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“Pretty Average but OK”
Review of Sin City Hostel

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Sin City Hostel
Reviewed July 12, 2011

My friend and I stayed at the sin city hostel in 2010,

if your just looking for cheap "backpacker" style then this place is perfect, Staff are not overly friendly.. but who cares YOUR IN VEGAS!!!

the main problem we had was that the place was not very cumfy and even though it was on the strip, it was still a long way away from everywhere. the beds were very loud' and squeeky , the door was even louder. which normally wouldnt be a problem but in Vegas people are comming and going 24hours a day so dont expect much sleep - but who sleeps in Vegas anyway.

after the first night we decided anywhere could be an inprovment so we went next door to the Desert Star Motel and got a private room with two Queen beds for about $5 more per night.. best move we made

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 7, 2011

this hostel is great for the backpacker or for others who are looking to have a cheap and fun time in vegas. It is your usual hostel with single beds that do have the plastic covering on, shared bathroom, which is so spacious , and the usual free breakfast of toast and waffles. i thought it was worth every cheap dollar i paid and more. The environment there meant you met plenty of other backpackers who were eager to make friends and explore vegas. the staff interacted and made you feel very welcome. they did a free bbq and spaghetti night which was more than adequate and organised nights out. On many occassions the staff would sit with you, play games and watch movies.

the bedrooms were cleaned everyday as well as the communal areas and outside. although the bedsheets were not changed during my stay (i have never stayed in a HOSTEL that have changed your bedsheets and i have been travelling for seven months) you could ask the staff for fresh sheets and it wouldn't be a problem. they try to make sure at every possibility that they do not get bed bugs, hence the plastic sheet and ban on using your own sleeping bag and the air conditioning worked more than adequately.

for your money you also got free wifi and they had access to the internet in reception which was only $1! You are based closer to Fremont street than the strip but you can catch the bus to the main strip and they run 24 hours. admittedly the hostel is downtown so the area can be intimidating but all it takes is the usual travellers common sense. i stayed here for 2 weeks and didnt feel threatened as i stayed to main roads etc. I have travelled around america and Las vegas is no different to any other town, it has streets you wouldn't walk down by yourself! the public transport is so cheap, that if you didnt feel comfortable, you could catch a cab etc back to the hostel.

over all this hostel was a major part of me having a brilliant time in Vegas. yes you can get good deals in hotels on the strip but no where would be less than $20 a night. Other reviews on this hostel say get yourself a hotel, but i would say if you want to stay an adventerous traveller and meet other like minded people but stay in a safe place where you have locks on your room and lockers supplied, as well as plenty of banter, then stay at Sin City Hostel. If you want to stay in a flash hotel/hostel and live vegas like a king or queen, then stay at the strip.

while i was there, many travellers came from other hostels in Vegas to Sin City as they were not happy with the service they recieved in their establishment. once they moved to sin city, they all commented how much better it was.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 14, 2011

Sin City Hostel is situated on Las Vegas Boulevard but it is in Downtown Las Vegas so it is quite far away from the main attractions on "The Strip". The actual location of the hostel is very dodgy and when traveling by bus, you get dropped off in a very shady area on your way home so you do not feel safe - we were happy to be alive every night we got home.

The hostel is not well-kept and it has false advertising - we booked a private twin room with a private bathroom but we were actually sharing a bathroom with 6 other people! To get into our room we had to first walk through a room with 6 other people in it so it was very strange and inconvenient.

The sheets and towels are all stained and some have holes in them so they don't feel very clean. The hostel advertises a continental breakfast yet they just provide toast and peanut butter and the plates are old plastic plates which do not look clean at all.

For a little more, you could stay in a nice hotel in the Strip and it is really worth it to do that because you will save so much time on traveling and you'll feel safer and will feel cleaner as well.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

I spent just one night in this hostel. I arrived late in Vegas on a Saturday night and did not want to pay extortionate Vegas Saturday rates when i'd only be sleeping for a couple of hours.

The hostel is at the far north of the strip where the big hotels have ended and the wasteland begins although you are still under the shadow of the Strat (it has a very very long shadow). Not a great location but way better than all the other hostels i'd looked up.

The receptionist was friendly even at the late hour and the room was clean to the point of sterile (actually it smelled a little of chlorine/bleach). The place is an old 'motel' so the room i was in was accessed from outside (you have to go from reception, through the breakfast room and out the other side.) It was on the ground floor and had a disabled access bathroom.

