Sunday, 18 Nov 2018

The best hostels in New Orleans

How to Find the Best Hostels in New Orleans for your Trip

Hostels in New Orleans are highly rated, centrally located, and affordable; so you won’t have a hard time finding one that’s right for you. There are perfect hostels for everyone from solo travellers to couples to the party animals. In true New Orleans fashion, the hostels are colourful, welcoming, and jazzy; they even have social events to bring you and your hostelmates together. If you’re looking for a truly authentic experience in New Orleans, look for a hostel in a 19th century home for a rustic, homey vibe.

Here is our list of the best hostels in New Orleans:

Jump straight to:

  1. Best hostels in New Orleans for solo travellers
  2. Best hostels in New Orleans for couples
  3. Best party hostels in New Orleans
  4. Best hostels in New Orleans with private rooms
  5. Best hostels in downtown New Orleans
  6. Best of the rest hostels in New Orleans

Best Hostels in New Orleans for Solo Travellers

India House Backpackers Hostel

 

best hostels new orleans - India House Backpackers Hostel

India House Backpackers Hostel has a laid-back, fun atmosphere that is perfect for solo travellers to either enjoy some alone time or make new friends. It’s the closest hostel to events such as Jazz Fest and Voodoo Fest, and there are numerous bars, restaurants, and jazz clubs within walking distance. The largest Mardi Gras parade, Endymion, also passes right in front of the hostel on Canal Street! Solo travellers will appreciate the swimming pool, huge outdoor deck, and live music stage; and they won’t want to miss the nightly pub crawls, pool parties, games, movie nights, and outings with hostel staff and fellow travellers.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Towels
  • Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • 24 Hour Reception

? Address: 124 South Lopez St

? Neighbourhood: Mid-City

? Nearest Station: Canal + Lopez

Book into India House Backpackers Hostel

Best Hostels in New Orleans for Couples

Madame Isabelle’s House

best hostels in New Orleans - Madame Isabelle’s House

Madame Isabelle’s House has a long history in New Orleans. It was built in 1831, and Madame Isabelle’s family moved there in 1900. It was expanded and decorated by her family before being bequeathed to Madame Isabelle, who continued to renovate the classic old New Orleans house until 2002 when her and her husband left the city. The house’s unique past has created a hostel with an authentic New Orleans vibe that couples will absolutely love. As though the southern charm wasn’t enough, Madame Isabelle’s House also has cute courtyard garden, deck, and relaxing hot tub.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Breakfast
  • Towels
  • WiFi
  • Hot Tub

?Address: 1021 Kerlerec St

? Neighbourhood: Marigny

? Nearest Station: N. Rampart at Esplanade

Book into Madame Isabelle’s House

IHSP French Quarter House

 

best hostels in New Orleans - IHSP French Quarter House

Couples will love the IHSP French Quarter House for its proximity to the jazz venues on Frenchman Street and the bars and restaurants on Bourbon Street. It’s also close to many main attractions, and has a stunning courtyard ideal for relaxing and mingling with other travellers. If you’re  a couple looking for a quieter hostel with authentic southern charm then IHSP French Quarter House is for you.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Breakfast
  • Towels
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Reception

? Address: 914 N. Rampart

? Neighbourhood: French Quarter

? Nearest Station: N. Rampart + St. Ann

Book into IHSP French Quarter House

Best Party Hostels in New Orleans

Auberge NOLA Hostel

best hostels in New Orleans - Auberge NOLA Hostel

Auberge NOLA Hostel is the perfect place for the party animals to call home while in New Orleans. It has free parties and nightly social events that bring people together from all around the world. There’s also several indoor lounge spaces,  free breakfast, and a cinema room that you’ll love to take advantage of when you aren’t experiencing the massive selection of unique events and nightlife in the area.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Breakfast
  • Towels
  • Luggage Storage
  • PlayStation

? Address: 1628 Carondelet Street

?  Neighbourhood: Faubourg Lafayette

? Nearest Station: St Charles + Euterpe

Book into Auberge NOLA Hostel

Nola Jazz House

best hostels in New Orleans - Nola Jazz House

Nola Jazz House is all about creating a social atmosphere for it’s guests, and the staff are a huge part of that! It’s in the perfect spot to experience New Orleans’ exquisite food scene, iconic live music, and unique culture. You’ll be a mere ten minutes from Bourbon Street’s famous nightlife, and in the morning you can take a recovery stroll around the nearby City Park.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Breakfast
  • Air Conditioning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Board Games

? Address: 3414 Canal St, Downtown

? Neighbourhood: Mid-City

? Nearest Station: Canal + Clark

Book into Nola Jazz House

Best Hostels in New Orleans with Private Rooms

Garden District House

best hostels in New Orleans - Garden District House

If you’re a traveller looking for a private room, Garden District house has got you covered. There’s a variety of private rooms with varying numbers of beds, which is perfect for everyone from solo travellers to large groups of friends. Once you’ve settled into your private room and are ready to explore, there are a number of attractions and restaurant/bar options nearby.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Breakfast
  • Air Conditioning
  • Games Room
  • Late Check-Out

? Address: 1660 Annunciation Street

? Neighbourhood: Lower Garden District

? Nearest Station: Felicity + Annunciation (Bus)

Book into Garden District House

Atlas House

best hostels in New Orleans - Atlas House

Atlas House has private rooms for various different group sizes, many are even have ensuites! It’s perfect for a group of travellers who would like to have their own space and save some money while still being close to places like Bourbon Street and the convention centre. Head out on the town on your own or enjoy the game nights, music nights, pub crawls, and free dinner nights that Atlas House arranges.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Breakfast
  • Luggage Storage
  • Games Room

? Address: 1354 Magazine Street, Greyhound Amtrack Station

?  Neighbourhood: Lower Garden District

?  Nearest Station: St Charles + Melpomene

Book into Atlas House

Best Hostels in Downtown New Orleans

City House Hostel New Orleans

best hostels New Orleans - City House Hostel New Orleans

City House Hostel New Orleans is centrally located between the French Quarter and the Central Business District. It’s the perfect spot to experience New Orleans’ famous music and food scene, the charismatic streets of old New Orleans, and the many museums.

Hostel highlights:

  • WiFi
  • Towels
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wheelchair Friendly

? Address: 129 Burgundy

?  Neighbourhood: Central Business District

? Nearest Station: Canal + N. Rampart

Book into City House Hostel New Orleans

The Quisby

best hostels New Orleans - The Quisby

The Quisby is a fresh new hostel in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District. It has great access to areas like the Central City or Warehouse Districts where you can find plenty of food and entertainment options at any time of the day. The nearest streetcar stop is just down the road so it’s super easyto get around to other areas too.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Breakfast
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Luggage Storage

? Address: 1225 St. Charles Ave

?  Neighbourhood: Faubourg Lafayette

? Nearest Station: St Charles + Erato

Book into The Quisby

Best of the Rest Hostels in New Orleans

Site 61 Hostel

best hostels New Orleans - Site 61 Hostel

Site 61 is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy inspired boutique hostel in Mid-City New Orleans. There are indoor and outdoor lounge spaces where you can mingle with your fellow travellers, but it’s spacious enough that you can keep to yourself if you wish. It has every facility you could need, from on-site laundry toa (beyond) fully stocked kitchen. New Orleans’ most prominent attractions such as the central business district, French Quarter, convention centre, and Superdome are all within seven minutes of the hostel, and the New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden in City park is right near by as well.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels
  • Washing Machine

? Address: 3701 Tulane Avenue

? Neighbourhood: Mid-City

? Nearest Station: Canal + Telemachus

Book into Site 61 Hostel

 

 

 

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