7 Most Popular Hostels & Low-Cost Hotels in Las Vegas
Staying in a hostel is a great alternative to a regular hotel when you are travelling on a shoestring budget or just wanting to scrimp a little so that you will have more available funds for other enjoyable activities in your trip. You will be spending more time outside your lodging anyway, if you intend to get the most out of visiting new places. This is particularly true if you are visiting Las Vegas where there are a lot of things to do and places to see 24/7, whether you want to gamble or not.
So if you are planning to go to Las Vegas especially with a group of friends or loved ones or actually even by yourself, and you wanted to economize through modest yet safe and comfortable accommodations, then consider these hostels on our list. Take note though that the rates we reflected here are the published rates on their websites. There are several online travel agencies that can help you book for lower rates.
1. Las Vegas Hostel
One of the few hostels in the city with a swimming pool, Las Vegas Hostel can make your stay more pleasurable in the midst of the Nevada heat. Located just 1.2 Km from the city center, they can arrange day tours and other activities for you upon request.
They have several types of rooms to suit your budget or preference. There is a Private King Standard room starting at $35 a night, which is suitable for couples or if you simply wanted more space for yourself. They also have Private Double with two single beds starting at $50 a night, and they have three dormitory-type bedrooms – Shared 4-Bed, Shared 6-Bed, and Shared 8-Bed – at varying rates, which allows you to share rooms with both the same or opposite genders. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and have their own toilet and bath. They also come with a complimentary breakfast for each guest. There are various sizes of lockers that include backpack-sized ones for your personal stuff. Other amenities include property-wide Wi-Fi, an audio-visual room, 24-hour front desk service, coin-operated laundry facilities, and bike rentals.
Address: 1322 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States
Telephone: (702) 385-1150
2. Hostel Cat
If you are looking for a college-dorm party atmosphere, then this is the hostel for you. It is popular to college students and the exuberant younger generation, not only for their low-priced accommodations, but also for their nightly college-type party activities with cheap beers, karaoke, drinking games, flip-cup tournaments, and a chance to meet fellow holiday-makers. They also touted the fact that the hit movie “The Hangover” was filmed in their premises and they are in close proximity to the famous Las Vegas Strip.
Their Private Rooms start at $28.99/night on weekdays and their 2-Persons Private room at $32.99. Then they have the 10-Bed Mixed Dorm, which starts at $12.99/night per person, and a 6-Bed Mixed Dorm for as low as $15.99/night per person. They also have 6-Bed Dorm rooms exclusively for females with rate starting at $17.99/night per person. The prices include an all-you-can-make pancake breakfast. Other amenities are Wi-Fi, a movie room, a yoga/exercise area and basketball court, laundry facility, luggage storage, and parking area.
Address: 1236 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States
Telephone: (702) 380-6902
3. Sin City Hostel
Conveniently located between the well-known Las Vegas Strip and Las Vegas Fremont Street, you can start exploring for what you came for in the first place in a matter of minutes from the Sin City Hostel. Also nearby is the up-and-coming Las Vegas Arts District where you can also find great restaurants and bars interspersed with art galleries featuring works that reflect the local lifestyle and culture of Las Vegas.
Room rates starts at $15.26/night (tax inclusive) for 9-Bed Dorm rooms and $19.78/night (tax inclusive) per person for the 6-Bed Mixed Dorm. They also have 6-Bed Dorm rooms exclusively for females starting at $18.08/night (tax inclusive) per person. The rates vary though whenever there are special events in Las Vegas such as Christmas, New Year, special concerts, conferences and big boxing matches. You get a free continental breakfast in your accommodation. Other amenities are free Wi-Fi in rooms and common areas, free use of Xbox and pool table, free iced tea, coffee and tea, coin-operated laundry facility, luggage storage service, and parking space.
Address: 1208 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States
Telephone: (702) 868-0222
4. AAE Days Inn at Wild West Casino
AAE Days Inn at Wild West Casino ranks pretty high in various online reviews of ‘Best Hostels in Las Vegas’, although it’s technically not a hostel in the strict sense of the word. It is located right behind New York New York Grand Casino and just a few minutes walk away from the Las Vegas Strip so this place can be considered apt for families especially for those travelling with kids and the elderly.
