Housed within an iconic Victorian structure built in 1887, Shady Spruce stands as a uniquely appointed resting-place. The hostel is nearly 1 year new, within a repurposed 125 year old downtown lodging house. We aim to offer a safe, efficient, and comfortable neighborly vibe on the brink of Missoula’s thriving Central Business District and magnetic Wilderness trailheads.
Our worker bees are a friendly and knowledgable collective who provide Missoula’s traveling community a most vibrant, affordable, safe, and memborable visit.
Check it out! Our 2015 building addition and rennovations received achalades from the City of Missoula’s Historic Preservation Commission.
Shady Spruce is 1block from the heart of downtown, easy walking distance to Missoula’s finest galleries, shops, restaurants, tasting rooms and breweries. Perhaps you haven’t already seen our concierge page?
Shady Spruce offers a wide range of amenities supporting guests hoping to conserve their budget, plan activities, stay connected, and relax.
Convenient access to local amenities
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)
Comfort of a retreat center
Choice of private, shared rooms or a suite
Cozy common rooms
Original art and furnishings by local artisans
Services of a hotel
Extensive library of regional back country & recreational resources, maps and trail guides
High speed wireless internet access
bike racks, ski and personal storage lockers
The community orientation and facilities of a hostel
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 friendliness
Green Seal certified bath and custodial products
Guest recycling center
Renewable energy systems
Human powered transportation
High efficiency heating and cooling systems
Ultra efficiency water conservation methods
Herbal garden beds
Poultry farm and community garden composting