Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by vgslvr, Jul 26, 2013.
Was it fun?
Also, Is it feasible to use the DEUCE bus to get to the strip 24/7?
you might want to go to tripadvisor to get reviews on the hostels. Like with any hotel you will find positive and negative posts, best to read the negative posts and if you don't mind them then by all means stay there. You might find someone here who stayed there but it is only one person's opinion and one person's one time experience, on tripadvisor you can read multiple reviews of the place. JMHO
here are TA reviews of sin city hostel:
and here are TA reviews of hostel CAT:
Personally, I've looked into those places to stay at (yes, I am tight for some things). In the end I found it was only a few dollars more to stay at a downtown or paradise road hotel/motel and I had my own room and private bath. IMHO, in vegas, cheap rooms aren't hard to find (except during big conventions, etc.). to me it wasn't worth saving a few bucks when I found more convenient hotels to stay at (didn't have to worry about buses, etc.).
I stayed in hostels in europe (paris and london) a couple of months ago. my recommendation, if you are security conscious (read on TA that at some hostels some personal items got stolen), or afraid of "riff raff" at hostels then best to either rent a single room at the hostel or just stay at a regular hotel or hotel casino. the crowd was younger (backpacking types and foreigners looking to save a few bucks) and activities and things at the hostel are geared for the younger crowd (see TA reviews on sin city hostel). you kind of have to have a "happy go lucky" attitude to stay at hostels, if you have to watch your back or your stuff then maybe better (less stress) to stay at a hotel elsewhere.
the hostels are on lv blvd so should be on the downtown to strip bus routes.
there is no reason to stay at a hostel.
i am staying at the d this week and the rooms are $30 per night.
It does seem like Vegas would be among the worst cities in the world to try to run a hostel. There are more hotel rooms in Vegas than any other city, and the rates are phenomenal unless there's a big event in town (and even then they're a good value for the level of rooms you're getting). If you're budget conscious, just book for a midweek stay on non-event week. It's picked up in Vegas, but a year ago you could book rooms on the strip at places like Harrah's, Quad, etc. for 20-30 bucks at slow times. I can't see a hostel being any cheaper and you'd have your own room. It gets even cheaper at the off strip joints like Rio and DT.
I just don't get why anyone would want to stay at a hostel in Vegas, and I don't know why anyone would think it's a great idea to open one.
depends on your priorities, some people don't mind paying $15 or less a night and share a room with others. yes, the difference may be a little to you but to others who watch every penny or are on a small budget, saving a few bucks mean a lot to them. To many, the room is just a place to hang your head and since they don't stay in the room much anyway it doesn't make a difference having a private room or sharing a room with others.
I agree with you though, I saw the prices and would rather stay at a hotel casino instead, that's why I decided against the hostel.
I have not stayed...only because I have visited them both. They are creepy, dirty, and in no-man's land on LV Blvd. I took pics of them in one of my trip reports. Yes, they are accessible to the deuce. But you have to skate through seedy stripper bars, bums and isolated terrain. It wasn't a place I wanted to stay for more than 5 seconds.
I have stayed at some hostels in other cities and Las vegas hostels are just awful. For $22bucks on hostelworld.com, you can stay at a Days Inn with a nice big clean comfy bed, free wifi and free breakfast at Dennys every day. $20-$30 rooms downtown are not difficult to come by especially on easyclicktravel.com. Downtown rooms will feel like a palace compared to the hostels, and I am technically not the biggest fan of downtown.
As others have stated, Vegas is unique for a major metropolitan in that hotel rooms can be had for paltry sums, relatively speaking.
Stay away from hostels. At least Vegas hostels.
Hostel Cat is so awesome it is blurred out on Google maps!
Why not just stay underground in the tunnels with the homeless?
LOL! Agreed...you're not back-packin' around Europe tryin' to find yourself, you're in Las Vegas... get a room!!!
Wow, welcome to VMB, newbie.
Kinda ironic to see a place that does cheap so well that penny pinching looks like profligate waste somehow have a "standard" for cheapness.
+1 here, someone who has knowledge and provides context.
"Profligate waste"... English please Ken... English!!!!
I have no first hand knowledge but would take Sco's advice!!!
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