The Best Hostels in Summit & Eagle Counties

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Heading the Colorado’s Rocky Mountains anytime soon? Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, and Beaver Creek are all popular spots to travel to when looking for a mountain town getaway, but can be pretty harsh on your bank account during the busier seasons.  If you’re traveling on a tighter budget, or perhaps would like a more communal feeling where you are staying and want to make new friends, check out these awesome hostels in Summit County and Eagle County, Colorado.

The Bivvi in Breckenridge, Colorado.
The Bivvi in Breckenridge, Colorado.

The Bivvi Hostel | Breckenridge, Colorado

We start our list with a crowd favorite, The Bivvi in Breckenridge, Colorado. Here, guests can choose from a bed in a shared room of six, to a private apartment that can accommodate four people. A short walk or bus ride will have you on the Breckenridge Ski Resort slopes in no time.  A complimentary breakfast with everything you need from fruit, sausage, granola, coffee, and all other classic morning dishes are included in the price of your room. The Bivvi also has a bar stocked with beer and wine for the perfect apres-ski spot. Free wi-fi and a hot tub that make this hostel feel like any other fancy resort for a fraction of the price, and it’s within walking distance of downtown Breckenridge.

The Mountaineer Hostel | Silverthorne

Head north a half an hour from Breckenridge and check out The Mountaineer in Silverthorne. This hostel is in the perfect location for those who want to hit a few different ski area during their stay… Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Copper Mountain are all just a few minutes down the road. The Mountaineer offers rooms with shared bunks as well as a private room with a king bed and private bathroom. The hostel has a free continental breakfast to fuel you up for a day in the mountains, and you can enjoy a game of free pool or soak in a hot tub and take in the Colorado Rockies all afternoon.

The Bunkhouse Hostel | Minturn

Moving west into Eagle County, there is The Bunkhouse in Minturn.  This boutique hostel in Vail Valley is only a short ways from Vail and Beaver Creek, and you can choose to stay in one of their 30 custom built bunk beds that have curtains for privacy, bag storage, and private lamps.  The Bunkhouse also has two private rooms for rent that can sleep up to four adults. The lounge at this hostel includes a full service kitchen and a beer and wine bar that serves up locally sourced beverages.

Leadville Hostel | Leadville

Lake County is home to the Leadville Hostel.  Though it’s not located in Eagle county, you’ll just be a stones throw away and get to enjoy the mountain town of Leadville.  There are plenty of endless hikes and biking trails in every direction, and this hostel offers private or shared rooms with all the amenities a nomad needs.

Save a little money and meet people from all over the country and world next time you travel to Colorado’s high country!  With all the outdoor activities, you really just need a place to crash after a day of adventure in the mountains.  If you’re looking for an affordable way to get up to Eagle or Summit counties, call Peak 1 Express!  Our discount shuttles go to locations in both counties and will save you some money on transportation.


*Featured image courtesy of Hostel World.