Although they don't have shared-dorm type rooms that are typical for hostels, their rates for Private Rooms and Twin-Sharing Rooms are very affordable through various online booking agents. There are rooms with 2 double beds though that can comfortably accommodate 4 people, from the same group or family, of course. The upside is that you will not be sharing a bedroom with perfect strangers.
Besides the spacious outdoors pool where you can cool off from the Las Vegas heat, the place has all the standard amenities for a comfortable stay such as plush beds, linens and towels, Wi-Fi access, parking, luggage storage, etc. Breakfast is not inclusive in the room rates though but you can purchase from an in-house restaurant that is open 24/7.
Address: 3330 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States
Telephone: (702) 740-0000
5. Hotel Shalimar Las Vegas
The Shalimar Hotel Las Vegas is a low-rise hotel that offers low-cost yet comfortable and safe lodgings for families on holiday, as well as business travellers. They also have very affordable accommodation packages for backpackers. It is located at Las Vegas Boulevard South and close to Las Vegas Premium Outlets and Fremont Downtown as well as The Las Vegas Convention Center and the Stratosphere Tower and Casino that is known for its soaring observation tower (shown in the picture above).
It is also a popular place for couples who wanted to tie the knot as the hotel has its own Wedding Chapel and Banquet room. There is also an outdoor swimming pool for the guests to enjoy. Other standard amenities are in-room Wi-Fi and cable-TV service, in-room safe, coin-operated guest laundry room, and a copy, print & fax service. There is also a bakery and a coffee shop as well as a bar & grill inside the hotel. Pets are also allowed in the premises subject to certain fees and weight-limit policy.
Address: 1401 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States
Telephone: (702) 388-0301
6. AAE Las Vegas Palace Station Hotel & Casino
Again, this one on the list is technically not a hostel. It cannot even be classified as a motel as this is a regular hotel that qualifies as a skyscraper. However, they offer not only low-cost accommodation but also cheap in-house buffets. There is even an on-site Starbucks Coffee Shop if you are in the mood for a relaxing nightcap. The hotel is located less than 5 kilometers away from the city center but various modes of transportation can be arranged for you, including free hotel shuttle services, should you decide to explore the Strip or any other places downtown. The in-house casino operates 24/7.
AAE Las Vegas Palace Station Hotel & Casino has two swimming pools and a jacuzzi that are open all year round plus a well-equipped gym and spa. They also have golf packages and health spa treatments that you can avail for reasonable rates. All standard and deluxe rooms are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi and wired Internet access, cable TV and other implements for a convenient stay. The hotel also offers accommodation packages for backpackers and other budget travellers. They also provide a free airport shuttle service from 7am to 11pm local time.
Address: 2411 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States
Telephone: (702) 367-2411
7. Bridger Inn Hotel
The Bridger Inn Hotel is conveniently located in the corner of S. Main St. and Bridger Ave. and only about half a block away from the Greyhound Bus Station. Being in the heart of downtown Las Vegas – which is currently undergoing some major development with more new retail shops, restaurants, casinos and nightclubs sprouting in the area—this place also brings you closer to the world famous Fremont Street Experience where you can be a part of its dynamic nightly retail and entertainment events under a canopy of 12.5 million lights.
The hotel offers the standard modern comfort in their fully air-conditioned single or double-occupancy rooms at very reasonable rates. The public transportation center of the city is just about two blocks from this place wherein you can get day pass tickets for only $7, which can give you 24-hour convenient accessibility to the entire Las Vegas Strip.
Address: 301 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States
Telephone: (702) 385-5560
When staying in these places, may we suggest giving your trip a healthy dose of cultural experience? There are some great tourist spots downtown that you can visit such as The Smith Center for performing Arts, the Mob Museum and the Neon Museum. Most of these hotels can also arrange a trip for you to popular and breath-taking USA scenic spots nearby such as The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Zion Park. These affordable accommodations will surely help you get the best out of your Vegas trip.
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