I was in a 4 bed female dorm which consisted of 4 single beds, one against each wall of the room so we weren't all on top of each other. The hardest thing i found was the plastic on the matress as it is loud if you do move in the night and it does make you hot but at least it meant they are proactive in trying to protect themselves from bedbugs. There was also a door to another room - i vaguely remember someone passing through during the night - which i imagine to be the semi-private room. I don't think i would pay the extra for it.

The morning receptionist was also friendly. She called me a cab to my hotel and chatted to me about my travels while i ate my peanut butter and jam/jelly sandwich (am starting to realise this is the standard American hostel breakfast) and waited for the car. (There's also internet access at reception.)

I would definitely return again if i arrive in Vegas on a Saturday night. For the cost of a cab to the main part of the strip i slept in a clean safe bed for the night. It is most definitely not the area for solo female to be walking at night (or even in the day judging by some of the looks i got when i went to the shop - if people aren't used to cities they might get a little freaked) but the bus stops right outside and reception will call you a cab so you don't have to go anywhere alone.

They also offer tours and give info on free/cheap things to do in Vegas which i thought was a really nice touch for those arriving who don't have much planned.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

The staff there is very friendly. The bedrooms as well as the bathrooms are large and clean! The drawback of this hostel is of course its location....quite a distance away from the strip!! But there is a bus stop right outside...3$ for one direction (7$ for a day pass).
I didn't have breakfast there...but i saw it, it only involved the most important things like toast..butter..jam..coffee with milk powder...
All in all it's a nice place and for what you get it is worth spending 16$ for one night!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 15, 2010

To sum up my trip; I had the time of my life!

The staff here were awesome! The food was great, the scene was off the hook and my friends and I enjoyed every second of being there!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 25, 2010

This Hostel is the worst thing ever that has happened in my traveling experience, and I am not exaggerating about this. I Just can’t understand how this hostel can still operate in Las Vegas under the guise for International friendship. I feel so sorry for those traveling from oversees, had booked rooms a few months ahead, arrived in the airport, took a taxi, and arrived to this hostel only to find how ripped off they were, can’t get a refund and don’t have anywhere else to go.
We were a group of four international students from ASU traveling to Las Vegas for our Summer 2010 holiddays; two men, two female. We arrived at the hostel and first were initially impressed with their low price and security. Their rate was 19.00 dollars per person to occupy a “semi-private room” that has two beds. They had quite a few surveillance cameras around which made it look safe, different to 2 previous motels that we had visited. So although the front desk girl, her name Mikaela, was very unfriendly as she just wanted us to pay up quickly, we decided to bare with her rudeness and get our rooms to rest from our 5 hour travel.
So we booked and payed 2 rooms for four people. We were escorted to our rooms, and immediately…we were shocked with what they were offering us: The “semi-private rooms”. The room was like a morge room or hospital room in one of the developing countries. The room was small and dingy. The two beds were small and rigid, still having the plastic cover. To reach this room, we had to pass a room that was occupied by six other travelers who were sleeping on bunk beds. This “semi-private room” was connected to a bathroom. The bathroom had two doors: the door from outside for the six travelers and the door from the “semi-private room”. And now…. what is not so private about the “semi-private room” is that there is no lock for the door that connects the room with the bathroom… meaning anybody from outside can enter our room via the door that connects it to the bathroom. So it’s funny how they gave us a key for the door of the room, when it is basically accessible for anybody to enter through the bathroom. And so you can understand how two of our female friends would feel uncomfortable especially when the tenants occupying the bunk beds who have access the bathroom were men.
We immediately asked for a refund, which the unfriendly front desk girl, arrogantly refused. She was basically telling us, “too late, you already paid, your going to have to stay in the room whether you like it or not.” This front desk lady took the advantage of me forgetting to ask to see the rooms before we checked in and she also didn’t offer to show the rooms to us. I was also under the impression that it would have been similar to a wonderful hostel that we had stayed in, The Hostelling International in San Diego. Hostelling International has bathrooms which you share with other tenants, however, it still maintains the privacy and security of the “Semi-private rooms”.
We left the hostel to motel Ecolounge, two buildings away from the this hostel. Now the Ecolounge is so nice and clean. Its total rate per room is 60 dollars including tax. The rooms are spacious and has two queen beds. If you wanted to, the rooms can fit 4 people making it cheaper (15 dollars per person). and more comfortable than this awful Sin City hostel.
I just reported the Sin City Hostel to my Bank for a transaction dispute. I am not going to let them take our money (80 bucks) for nothing. Even without all the issue of the “semi-private room”, the bottom line is: nobody should be paying for something that they don’t like and did not use - a simple rationale that the managers of the Sin City Hostel can’t understand.

Ali

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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Address: 1208 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104-1313
Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
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Ranked #10 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Las Vegas
Price Range: $22 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
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