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

      • Concierge assistance

      • 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.