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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."

Additional Info:

All Guests must be over 18 years.

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India House Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 7 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
Check in time from 2 pm, (earlier if your room is ready)
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.
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 9.5

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2019
    My friend and I just got back home from our trip to New Orleans and can’t believe how amazing it was. I can’t recommend India house enough! Everything about India House was absolutely incredible from the staff to the decor. The staff does an amazing job making you feel welcomed and a part of the family! Lisa and Brent were specifically very helpful with recommendations around the city and was amazing how they interacted with all of the guests. By far one of the best experiences on a vacation!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2019
    Really great last night in Dmac's. Thanks for the dance lessons Samantha - great host
    Ireland, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2019
    If you’re looking to have a great time in New Orleans, this is the place to stay. The atmosphere is fantastic, and everyone is respectful, kind, and helpful. All of the staff are the best I’ve ever encountered. Devin is the guy who takes care of you before you even have to ask. Bailey is as kind-hearted as she is sharp-witted. Brent is just an all around silver-tongued sweetheart (Daddy loves you, boo). You will leave here with great friends and great memories. I will be back ASAP.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    OMFG Best MF hostel I've stayed at. Best MF staff. MASON (you'll know who he is. well-groomed, strong, sensitive, real nice guy, pretty) took us down to a few bars and had us laughing all night:))) Seriously such a fun night...... so many stories. Such a fun night. So many mems. Only in New Orleans... SAM and PAYTON checked us in and were MF DELIGHTFUL, gave us all the info we needed and a few vegetarian restaurant options for my ex-wife.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    06 Sep 2019
    My first solo vacation!! Absolutely loved it, a bit far from the city center but everything else is great.
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    31 Aug 2019
    I´ m travelling a lot und this was one of the 10 best hostels I have ever visited. Great atmosphere.
    Austria, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    07 Sep 2019
    We had a great stay here. It was a sweet location, beds were comfy, quiet at night to sleep, you are able to cook your own meals (but you can buy them too) and the hostel ran free pub crawls. The pool was the main draw card for us as well as free parking. Would recommend to stay here if you want a fab time in NOLA!
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    31 Aug 2019
    Great time
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Sep 2019
    Pool was cool, building is abit run down though. Vibe isn’t the best tbh. They put on pub crawls during the nights but they’re nothing special.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    05 Sep 2019
    I had mixed experiences. When I checked in, they brought me to a room and all the beds were a mess, making it look like there wasn’t a bed available. After me dragging my suitcase around for 15 min, they brought me back to the same room with a now clean bed. The bathrooms were a bit dirty and the whole vibe was anything goes. I did feel safe with a key to my room and a trunk to put my stuff in. At the end of my stay, there was contradicting info between staff members and the airport shuttle.
    Brazil, Female, 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
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi