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Your Base Camp

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Idaho natives Steve and Marsha Hill discovered Anaconda, Montana in June 2017. By late September, they were residents. The small town, the magnificent outdoors, and the promise of adventure prompted the move. Over time, the magnitude of the recreational opportunity in the area made their decision inevitable. Steve and Marsha designed a Hostel for outdoor enthusiasts who value adventure, affordability and community.

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The hostel building was constructed in 1981 by the Anaconda Freemasons. It housed the activities of the Masons and the Eastern Star up until they sought to sell the building. Steve and Marsha thought the building ideal. The Mason’s found the Hill vision appealing and relevant to the community. The Anaconda Local Development Corporation and First Montana Bank also endorsed the endeavor. On November 3, 2020, the sale was complete and Pintler's Portal Hostel had their official ribbon cutting on August 28, 2021.

5518 Designs


5518 Designs is a home-grown retail store, lifestyle apparel brand, and creative agency that recently opened their second brick-and-mortar shop within Pintler's Portal Hostel. 


Looking for a Montana gift?  Forgot your bear spray?

Need a new water bottle?

5518 Designs has you covered.


Open Wednesday - Sunday from Noon - 6pm inside the hostel



We have several parking places in front of the building for loading and unloading as well as a dedicated ADA spot.


There is ample street parking in close vicinity to the Hostel.


Please utilize the street parking for your overnight stays, and respect our neighboring businesses by not accessing their available space. Our own dedicated lot is planned for 2022.

We Give Back


Each year PPH picks an effort or organization to provide a $500 contribution.  For 2021 the Recipient of PPH Community Giving will be the Smelter City Recreation Complex!


When built, SCRC will help our community reach personal health and wellness goals, play sports, create and fill new jobs, attract visitors, attend classes and events, and have fun as a community. 

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