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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

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India House Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

India House Backpackers Hostel is one of the 1st hostels in New Orleans . For 28 years, India House has been providing inexpensive accommodation to students and International travelers.
We aim to provide visitors with a laid-back fun loving atmosphere where travelers from all over the world can meet and in many cases providing life-long memories, experiences and friendships.

We are centrally located in Mid City, close to everything. It’s a short streetcar ride to the French Quarter, Garden District, Superdome, Smoothie King Center and Downtown .It’s a short walk to the City Park attractions,where you’ll find the New Orleans Museum of Art, the outdoor statue garden, gondola rides, bike rentals, a coffee shop and botanical gardens.

We are also surrounded by several great local pubs like Finn McCool’s Irish Bar, Bayou Beer Garden, The Holy Ground, Dmacs, Chickie Wah Wah Jazz club, Banks Street Bar and Grill,Twelve Mile Limit and more All within walking distance.
The area also has a great restaurant selection within walking distance.
We are the closest hostel to major events like Jazz Fest and Voodoo Fest, both a short walk away. Endymion, the largest Mardi Gras parade passes right in front of the hostel on Canal Street, giving us the greatest party of the year!!

India House is the only hostel in New Orleans with a swimming pool. Essential to cool off after a day out taking in the attractions, or just a great place to hang out and relax or party.
We have a huge outdoor deck and area with stage for bands or jamming or hanging out. There is an outdoor kitchen where we serve hot, cooked breakfasts and cheap evening meals.
We also have an indoor kitchen where you can cook your own meals if you like, with plenty of fridge space and cooking utensils. 24 hour coffee and tea is provided free.
We also have indoor TV room, dining room and a chill lounge which leads onto the front porch.

The hostel also organizes nightly events like pub crawls, pool parties, games, movie nights and our great staff will take you to places like Frenchman Street and Bourbon street, a short distance away.

India House arranges swamp, cemetery, plantation, ghost, voodoo, bike and walking tours. Most pick up and drop off right outside the front door.

There are laundry facilities and an ATM on the premises. All parking is free , some off street and copious on street spots.

We have dorm style rooms as well as private, shared bathroom, or private en suite rooms. We also have smaller private rooms en suite for groups of 3 or 4.
All dorm rooms require a valid out-of-state student ID or International Passport. These restrictions do not apply to the private rooms, as these are available to all out-of-state travellers..

We have a 24 hour reception normally, but due to Covid-19 our reception hours are 8am-12AM
Check in time from 2 pm, (earlier if your room is ready) until 12:00 midnight
Check out is 12 noon, you can leave your baggage in the lounge and hang out or go out if needed.
All guests must be minimum 18 years old and have valid out-of-state student ID.
We unfortunately cannot accept pets - We already have our house cat, Taj Mahal!
There is an $80 minimum on credit card transactions to help keep prices low.
Pillow, linens, towels and blankets are included. Hair dryers and steam irons are available at the front desk upon request.
Storage lockers are available in, or adjacent to, all dorms for safekeeping of your belongings.

We hope to welcome you to India House soon! Happy travels. View House Rules

Overview

Dive straight into New Orleans at India House Backpackers – we're the only hostel in the city with a swimming pool! There's also a deck for sunbathing and a stage where you can catch some live music, because what's a trip to the world's jazz capital without a jam session? Before the party gets started, check out our open-air kitchen where we serve (note: very tasty) hot breakfasts and low-priced evening meals. There's even another kitchen indoors for you to cook in.

Location

We're in Mid City, so you'll reach the famous French Quarter with an 11-minute streetcar ride followed by a 15-minute walk. The hostel's a 30-minute wander from City Park, where you’ll find the New Orleans Museum of Art, an outdoor statue garden and gondolas. We're also surrounded by awesome local pubs. Endymion, the biggest Mardi Gras parade, passes in front of the hostel on Canal Street – a sight not to be missed! To get here, we're a 45-minute bus ride (look out for the E2) from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Rooms and Dorms

We have mixed and single-sex dorms with air con, as well as private rooms with shared bathrooms or en-suites. Bed linen and towels are included, and you'll have a secure locker for your backpack. We've got hairdryers and steam irons at the front desk if you're planning a night out at the dance clubs on buzzing Bourbon Street.

Extras and activities

Just beyond the front porch is our relaxed lounge, indoor TV room and dining area. We've been welcoming travellers for more than 28 years, so we know the way to your heart is through nightly activities like pub crawls and pool parties. We're also your go-to for booking trips with a twist (not to mention a discount), like a spooky tour around a swamp or cemetery. We have laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi to make you feel at home, plus free parking for all you roadtrippers.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 May 2021
    The employees made the trip absolutely wonderful. Everyone there was very helpful, and excited to help recommend places to go! I would definitely go back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 May 2021
    India House was the most amazing, and peaceful, place my fiancé and I have ever been to. Every person was so welcoming, and very easy to talk to, and we had no issues while we were there. The female dorm was spotless. They have a huge back yard with a pool, and that was perfect for a sunny afternoon. I would recommend this place for anybody who wants to experience a friendly atmosphere, the cat Taj, and superb food.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 May 2021
    I loved staying here. It was such an amazing place. The location is phenomenal- very close to a street car stop. The staff are amazing humans. The building itself has so much character and the vibe is 🔥🔥🔥. They also have a pretty awesome pool deck and plenty of chill common areas. Also, nice and bathrooms and showers. Life is all about the experiences we have and staying here is one of the best I’ve had in my life.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 May 2021
    We enjoyed a lovely stay at this top notch hostel. The staff was warm, inviting and knew how to have a little fun. The atmosphere was wonderful and gave me the sense of home from the moment I entered the door. It was really nice staying a bit off the strip and getting a chance to enjoy life in a different setting then the French Quarter. This was my first trip to New Orleans and staying at India House did a lot to make it so special.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    15 May 2021
    We really enjoyed staying at this place,staff was friendly and very helpful.location is great ,close to city buses and cable cars. Very helpful in any way they could
    Mexico, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 May 2021
    India House was wonderful, very kind, knowledgeable, helpful staff, and Taj Mahal, a sweet elderly cat,. It is a collection of old New Orleans houses. Our room was in a house that was a bit rundown but beautiful with cool air conditioning and ceiling fan, newer window that opened when we needed a few minutes of fresh air, hot water, wonderful towels, and very comfortable bed. And our daughter enjoyed her stay in the dorm. It is just off Canal St, and the streetcar takes you to the French Quarte.
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    10 May 2021
    My boyfriend and I had a great weeklong stay here. Our room was simple and colorful, with plenty of room for me to work out in the morning. I liked the bathroom counters, which had enough room for me to store my skincare products & makeup. No issues with the shower, and it got nice & hot. My only issue with the room was the sheets: the fitted sheet rolled up as we slept, revealing the mattress underneath. The breakfast was tasty & convenient, though, and we loved the Mid-City location!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    29 May 2021
    This place needs security! They let anyone come in here who aren’t even guest.. People where loud and parting at 4 in the morning outside your door. Staff during the day was great especially Ms. Lisa .
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 5.7

    Rating

    28 May 2021
    This place is grimy. For the price, it wouldn't hurt to do some updates and a deeeeeeep clean of all common areas. It feels like they don't care what the place looks like.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 4.6

    Rating

    14 May 2021
    Extremely over priced for the services given.
    Israel, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi


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