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India House Backpackers Hostel Reviews

124 South Lopez St, New Orleans, USA

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81%

Rating
4360 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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89%

Overall a very good experience, the owners have put a lot of thought into the communal spaces and the building is very characterful. Basic but exceptionally clean and well-designed room ( brilliant shower) and relatively quiet, although unfortunately we were woken up on both days, once by the cleaners watching music videos on their phones, then again by hostel staff incorrectly thinking we were supposed to check out a day earlier than we were, though I'm sure this is a rare occurrence.

  • 18th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Awesome hostel, great breakfast available and heaps of fun! Only downside is the bathrooms - one per floor or having to go to the ones outside so they always seemed busy in my time there. That was only a minor issue in an aotherwise wesome hostel.


69%

The place is easy to find and close to a tram which will bring you downtown. It is all typical hostel style, a bit of hippie atmosphere. Two points are not satisfying: No breakfast included as usual in a hostel and even worse: Our room was as cold as a fridge. A/C is running all night with no control for the room. Unfortunately the A/C itself was outside but directly on our wall, so it was very loud the whole night, too. We mentioned this two times but nobody offered a solution. Bring earplugs!


49%

Price reflects standard. No proper plates or silver wear, bugs in kitchen. Bedding doesn't fit beds properly. Rooms are small. About a 15 minute tram ride to bourbon street. Staff and other people in the hostel very friendly and helpful.

  • 14th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

I would definitely stay at India House again. We had a private room. It was basic but served its purpose and all the facilities we needed were elsewhere on the property. My only problem was with the older Swiss guy who occasionally staffed and stayed there. He was rude to other staff and guests and would stand around staring at younger guests, interrupting conversations and generally creeping out the girls. It was obvious that other staff members (who I can't fault) didn't like him. Great place!

  • 13th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel. Good location, rooms are nice, staff are very friendly. Wifi works very well. I would stay here again.


80%

Friendly people. Very very close to a streetcar that takes you to the French quarter. Cheap breakfast. I'd stay here again.


63%

there is no where secure to keep your luggage they just left it in the front room and staff were competent and useful but not always that friendly.


89%

cool atmosphere, yummy breakfast, swimming pool was nice, competent staff - would stay there again!


97%

Fantastic hostel! Friendly, well kept, great vibe. Would definately stay again.

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

The hostel was very lively and charmingly decorated. The staff - particularly the nice man who was making breakfast on the morning we left - couldn't be more helpful or more courteous. The room was good with excellent bathroom facilities. (Mattress could have been a bit thicker, though!) Didn't get an opportunity to try out the pool, to sit in the TV room or use the laundry facilities.


91%

Great hospitality from the front desk staff member (Liz I believe it was). Good atmosphere in meeting new people. Nice and relaxed areas to come together. Strong wifi connections throughout. Good advice and delicious cookouts.

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

One of the best hostels i've stayed in !

  • 7th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

This is a great hostel. Even though it's not in the French Quarter it's an easy trolley ride (the stop is just over the road) or a cheap cab to get there. It's a super social hostel which is great. There's never a shortage of people to go out with. The dinner is cheap and tasty and the pool is awesome to lounge around by after a big night out. I'd defintely stay here again.


83%

India House is fantastic. Very close to the streetcar into town, but everything is als within walking distance. Huge kitchen, plenty of fridges, large dorms, lounge, outside space, pool. One of the best hostels I've stayed. Staff could be more invloved but it is a big hostel so not really necessary. Overall, great vibe


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