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Reviews of AAE Bourbon House New Orleans

Hostel | 1660 Annunciation Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 70103

74.2% Overall Rating

146 out of 175 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/04/2014)

Jack Goodwin thinks…

"Atmosphere was fantastic met so many amazing new friends Caleb is the man to talk to so friendly and helpful. My favorite hostel employee ever by far."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Cancellations must be 48 hours prior to the arrival date in order to avoid a charge for the 1st night, and on special events, can result in a 3 night charge.. All cancellations must be submitted through email. Holiday bookings (Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, July 4th, New Years, etc.) must be for at least 3 nights and must be canceled a full 7 days ahead of time

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74.2%

Overall Rating

146 out of 175 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'AAE Bourbon House New Orleans'

Atmosphere
76.8%
Location
68.0%
Facilities
72.0%
Cleanliness
62.4%
Staff
83.2%
Value
73.6%
Safety
83.2%
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94.3%
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Nicole Poort

Alone

City break

22 December 2010 Nicole would recommend this property

Liked: The owners are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. They offer free pancake breakfast and coffee and free wifi and internet access.

Disliked: About a 10 min walk down to the tram stop and it is a very dark, quiet street at night.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: As a first time experience in a hostel, I was quite apprehensive at first but the people, environment and facilities were fantastic, especially for the price.

Disliked: Hard for me to get up to the top bunk bed

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly and great place to meet people.

Disliked: The locks on the door were keycodes. This is fine except our room opened out onto the road and it didn't feel too safe. Also had to walk out onto the street and back into the building to get to bathroom.

100.0%
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Amy Slacke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 November 2010 Amy would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful staff and atmosphere. Easy to get to from the airport. Location was an easy walk to the main attractions. Public transit was easy to use from this location. All in all I would recommend people to stay here any day.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff is great, very friendly and efficient. The location is good

Disliked: no hot water in the shower !! and the bathrooms are not very clean

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

steve russell

Alone

City break
Events / festivals

05 October 2010 steve would recommend this property

Liked: great time nice people clean and friendly thank you

Disliked: steve left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: had a great outdoor area to meet people, everyone was really friendly and the staff were so helpful, great place to meet people if you are a solo traveller. everyone had a key to their room so things were reasonably safe but there were no lockers inside the rooms. over all had an amazing time here and would recommend it to other travellers.

Disliked: was a little far away from the french area, long walks or can try the trolly car. free pick up is only between 8am and 8pm.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel has had some really bad reviews on a number of websites, we were apprehensive when we turned up but all I can say is ignore these reviews! The place is run by new managers, and they are extremely helpful. The rooms are clean, there is free Internet and wifi, a good big kitchen. Free pancake breakfast is very popular too. The hostel is not in town but the trolley into town is $1.50 and takes you to the French quarter. A supermarket is 10 minute walk too. A free shuttle is provided from the Amtrak/Grayhound station. Would recommend to backpackers and those on a budget.

Disliked: No bad points really, showers get busy at peak times but you get that in most hostels.

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

Customer review

15 June 2010

Liked: free internet, big room for us 3 visitors

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

08 June 2010

Liked: people were nice, it was accessible from public transit with some walking

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

20 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Met lots of good people

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

01 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had a great time at Bourbon, great hostel and great location in the lovely garden district. The guys that run it were super friendly and helpful, especially Jon! The common area out the back was a great place to hang out and socialise. Dorms are a bit cramped but it was clean and the fun factor, location, security and helpful staff made it a great, I'd definitely recommend it. Thanks guys, see you next year for Jazzfest!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Richard Yule

26 April 2010 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Good covered outdoor seating, free pool table, coded front door lock.

Disliked: Richard left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

02 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free shuttle was very useful! Hostel is in a great location, very safe neighbourhood and close to a wal-mart. Hostel had a very friendly atmosphere and the back patio was a great place to hang out and meet new people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

24 March 2010

Liked: free Pickup from Greyhound station

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

22 March 2010

Liked: I booked online paid the deposit and then 2 days after got an email from the Hostel saying they could only accomendate the first night. Very frustrating, I emailed back asking for suggestions never heard back. Even more frustrating is that on several different sites including there own site, said the four days I needed was available. To make matters work when I called once I found somewhere else to stay to cancel the one night and was told the manager would call me back. I have been to New Orleans and back home now. And I still have not heard from the manager!! Not good business

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Pia Bender

11 February 2010 Pia would recommend this property

Liked: we had a great stay at the Bourbon House. An even during Mardi gras we paid an adequate price.thanks

Disliked: Pia left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

31 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent value for money. Really nice homely atmosphere there and the staff were very friendly and helpful. About 40mins walk to french quarter or quick streetcar ride away, and right next to wal-mart, and magazine street. It was ace! Had a brilliant time there.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

21 January 2010

Liked: way too many rooms for the facilities,common room so small and not enough toilets,and showers for the amount of people staying

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Robert Poidevin

20 January 2010 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Fairly nice for a hostel. At times didn't seem to be enough bathrooms. The neighbourhood is quiet, but is further from the main touristy areas than stated on the website. Cheap cab ride rather than a 20 minute walk is more reasonable.

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

28 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: NewOrleans is difficult because of perceptions. This hostel is in the decent Garden District, but a good hike from the St.Charles Ave streetcar. It is, however, a near many shops on Magazine St. The hostel has common baths of various configurations scattered around the premises, most of which suffered from water supply issues (no hot, or no cold, or none), which are apparently being repaired. There was very little discussion, as most visitors were watching TV (it was too chilly and wet to use the outside areas, which anyway tend to be occupied mostly by nicotine addicts). My personal desires were a little less basic, so I left after 4 of the planned 12 nights.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Robert Schweiss

09 December 2009

Liked: Difficult to find, the sign was small and hidden under a doorway. Breakfast was unimpressive; don't count on eating here. Staff was spotty in returning emails; although in person they seemed helpful. Instant-on hot water system is nice in theory, but on three separate occasions in a four day stay there was no hot water. Cold showers weren't fun, especially first thing in the morning.

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.

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

Aleya Wheeler

12 November 2009 Aleya would recommend this property

Liked: I originally only booked 1 night at this hostel but ended up staying 6 nights. Extreme value for money and I would strongly recommend this hostel to any experienced traveller who has an idea of what to expect from a hostel. Great atmosphere, very homely with super cool staff who are always there to help in any way; from making more pancake mix to helping carry ridiculously heavy luggage (thank Nate!!). Free linen, breakfast, wifi and super cheap laundry. Location is decent and the free shuttle was a lifesaver. Overall I really enjoyed my stay here and was sad to leave. I found that some people got caught up with silly details like insects - it's new orleans, Mosquitos are to be expected. Bring bug repellent if you're precious with that sort of thing.

Disliked: Aleya left no negative feedback.

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

SAMIT MEHTA

28 October 2009 SAMIT would recommend this property

Liked: HOSPITALITY

Disliked: SAMIT left no negative feedback.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

26 October 2009

Liked: It was an awfull experience. The place is very dirty, specially bathrooms. The stuff is not nice and halpfull at all.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.