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Denver, the largest city in Colorado, was founded just before the Civil War and has grown steadily ever since. Today, Denver is a green city with many parks, including the large City Park. There are many interesting sights to visit, like the Colorado Convention Center, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and the Denver Art Museum. The city has many places for going out -- bars, restaurants, clubs, and pubs. There are many places where you can eat delicious Mexican food; you should also try the Denver sandwich.
Denver also has many festivals, including the Lowrider show, Cinco de Mayo, Dia De Los Muertos, and El Grito de la Independencia. Visit the National Western Stock Show, which is one of the largest in the country. There are a few hostels in Denver that are not too far from the stock show.
Denver is also a great sport center; the city has professional teams in all major American sports -- the Denver Broncos are one of the most successful teams in the NFL. You should be aware when you book your hostel in Denver that football games draw also many visiting guests. That increases the prices and it could be quite hard to find a hostel in Denver on such dates.
Denver has one of the biggest airports in the country, making the city easily reachable from anywhere in the country by plane. Public transportation, however, is not so great and you may not be able to get to your Denver hostel very easily. Be sure to check for directions before booking. There are several hostels in Denver and, as they are spread in all parts of the city, you should not have problems finding a place in a convenient neighborhood.
Denver is a nice city, which combines modern architecture and typical American traditions like rodeo and sports with delicious Mexican food.
Written by local enthusiast for Denver hostels George Traveller
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A hostel in Denver costs on average $40 for a dorm. A hostel in Denver with private rooms costs on average $95.
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Best to have your own wheels if you visit here, but it has a decent metro transit (bus and light rail) system. I think Denver is nice myself and you can find just about any food you like here. Rents are high though, and so are real estate prices. This is not the place to live on the cheap. You should avoid Denver if you want to live on a shoestring budget but as a visitor you can pull it off I'm sure.
Denver is full of the biggest, rudest, most unfriendly, arrogant idiots I have ever met and I can't wait to get out of this town soon!
I visited Denver twelve years ago, and again two weeks ago. The city still left me with the same impression both times. It is boring, with not much to do unless you love winter activities, and it is in the middle of nowhere really. Relatively, it sucks. And it's not really so safe. People should not walk around Denver alone.
Denver is the land of mediocrity, filled with dorks, poor customer service, and the worst drivers! Trying to get a good burger? The lettuce here is more white than green! There is no sense of customer service anywhere! Even the ATMs are slow!!!
Something stinks in this city, and I can put my finger right on it. I've lived in a lot of places and have traveled around quite a bit. The people here are what ruined Denver for me -- if you read anything about Denver on the internet, you'll no doubt see something along the lines of, "The people here suck; they are rude, self-absorbed, and unfriendly." I came to Denver an unbiased, friendly, late twenties guy who has never had a problem meeting people or making friends. Long story short, I've been here three years and can't wait to leave.
Of course, there are always exceptions but you'll find that most people in Denver keep to themselves and are somewhat suspicious of "outsiders." It's like a closed-door mentality and it's not easy to fit in. The winters are brutal and can get numbingly cold. It is for avid skiers only.
I don't own a car. Denver sucks.
Denver is a racist city. This is coming from a person who is from Chicago. I lived in Denver for a few years and it's not a place to live or raise a family.
It's certainly not a horrible place, but Denver is relatively boring unless you're an outdoorist who likes hiking, biking, or skiing. Perhaps the biggest deal breaker for me is that culture and diversity are seriously lacking here. In fact, most places I go, I am the only person of color in the room usually! That gets old after awhile. I'm packing my bags and leaving early next year and I won't be looking back either.
This city reminds me of a giant miniature golf course. It tries to to be everything it cannot with a socially inept culture of transplants. It's the little city that couldn't.
Ih8t cow punchers
Denver sucks so bad. I am a native and only lived here for three years and Denver sucks!
There's too many suburbs and too many cops for each one -- it's a great city to get a traffic ticket. Furthermore, the people are getting dryer socially everyday. Job growth is pitiful and many companies are leaving the state. I should be next to the leave the state. Moving to another town in Colorado would be worse. Due to the economy, Denver seems like it's tilting back to having the cow town reputation it shed many years ago and it's unfortunate. And now the haves and have-nots are widening everyday here. The Texans moving here everyday is another story.
I've lived here all of my life and I should've left years and years ago. Most people who hate Denver are right about the people. No wonder I was bullied in high school. Now that I'm older, I'm dealing with self-serving, unfriendly snobs everywhere. As long as I've lived here, I've always had trouble making friends. It seems if you don't fit in you're out of luck.
Denver sucks -- the people are rude, selfish, Stepford people, lazy, spiteful, non-helpful jerks. There's nothing to do here -- culture zero. It's the land of the chain restaurants. Even worse are the creeps that live in Douglas County. It's hell on earth except for shallow, empty, selfish takers who love to ski. East coast natives will want to put a gun to their heads living here.
I hate Denver and can't wait to leave -- boring city, no nightlife, weird, socially retarded people, nothing to do! I am an outgoing, friendly person and I hate this city!
Denver is amazing! there is so much to do here if you try and look. It is no New York or L.A. so if you are looking for the really big city it's not here. The night life is great downtown, you can walk to all the bars. Everyone from Colorado is really friendly, it is a really clean city and if you know how to get around you can avoid all traffic, which is only in the morning or evening. I love it and am going to move here! Also the skiing is amazing and the mountains aren't in the city you have to drive to them so if you drive on the weekend there is a good chance you will hit traffic -- leave early or late to avoid it.
