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

        • Concierge assistance

        • 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

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, a well endowed bike maintenance shop, secure lockers, 4.5 bathrooms, 2 communal lounges, and 2.5 fully equipped kitchens.