6 Affordable Hostels in New Orleans

Updated On October 2, 2023
Railroad French Quarter New Orleans

New Orleans is the perfect city for you if you are looking for fun and parties.

Here you can try Cajun food, enjoy jazz music and spend some relaxed time in the bars in the French Quarter.

However, New Orleans is a popular city and it can be hard to find an affordable place to stay.

Fortunately, a visit to New Orleans does not have to cost you a lot of money.

Here is a list of 6 affordable hostels:

New Orleans at night
New Orleans at night

1. IHSP French Quarter House

If you want to be close to parties, jazz music, and great food this is the ideal place for you.

This beautiful hostel with friendly staff is located in the center of New Orleans.

The historic house has a porch and terrace where guests can relax and enjoy the views of the nearby streets.

There is also a communal kitchen, common rooms, and a courtyard.

The hostel offers free WiFi, free breakfast, air conditioning, 24-hour security, and 24-hour reception.

You can choose private or shared rooms.

Enjoy jazz music
Enjoy jazz music

2. Site 61 Hostel

If you are looking for a stay in a friendly ambiance this small and original hostel located in Mid-City New Orleans is a place for you.

The rooms have bunk beds and private bathrooms, and depending on the room, they can accommodate between two to six guests.

The hostel offers free breakfast, free WiFi and cable tv, and a lot of different fun activities in the common room.

Plus, it is near to everything the city has to offer.

A streetcar
A streetcar

3. Garden District House

The lovely Garden District House is located in the Garden District, one of the most charming neighborhoods in the city.

Here, the streets are filled with large trees and historic southern houses.

The hostel is placed in one of those beautiful houses.

You can stay in private rooms or mixed dorms, and each room offers free breakfast, free WiFi, free towels, and lockers.

Spend some time in the courtyard and in the spacious kitchen, or in the common rooms inside.

The dorms are only available with a valid student ID or a valid non-US passport and the private rooms are available with a valid out-of-state license.

The hostel does not accept guests from Louisiana.

Garden District
Garden District

4. City House Hostel New Orleans

The City House Hostel is in the middle of the French Quarter just a block from the popular Bourbon Street. 

It is the only hostel in the French Quarter and offers visitors a unique experience.

Go outside and hear jazz music from every corner and tour the bars and shops of Bourbon Street or take a ride on one of the streetcars of Canal Street.

There are mixed dorm-style rooms from four up to twelve guests depending on the room, but also private rooms and private suites.

The hostel provides free WiFi, a spacious common room, a communal kitchen, and a computer lounge too.

New Orleans attractions
New Orleans attractions

5. Madame Isabelle’s House

Madame Isabelle’s is a lovely hostel located just outside the French Quarter.

It is placed in a bright pink building and offers mixed dorms and private rooms, as well as a courtyard and a deck with a jacuzzi. 

The neighboring area is full of bars, restaurants, cafes, and shops.

Here you can experience all the vibrancy of the city, with music from every corner and a lot of tourists crowding the streets.

Hanging out in a bar
Hanging out in a bar

6. Auberge NOLA Hostel

According to many, Auberge NOLA is one of the best hostels in the city.

The hostel has a perfect location: it is located a block away from the St Charles Ave streetcars and in between the French Quarter and the Garden District, so you are close to almost everything New Orleans has to offer.

Take a streetcar and in few minutes you will find yourself in downtown New Orleans, where you can enjoy great food and music.

The hostel has shared dorms and private rooms, free WiFi, free breakfast, free nightly events like hostel parties, and free parking.

There is also a courtyard with a barbecue area, as well as common rooms and Netflix-equipped TVs.

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