The people in Denver are rude, self absorbed snobs! However, I have noticed that the Denver natives are actually very friendly and polite. Upon further research, I found that the majority of the rude and snobby people are actually from other places.
Denver really sucks! I cant wait to get out of here!
Denver is fabulous if you enjoy a steep unemployment rate, relentless traffic congestion, cowtown ways, low paying jobs, outrageous housing prices, bland people, very racially divided attitudes/neighborhoods, and Anglo-dominated culture (no culture!).
Denver is my favorite city in the world. It's laid back. No matter where you are, nature is near. There are endless choices of great restaurants if you're willing to look for them. The microbreweries are phenomenal. People are friendly, but mind their own business. It's incredibly easy to navigate. Housing is affordable It's growing, so there should be jobs there for you. There are great education opportunities, amazing weather, a plethora of cultural activities and sights. You should definitely visit, have an open mind and enjoy yourself!
Denver is a large city with lots to do. But you're not going to ski here. You have to drive to the mountains to do that. There too many people there already.
I love the Denver area. There is such a variety of nature within a short distance. They have more than three hundred days of sun each year, and not much rain or snow. It's a great place for those who want to live more "green" and spiritual.
Denver was nice thirty years ago, but I recently visited and was disgusted by the way they have massacred the country side with cookie-cutter condos to accommodate all of the transplants from California who have brought their own way of doing things. My parents and brother have moved back out there (from greater Boston). The people are very different from the traditional values I am used to. It's too bad. I liked it there before all of California moved there and ruined it for all the locals and others from other areas of the country looking for a better life and to escape exactly what Colorado has become.
Denver is pretty awful relatively speaking. It's a cow town, the clubs stink, the traffic is horrible, the beer is incredibly expensive. If you are looking for any resemblance to culture, it sucks!
My visits to Denver have been wonderful and the people extremely inviting.
hoping to move to denver
I also moved here from Chicago. It is boring! I agree, the food sucks -- everything is chain restaurants, no authentic cooking. People are boring, and so homogeneous. I think the mountains are beautiful, but after you get over that initial awe, there isn't much left to do.
If you can't find something fun to do in Denver you aren't trying. Whether clubs, art galleries/museums, or nature is your thing there is plenty to do. Getting around in Denver is easy -- there's no subway but Denver has one of the best public transport systems in the country. Of course going to ski can be crowded, but what do you expect when five of the top ten ski areas in the U.S. are all in the same area? There is good food, you just have to drive outside of downtown a little to get some of it.
Denver's a great city. It is pointedly not Chicago, New York, or San Francisco, but it has its own charm. Having lived in many world-class cities, Denver still ranks high in my book. Public transportation is a problem, but it's improving. The arts and dining scene hold their own, and the outdoors scene is terrific. My only problem with Denver is that it lacks an ocean (or any good body of water!).
If you hate Denver, you haven't really explored Denver! Explore some of the really great neighborhoods and scenes out there. Traffic is everywhere -- deal with it or move to Montana. It is what it is. Denver was great when I lived there and is still great whenever I visit.
Denver is one of the coolest cities I've ever lived in, although I haven't lived in many other large cities. What's awesome about it though, is its proximity to so many beautiful pristine places. There is so much to do right close to Denver -- they have some of the best mountain and road biking, skiing of course, awesome rivers for rafting and kayaking, and a bazillion trails to explore.
I moved here from Chicago -- God, it's boring here. The food is even worse. I agree about ski traffic -- I think I might be here for a short time and move elsewhere.
I currently live in Denver and moved from the West Coast. Denver does suck -- not much to do. You really can't ski because you need to sit in hours of traffic on I-70 and most people are extremely passive aggressive to a point of being scary. Denver is like one large social clique. It's like that little town from Deliverance, but with taller buildings.
Denver sucks, I've never found so little to do out here.
I love Denver so much. I visited my first time this summer with my uncle. There is so much to see and do! I would recommend at least seeing Rock Ridge Trail or Pike's Peak. The Garden of the Gods was a nice park. Casa Bonita is a fun place to eat. Bring the kids! Really there was nothing I didn't like. I'm going again and staying for a month -- can't hardly wait!
I loved Denver, it was so exciting. Everything we did was fun. I recommend goind to the Lobo Bar, it's right next to where they are shooting the Real World Denver. The people were always nice to me, and I met so many cool people that were willing to help me find my way around.
Denver sucks. I would never recommend coming to this city. The people are rude, the streets stink, and it is flat out disgusting!
Hugh G. Rection
I had a great time. Being disabled, three days was all my feet could take. A healthy person can see a lot within walking distance if you lodge centrally. No hills so walking is easy. Maps from airport, library, and bus station weren't complete enough to figure out where I was and where things were. The best map I received was from the Hostel of the Rockies, which showed me where I was and where the closest sites were which was all within walking distace. I know my way around that part of town pretty well now. I recommend at least a week to enjoy everything comfortably and some sort of transportation if you want to see the train musium or Buffalo Bill museum. I'm sure there's even more. It's all good. I spent all day in the Colorado History Museum. I want to return some time in the future to explore the rest.
Denver is a growing city. Progression with almost everything can be seen. It's a safe place compared to other large U.S. cities. The vibe is right in the middle, nothing extreme on either side. Some really cool stuff to find here but you have to look.
What a cool city! I loved it! I can't wait to go back but this time I'll book hotel reservations first, because that helps a lot, especially if you drive there and get there at night.
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