A July 2003 trip
to Las Vegas by richryan76
Quote: A good hostel in Las Vegas.
I think it was a motel once - the dorms are large and not overfilled with bunks and there's a pool ouside.
The hostel will pay the cost of a taxi from the Greyhound station if you call in advance and ask for a pick-up. The taxi driver I spoke to insisted it was too close to make it worth getting into a taxi for. He was wrong, it's a fair few blocks away from the main part of Vegas and definitely not the friendliest part of town. I walked it every night without getting into trouble but weighed down with a rucksack I wished I'd forced the taxi driver to take me.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 3, 2003
USA Hostels Las Vegas
1322 Freemont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada
When you visit The Tropicana visit the promotions desk and ask for free membership. You'll get an electronic card that you put into the gaming machine every time you're feeding in coins.
The way their deal works is that if you accumulate 30 minutes of play you get a free t-shirt. For an hour you get two free tickets to the glitzy afternoon magic show. Make it to two hours and you get two free tickets to the excellent Follie Bergeres show in the evening. That's well over $100 of free tickets. In addition to that, you get a percentage of the money you put into the machine back and money towards their buffet.
Now the obvious thought is - "aren't I going to have to spend a fortune to sit on a machine for two hours?". Well, the card accumulates time as long as there is a coin in the machine. In theory you could put 5c in one of the one-arm bandits and sit there making conversation, drinking free drinks, and smoking for 120 minutes.
Ok, that's hard work. But the 5c machines are good fun and I sat there chatting to people, taking my time, and got all the free tickets for $10 investment!
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