Hostel Cat Las Vegas



Description's Review

Hostel Cat is like a microcosm of Las Vegas itself ... a little bit seedy, a little bit crazy, and a lot of fun.

The Location

Located at the downtown end of Las Vegas Boulevard, Hostel Cat is a long walk (around an hour) from the main bulk of the major hotels/casinos, however it is quite handily on the Deuce bus route that runs twenty-four hours, which goes to Fremont Street in one direction and to the top end of the strip in the other. It is a short walk from the iconic Stratosphere and just across the road from the famous Little White Chapel (should you require a drive-thru wedding at any point during your stay!). It has its own car park and is approximately a twenty-minute walk from the Greyhound terminal.

Rooms and Bathrooms

This hostel isn’t going to win any awards for luxury. Dorms have lockers and shelves for belongings but are a bit scruffy and sleep ten to a room. The beds are standard but fairly comfortable bunk beds with one bathroom (shower, sink, and toilet in the same room) in each dorm. Regardless of the time of day, whether 5 a.m. or 5 p.m., there always seems to be someone monopolising the bathroom and there is only one extra toilet (and no extra showers) located in the main hostel building -- it makes trying to shower and get ready a bit tricky.

As this is Las Vegas, be prepared to have people coming and going at all hours of the day and night (bring earplugs and eye mask!). Rooms have a single, noisy, old air conditioning unit that is right next to some bunks, so people understandably turn it off, leaving you with a pretty stuffy and sweaty sleeping space. Private rooms are also available and are priced at an especially reasonable rate on weekdays.

Common Spaces

Indoor common spaces are limited. There is a small kitchen with very little space to prepare meals and a fairly poor array of basic crockery such as cups and bowls, though plenty of shelving to store your food. There is a make-your-own pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., or you can pay for an egg-and-sausage breakfast later on if you are on “Vegas time.” There is a dining area with computers and vending machines, which leads on to a TV room containing a sofa, book exchange, sofa/bunk bed, and fridges! It’s compact and chaotic but it’s also a lot of fun and a good sociable environment. Wi-Fi only really works in the main building but staff are keen to get you to log off and meet people.

The outside space is huge with one large shaded table/benches, plus a couple of other tables out in the sun, but there could be a lot more in the way of seating to maximise the space. There is a barbecue which is used for hostel-cooked dinners some nights (filling, decent, and balanced meals at a reasonable cost); a stereo; and, oddly, sets of weights for the muscle-conscious.


The emphasis at Hostel Cat is on being sociable and having fun. There are nightly activities and trips to clubs (sometimes for free or at a low cost) and often sporadic outings during the day, too. Our visit involved a trip to a pool party at one of the big hotels -- the staff know how to get in for free and we just paid a very small fee for them to drive us there.

Staff seem to enjoy working at Hostel Cat and like to party as much as the guests! They are helpful in sharing tips for low-cost activities and can also arrange discounted trips to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam directly from the hostel. If you are traveling alone and looking to make new friends with which to enjoy Las Vegas, then Hostel Cat is an especially good option. If you are on a tight budget, it is also an unbeatable, cheap option (with none of the added resort fees of the hotels, either!).
by Laura T Staff Reviewer
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Dorms and garden
Common room
Shower and toilet


(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Hostel Cat Las Vegas" at 1236 South Las Vegas Boulevard.)


1236 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
36.155905, -115.149752 (accuracy not guaranteed)
(702) 380-6902
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79% Guest Reviews

Good marks mostly
I'd rate the staff very good and the hostel offers almost everything, but housekeeping is quite intrusive, coming in several times daily, slamming the doors when done inspecting ... looking in the rooms. Females who cannot get an upper bunk should consider all femme dorm ... I had trouble with a drunken male on the Bar Crawl nite at 5 in the morning ... scary. $3.50 early check in fee before 2pm, plus there's a CC fee, and $1 to 'rent' a towel.
Just awesome!
It's definitely the best accommodation for international travelers. It's not just cheap it's also so much fun. The hostel arranges different activities every night, so you have the opportunity to go gambling, to the strip in a limo or just to a bar with 25cent beers! Or if you dont want to go out you can just stay at the hostel playing beer pong. You will probably stay longer than you planned to!
Good facilities and convenient location.
I found the rooms to be decent considering they are shared for the most part. The rules are such that abuse of facilities is not tolerated so everything works all the time (at least during my 3 day visit). The kitchen has enough cookware that almost anyone can find what they need to cook meals. Although I had no desire to go bar hopping; the place arranges a casino hopping night once a week and when I visit again in June, will probably go on that this time. There is a discount available at one supermarket that is reachable by bus in only about 5 minutes from the bus stop. If a person wishes to gamble, there is a large casino reachable on foot in about 15 or 20 minutes. If you fall in "love" you can walk across the street and get married and then get your "true Love" tattooed next door to the hostel. All in all the place is pleasant and conveniently located. Had a good time while staying on the cheap and will return for the same reason.
(USA/Living in Philippines)
Best accommodations available for international travelers
The courtyard was a friendly and CLEAN environment, ALL staff and Management were helpful and informative. I didn't participate in any of the nightly activities, however passing through i saw wonderful things, people from all over the world from many different nationalities talking and partying together with nothing but smiles. it is quite evident that Hostel Cat takes pride in ensuring that the integrity of the hostel is not affected in a negative way. I would not consider staying anywhere else in Los Vegas and I would suggest staying there to anyone above the age of 21.
Cheap Price, Awesome Service, Super Friendly Staff
I stayed here for 3 days during my Spring Break and I had an amazing time. It was the cheapest hostel that I ever stayed at so my expectations were low but it was awesome. The rooms are cleaned everyday and the bathrooms are cleaned every day too. They have a great common area and also a big courtyard and WIFI in both! They have free pancakes in the morning and the staff was super friendly and helpful. There was a tall guy named Dan with crazy hair that told me all about where to go on the Strip and on Fremont Street. He even told me which casinos give free money when you sign up for their cards. I couldn't do his tour because it was on a day that I wasn't there but he told me all of the info anyway. He even speaks Mandarin! Have fun in China Dan! I recommend taking their limo to the club on Saturday night. The limo was cool and we got into the club without having to wait in line. It's only like $20 or $25 but that includes open bar at the hostel for an hour so it's worth it, for sure!

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