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    Hey

    Iam from austria and i want to go this year to defcon13. but i've a few questions.

    At first can anybody tell me a good and cheap Hotel or so next to the Defcon Area ?

    thx
    Neodym

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    The St. Tropez and the Amerisuites are both close and fairly cheap.

    http://www.sttropezlasvegas.com/

    http://www.amerisuites.com/hotels/li....php?code=AJLG

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    • #3
      Staying downtown is an affordable option (if you have a car)

      Originally posted by Neodym
      Hey
      Iam from austria and i want to go this year to defcon13. but i've a few questions.
      At first can anybody tell me a good and cheap Hotel or so next to the Defcon Area ?
      thx
      Neodym

      The rooms in the area of the conference are not particularly cheap. The cheap rooms in Las Vegas are either on the strip from Sunday - Thursday (room rates in Las Vegas go up steeply on weekends), or downtown. So, if you don’t have a car, you will want to stay at either the Alexis Park, St. Tropez or the Amerisuites. Don’t forget that summer temperatures in Las Vegas can exceed 112 degrees, so don’t expect to walk for any distance—not comfortable or recommended.
      http://weather.yahoo.com/climo/USNV0049_f.html

      Downtown is not as flashy as the strip, but is still hip. If you stay downtown you will need a car because downtown is probably 7 or 10 miles from the conference. You can rent a car in the United States if you are licensed to drive in your home country, are over 25 and have a major credit card. You can rent a car in Las Vegas for as little as $12-$15 a day. Las Vegas is an easy town to drive in, but the parking around the Alexis Park is difficult--expect to park at the Hard Rock and walk a few blocks.

      I like staying downtown because you can usually find a very nice room in the casino district (on Fremont) for around $50 on weekends and closer to $35 during the week. If you do stay downtown, I don’t recommend any of the following for a new visitor: The Western, The Gold Spike (one of my personal favorites) or The El Cortez. I’d suggest something like The Las Vegas Club, The Plaza, The Fremont, The Horseshoe or Lady Luck for cheap rooms.

      Having said all that, this year I will stay either at the Flamingo (my new favorite) or Alexis Park.

      For a fair and accurate description of hotels in Las Vegas check http://cheapovegas.com. They only critique hotels with casinos, however, so you won’t find the Alexis Park, St. Tropez or Amerisuites in their lists.

      Lastly, you cannot beat the Alexis Park for the true DEFCON experience! Maybe you can find someone to share a room with at the Alexis Park? Check the ride/room sharing thread that appear closer to the conference.

      --bc

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      • #4
        thx for your help we'll hope to get there
        but one more question there are more people from europe ?
        or mostly from US ?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Neodym
          thx for your help we'll hope to get there
          but one more question there are more people from europe ?
          or mostly from US ?
          Well obviously, most are going to be from the US, simply because it's cheaper for us to get there than for y'all to come over. Still, there are a good number of Europeans who attend each year, including a large group from Germany and several staff members from the UK.
          the fresh princess of 1338

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Neodym
            thx for your help we'll hope to get there
            but one more question there are more people from europe ?
            or mostly from US ?
            I've met people from all over the world at DEFCON. However, many of the attendees are from California since Los Angeles is only 4 hours by car. Me, I'm not from California. Don't believe what you've been told! We Americans are a friendly lot. Come and see for yourself!

            --bc.

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            • #7
              We've made many European friends at Defcon but they never stay in touch!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Neodym
                Hey

                Iam from austria and i want to go this year to defcon13. but i've a few questions.

                At first can anybody tell me a good and cheap Hotel or so next to the Defcon Area ?

                thx
                Neodym
                If you just so happen to want to eat while you are in Vegas (though I think that most people just imbibe alcohol) I would recommend Freemont street for inexpensive steak/buffet/shrimp.
                Did Everquest teach you that?

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                • #9
                  From Switzerland and go to next defcon

                  Hi

                  I comming from Switzerland and whant to go to next defcon i there is some people who live next to where i live it will be cool to go there

                  see u

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                  • #10
                    I once went scuba diving in Thailand and the guy I partnered up with there lived a mile from me here in the States. You never know who you'll meet when traveling.

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                    • #11
                      Staying downtown

                      You don't have to have a car to stay downtown. Las Vegas has a bus line that goes from downtown to the corner nearest the con. It's not nearly as convenient as staying right next to the hotel, but you can't beat downtown+bus for cheap (some of the downtown hotels aren't even bad).

                      Since you're from Europe, you're probably less scared of public transit than most Americans.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zhym
                        You don't have to have a car to stay downtown. Las Vegas has a bus line that goes from downtown to the corner nearest the con. It's not nearly as convenient as staying right next to the hotel, but you can't beat downtown+bus for cheap (some of the downtown hotels aren't even bad).

                        Since you're from Europe, you're probably less scared of public transit than most Americans.
                        AFAIK, it doesn't run 24/7. Our parties do.
                        the fresh princess of 1338

                        What did I do to make you think I give a shit?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by octalpus
                          AFAIK, it doesn't run 24/7. Our parties do.

                          No problem wo do not go to bed..... we hope there is every day a Party

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