Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in New Orleans, USA. You can choose from 12 New Orleans hostels. In total, there are 13 cheap places to stay in New Orleans such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $20 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in New Orleans, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to New Orleans? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to New Orleans alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in New Orleans. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in New Orleans. To help you make friends with New Orleans before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
New Orleans is a city in the state of Louisiana. Also known as "NOLA" or "The Big Easy", New Orleans is a city of celebration, food, music, and art. The population of the city is about 300,000, with over 1.2 million people living in the whole metropolitan area. New Orleans was hit hard by the hurricane Katrina in 2005, but the main city area has been masterfully reconstructed and there are several New Orleans hostels that are now open. The hostels in New Orleans are spread out, but the selection is good.
New Orleans has heaps of things to do. If you enjoy music, you could easily spend weeks in the city, just going to different districts and enjoying the massive music selection available. Even though the biggest things in the city are jazz, blues, and soul, there's a place for every kind of music here. The most known places to go for a music fan are Bourbon Street and Frenchman Street, but the whole city has unique places to offer and you just need to get out there and find them. You should be able to find interesting places in the same neighborhood as your hostel in New Orleans.
The French Quarter in New Orleans is well worth visiting, as it is the oldest section of the city. You can take a stroll in the historic areas of the city and enjoy the architecture (colonial and victorian) and many historic sites. There is also a strange New Orleans "knack" for Voodoo, so you can also visit one of these specialty shops if you're interested.
Even though New Orleans is not considered a dangerous destination to travel to (at least if you stay in the touristy areas), remember to keep your wits with you; there are plenty of hustlers, scammers, and pickpockets around.
Hostels in New Orleans are fairly inexpensive for a large city, so it should be easy to find what you're looking for within your budget.
Written by local enthusiast for New Orleans hostels Miika
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in New Orleans. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in New Orleans. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in New Orleans costs on average $20 for a dorm. A hostel in New Orleans with private rooms costs on average $55.
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City House Hostels New Orleans is the best hostel in New Orleans for families.
City House Hostels New Orleans is the best hostel in New Orleans for groups.
HI New Orleans Hostel is the best rated hostel in New Orleans for female solo travellers.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking New Orleans. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of New Orleans. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
I found the place full of mystery, enchanting, yet dangerous. I had a great time during my short stay there. I was there pre-Katrina and don't know how the city's changed, but when I was there I noticed that you must have sharp senses at all times and be careful when driving because one wrong turn and you're in the hood. I think that visiting the city's worth in the end it because it is a delight.
I love New Orleans.
Ever seen or been in a city with soul? Character, history, food, music, people, beads, booze, and fun -- the one and only New Orleans. It's a must visit and you'll return.
If your idea of a good time is to be in a place with drunken vomiting idiots, getting robbed, and constant pan handling then N.O is for you.
I've been to New Orleans four times and I can't get enough. My heart and prayers go out to them as they go through post-Katrina rebuilding. This is one of the greatest cities in America and if you want to party til dawn, they will lead you the way!! I think everyone who truly loves this city will make reservations to go there in the very near future, I know I am. Just like New York after 9/11, they are going to need the business and tourist dollars.
As well as seeing the city itself get out and see some of the old plantations along the Mississippi if you have transport - some are really interesting and beautiful and there's a lot of history behind them.
Got back a week ago, and I'm already planning a trip back. Between the beautiful sites during the day and the partying by night, I barely slept the whole time I was there. I'd sugest New Orleans to anyone, young or old.
New Orleans is definitely my place of choice when it comes to traveling. It's truely enchanting. Don't miss it...
New Orleans is a great place, for sho. But plz don't go to Burbon Street more than once - tis not worth it. Frenchman Street, Decatur, and Magazine kick ass tho - had a REAL good time!
I love New Orleans. I plan to move to this beautiful city. Go down, you won't regret it at all. Party or relax, you'll love it.
Avoid the Steamboat Natchez. Ugh, just awful. Don't know what we were thinking. Haunted History tours usually have the best tour guides. They're very theatrical and fun. However, if it's a really busy night they may call guides from other companies who don't have as much experience. It's hard not to have a good time here. Get out and do your own thing. You won't regret it.
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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for New Orleans and USA.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
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