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Featured Hostels in New Orleans

The Quisby
2 out of 5
1225 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
The price is $57 per night

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 Lafayette ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (322 reviews)

"It was a very different experience. i am happy i had a tablet to watch TV on. Other than no TV the stay was great."…"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2020

The Quisby
Auberge Nouvelle Orleans Hostel
2 out of 5
1628 Carondelet/Robert C. Blakes Sr. Dr, New Orleans, LA
The price is $85 per night

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (152 reviews)
Nice NOLA hostel for a solo female traveler

"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

Auberge Nouvelle Orleans Hostel
City House Hostel New Orleans
2 out of 5
129 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, LA
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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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (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

City House Hostel New Orleans
HI New Orleans - Hostel
2 out of 5
1028 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
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Located in Central Business District, this hostel is steps from Joy Theater, Canal Street, and Saenger Theatre. Bourbon Street and Royal Street are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (65 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

HI New Orleans - Hostel
India House Backpackers Hostel
2 out of 5
124 S Lopez St, New Orleans, LA
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Located in Mid-City, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of City Park, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and Jackson Square. Cafe Du Monde and French Market are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"It was great"…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

India House Backpackers Hostel
IHSP French Quarter Hostel
2 out of 5
914 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA
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Located in French Quarter, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Louis Armstrong Park and Bourbon Street. Cafe Du Monde and Royal Street are also within 10 ...

3.7/5Good! (11 reviews)
Would Give It A Higher Rating But...

"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

IHSP French Quarter Hostel
Site 61 Hostel New Orleans
2 out of 5
3701 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA
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Located in Mid-City, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Xavier University of New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and Canal Street. Smoothie King Center and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Lovely home hostel

"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

Site 61 Hostel New Orleans
Chic Private Room in French Quarter near Bourbon

Located in French Quarter, this hostel is steps from Saenger Theatre and Canal Street. Bourbon Street and Royal Street are also within 5 minutes. New Orleans ...

Chic Private Room in French Quarter near Bourbon
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Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
4 out of 5
621 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA
The price is $130 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (4,666 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel and amazing hospitality! Our room was spotless and had everything we needed. I recommend spending the extra money for the jetted tub!"…"

Reviewed on May 17, 2020

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
Holiday Inn FRENCH QUARTER-CHATEAU LEMOYNE
Holiday Inn FRENCH QUARTER-CHATEAU LEMOYNE
3.5 out of 5
301 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA
The price is $94 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (2,605 reviews)

"I like the location of the hotel and staff was very helpful, but what I didn't like was the $44 dollars a day for parking"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Holiday Inn FRENCH QUARTER-CHATEAU LEMOYNE
Hyatt Centric French Quarter
Hyatt Centric French Quarter
4 out of 5
800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA
The price is $152 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,234 reviews)

"Great location; hotel quiet in spite of being in the heart of the action; good value for money."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Hyatt Centric French Quarter
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in New Orleans, a hostel in town might be a great choice. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
  • Low prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in New Orleans for a good value, so you can save your money for exploring. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its live music venues and museums.

Hostels in New Orleans

Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the best reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start:

The Quisby - Located within a 10-minute walk of National World War II Museum. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a bar.

City House Hostel New Orleans - Located within a 20-minute walk of Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Jackson Square. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers.

Auberge Nouvelle Orleans Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of National World War II Museum. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Rooms come with coffee/tea makers.

Site 61 Hostel New Orleans - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. Rooms come with showers and lockers.

New Orleans Suburb Spacious 1br/1ba Suite - Guests can enjoy barbecue grills and air conditioning. Rooms come with towels, showers, and TVs.

When Is the Best Time to Visit New Orleans?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 76° F and nighttime temperatures average 45° F
  • April-June: 92° F is the daytime average and 57° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 93° F and nighttime averages are around 68° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 85° F during the day and 46° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 66.61 inches in a year

What Can I Do in New Orleans?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • Jackson Square
  • National World War II Museum
Natural Features
  • City Park
  • Audubon Park
  • Lafayette Square
Cultural Attractions
  • Audubon Insectarium
  • Saenger Theatre
  • Cigar Factory New Orleans and Museum

Overall, New Orleans is known for its:

  • Live music
  • Entertainment
  • Jazz
  • Museums
  • Historical sites
  • Bars
  • Art
  • Tours

How to Get to New Orleans and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in New Orleans, LA (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.), located 11.5 mi (18.5 km) away from the city center. After you've arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Train stations including New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and Slidell Station make it easy to explore more of the area.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in New Orleans?
If you’re in the market for somewhere affordable to stay in New Orleans, one of the 8 hostels here could be a great option for you. By staying at a hostel you can spend less on lodging and use more of your money for sightseeing during your trip. You can check out cultural highlights like the live music venues in this destination, or enjoy the local tours and other activities.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), budget prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in New Orleans?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start: HI New Orleans - Hostel - Located steps from Saenger Theatre. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find towels, showers, and linens in all rooms. The Quisby - Located within a 5-minute walk of Magazine Street. You can take advantage of free WiFi and tour/ticket assistance, as well as a library. You’ll find towels and linens in all rooms. Auberge Nouvelle Orleans Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Magazine Street. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms. City House Hostel New Orleans - Located steps from Canal Street. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find towels, showers, and lockers in all rooms. India House Backpackers Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and tour/ticket assistance, as well as barbecue grills. Rooms come with lockers and linens.
What's the seasonal weather like in New Orleans?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s a little information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 83°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 58°F. Average annual rainfall for New Orleans is 67 inches.
What is there to see and do in New Orleans?
Generally, New Orleans is known for its live music, museums, and historical sites. Major attractions include Canal Street, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and Bourbon Street. Get out into nature with places like Jackson Square, Lafayette Square, and Louis Armstrong Park. Cultural attractions include National World War II Museum, Mardi Gras World, and Audubon Insectarium.
What's the best way to get around New Orleans?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is New Orleans, LA (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.), 11.5 mi (18.5 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Train stations including New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and Slidell Station make it easy to see more of the surrounding area.

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