If you stay in a cheap casino (e.g. Circus Circus) it costs the same as a hostel during the week and you get loads more for your money.
I had been in Las Vegas twice, and I had a fantastic time. Enjoyed everything Las Vegas had to offer. The casinos are state of art and wonderful. I do highly recommend Las Vegas to anyone craving a for wonderful vacation, though it was very hot the in summer. You will love this SIN CITY.
Marcos from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I was in Las Vegas two years with a group of 16 people. It was absolutely out of this world. Best night I had was in the New York New York casino in their piano bar and their Big Apple bar has a fantastic bar. If u go to Vegas do not miss it!
I was in Las Vegas in August '03. It had been very hot, we stayed the most time of the day at the pool. The nights are really bright (and very warm, even at 11pm!) It was a great time!
A German teenager
VIVA LAS VEGAS!!! Las Vegas rocks. We only slept at the hostel 5 hours daily, we were out on the Strip in the casinos, or at the titty bars or out hiking at the Grand Canyon. Hoover Dam rocks too! You either love or hate this town, and I LOVE IT!!
Las Vegas is located in the middle of the Nevada desert. It has a population of over 500,000 people and is most known for gambling, massive casino resorts (often with very distinguishable themes, like Caesars Palace), and live shows.
Las Vegas has a very colorful history. It was founded in 1905 and it remained a relatively small town until gambling was legalized in 1931 and in 1941 the first resort was opened in the soon-to-become Las Vegas Strip. The casino that is considered to be the first one in the Strip is the famous Flamingo, founded by Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel in 1946.
You will find a select of Las Vegas hostels both off-and on-strip, and the prices are reasonable. Dorm beds are fairly inexpensive and you should expect to pay a bit more for a single/double/twin room.
Las Vegas is served by Interstate 15, which is notoriously crowded during weekends when massive amounts of people start their crawl towards the Sin City. There is also a major airport and some bus and train operators that run regular service to the city.
As mentioned before, that primary thing that people come to do in Vegas is gambling. It will not be a problem to find a place to lose your money into slots (or win big), just take your pick. Most casinos also provide the gamblers with free drinks, just keep your eye open for the waiters while playing the slots.
It might also be worth it to catch a show. There is always something going on in Las Vegas and most of the shows are of very high quality, but may be a bit pricey.
Other than staying in hostels in Las Vegas, you can also save a little cash by eating at the casino buffets. Most major casinos feature large opulent buffets where you can eat all you want for a reasonable price.