Hostels In Las Vegas
Las Vegas may be world renowned for it’s lavish, five-star hotels but not everyone and afford that. Budget travelers don't necessarily want to be hauled up alone in a pokey room in a hotel the size of a city block.
Some travelers, backpackers in particular, prefer the communal atmosphere of a hostel. They’re more social, often with a common room and scheduled activities, so those traveling solo will have a better opportunity to make friends. Afterall, Vegas is a lot more fun if you’re out and about with other people, not just sitting sad & lonely at a 1 cent slot machine for hours on end.
If you’re on a budget your wallet will thank you for picking a hostel over a hotel. You can get a dorm bed for as little as $11.50 per night. That’s less than the dreaded resort fee some hotels in town charge! Las Vegas has the highest average price per meal in the United States so staying in a hostel has the added advantage of access to a kitchen to prepare your own meals.
Here are some of the top hostels in Las Vegas:
Sin City Hostel Address: 1208 Las Vegas Blvd South
Situated a 20 minutes walk from Downtown Las Vegas and intercity bus station, the Sin City Hostel is often touted as the best hostel in Las Vegas. The have great amenities like a common room, kitchen and pool table and a load of freebies (free wifi, breakfast and parking). There’s a social atmosphere with pub crawls, VIP clubbing and limo rentals and tours to the Grand Canyon. The offer two, four and nine-bed dorms for between $12.00 and $16.50 per person. It’s a great option if you’re traveling with a large group and want to stay together. Don’t get confused by the address though, while Sin City Hostel is on Las Vegas Blvd, it’s nowhere near The Strip. You can catch The Deuce (the double-decker bus that runs between Downtown and The Strip) to the action in about 20-30 minutes.
The Tod Hostel Address: 1508 Las Vegas Blvd South
A touch closer to the action on The Strip and still on The Deuce route, The Tod Hostel is another great option for travelers on a budget. Six-bed dorms will cost you $15 per person. Las Vegas weather gets damn hot anytime between XX and XX, so if you’re visiting in Summer, you’re in luck. The Tod Hostel has air conditioning, a BBQ area and, most importantly, a pool!
Hostel Cat Address: 1236 Las Vegas Blvd South
Again located partway between Downtown and The Strip and on The Deuce route, Hostel Cat offers the cheapest beds in Las Vegas. It even featured in a scene in “The Hangover”. Facilities on offer include free wifi, free parking as well as BBQs, parties, pub crawls and tours outside of Vegas. Hostel Cat has six, eight and ten-bed dorms from $11.50 to $14.50 per person as well as single and double private rooms with en-suite from $12.50 to $20.00 per person.