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“Very good social hostel”
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India House Hostel
Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

One note on the reviews here. Most of the bad reviews on here are from people who never stayed in a hostel. I've stayed in hostels all over the world and can honestly say this is a good one. There are ample common areas to socialize and hang out. Plenty of interesting people. Self service kitchen and many refrigerators to make your own meals. They also offer affordable meals for breakfast and dinner. Swimming pool, music stage, private rooms. Also the hostel is located 200m from the canal street trolley cars. If you don't like hostels or are afraid of them than go to the french quarter and spend $200+/night or stay here and save a ton of money, meet great people and enjoy NOLA.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

This hostel will appeal to you if you like unique and special places. It's not a luxury establishment, obviously, so I find no reason to complain about conveniences. The kitchen is great, there is plenty of fridge space, ample outdoor area, bring earplugs and a sleeping mask, and you'll be fine. This is a place that never sleeps, in a city that is not too keen on sleeping either. The people I met here, the fun times and the conversations we shared - are absolutely unbelievable!
The staff are very friendly and warm.
The most special thing about this place is the atmosphere. I feel if I had stayed anywhere else, I would have missed an integral part of New Orleans, of the feel and the soul of the city... Unique.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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3  Thank Grace2UOslo
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Great Hostel.

Staff are friendly, good cheap meals and breakfast options.

Big social areas and indoor areas, with a great social atmosphere. Close to easy transport to get into the main areas. Really cool buzz about it as well, very cool place.

Only negative is the beds / mattresses are terrible. Make sure you drink enough that you pass out and don't notice how bad they are.

Other than that, would definitely reccommend.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

As a frequent traveler, and a thrifty one at that, I spend most of my trips staying in hostels. None of them is more memorable to me than the India House. The hostel is located within a walking distance from the City Park, the Museum and the cemeteries. It is also seconds away from the CANAL streetcar line, which will take just several minutes to get to the famous French Quarter. As for location versus price, you cannot do any better, with shedding out only 17$-20$ a night for a dorm room....

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Tal I
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Had a 2-night stay at this funky place this January. We had a private room ($50) which had bunk beds. Also had a private bath (where we did find one roach) with a low water pressure shower. I would recommend bringing ur own pillows, and the blanket was really scratchy. But hey, this was an adventure! The hostel has its own kitchen where we left our food (nobody bothered it) and they cook meals as well. For breakfast each morning I had a B.O.T.CH. Bacon, onion, tomato and cheddar. Absolutely awesome and for only $4. It is in a great location, we walked to Bourbon both nights and took the $1.25 streetcar home. Just for the people that you will meet this place is totally worth it.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

This hostel by far is the most unique place I've stayed, hippy vibe for sure. However it is cool to experience and gives you a chilled but relaxed vibe that felt like it fitted New Orleans. They do good cheap meals which is handy. The room we stayed in was spacious, beds not overly comfy and we did see many cockroach and the kitchen isn't the nicest with little to cook with.
THE POOL!!!!! Super selling point in the hot summer months, loved the pool.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Lizzy B
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

If you want to meet some weird and wonderful people then this is the place to come. It's a hostel filled with some of the strangest people I've ever met from a trippy yogi to a marine. Some seem to be living at the hostel and spend all day in front of the TV.
So there is a slight shelter feel to the place. The kitchen was clean but our bedroom wasn't. I was in a female form above the reception which was horrible. There was no light in apart from a lamp which looked like a safety hazard. Doing anything after dark was impossible. The room was freezing and all there was to keep was warm was a small heater. I asked for extra blankets but was denied and so had to use a dirty one that someone in the room left behind. I was so cold at night.
Although I met some cool people I didn't enjoy my time here and moved to a newer hostel which was like a hotel in comparison. I wanted to like it, but I'm not suited to commune style living where everything is rough around the edges. Other people clearly love it.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank Eirianwen
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Additional Information about India House Hostel

Address: 124 S Lopez St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6214
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Mid-City
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 38 Specialty Lodging in New Orleans
Price Range: $21 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hostel is located near the corner of 3200 Canal St. and South Lopez St., in the Mid-City area of New Orleans. The streetcar runs along Canal St. to the French Quarter. It is only a ten minute walk to JazzFest and Voodoo Fest in City Park. There are male, female and mixed dorms, as well as private rooms available. Spacious comfortable common areas, a fully equipped kitchen with a rear courtyard, a swimming pool, a stage and full breakfast and cheap evening meals cooked daily. India House is a hostel, not a hotel so please be aware of that before booking. We provide inexpensive, sociable accommodation usually dormitory style with shared bathrooms and communal facilities. We do have Private en suite rooms available as well. ... more   less 
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