Happy Yeti is Gudauri’s number 1 party hostel. Following the style of many European hostels, Happy Yeti welcomes young travelers who like a good party just as much as they like to ski and snowboard. On full nights – which are most nights during the winter – the bar can get pretty rowdy, especially when the ski conditions are not looking so good the next day. With cheap beer flowing from the taps and loud music to dance the night away, Yeti is a perfect place to make new friends and remember Gudauri as a blur of excitement.
Rooms range from 18-30 Euros per night during the ski season and always include breakfast and dinner. Don’t worry, the staff will understand if you show up a bit late for breakfast. The hostel rooms are spacious with their own bathrooms, basic bunk beds, and many have balconies. Several lounge spaces exist to meet other travelers, ranging from the bar to the bean bag space to the sauna.
Yes, they have a sauna, and it’s open to all guests. The lowest ski lift, Pirveli, is a 10 minute walk away, which doesn’t seem so fun when you have to walk uphill carrying your skis with a hangover, but the plus side is that you can ski directly back to the hostel.