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Best New Orleans hostels

Most recommended New Orleans hostels

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Auberge Nouvelle Orleans Hostel - New Orleans - Bedroom
Auberge Nouvelle Orleans Hostel
9 Wonderful
Central CityR3 516+
R3 516+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Site 61 Hostel - New Orleans - Building
Site 61 Hostel
9 Wonderful
Mid-CityR1 059+
R1 059+
Free Wi-Fi
India House Hostel
8.2 Very Good
Mid-CityR1 267+
R1 267+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Madame Isabelle's House
8.9 Very Good
MarignyR2 420+
R2 420+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Nola Jazz House
Mid-CityR6 295+
R6 295+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
The Atlas House
Garden DistrictR1 456+
R1 456+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning

New Orleans hostels near the city centre

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The Quisby - New Orleans - Restaurant
The Quisby
8.2 Very Good
Central CityR2 212+
R2 212+
Hi New Orleans Hostel - New Orleans - Kitchen
Hi New Orleans Hostel
9.2 Wonderful
Central Business DistrictR3 516+
R3 516+

How much is a New Orleans hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

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High season


Average price (weeknight)

R1 183

Average price (weekend night)

R1 011
Cheapest month to stay with an average 48% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 147% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in New Orleans

Price per night / 3-star hostel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
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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 September and August.
  • 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 Saturday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Wednesday.
  • 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.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in New Orleans found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was R2 378, while the most expensive was R3 282.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in New Orleans for 100 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in New Orleans

  • What are the best hostels near Bourbon Street?

    Bourbon Street is a popular area in New Orleans and there are many hostels closeby. Check out City House Hostel New Orleans or Madame Isabelle's House for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Bourbon Street.

  • How much does a hostel cost in New Orleans?

    Hostel prices in New Orleans can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in New Orleans is R147 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as R24 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in New Orleans?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in New Orleans is R147 compared to R248 for a night in a hotel.

  • Are hostels in New Orleans safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

    Hostels are safe environments for travellers 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?

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