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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No refunds if canceled within 4 weeks of arrival.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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All Guests must be over 18 years.

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India House Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Please note: Until further notice, guests staying in dorm rooms must provide valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination at check-in. Negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted as a substitute. There will be no exceptions made.

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 8:00 AM-2:00 AM
Check in time from 2:00 PM, (earlier if your room is ready) until 2:00 AM
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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Oct 2021
    Will, AJ, John, and Lisa took such good care of us that we didn't want to leave! Their hospitality was second to none... we definitely "let the good times roll". It was an extremely life-affirming visit and I'm so grateful for the generosity of spirit the entire staff displayed.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    31 Oct 2021
    Wow y’all!! This place. THESE PEOPLE! Stayed here for Halloween. Was going to stay somewhere else in town but so glad I didn’t. This place is right next to a trolley stop so it really didn’t matter. Probably quieter here too. The building is adorable and so are the rooms / name of rooms. Bathrooms are renovated. Staff is SO friendly and genuinely cares. AJ helped me out and became a friend / tour guide! Lisa made sure I was good as well. Will be staying here again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Nov 2021
    Great stay. Staff were really friendly and helpful.
    England, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 9.4


    18 Nov 2021
    Really loved it here, it has such a nice layout that contributes to a lovely atmosphere. Well done. Introducing a bottle / can bar would be a real improvement as it would improve social atmosphere even more. Also guests do need to be aware you need change for the street car or be willing to do a good walk. AJ is a fantastic host.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    13 Nov 2021
    I’ve stayed here twice now and absolutely love it!! I’ve gotten a private room (double bed) both times just because it’s so cheap. Thankful to the kind staff and beautiful atmosphere. Not too much within walking distance but the train car is insanely close so you can ride right into town. I’ll be staying here again and again. Thanks, India House!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Nov 2021
    Third time coming here and it's still my favorite hostel in the US. Most of the staff was friendly, it was great to see Taj Mahal the cat again. The hostel is located right off Canal street in Mid City. There is a street car stop right by the hostel to access other parts of the city. My only gripe is we stayed in a private room at the front of the building and the front door was barely secure.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Nov 2021
    The staff was extremely friendly. We check in pretty late and were met with a warm smile and recommendations of thing to do. The room was very big, the bed was comfy the bathroom was clean, and we had a personal heater In our room.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    11 Nov 2021
    Loved it! First time ever staying in a hostel and would definitely go back and stay there again. It's about a mile outside of the quarter and the streetcar stop is right across the street making the French Quarter very accessible.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Nov 2021
    I wish I had known the size of our bedroom before we arrived. We were also expecting two separate beds, so having only one bed was a shock. The staff were friendly though so that was nice.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    31 Oct 2021
    My night here involved either someone falling out of their bed or continuously moving around because I woke up to the sounds that remind me of rifles. The place is rustic and in a good location to get to Charles and Burbon. Semi quiet area. I did prefer my stay at HI tho overall
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • 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
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi