The North Fork Hostel was a great place to stay, considering that the town had no electricity and the roads are unpaved. My only gripe is the fact that the social atmosphere is lacking, especially for single travelers such as myself.
I stayed at the hostel on August 5-6, while on my way back to the East Coast. I have to warn anybody who decides to venture to Polebridge that your car's shock and struts will take a toll. Right now I have my car in the shop because they have been worn out that bad. I brought a Chevy Cavalier. If you have a four-wheel drive car, bring that.
Concerning the hostel itself, the place was really made by the German caretaker, Oliver. He was so laid back and helpful that he didn't ask for money until I left. I was so used to paying beforehand that I was almost annoying about paying him. He's a really great person and I definitely recommend having a conversation with him.
The facilities are surprisingly good for a place that relies on propane for energy. The kitchen is definitely useable and goods can be stored and refrigerated. The dorm rooms are clean and the beds use actual mattresses (a rare thing in hostels). Showers are available with running water. However, for bathrooms, everybody uses an outhouse.
The location is all about the great outdoors. This is where you escape to when you want some air (although if you are on the Continental Divide in Glacier, air could be hard to come be). Since Polebridge is on the western side of the park, there are a lot fewer people in the area. However, to get to the main parts of Glacier, it is about an hour and a half ride. No matter where you go though, there is a variety of wildlife. I saw lots of deer, mountain goats, etc. Some people told me that they say bears and moose, but being that I went during the summer, you don't see so much. At night, the area is beautiful and the stars really come out. Hailing from the New York City area, I was surprised to see the Milky Way Galaxy.
Note: If you are a city person like myself, things could be a bit interesting at night. It gets very dark. Very, very dark. Now, I am not a chicken but the knowledge that grizzly bears do sometimes live in the area is a bit unsettling, especially when heading to your car at 6 in the morning.