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Laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll)

if you have come to New Orleans for its bawdy reputation this bohemian haunt is party central.

Closest hostel to jazz fest, voodoo fest, city park, the museum and the cemeteries, all within easy walking distance. We are also on the canal streetcar line, just minutes to the French quarter.

we offer discounted swamp , city, cemetery and plantation tours. We are also on the Endymion parade route which is the biggest and best parade at Mardi Gras.

India house hostel has been the place to stay for backpackers in New Orleans for over 18 years, and still is.

We have a stage where we have band nights, open mike nights and movies on the big screen. We also have swimming pool parties, crawfish boils, cookouts and bbqs.

If you want to stay at the best hostel in New Orleans, book early, especially for major events. We look forward to making your stay in the big easy memorable.

We provide dorms (mixed and single sex) and private rooms, and now our new private rooms with en suite bath for up to 4 people. All en suite rooms are set up for double (1 double bed) as well as twin (separate beds) occupancy !

Also spacious comfortable common rooms with relaxing sofas and flat screen t.v with dvds and games, and a fully equipped kitchen with a huge courtyard, Bbq area and swimming pool, provide a great place to chill in n'awlins before heading out for a fun night. The atmosphere is second to none.

The hostel is internationally owned and European managed with a casual atmosphere and located at the corner of 3200 canal St. And south Lopez St., in the mid-city area of New Orleans.

India house has no curfew or lock-out period. Kitchen, common rooms and all facilities are available 24hrs a day. In addition we are walking distance to local pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and all amenities a traveler would need. Or just enjoy a relaxing time in our rear courtyard sipping a cold beer with fellow travelers from around the globe. India house hostel is the perfect hostel for individuals or groups to meet like minded people.

Check out nola.com for the latest in upcoming events and festivals there is something going on in New Orleans pretty much every week!

We will start taking reservations for voodoo fest and Halloween in June.

Looking forward to seeing you!!!

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Highlights

  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Common Room
  • Travel Desk

Important Information

India House is set in a TRUE mansion. The main house was build in 1908 and housed a very rich oil executive . The high ceilings the beautiful staircases, the floor to ceiling windows and the 8 FT cypress doors are all original.

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

They need to wash the sheets before give them to the guests :(

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I think they should pull it down and start again,the place is filthy,that is way passed dirty.I was bitten by bedbugs.One bathroom on the first floor and that is for about 20 people when it is full.There are other bathrooms outside and 1on the floor below.It is very cold and there is only a tiny heater in the girls dorm.Where are the heath inspectors.

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Really dirty :
- cockroaches everywhere in the kitchen
- rooms cleaned once a week when it's needed everyday (but sheets are ok)
Really well located :
- the tram stop around the corner
- nice neighborhood
- grocery store ten minutes walk
Really good place to meet people from all around the world

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India House is very conveniently located, allowing you to get in and out of the downtown area at any time of the day, as it is located on Canal Street, which has a regular streetcar service. And the staff are very friendly and the atmosphere quite congenial. But it leaves a bit to be desired when it comes to the provision of basic facilities and getting a good nights sleep. The male dorm I slept in had no windows or natural sources of ventilation, and the mattresses on the bed bunks are well past their used-by date (nor did this reality tally with the misleading pictures on the hostel's website). People were coming in and out at all hours of the night, making it very difficult to get a good nights sleep. However, to a certain extent this is to be expected, as India House likes to bill itself as a grungy hostel that appeals to the more party going type, and which is reflected in its 24 hour reception service. Thus like all hostels, it has its pros and cons, but at least there were no bed bugs!

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The Hostel was friendly, a lot of fun and we'll definitely be revisiting next time we're in New Orleans.
This boho joint catered for cool travellers and offered so much: ensuite rooms, fresh-cooked breakfasts, a swimming pool, a stage for performers and a really friendly atmosphere - all for a very reasonable tariff.
Owner Kenny was a jovial host, hanging out with the guests and making great conversation. There was easily-available and up-to-date information on everything from food to local gigs.
Wifi throughout the hostel made communications easy, plus if you don't have your own computer/smartphone, you can use the hostel's desktop computer for a good hourly rate.
24-hour check-in means arriving is easy and worry-free.
The hostel is very close to a tram route taking you straight to the heart of New Orleans for $1.25 - real handy.
I'd definitely recommend this delightful place to the cool, New Orleans visitor who wants to stay in a spot that's memorable, fun and atmospheric.

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Towels for Hire

communications

  • Fax Service
  • Postal Service

parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

inroom facilities

  • Reading Light

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV

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