Tumanyan Bathhouse Hostel

In the heart of Lori's stunning Debed Canyon. 

You may end up staying a while...

Tumanyan Bathhouse Hostel is the first hostel in northern Armenia's stunning Debed Canyon. We took an abandoned Soviet Bathhouse and turned it into a great place to stay, with lots of rooms, a great kitchen and common area downstairs, fast wifi, and lots of things to do in the area. You'll love our location at a crossroads of countless hiking trails, next to a huge sports field, 5 minutes walk from Tumanyan's Town Square, under the shear 300 meter high cliffs of the Debed River Canyon, with a string of ancient monasteries.

Stay at our amazing location, meet other fun travelers, hike, read, play games, hang out at the Flying Samovar cafe, or just meditate for as long as you like, at a very reasonable cost.

Let us make your experience in Lori unforgettable. You'll be planning your next visit before you even check out!


Most booking engines take 20% or more of the booking fee, so we greatly appreciate when you book directly by phone or email. We pass along savings to you when you do! Otherwise, you can book on Hostelworld or Booking.


Towel rental is 500 drams for up to 3 days.

Laundry is 500 drams per 5 kg load to wash.

Locker use is free, but requires you bring your own lock.

Hostel Address

We are located at 4 Kentronakan Poghots in Tumanyan. Better known as the "baghnik" or bathhouse. We're easy to find at the end of the sports field! 

Click on the link for transportation options to Tumanyan.

Call +374-94-572334 if you're lost :)

We're halfway between Yerevan (Armenia's capital) and Tbilisi (Georgia's capital)!

NO KIDS or pets: Sorry but due to the nature of the property, we only accept guests aged of 18 and above.

LOCKERS: We have a number of small lockers available for guests, which you need your own padlock in order to use. The 10-bed dorm room has 8 of the small lockers available for guests in that room, and in the hallway of the hostel is a 5 small locker stack for guests of other rooms. All are available on a first-come basis.

Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering at Tumanyan Bathhouse Hostel, send us a message and let us know. You'd get free accommodation in exchange for your help!


Countless trails are woven across the Debed Canyon, and Tumanyan is at the heart of them all. Here are some of the marked trails you can follow.

Tumanyan to Odzun via Kobayr and Horomayri Monasteries (HA)

Tumanyan to Avanakar - a short hike any local can direct you on

Tumanyan to Tsater (see Chgnavor chapel separately) (HA)

Tumanyan to Alaverdi (connect to other trails)

Tumanyan to Dsegh - "the short cut"

Alltrails * Wikiloc

Tumanyan to Dsegh - via Karinj (longer version - no Bardzrakash)

Tumanyan to crest of mountains - difficult but very rewarding views


Remember to check out our local lending library with a ton of English and other language books. What better setting to read a great novel or short story than our fantastic Debed Canyon? Here's the book catalog online for you to browse, or just come in and browse the shelves!