Featured Hostels in New Orleans

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The Quisby
The Quisby
2.0 out of 5.0 1225 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
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4.6/5 (344 reviews)

Great location right by the trolley. Staff was just the right amount of friendly. Bartenders make a mean mocktail.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021
Located in Central City, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Magazine Street and National World War II Museum. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Julia ...
Auberge Nouvelle Orleans Hostel
Auberge Nouvelle Orleans Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 1628 Carondelet/Robert C. Blakes Sr. Dr, New Orleans, LA
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4.5/5 (155 reviews)

Staff was friendly. The hostel was clean and felt safe for a solo female traveler. Location was good for someone who wanted to walk around, but didn't want to be in the French Quarter. Building was older, fairly typical for NOLA, and a little cold on a chilly night. Mattress was thin. I was worried ...

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020
Located in Central City, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National World War II Museum, Lafayette Cemetery, and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Bourbon ...
Madame Isabelle's House In New Orleans
Madame Isabelle's House In New Orleans
2.0 out of 5.0 1021 Kerlerec St, New Orleans, LA
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5.0/5 (1 reviews)

Refreshing and relaxing

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021
Located in Faubourg Marigny, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Bourbon Street, Royal Street, and Frenchmen Street. Jackson Square and Decatur Street ...
HI New Orleans - Hostel
HI New Orleans - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 1028 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
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4.7/5 (67 reviews)

The staff was very nice, I lucked out that I was alone for both days I stayed. Very clean, and nice quiet location quick walk to bourbon street.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020
Located in Central Business District, this eco-friendly hostel is steps from Joy Theater, Canal Street, and Saenger Theatre. Bourbon Street and Royal Street ...
India House Backpackers Hostel
India House Backpackers Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 124 S Lopez St, New Orleans, LA
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4.7/5 (18 reviews)

It was great

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020
Located in Mid-City District, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of City Park, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and Jackson Square. Cafe Du Monde and French Market are ...
IHSP French Quarter Hostel
IHSP French Quarter Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 914 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA
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3.7/5 (11 reviews)

the good news: most of the staff is very friendly and helpful, good location, price is good if you book at the right time deducting 20% in rating for room door not locking properly which should never happen. This is a safety concern and should be addressed immediately. Also, the breakfast needs to ...

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020
Located in French Quarter, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Louis Armstrong Park and Bourbon Street. Royal Street and Jackson Square are also within ...
City House Hostel New Orleans
City House Hostel New Orleans
2.0 out of 5.0 129 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, LA
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4.3/5 (143 reviews)

This is a great place. Atmosphere is eclectic. Staff members are friendly and helpful. I recommend this property. My stay was comfortable. The only thing that I would suggest is that the they turn the air conditioning cooler it was a bit warm other than that I was very happy with this hostel.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019
Located in French Quarter, this hostel is steps from Saenger Theatre and Canal Street. Bourbon Street and Royal Street are also within 10 minutes. New Orleans ...
Site 61 Hostel New Orleans
Site 61 Hostel New Orleans
2.0 out of 5.0 3701 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA
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4.8/5 (4 reviews)

I love this hostel! With a southern home vibe, Site 61 is surprisingly clean and spacious. The building retains an antebellum feel but because it's recently renovated so you still get the modern comfort. My favorite part about this hostel is that the hallway has eight private bathrooms, so you have ...

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2016
Located in Mid-City District, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Xavier University of New Orleans, City Park, and Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Canal Street and ...

Alternative Accommodations – Hostels

 

Best Hostels in New Orleans

 

Travel is all about experiences, whether you’re trekking across the world or just miles away from home. And while you may think of backpacking students when cheap hostels come to mind, modern-day hostels appeal to a much more diverse group of people. Hostels are traditionally beloved as a great way to meet fellow travelers and as a more affordable option to hotels. They’re the perfect place to rest for the night and then get up and go on your next day of exploring New Orleans and beyond.

 

What is the difference between a hostel and a hotel?

 

It’s customary for hostels to contain multiple bunk beds in a dorm-style room to be shared with friends (or strangers). So, can couples stay in hostels? The short answer is yes. Some of the best hostels in the world (and maybe even in New Orleans) are private room hostels that feature larger beds and more privacy. There are even bookable accommodations that offer family hostel rooms that provide even more space. Hostels are more commonly found internationally, but USA hostels are beginning to pop up around the country.

If secluded quarters and quiet accommodations are a priority to you during your travels, there are boutique and luxury hostels that offer upgraded private rooms, elevated décor, and higher end amenities. It’s possible to get the affordability and energy of a hostel with some elements of privacy that you’d usually only find by staying in a hotel.

 

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Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans

Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
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    Royal Sonesta New Orleans

    Royal Sonesta New Orleans

    300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
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      4.3 out of 5 (2019 reviews)