Housed within a locally iconic Victorian lodging facility from 1887, Shady Spruce still stands as a uniquely appointed resting-place. We aim to promote & preserve hosteling culture while conveying a safe, efficient, and comfortable neighborly vibe on the brink of both Missoula’s thriving Central Business District and magnetic backcountry trailheads. An ideal location puts guests just 1 block from the heart of downtown Missoula, so within easy walking distance to our community's university, art galleries, gift & gear shops, varied restaurants, tasting rooms and craft breweries.
A stay with us means enjoying a wide range of amenities while enjoying the opportunity to conserve cash and energy, plan activities, stay connected, or simply relax.
Downtown restaurants, shops, theaters, parks and trails, the Missoula Museum & Art Gallery and Civic Centre facilities within easy walking distance (1-15 minutes)
Regional attractions and facilities such as Snowbowl Ski Resort, Bitterroot trailheads, Lolo Hot Springs and Missoula Airport within easy driving distance (15-60 minutes)
An easy neighborhood stroll or pleasant bike ride along the Clark Fork river to the University of Montana campus (10 minutes).
Comfort of a retreat center
Choice of private, shared rooms or a suite
Cozy common rooms
Original art and furnishings by local artisans
One BIG step beyond hostel service:
Outdoor Cinemaplex with BBQ & firepit
Extensive library of regional back country & recreational resources, maps and trail guides
High speed wireless internet access
Bike, board & ski shop
Personal storage lockers
A hosteling culture community vibe complete with comfortable efficient amenities:
2 Fully equipped guest kitchen and dining areas, including a relaxing front patio garden area.
‘Bunk style’ dorm beds – guests make their own beds with the quality linens and cozy duvets.
Dorm Guests share clean, well appointed washrooms with tub and shower.
A commitment to environmental stewardship.
Green Seal certified bath and custodial products
Zero waste recycling center
Integrated renewable energy systems (solar power)
Human powered transportation facility
High efficiency heating and cooling systems
Ultra efficiet water conservation methods
Herbal garden beds
Poultry farm and community garden composting
Shady Spruce offers guests a variety of sleep options; 3 private rooms and 2 dorms – one coed and another for females. The hostel is packed with amenities: free Wifi, no curfew, 24 hour secure keyless code entry, 24 hour security surveillance, cruiser bikes, an outfitted bike maintenance shop, secure lockers, 4.5 bathrooms, 2 communal lounges, and 2.5 fully equipped kitchens.
Our worker bees are a friendly and knowledgable collective who aim to provide Missoula's traveling community a vibrant, affordable, safe, and most memorable visit.
Click here to learn about why our 2015 building addition and renovations received accolades from the City of Missoula’s Historic Preservation Commission.