Hostels in New Orleans, USA

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Get to know New Orleans (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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!

 Get to know New Orleans (no more

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

Written by local enthusiast for New Orleans hostels Miika

FAQ about New Orleans Hostels

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 $38 for a dorm. A hostel in New Orleans with private rooms costs on average $126. shows all 13 Hostels in New Orleans. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
HI New Orleans Hostel is the best rated hostel in New Orleans for female solo travellers. compares prices for 13 hostels in New Orleans, USA. We list for you other cheap places to stay in New Orleans such as
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The Quisby is the best rated hostel for partying in New Orleans.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Your Packing List for New Orleans

Your Packing List for New Orleans

Pack smart, not hard

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:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

New Orleans Hostel Cheatsheet

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.
13 Total number of hostels
$38 Average dorm price
$126 Average private room price
$28 Cheapest hostel in New Orleans
4 Party hostels in New Orleans
The Quisby is the best rated
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for New Orleans - from the Community

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!

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