Hada Hut is hands down the best spot on the mountain for powder hounds to get the first tracks of the morning.
Located at 2,715 meters elevation, it is the only accommodation option that cannot be accessed by road. Rather than staying at the bottom of the lifts, Hada Hut is located at the top of the second lift, giving guests the option to get a full ski run in before taking the first lift up in the morning for more fresh tracks. Hada’s restaurant is also well known by the locals for having the best shashlik (grilled meat) on the mountain.
When I asked about the prices, the employees were extremely vague, giving me the general range of $20-$50 per night with food sometimes included. It seems that prices are quite negotiable, and probably will be less if you book at the last minute (though of course then you run the risk of it being full). Transfers can be arranged by snowmobile if you arrive after the ski lifts close.
Hada hut is unquestionably the best place for stargazing at night, far removed from the bright lights of Gudauri village. It has a nice alpine cabin feel, which is enhanced by its isolation. The restaurant is a great place to meet other skiers and snowboarders, though the staff seemed to be quite unfamiliar with the idea of a hostel. When I asked if it’s possible for solo travelers to share a room with other people in order to more easily make new friends, they responded with “oh no, no, you will get private room!”