Overview of Hostel
Golden Tree Hostel is the perfect place for travelers looking for budget accommodations on Orcas Island. We have cheap, beautiful, private, hotel rooms as well as shared traveler rooms.
Golden Tree hostel is located a short walk to the artistic town with shopping, bars ,clubs supplies, the water
Coming from either Seattle or Vancouver BC (bring your passport), take exit 230 from Interstate 5, approximately 90 miles from either city. You can take Airporter Shuttle from either downtown Seattle or SeaTac airport to the ferry terminal in Anacortes.
It is easy, inexpensive and runs often. The ferry schedule changes each season, along with the prices, so look here to determine when you should try to Anacortes. If you are coming in a car during the summer, be prepared to show up at least 2 hours before departure to get a spot on the ferry, and even that is not guaranteed, there are no reservations.
The same time allowance is needed to leave the island as well. If you walk or bike on (motorcycles too) you can arrive just before departure (20 minutes or so) and not have to wait. There is parking for your car right there and it is less expensive than driving onto the ferry.
Enjoy your time here, not waiting in lines!! We’ll pick you up from the ferry (twice a day, morning and afternoon) for $10 roundtrip (we won’t pick up or drop off from the first or last ferries). Or you can bike into town, it is about 7 miles.
Or you can hitchhike off the ferry, get up to the top of the hill and wave someone down, locals will usually pick you up if you are in a spot where they can pull over…just ask for a ride into Eastsound…we’re located just by the dog park and fire station.
Additionally, there are few specific spots on the island where people will stop to get you. We have inexpensive bike rentals (please reserve ahead of time) for you while you stay here, with locks and helmets. You can get anywhere on this island by bike, and see things you wouldn’t otherwise get to see whizzing by in a car.
If you’re coming from Victoria, there is a Washington State Ferry run from Sidney, BC most of the year, with reservations required. It’ll bring you into Friday Harbor, and then you can take another boat to Orcas. You need a passport to get into the United States in Friday Harbor.
Flying to Orcas
The hostel is walking distance to the airport. Kenmore Air and San Juan Airlines provide daily flights from Seattle and Bellingham. The flights are absolutely breathtaking, and it is more than just a transportation alternative. If you fly your own plane in, walk on over from the airport..
Golden Tree hostel is located a short walk to the artistic town with shopping, bars ,clubs supplies, the water and more.We spent over two years renovating every building on the property, to create a unique hostel experience. Taking our combined years as both builders and artists, we transformed a tired building into a vibrant home. The house is located just a 10 minute stroll to both Eastsound, the commercial center of the island, and North Beach, a great place to watch a summer sunset.
Conditions & Policy
Golden Tree Hostel Eastsound Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Check in from 15:00 to 21:00. Check out before 11:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Taxes not included - 10.10%. Breakfast not included. General: Reception opening times 09:00 - 21:00. No curfew. Child friendly. Smoking is not allowed in any of the buildings on the property, please don’t throw your butts on the ground. Quiet hours are 22:00 til 08:00. Please be respectful of our neighbors if you are outside after 22:00.