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“Fine Place to Stay, Great Value.” 4 of 5 stars
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1020 Hwy 49, East Glacier Park, MT 59434   |  
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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“Fine Place to Stay, Great Value.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2007

We stayed here for two nights, Sep 13 & 14. There were 3 of us (me, wife, her brother) so we had the "family room" which was two beds, and plenty of room. They gave us a padlock for the door for when we left the place. The bathroom was clean, no problems there. As was everything else, kitchen included.

We paid $36/night for that room, but the other room types are less. I saw rooms with one queen bed in them, as well as rooms with bunk beds.

Downstairs is Brownie's Deli, people coming and going all the time, but that didn't bother us at all. There is a restaurant next door that is pretty good (Whistle Stop), as well as a few other shops within walking distance. It's also within walking distance of the train, and the big lodge (well, I didn't walk it, but we met someone else there who did!!).

All in all, a fine place to stay. Nothing fancy, but no complaints here. If you've ever stayed in a hostel, you'll like it here.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007

We stayed two nights at Brownie's while on the east side of Glacier National Park. We liked the friendly atmosphere, clean rooms, and hot water. We had a private room called the "tri-room" (slept 3). Bathrooms down the hall were nearly always available when needed, never a line. Other guests were quiet at night, friendly in the common room. Felt secure, with locks for inner and outer doors. For $15/night, we definitely got more than our money's worth.

  • Liked — friendliness of staff and other guests
  • Disliked — farther from st. mary's entrance to GNP than we anticipated. (about 45 minutes)
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2003

While vacationing in breath-taking Glacier National Park, Montana, I had the priveledge of staying at a wonderful little hostel in East Glacier Park on HWY 49. The rooms were clean and affordable, the location was ideal and the service, fantastic! I recommend Brownie's hostel to all those adventurous travelers who are looking to save a few bucks and still stay in a great place. Both dorm and private rooms were available for under $20 and the company was welcome. If you ever pass through East Glacier be sure to check it out!

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Address: 1020 Hwy 49, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
Location: United States > Montana > East Glacier Park
Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 10 Specialty Lodging in East Glacier Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Brownies, our quaint, rustic hostel in East Glacier Park, just 8 miles from the Two Medicine entrance to Glacier National Park. The historic 1908 log building houses a bakery, cafe, deli and general store on the main floor and a hostel on the second. Come to rest after a long day of hiking, make some new friends, and wake up each morning to the smell of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls and lattes downstairs. There are men and women's dorms and three types of private rooms available: rooms with 1 queen bed which sleep 2; a room with two twin beds; and two family rooms which sleep four. Guests have access to our men's and women's bathrooms, kitchen, and common living spaces, including an upstairs porch overlooking the majestic Rockies. Welcome to Brownies! ... more   less 
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Hi Brownies East Glacier Park Hotel Glacier National Park

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