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Top tips for finding New Orleans hostel deals
Many hostels in New Orleans are conveniently located in the French Quarter, the Central Business District, and Mid-City neighborhoods. All of these areas are well connected to the rest of the city, but they also feature plenty of their own sights. Travelers looking for nightlife and good food can opt for a hostel in the French Quarter, while those looking for leafy surroundings and cultural activities could go for a property in Mid-City. Finally, the Central Business District hostels tend to offer the cheapest prices.
While New Orleans can be an expensive city, budget travelers can enjoy staying in some unique and welcoming hostels. Many of them also feature communal kitchens for self-serving; some, like Garden District House, provide a free breakfast, and others, like The Atlas House, sometimes even host free dinners and trivia nights.
Solo travelers may opt to stay in a hostel in New Orleans in order to meet other people to explore this vibrant city with. Some of the best hostel options for solo travelers include The Quisby, Nola Jazz House, and The Atlas House, all of which arrange regular bar crawls, dinner nights, game nights, and trivia events. Dorm rooms, hot tubs, communal kitchens, and terraces all provide casual settings where chatting with fellow travelers is natural.
It can be hard for a female traveler to find a hostel in New Orleans that offers female-only accommodations, but there are several properties across the city that offer non-mixed dorm rooms. Ihsp French Quarter House, India House Hostel, and The Quisby all offer options of booking a bed in a female dorm, and each has private rooms available as well for additional peace of mind.
Groups traveling to New Orleans are especially well served at the Auberge Nouvelle Orleans Hostel, which offers several sizes of dormitory rooms, as well as a deluxe private apartment. Perfect for families or groups of friends, the apartment has its own entrance and sleeps up to four people, who can make use of their own kitchen facilities, lounge, and terrace.
If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in New Orleans, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in New Orleans in January and November.
Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in New Orleans if you stay on a Thursday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Monday.
If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a New Orleans hostel.
FAQs when booking a hostel in New Orleans
New Orleans Morial Convention Center is a popular area in New Orleans and there are many hostels closeby. Check out City House New Orleans or The Quisby for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of New Orleans Morial Convention Center.
Hostels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hostels in New Orleans. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Where to find the best hostels in New Orleans?
Our map will help you find the perfect hostel in New Orleans by showing you the exact location of each hostel.