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Old 02-02-2008, 11:45 PM
 
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Hello,
I'm a Canadian looking to fly to Denver for the National Convention in August, and I'm trying to find cheap hotels or hostels in the area. I've been looking online, but it's hard to tell from a website whether it's a good place or not. I'm preferably looking to stay downtown, near the convention center if possible.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

-K
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Why not find a couple of places first, like using a hostel directory, or a lodging directory, and then ask the forum about those particular neighborhoods? My gut feeling is there are only a couple of places to avoid. Also, maybe live a little farther out (a little cheaper) but right next to a convenient public transit line (bus or train).
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Do it now!
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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I could only find three hostels when searching online: the Denver Youth International Hostel, Hostel of the Rockies and Melbourne International Hostel and Hotel.

I was also looking at a few Holiday Inn's, seeing as I'm sure my friend and I can just share a room, but they're quite a bit more expensive.

How is transit in Denver? It would be better to stay someplace outside of downtown for cheaper if transit to downtown and the convention center is good.
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Transit to downtown is fine. Make your reservation NOW! Get off City-Data and do it! My boss' daughter is getting married that w/e, and she is finding the motels IN BOULDER (25 miles away) are filling up and not offering special deals, etc.
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: on an island
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Mass transit is okay for the city (useless for getting up to the mountains).
I wonder if you might find something in either Craigslist, Couchsurfing or Westword?
Others might have different ideas, but I tend to think that you should stay close to downtown.
The hostels are probably sketchy, but relatively okay.
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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.... Make your reservation NOW!...
I'm sure the hookers and hucksters have already cherry picked the best hotels.
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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I'm sure the hookers and hucksters have already cherry picked the best hotels.
What is a huckster?
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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I am a volunteer for the DNC, and hope to shake the hand of our next President. You can e-mail the DNC volunteers group directly at info@denverconvention2008.com and ask questions. The DNC staff has a list of places and those willing to share rooms in their homes to delegates for the DNC. Their main web site is The 2008 Democratic National Convention . Best of luck to you and hope you enjoy Denver!
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Denver
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www.hostelworld.com

Also, check out the craigs list for denver. might be able to find some temp housing.
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