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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"

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

Jordan Boyd

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2011 Jordan would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels i have stayed in (now done about 25). The peopel there were great. The hostel staff were good and the chef ( a liverpudlian) was excellent. Best place to stay in America!! They accidently over charged me by a dollar and the receptionist insisted she would buy me a beer as an apology.

Disliked: Some staff were not too great. A group of us got threatened to be thrown out. Admittedly it was 5am and we were still drinking but he didnt give us a waring or tell us we were disturbing anyone

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

29 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location of the hostel to the cable car system that takes you right into the heart of the the French Quarter is fantastic. It is literally across the street from the tram stop and the tram comes by frequently. The hostel has a lot of charm and seems like it would be a great place to meet other travellers. Free wifi is nice.

Disliked: I found the staff and their helpfulness to be quite poor. They never really seemed to know what was going on or their availability of the place. When we first checked in the girl told us they had overbooked and even though we booked a dorm room that we were both supposed to be in, we were split up into 2 diff rooms. I also heard another guest enquire about staying an additonal night at the hostel and wanted to know if they had any availabiltiy. The girl said she didn't know and to check back the next day!!! Are you kidding me? How do you not know if you have beds available at your hostel? Very poorly ran.

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

Dean Barkley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 January 2011 Dean would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant place to relax and recover from a night out in the French Quarter or if you simply want to stay in and socialise at your leisure

Disliked: Bit of a hike back at night but was not all bad as it is on the way past food retailers

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2011

Liked: The kitchen being open 24hrs since a lot of places close down their kitchen at some point in the night.

Disliked: In one of their showers (1st fl) there is a very high huge window with no sort of curtain. When you shower you can actually be seen showing by neighbors on the 2nd floor. Creepy/not acctable. It was very overpriced and dirty. By European hostel standards a dorm room is probably worth $11 and then maybe the torn plastic mattresses, the toilets and showers outside, the cat hair floating all over the place might be acceptable.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Sergey Kostyaev

Alone

Business / conference

10 January 2011 Sergey would recommend this property

Liked: they have free wi fi

Disliked: radiator in a room didn't heated the whole room. more radiators should be installed

51.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference
City break
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 January 2011

Liked: The common areas have a fun bohemian atmosphere.

Disliked: Our private room was terrible. Did not have a real door, but instead, two sheets of plywood which could be fastened by a hook. Walls were essentially paper, onto a noisy courtyard. Sheets were definitely not clean.

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

Daniel Gruen

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 December 2010 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: It has a very special touch to it. The breakfast is cheap & good.

Disliked: If you don't like it alternative (which may include sleeping in a tiny barn, dirt and shared bathrooms on the other side of the courtyard), don't come here.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

23 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location (close to the rail car) and great character of the hostel.

Disliked: Meals are pretty expensive though tasty. When I stayed there it was pretty quiet and a majority of the people staying pretty much lived there... Beds aren't the best either

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

20 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cool and fun

Disliked: it's a little far from everything

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

Daniel Beer

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2010 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: everything u need available...

Disliked: beds are horrible for people taller than 6 feet!!!!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2010

Liked: Lots of common areas. Great atmosphere!

Disliked: Cleanliness varied from day to day. Some rooms are FREEZING in the winter.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Reetta Leinonen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 November 2010 Reetta would recommend this property

Liked: A very nice place and fun, helpful staff.

Disliked: Some of the area around may be a bit shaky.

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

Shin Seok Pyo

Alone

Business / conference

25 November 2010 Shin Seok would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect Location and fun with people

Disliked: Cleaness

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

Ramon Rosati

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

24 November 2010 Ramon would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, well organized hostel, staff friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Poor lighting in dorm, not enough inside common space.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the tram line

Disliked: Way too many long term residents, not very clean, poor lighting in dorm, not enough inside common space.

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

Julia Farley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

18 November 2010 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: This place is brilliant, would definitely recommend it, a fantastic atmosphere, and a great place to meet people :)

Disliked: Julia left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great and fun place to hang out and meet other travellers.

Disliked: A bit far to walk from the french quarter.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

23 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very social hostel

Disliked: Liked it all.

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

Jonathon Heys

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 October 2010 Jonathon would recommend this property

Liked: this place is epic.... we decided to go all upper class and book the private room (merely three bucks each more) and were treated to a top notch air conditioner to cool our new orleans warmed heels. the place has it all... one of the best communal and pool areas i have come across in my 5 months of travel and the place is small enough to mingle with one and all. its addictive and quite hard to leave once you get into the new orleans groove.good music playing non stopkitchen/cooking facilities to save you some penniesHEAPS of fridges both for food AND alcohol so that there is always room to keep your drinks coolplenty of bathrooms and obviously some big renovations brewing to make the place even nicer.you wouldnt stay anywhere else in new orleans... quote that!

Disliked: sheets were a little sketchy, but who cares when you sleep like a baby!

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

Jamie Reilly

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2010 Jamie would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel for atmosphere. Great outdoor and indoor areas. Great character. Best hostel to meet people and socialize. The swimming pool is great.

Disliked: house's are old and run down. Linin is also old and have been heavily bleached. Generally the place seems very run down. But the awsome atmosphere and character make up for it.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Mark van Rijbroek

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

14 October 2010 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere

Disliked: showers could be cleaner no fitted sheet for the beds

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

12 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is incredible. This was my second time staying here. The first was a more party themed week in a mixed dorm several years ago, but this time was a more intimate stay. The India house was able to accommodate us on both of these trips. I highly recommend it. Oh and the water pressure in the showers was strong and hot. VERY rare in a hostel. It was awesome!

Disliked: The India House is very clean and friendly, however, the beds are awful on the back.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Boris Gergels

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 October 2010 Boris would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly people, great staff

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good: Free internet, pool, good kitchen and good atmosphere. Right next to a tram that goes into the downtown area for $1.25 a time.Bad: Communual bathrooms. One room for toilets, one for showers. If you want to walk to the center then it takes about half an hour. Quite far from Greyhound/Amtrack

Disliked: Bad: Communual bathrooms. One room for toilets, one for showers. If you want to walk to the center then it takes about half an hour. Quite far from Greyhound/Amtrack