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.
- 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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