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India House Backpackers Hostel Reviews

124 South Lopez St, New Orleans, USA

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85%

Rating
5388 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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83%

India House is amazing! They are right off canal street and ypu can easily get to the French Quarter. They also sell breakfast and dinner daily, which was convenient, affordable and good. The staff were friendly and helpful. I reallreally enjoyed the laid back party atmosphere and made tons of new friends. Highly recommended, especially if traveling alone.

  • 26th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

It's dirty and sketchy, only the cat of the house is cute.


100%

Location was excellent for me, as liked being in a real, not tourist, New Orleans neighbourhood, with easy access to downtown/French Quarter. Loved its neighbourhood. India House serves well-prepared & inexpensive breakfasts & dinners, but seems totally insensitive that some would prefer vegetarian & vegan options, which would also satisfy many who keep to Halal and Kosher. E.g., instead of beef tacos as only choice, why not also bean tacos (without lard)? That's guest-centred hospitality.


94%

It is the best place to stay in New Orleans. Friendly staff, delicious and affordable breakfast, close to downtown.


80%

My second stay here and i liked it just as much as my first!


77%

Very funky place met some cool people and its close to cable cars too. Nice staff but bathrooms are kind of mucky


66%

AC unit was gross and needed a filter change. Room smelled mildewy after keeping the AC on for a bit. Think they should rent towels instead of charge people payment for them. It's a quirky hostel with a good vibe. Probably could use a little updating here and there in the rooms...better lighting, more hooks and space to put some things.

  • 22nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Nice staff.


54%

Very "rustic" is a nice way to describe how filthy this place is. There is a good social scene and the outdoor area is good. The private room I had wasn't even big enough to open my bag next to the bed and had no ceiling light, just a single mostly broken lamp which needed to be unplugged to turn off. New Orleans is amazing and this hostel is workable if you don't want to rest, but it wouldn't be that hard to make it a lot nicer. The staff are mostly tenants so friendliness varies.


89%

One of my favorite hostel experiences!

  • 21st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

This hostel was great fun, staff were polite and friendly and the meals were great value for money and pretty nice to.

  • 21st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Great place, loud and lively and the staff are brilliant. The hostel is unique and quirky, and everyone's up for a good time. The breakfast is a nice touch (made to order.) Also special thanks to the guys who fixed the broken toilet seat in my room - I'm sorry I forgot your names! I told the receptionist (who wasn't even on duty at the time) and within 30 minutes it had been replaced. Super efficient 😊.


77%

liked the camaraderie between all the different people there


100%

Amazing stay

  • 18th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel was brilliant. Better than some hotels I have stayed in!

  • 18th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


54%

I've stayed mostly in hostels in Europe, including in Florence, Paris, Venice, Rome, Berlin, Budapest, Prague, Barcelona, and Amsterdam, to name a few. Most of the hostels I have stayed at were better than India House. Here is the good bad and ugly: Positives: - Negatives: Mixed Bag: -Location. Pros, the hostel is right off of canal, so taking a streetcar down to close to the French Quarter or the St. Charles streetcar. Cons: the area is super sketchy- you should not walk anywhere ar

  • 18th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Chillest place ever


94%

What awesome hostel. The Vibe and the feeling there are incredible. They offer every day a great breakfast and a tasty dinner for maximum 6 Dollar. You will baerley über sit alone outside, there are so many guest who will join for a talk. The hostel is a 10 minute streetcar ride away from the frensh quarter. The next grocery is only two Blocks away so you can pick up some beers easily.


89%

I absolutely loved my time at India House. The staff was lovely and helpful, the atmosphere was beyond wonderful, the location was great - just a short cable car trip to anywhere and I'm definitely intending to return for another, longer trip. That said, the facilities are older - expect it to feel a bit like camping and it's New Orleans so if you're in a dorm, people coming back at all hours is par for the course - everyone was lovely though. If you're flexible and open, this place is a gem.

  • 17th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

This place was an absolute charm! The atmosphere was unigue and artsy. This was way better than staying in a hotel. Even though there was a lot going on outside at night, falling asleep wasn't an issue.

  • 17th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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