved brick ceilings, arches and ther décor are maintained. It’s worth to notice that part of the furniture was designed by Lizka and Nato too.

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“In our work we try to combine the functionality and esthetics: we use environment friendly materials to create a harmonious mood, which is the relationship between the human and the nature. We try to create spaces with lots of sun, air, plants, bright colors and other elements from nature. Their unity creates an environment, which I think the people in the city are in need. “- Studio +-

According to Booking.com, there are 102 hostels in Tbilisi out of 2199 accommodation facilities.

The Marketer has interviewed Gabo Meliva about criteria for selecting the hostel location, Hostel Pinn service details and market competition strategies.

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-How have you chosen the hostel location?

– Naturally, we have selected the location that would be interesting for tourists. We were seeking the due space designed in old style and our efforts have brought desirable results.

-Why have you decided that the selected building satisfies the concept of Hostel Pinn?

-The PIN is used for marking locations on Google map, while Inn denotes a small hotel and both words were united in this concept and in this way we have selected the name.

-How many guests can be accommodated at Hostel Pinn?

-Our hostel can accommodate 16 visitors. We have 3 private rooms with separate bathrooms. All three ones are in the same style and each one accommodates 3 persons. There is also one room with 7 beds and two bathrooms.

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-How do you set communication with clients?

-We have placed our offers on major websites: Booking.comAirbnb.com, Hostelworld.com and Expedia.

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-What about your price policy?

– As to prices, we have a little bit higher tariffs compared to other hostels one the market. However, taking into account the quality of our services and environment, our prices do not seem too expensive.