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Reviews of India House Backpacker's Hostel

Hostel | 124 South Lopez Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 70119

82.1% Overall Rating

227 out of 260 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/08/2014)

"Awesome atmosphere. They cook food each night which you can purchase very cheaply and it's delicious! The beds are comfy enough, they have a pool, lots of cooking and food storage areas and fridges for beer and drinks.…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Linen

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82.1%

Overall Rating

227 out of 260 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'India House Backpacker's Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
71.2%
Staff
83.2%
Value
87.2%
Safety
79.2%
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91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

maria tysyachnuk

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

18 November 2012 maria would recommend this property

Liked: The design of gthe hostel, it is very beautiful, nice that every morning there is a free coffee. Angel was great in explaining me the city, good tours was possible to book

Disliked: Poor recicling, steraphone cups

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very friendly, there were lots of people milling around. The pool was very nice, and the house had lots of character. It was also easy to get to the French Quarter and the Garden district (a 10 minute and 30 minute streetcar/bus ride away respectively). There was a nice big kitchen and plenty of room to cook with if you like that kind of thing, and a breakfast service where you can get breakfast pretty cheaply.

Disliked: It seemed a little run down and grubby in places - nothing too bad, and definitely liveable in, but there were occasionally mockroaches in the kitchen.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 July 2012

Liked: (Small) pool. They cook breakfast as you watch, $6 and upwards. Wall sockets available in the common court area (outside). Kitchen with acceptable setup of pots and pans. Located close to street car heading for downtown.

Disliked: Old, worn, falling apart, dirty. They don't take card unless you're paying $100 or more, and their ATM charges an extra $5 fee for every withdrawal. TV is broken and displays everything in brown, airconditioning is too weak to keep rooms cool during day but manages to make them ice cold during night. Showers and toilets are kinda nasty. Wifi available only in main building, not in rooms.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2012

Liked: The McDonald's that was close by.

Disliked: The disgustingly dirty pool, was extremely warm, I think everyone pisses inside it.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

31 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was fun staying there. Staff was friendly.

Disliked: The location is far of from everything. The first answer we got, when we asked where we could find a supermarket was: "Do you have a car". This answer describes the location of the hostel perfectly. Later on we found a supermarket about 20minutes by foot.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Cassandra Grey

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
City break
Partying / nightlife

26 March 2012 Cassandra would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was awesome. The diversity of the people staying there was also great. In my room, there were women from Australia, Switzerland, Asia, and the USA. The trolley is right by the hostel, which makes it an awesome location. A lot of reviews said the safety was questionable if you were walking, which I disagree with. We walked both ways down Canal St. during the day and night and had no issues. Check out the Chickie Wah Wah bar/restaurant. It's a few blocks away and has amazing food!

Disliked: The rooming/checking-in situation is a little bit disorganized, but the staff is willing to work with you. My friend came a day later than I did and had to stay in a different room the first night. We were able to switch her to my room the next night though. It wasn't that big of a deal since we only slept in our rooms, and were in the common areas/exploring New Orleans the rest of the time.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

tanya beacom

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 December 2011 tanya would recommend this property

Liked: great atmosphere, friendly staff, really nice property

Disliked: lack of showers/toilets

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The overall atmosphere, facilities , people, overall a great place, the only thing is : its not the best location takes about 20 minutes of streetcar ride to french quarters , and streetcar does not that run often.

Disliked: location

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

heidi freihaut

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2011 heidi would recommend this property

Liked: The character of the place. Had a lot of extra facilities for eg laundry and dryer, great kitchen facilities and you can buy home cooked meals there some of the days. Staff were helpful and friendly but a bit cliquey. Anyhow met some cool people there.

Disliked: It is a little out location wise but the streetcar stops just across the road.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Udesh Naidoo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 December 2011 Udesh would recommend this property

Liked: Great set-up of social areas. Lot's of info about things happening in New Orleans and the staff are always keen to help out.

Disliked: The ride back after a great night out :)

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

jenna Ebert

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

27 November 2011 jenna would recommend this property

Liked: everyone was sooo nice! the breakfast was great, and a great value. i would love to stay here again, and would reccomend it to a friend. Great patio area, great to party and make friends.

Disliked: nothing!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Ville Koski

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2011 Ville would recommend this property

Liked: Nice chill out place, staff is generally nice and helpful, the breakfast is worth it's small price.

Disliked: For a traveller like me, who only sleeps and showers at the hostel, this place is simply way too far from the downtown area, even though the street car stop was right next to the place (New Orleans streetcars ain't the most reliable). But if one doesn't mind this, definitely worth the price!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really cool and fun hostel. Lots of nice people and good kitchen, Internet and a tv lounge. Had a really nice BBQ for only 5 bucks! The swamp tour they organized for me was great!

Disliked: Seems like it's in a little bit of a dodgy area and is a bit far from the tourist area. The kitchen seemed clean but I saw cockroaches alot :S. But don't let any of this put you off cause overall it was a great hostel.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere!

Disliked: The area was extremely dodgy, but if you don't walk around on your own like a plonker you'll be fine.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 September 2011

Liked: Fun atmosphere with few or no rules.

Disliked: For me, constant noise of drunk and inane guests.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Andrea Hilbig

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2011 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: The Pool were really cool.

Disliked: In the kitchen were cockroaches

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, and common space is nice!

Disliked: I need a breakfast.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lots of people, good organization

Disliked: lack of cleanliness

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Juan Garcia

Alone

City break
Work / volunteering

17 July 2011

Liked: The price is pretty good, I think I only paid $20 for one night.

Disliked: The rooms are not in the same building as the lobby, so if you happen to arrive when it is raining hard like I did, then you will be wet. The hostel has air conditioning a bit cold for some people. They could repaint some of the rooms and a bit more cleaning wouldn't hurt. Maybe it is me, but New Orleans seems to be a city in poverty and the area may appear safe to many.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Kerry Picot

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2011 Kerry would recommend this property

Liked: Location was excellent - 50 metres to trolley to downtown. Felt safe also.

Disliked: 12 beds, 1 shower & 2 toilets (but no sink to wash hands in 2nd toilet). All not very clean. Kitchen area was a mess also. Couldn't find much gear to use in kitchen either.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere's great, the backyard, directly at the street car line, fun and relaxed

Disliked: nothing

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: If you like you will get to know a lot of other peoples.

Disliked: Everything is somehow sticky there ...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Hampus Bergstroem

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 April 2011

Liked: Great hostel! Great common area makes it easy to meet new people, helpful staff, clean beds and showers! Location a bit far from the French Quarters however the streetcars are just across the streets, 20 dollars for a 5 day pass! 5 dollar breakfast: good value!

Disliked: Location is the only downside, could be a little shady to walk around in at night.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

29 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: India House is an amazing place to stay. I loved the atmosphere, and the meals that they offer...as well as the free coffee. The outside area with the pool is super and quite a lovely place to sit and relax with other fellow travelers.

Disliked: The location is a bit outside of town, but not too far that you feel removed from the action.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Streetcar right in front of hostel, all the facilities, staff was very helpful and friendly

Disliked: Private room could have had more shelves to put your stuff on.