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India House Backpackers Hostel

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8.6
Fabulous
8360 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

SUMMER 2023 ID WAIVERS: From July 5-August 31, 2023, guests staying in en suite dorms will not need student ID or a foreign passport. Valid photo ID is still required. Louisiana residents are eligible to stay; New Orleans residents are not.
Please note: Guests staying in dorm rooms outside of the waiver period must provide valid out-of-state student ID or foreign passport. 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 24 hour reception.
Check in time from 2:00 PM, with early check-in possible but unlikely.
Check out is 12:00 noon. Guests are free to leave luggage in our living room and use the common areas after check-out until 5:00 PM.
All guests must be minimum 18 years old and have a valid out-of-state student ID or foreign passport.
We do not allow pets - We already have our house cat, Taj Mahal! Service dogs are always welcome.
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.

Reviews & Ratings

8.6
Fabulous
8360 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.7
  • Location
    8.3
  • Staff
    8.8
  • Atmosphere
    8.8
  • Cleanliness
    8.4
  • Value for Money
    8.6
  • Facilities
    8.4

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8.6
Fabulous
Apr 11, 2024
I had a wonderful stay at India House thanks to Vera, an employee there. She was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met and always great to talk to and hang out with. She was super knowledgeable about the city, things to do and how to get places.
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Male, 31-40
5.4
Rating
Apr 11, 2024
There's this guy at the desk that tells guests their reservations were canceled because they had over booked he told me that they had no dorm beds but he spoke to the owner who allowed me to stay. They had 10 empty beds. There was another guy who was told his reservation had been canceled and he going to have to stay in a private room. That guy very iratated so that the guy at the desk took a baseball bat to chase off the guest . To my personal experience with the guy at the desk
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Male, 41+
10
Superb
Apr 04, 2024
Lovely place, friendly staff and a pool.
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Male, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • Postal Service
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • PlayStation
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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