Gudauri is divided into 3 neighborhoods and 1 neighboring village: Lower Gudauri, Upper Gudauri, New Gudauri, and Kumlistsikhe. They are all just a short taxi drive away from each other, but it’s nice to be in the right place without having to haggle with a taxi driver. A variety of price ranges are available across Gudauri’s neighbourhoods.
Budget: below 50$
True budget accommodation unfortunately does not exist in Gudauri. Hostels begin from $25/night during the high season but typically include breakfast and dinner. This may seem outrageous, considering that hostels in Georgia’s other ski hub, Mestia, begin at $4/night, but even so Gudauri’s hostels are often full, so owners don’t see a reason to lower their rates.
If you are a party animal, you should stay at the Happy Yeti. Dacha Hostel and Rider’s House are both owned by experienced riders and have a cool laid-back vibe, while high on the hill, Hada Hut is the place for stargazers and powder hounds who want to carve the first tracks.
The cheapest option is Ski Niki. It’s a bit dull compared to the others, but comes with a good deal of privacy.
Midrange: 60$-150$ for a double
Hotels range from 60$-200$ for a double room, sometimes including dinner and almost always including breakfast. Hotels are very clean and most have their own restaurant.
Open since 2016, Soncho Hotel is currently the best value deal in Gudauri: 4-star quality at 3-star prices, with a commendable restaurant. Gudauri Hut Hotel and Good Inn also have fine chefs; the Hut is located a bit off the slopes and caters mostly to backcountry skiing groups, while the Good Inn has an arty, cosy vibe that promotes socializing among the guests.
Ozone Hotel is a basic, but cheap option for those who just come to ski and drink chacha.
Top-end: 150$-200$ for a double
The 4-star Marco Polo is Gudauri’s oldest establishment, and vies for the title of ‘best hotel’ with Carpe Diem, which has nicer rooms but less entertainment and extra services. At Truso, the rooms are rather basic for the price, but it’s a hotel with a warm, familial atmosphere and the restaurant is great – especially the breakfasts.
Time Out Hotel is the place for skiers who want to be right on the slopes, enjoy a good apres-ski party, and don’t have such high expectations of the hotel itself. Hotel Donata is an option if you like to smoke shisha and enjoy the convenience of a ski-in/ski-out entrance.
Apartment rentals of all sizes are also available for families or groups who want more freedom and a kitchen. Gondola Apartments has Gudauri’s biggest range of well-appointed rental spaces.
As the oldest and best developed center with all amenities, Lower Gudauri is the obvious choice to base yourself, with quiet Kumlistsikhe at walking distance. It’s the place to be if you want night time entertainment. At the same time, you are unlikely to be kept up by drunks or loud music if you are heading to bed early – Lower Gudauri is not Khao San Road.
The highly acclaimed Truso Hotel is most famous for its restaurant. Though single, double, and triple rooms located 500 meters from the slopes range from $100-$150 per night during the winter, the included breakfast buffet is often proclaimed to be priceless.Serving a large variety of traditional Georgian food, the restaurant’s lunch and dinner prices range […]Read our full review of Truso Hotel
The brand new Soncho Hotel is quickly rising to fame among those lucky enough to have stayed there during its opening season. With well-trained English-speaking staff, a top-of-the-line restaurant with both breakfast and dinner included in the price of a room, and spacious rooms, guests can generally expect the same quality as high-end hotels for […]Read our full review of Soncho Hotel
Ski Niki is a small hostel and likely the oldest in Gudauri. Though they do not cater to backpackers, it is the cheapest option in Gudauri and will give you a true Georgian experience (no English is spoken).The winter price is $25 per night including breakfast and dinner (likely negotiable), which may seem ridiculous compared […]Read our full review of Ski Niki
Ozone Hotel prides itself on having the cheapest rooms in Gudauri for a hotel of its quality. With double room prices ranging from $70-$110 throughout the season including breakfast and dinner, this claim is arguable, but there are other factors which make the hotel more interesting.The lobby is a big lounge with couches and a […]Read our full review of Ozone Hotel
Gudauri’s first hotel has been catering to luxury tourists and families for 28 years. Though Marco Polo’s exterior is nothing to impress, its interior features a beautiful modern design packed full of fun activities for the family.In a town severely lacking in evening activities, Marco Polo is the go-to hotel for those looking for some […]Read our full review of Marco Polo
Though the approach to Hotel Donata from the lower (road) side is not very pleasant in the evening, the atmosphere abruptly changes upon stepping inside. Steep, dark steps through what appears to be a messy construction site lead up to the main door to the front desk and a funky, inviting bar.Luckily you won’t have […]Read our full review of Hotel Donata
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 […]Read our full review of Happy Yeti Hostel
Gudauri Hut Hotel welcomes guests with a fun vibe and traditional Georgian wine and chacha made onsite. Though Pirveli ski lift is a ten minute walk away, this hotel is most frequented by backcountry ski groups who aren’t skiing in the resort anyways.As you walk up the stairs to your room, you’ll notice one of […]Read our full review of Gudauri Hut Hotel
The appropriately-named Good Inn is, in fact, quite a good choice for accommodation. This small hotel began in the owner’s house and has thus far been expanded to 10 rooms.Almost every aspect of the hotel was designed by the owner himself and the rooms decorated by his wife, an artist featured in Tbilisi’s Museum of […]Read our full review of Good Inn
Gudauri’s first hostel designed by riders for riders, Dacha Hostel always has a laid-back and comfortable atmosphere. The owner – an avid snowboarder, backcountry guide, and traveler with the longest dreadlocks in Gudauri – came to Georgia several years ago and never left. He’s always happy to share knowledge of backcountry routes and snow conditions […]Read our full review of Dacha Hostel
New Gudauri is on the rise as an alternative to Lower Gudauri. It is quickly becoming the town’s main hub of activity, with plenty of restaurants, a few bars, ski rental and easy access to the slopes.
Time Out Hotel welcomes guests through its bar/restaurant located directly on the ski slope. Its location at the top of Pirveli lift and bottom of Soliko lift is perfect for all ability levels – beginners can ski down the easy slope and more advanced skiers can ride the lift up to the steeper slopes.The English-speaking […]Read our full review of Time Out
Gudauri’s second hostel designed by riders for riders is the only budget accommodation available at the base of the gondola in New Gudauri, which is quickly becoming Gudauri’s main hub and is certainly the best location in the spring when the lower slopes have begun to melt.This small hostel includes two common areas: one kitchen […]Read our full review of Rider’s House
Gondola Apartments offer six rental apartments located directly at the base of the gondola in Gudauri’s newest up-and-coming neighborhood. With apartments ranging in capacity from 3 people to 8 people, they offer something for every family or group.These beautiful brand-new apartments are beautifully decorated and all have balconies facing the slopes and distant mountain ridges. […]Read our full review of Gondola Apartments
Hotel Carpe Diem is one of Gudauri’s biggest and most expensive hotels, but with the price comes quality.A large comfy lounge and friendly receptionist greet guests after they pass through the entryway containing one of Gudauri’s few ATM machines. Double rooms come at $170-$200 per night during the high season, but along with this price […]Read our full review of Carpe Diem
Upper Gudauri is for now the quietest area in Gudauri. However, the construction of a new lift in 2017 will definitely spur development in this neighbourhood over the following years.
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 […]Read our full review of Hada Hut