Destination Breckenridge: The Bivouac Hostel

February 22, 2017

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  • Melanie Ott

The City of Breckenridge Colorado is situated off I70 about two hours west of Denver (depending on traffic) and hosts visitors year-round, particularly during winter months when skiers and boarders flock to hit Breckenridge Ski Resort.

For those traveling long distances or even locals wanting to stay in the mountain town overnight, consider The Bivouac Hostel, a.k.a. The Bivvi. Located a short walk from downtown and next to a free resort shuttle stop, The Bivvi offers ideal accommodations.


In classic hostel style, you can choose to stay in shared dorms El Cuatro or Sixer with bunks that sleep four or six, respectively. Each dorm includes attached bathroom, personal locker and reading light. Both are available for private reservation as well.

Smaller private options include three-person and two-person accommodations, like the two-person Hot Tub Suite with in-room hot tub and fireplace. The Aspen Alley Apartment sleeps four in two king-bed rooms, and includes full kitchen and living room with fireplace.

Shared Space

Shared spaces are a great opportunity to socialize and interact with visitors from around the world who share similar interests. The Bivvi includes a large living room area where guest can purchase a beer or glass of wine, sit by the fire, talk and play games with other hostelites.

An outdoor deck, fire pit, and ten-person hot tub are other ideal settings to swap adventure stories and take in scenic views of the Ten Mile Mountain Range. Other shared spaces include a dedicated equipment storage room, which includes boot dryers for after a long day on the mountain.

Amenities & Conveniences

Before heading out, there’s nothing better than a solid breakfast to keep you going all day. The Bivvi provides breakfast each morning that includes rotating hot choices like eggs, hash browns, sausage and pancakes, along with a staple of fresh fruit, granola, bagels, yogurt, juice and coffee.

For those heading to the resort, a free shuttle – with a stop a short two-minute walk away – comes and goes twice hourly throughout the day up to 11:30pm. For thru-hikers not necessarily staying at The Bivvi, the hostel accepts and holds resupply boxes, as well.


As is common with many hostels, the age of occupants is a factor as the Bivvi is designed for adults. Children under 12 are not allowed, and under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and are limited to private rooms. Animals are also not permitted on the premises, but nearby businesses offer pet boarding.

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