The 10 Best Hostels in New Orleans, USA

Some of the best backpacker spots in New Orleans

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HI New Orleans Hostel 3 stars

Downtown New Orleans, New Orleans

Conveniently located in the centre of New Orleans, HI New Orleans Hostel offers air-conditioned rooms, a bar and a shared lounge. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi. The hostel has family rooms. First time to stay in a hostel and it did not disappoint. It was clean, bed is comfortable, they serve breakfast and there was a kitchen where you can even cook meals for yourself. The staff where all nice as well. Great location near all the action in NOLA. Highly recommended.

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9.3
Superb
440 reviews

City House Hostel New Orleans 2 stars

French Quarter (Vieux Carré), New Orleans

Boasting a shared lounge and free WiFi, City House Hostel New Orleans is located in New Orleans, 400 metres from Bourbon Street. Popular points of interest around the property include St Louis Cathedral and St Louis Cemetery No 1. The property is situated in the French Quarter (Vieux Carré) district, 1.1 km from Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Very clean! Employees were cleaning the common bathrooms continuously.

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9.1
Superb
671 reviews

The Quisby 3 stars

New Orleans

The Quisby is a hostel in New Orleans,LA located on historic Saint Charles Ave. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and relax in the lobby lounge.

Rooms come with a private bathroom. The Quisby features free WiFi throughout the property. Cleanest hostel I’ve ever stayed in.

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9
Superb
806 reviews

Madame Isabelle's House 3 stars

Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans

Madame Isabelle's House and hostel offers accommodation in New Orleans.

Some rooms include a seating area for your convenience. Madame Isabelle's House and hostel features free WiFi throughout the hostel. A TV with cable channels is provided. Convenient location near the trolley and city bike rental. Super friendly staff. Free breakfast and plenty of social activities. I had an excellent trip and will most likely stay here again.

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9.1
Superb
405 reviews

Auberge NOLA Hostel 3 stars

New Orleans

Offering free WiFi access, Auberge Nouvelle Orleans hostel is located in New Orleans, just 900 metres from World War 2 Museum. Each room in this hostel comes equipped with air conditioning. The property is 1 block from the St. Charles Street Car line. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at! Lovely homey atmosphere, staff makes you feel so welcome and is super helpful. The house itself is beautiful too. I stayed 4 nights and I would definitely come back in a heartbeat. Thank you! :-)

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9.2
Superb
336 reviews

India House Hostel 2 stars

Mid-City, New Orleans

Featuring an outdoor pool and deck, India House Hostel offers shared accommodations in the Mid-City district of New Orleans along the Canal St. Streetcar Line. This hostel is 3 km from the Fair Grounds and 5 km from City Park. Clean place with an amazing atmosphere!

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8.4
Very good
1,389 reviews

The Atlas House 3 stars

New Orleans

Located in New Orleans just 1 mile from the historic French Quarter, this hostel offers convenient amenities such as free WiFi.

Morial Convention Center is less than 1 km away from the hostel. Mercedes-Benz Superdome is 6 minutes' drive from the property. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 13 miles away. Super friendly staff and atmosphere, nice old rooms and floors. We met lots of interesting people during our short stay, overall great experience!

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8
Very good
151 reviews

Hostels. What are they?

Way more than just a cheap place to sleep, hostels are a social way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens or games rooms are great ways to swap tips, tricks and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long, long way since the first youth hostel opened in 1912. From budget 'crash-pads' to five-star 'poshtels', today, hostels are for everybody, so whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll find most hostels are cheaper than a local hotel and far more fun.

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