HostelBookers Logo
WEBSITE FEEDBACK
No booking fees

Reviews of India House Backpacker's Hostel

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

78.7% Overall Rating

221 out of 253 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/03/2014)

"It was a very nice atmosphere and the people who worked there were very helpful and nice"

Read all India House Backpacker's Hostel reviews

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to New Orleans?

Contact us directly

See other properties in New Orleans

Casa Vecchia
30.00 USD

Guesthouse Not yet rated
Auberge Nouvelle Orleans
28.60 USD

Hostel 92.0% 5 reviews
Marquette House New Orleans International Hostel
20.00 USD

Hostel 62.3% 188 reviews
Days Inn New Orleans Airport
34.50 USD

Hotel 2.5 star Not yet rated
AAE Bourbon House New Orleans
18.70 USD

Hostel 75.5% 172 reviews

Enter dates to check prices


  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 20/04/2015

  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 20/04/2015
     
    Your check-out date is before your check-in date. Please check your dates and try again.
     
    Bookings can only be made for a maximum period of 31 days. Please enter alternative dates and try again.

processing
78.7%

Overall Rating

221 out of 253 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'India House Backpacker's Hostel'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
77.6%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
64.8%
Staff
81.6%
Value
84.8%
Safety
76.0%
Refine your results Showing 189 of 195 reviews Previous   1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   Next
Reset filter
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.

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

Bill Ferreirae

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2011 Bill would recommend this property

Liked: Near streetcar line, always food available in the outdoor kitchen

Disliked: nothing

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

Bonnie Peters

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

26 March 2011 Bonnie would recommend this property

Liked: It was incredibly close to the trolly car (you can see the stop from the front..), a very pleasant surprise how easy it was for me to get to the House of Blues (I figured I'd have to drive). Very friendly staff.

Disliked: The lockers weren't in my dorm room, they were outside of it.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

21 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great hostel!

Disliked: it wasnt superclean but it was okay... its still a hostel

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere, funky rooms and cheap food

Disliked: Only one bathroom per floor - not particularly clean!

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

Ben Klinovsky

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

12 March 2011 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: the place was very nice the ppl and the locathion wasnt too bad

Disliked: the room got real cold at night you have to pay to get a towl

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Chris Butcher

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 February 2011 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. Good crowd. Good common areas. Top place to meet like-minded people.

Disliked: Dorms of 12 were a little big...

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

sladana bec

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

14 February 2011

Liked: staff was helpful.

Disliked: really awful bed!!! I bathrooms/showers. no microwave.