It could be as easy as this: please pay attention and be respectful of others as you do anywhere else.
It may be worth mentioning that failure to respect some “customs” could cause frictions and misunderstandings.
/ SILENCE IN THE ROOM /
When it’s time to hit the cot or to get up, please remember that in the same dorm there are other people with different itinerary and sleep schedule: please be quiet and exercise respect!
…and remember that in the hut some noise control instruments (boots, ice-axes, crampons) are always at disposal as are people not afraid to use them…
/ PACKED MEALS /
Should you carry in your backpack a little salami to integrate your dinner or a packet of your favourite cookies to sweeten your breakfast, no one will ever tell you anything. It’s a different matter when you only pay for your overnight stay and pretend to sit at the table with the others eating the food you brought from home!
/ TRASH POLICY /
Waste management in inaccessible locations is difficult, expensive and polluting (helicopters do not run on hydrogen…yet!) so please try to leave no trace of your stay by packing your trash and bringing it back home. If you managed to carry 500 grams of cookies uphill you will be able to carry 10 grams of packaging on the way back!
/ FRONTAL LIGHT /
Since many mountain huts have a “lights out policy” at 10 pm, when the generator is turned off, a frontal light is fundamental.
Frontal lights are economic, so please bring along a low intensity frontal light with red or blu led. You will be able to go to the bathroom, in the middle of the night, without waking up the dorm.