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Hostel Cat
1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   1236 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89104   |  
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Wichita, Kansas
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“Hostel Cat does it well”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I had a good time at this hostel and they have daily night activities for the first time visitor.

The only bad side was one of the rude travelers-workers at the front desk, a chap by the name of Patrick. He is young, moody and rude, so just avoid him. The rest of the hostel workers are cool and friendly.

This hostel is in a rough neighborhood on S. Las Vegas Blvd. by Charleston St., right in the middle between Old Vegas Fremont St. and the Main Strip that begins on Sahara St. Be aware when shopping for food, cigs or booze at night. Hustlers, weirdos and other down and outs patrol the streets looking for spare change, cigs, beer, sex etc. On the back side of the Hostel is the Arts District area, which has a cool nightclub, gallery openings, bar, and cafe that is worth a visit. The Cuban and Mexican restaurants near the hostel on S. Las Vegas Blvd. street are also good for some late night hunger stops.

The good thing about the hostel is that is organizes partying events for the guests. The guest makeup is the young traveler set, mostly Europeans. The hostel likes partying and people that enjoy drinking and smoking. You can't smoke inside however. They also know where to go whether in old Las Vegas or on the Strip. The kitchen is in use almost all hours of the day, and it has lots of utensils and burners, so five people can use it at once. There is not much table space for cutting, but the traveler can make do. They have lockers inside the rooms, but you have to have your own lock or buy one from the front desk.

I had a great time there because I met cool people from Europe and from around the states, the staff were cool, and the night events were lots of fun. Although your feet will hurt at the end of the night. The party always began inside of the hostel with lots of drinking, smoking and eating, and then it moved out to the streets with guests and the hostel party leader walking around the city blocks, bars, clubs and casinos. He timed them perfectly with bathroom breaks in the right casinos to go into, and with stops for shopping and buying some more booze and cigs.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I stayed in Hostel Cat from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 and I really enjoyed my experience here. Every single night there were group activities with the other hostel guests to do, such as limo tours, dinners, sightseeing and all of it VERY cheap. Since I was alone, this was the perfect place for me: In the social area and in the group activities I could make friends from every part of the world. The rooms are simple, but clean and have everything needed (the room is not well illuminated though). The location is good also: you can walk to Fremont Street, Stratosphere and cheap restaurants. Or you can take the deuce bus to the strip. In Hostel Cat is not the formal and cold environment of the luxury hotels. When I said good bye I hugged the staff and some people I met. In which luxury hotel you would do it? Here I felt like home.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

Nice social activities, awesome tours. The rooms and bath are very clean. Nice people works here. A many people from the around the world stay here and you can meet new friends The best hostel in Vegas. 100% recommend

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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USA
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Probably the last hostel I will stay in as this type of lodging is not for everybody. Females should get an all femme dorm. An intoxicated man got into my lower bunk (no upper was avail to me) then a couple hours later stood before it thinking it to be the men's room. Staff here goes out of their way at times however there are several fees preferrably avoided such as early check in fee. $10 key deposit and its given back in cash, NOT credited back to card even if that was the original source. Housekeeping is basically intrusive: coming in several times a day, inspecting, rearranging, etc then door slamming as they leave.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We had good time at Hostel Cat. The room was clean, they allowed us to leave our luggage before and after our stay and everyone was really helpful. There is lots of activities and different people with who you can hang out during your stay in Vegas. Location is pretty good, around 15 minutes walk from the Stratosphere, what is great for such a cheap hostel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Just got in yesterday and can not wait to leave. Been in other hostels before so I knew there is no luxury to be expected but this one is just a dump! Everything is dark, cramped and dirty. Really don't understand all these positive reviews. U have to pay for everything extra and I don't feel welcome at all :(

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I thought this hostel was excellent. It is in a decent location(in between the main strip and fremont street experience). There is a 7-11 about a hundred yards down the road. It's easy to walk to the fremont street experience but I would recommend getting a bus to the main part of the strip, 20 dolars for 3 days).There is a great social element to the place. There are always activities going on and if you don't feel up to heading out they have a wide selection of movies to watch. The staff are friendly and seem to work hard. I would recommend staying at this hostel. Great value!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1236 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 32 Specialty lodging in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostel Cat 1.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Parties begin and end here with something social every night! Cheapest beds in Vegas, closest hostel to the Famous Las Vegas Strip! Don't let your Vegas experience be a boring hotel room you will not spend much time in! See why so many come for three nights and are here a week later!18+ okay! PLEASE SEE CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS AT BOTTOMFUN STUFF:Bar-crawls!BBQs!Limo tours and VIP clubbing!Fremont Street Experience Tour!Las Vegas Photo and Show Tour!Social games!Pool parties!24 hour party areaDiscounted tours to Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Hoover Dam, Death Valley!FREE AMENITIES:Breakfast - all you can make pancakes!High speed WIFI!Bedding!Parking!Movies!Book Exchange!Coffee and tea!Same day luggage storage when you check out!OTHER:Nightly activities or tours!Full guest kitchen!Laundry with free laundry soap!Drinking games and BBQ area!WE ARE:1/2 Mile from Stratosphere Tower (Beginning of modern strip)1 Mile from Downtown (Fremont Street)1 Mile from Greyhound (bus station)2.5 Miles from Caesars (middle of strip)5 Miles from airport & Megabus stationCity bus is 100 meters from Hostel and runs 24 hours!The Hangover was filmed here!CONDITIONS:Price does NOT include tax deposit per person is charged upon check-in & refunded at check-out$1 towel rentalNo refundsPrivate room is a 6 bed dorm with bunk beds, but you have the room all for you with a private bathroom inside!Cancel booking 48 hours BEFORE arrival date freeReception 9am-1am (call or email if arriving later)Check-out 11amCheck-in from 2pmNo-shows/late cancelations are charged one night's stay + tax + $5 processing feeCHECK IN REQUIREMENTS (See exceptions below):At check in, guests must present one of the following:1. A non-U.S. passport OR Canadian drivers license OR2. A U.S. passport with a current out-of-state government issued ID (like a drivers license) OR3. An out-of-state student ID with a current out-of-state government-issued ID (such as a drivers license)Guests may also be asked to present proof of travel. This hostel is not the right environment for children as there are late night parties.EXCEPTIONS TO CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS: New Years, EDC, CES, Spring Break and Holiday/Holiday weekends. ... more   less 
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