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New Orleans Hostel - Marquette House Reviews

2249 Carondelet Street, LA 70130, New Orleans, USA

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657 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 59%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 58%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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we really enjoyed our stay, but there needs to be a person at reception at all times during there stated hours we nearly missed our earlier morning flight as the receptionist was 45mis late


It was a quite and peaceful stay. The hostel is simple, but cozy and it's a nice place to stay.

  • 5th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This place has seen better days. Stayed in one of the private rooms which were spacious but shabby. Structurally unsound beds, stained sheets, grime in the bathrooms, not so much as a spoon in the 'kitchenette', Wi-Fi doesn't work. would have been fun to socialise in the outdoor areas but there was never anyone else around.


The staff was great and I did book another stay there.

  • 15th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


The hostel was very dirty and didn't seem very secure. There were a lot of strange people who seemed to just congregate in the courtyard smoking cigarettes who didn't seem to be staying at the hostel. The sheets and towels had weird stains, the shower was mildewed, and there was not really air conditioning in most of the dorm.

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Pretty far from the French quarter, but is in a lovely part of the garden district and there are some great (quiet) bars/cafes nearby. Very little kitchen facilities, there were no forks or glasses. The dorm room I stayed in was facing a residential street, but the large window didn't have a curtain for privacy or even the huge amount of light coming from the nearby street light. This hostel is fine, you just won't have an amazing time here. Probably the most average hostel I've stayed in.


Not really bad. Old, rusty, and musty but tolerable and has its charms. If you're checking-in late, e-mail Steve for instructions. There are lots of long term residents but they're nice and friendly. I was just worried for health reasons because one roommate was coughing all night, might have been better experience if I was in another room. I heard their private rooms were great.


Great location in Garden district. High ceiling rooms, and ours was large. Kitchenette. Parking on street or lot. Rustic architecture, bed, bunks & fixtures. Under Renovation (May 2015) Good value. Would stay here again gladly & easily. Accommodation about two stars. Entirely adequate, not fancy. Our room was nearly big enough for a bowling lane. We weren't stashing any valuable gear untended in the room or car. If you have valuable gear, you might want to inquire about security options.


Staff was great and upgraded our room to a neat apt style. Property was neat and clean. The only thing that was a little gross was the in-shower mat, so bring flip flops

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Truly one of the strangest places I've ever been. It was dirty, very dirty... there was rotting rubbish lying around and I never saw a cleaner. There was no wifi or lockers and for most of the day no staff. My dorm had no lock on the door. The dorm smelled horrendous. But, the (one) staff member I met was helpful and polite, the sheets were clean enough and the atmosphere was reasonably good, plenty of people having a good time. Good location but if you want a clean safe hostel, go elsewhere


The kitchen facilities are quite poor and there is a problem with some people stealing food from others. Might be a good idea to maybe install some webcam so the perpetrator can be found and banned from the place.


Very creepy hostel. Not a good environment for travellers. It's basically a half way house where people live, and then they rent some additional rooms out... Old rusty beds, stained sheets, creepy bathroom/bedroom Has cockroaches. Outside doors do not lock. No lockers. No breakfast. Wore out kitchen: not welcoming for cooking. Terrible place to stay and more expensive than other alternatives (many other better and cheaper hostels in New Orleans)


This hostel won't be suitable for a princess, but if you're looking for an affordable option in New Orleans this place isn't so bad. The hostel is set up in an old inn which means there's more privacy than you would have at another hostel. I had to stay an extra day due to bad weather and I really would have appreciated a common area to meet other travelers to spend the time. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. Plus, the streetcar and bus is very accessible.

  • 24th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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