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HI New Orleans

1028 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112, United States

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Overall Rating 20%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 20%
Cleanliness 20%
Location 20%
Security 20%
Service 20%
Comfort 20%
Green rating 20%

OPENING SUMMER 2019: The HI New Orleans hostel is located in the heart of the city, across the street from the French Quarter and just a few blocks from Bourbon Street. This recently built hostel features a modern design and extensive amenities, plus a full schedule of tours and activities to help you get to know other travelers. With an expansive kitchen and dining room, spacious common areas, and a café serving unique fusion cuisine, HI New Orleans has everything you need to make the most of your time in the Big Easy. Our next-generation dorms provide exceptional comfort, privacy, storage, and connectivity, with ample places to charge your devices. The hostel also has several ensuite private rooms for couples, small groups, families, or those simply want more privacy. All guests can enjoy the hostel’s free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, on-site laundry, and bike and luggage storage. HI New Orleans is centrally located, making it easy to explore the city on foot or by taking the local trolley. Join a bike or walking tour to get a local’s perspective of the city or ask one of our friendly staff members for their personal recommendations for the best food, museums, activities, and nightlife in the area. Go beyond the beads and masks and get to know the real people and culture of NOLA at HI New Orleans.

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New Orleans Hostel

Hostel New Orleans

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

OPENING SUMMER 2019: HI USA will be opening a brand new hostel in the heart of New Orleans in 2019! The rich history and culture of this southern city made it an ideal choice for a HI USA hostel and we think you’ll agree. Located just a block away from the French Quarter, HI New Orleans will help you experience everything from crawfish and beignets to zydeco and parades, and so much more.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 15.75% is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 4 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 30 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • French Quarter (Less than 500 m)
  • Jackson Square/Cafe Du Monde (500m to 1km)
  • World War II Museum (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



I did not get to stay at the hostel due to a delayed opening. I was contacted by the general manager who said they can cover the difference for the price of another hostel near the area. I agreed to have this done and have heard nothing back.


Avatar for Kathleen


Fri 24 May 2019

Good Afternoon Ms. Careen, I would like to apologize for the construction delays we are having here at HI NOLA. We of course are working our hardest to get our doors open and I am sorry that we couldn't in time for your arrival. As far as accommodating the difference of your stay at another Hostel property, we of course are willing to accommodate. We just need you to send over where you have booked so we can make the payment towards your booking for the difference. As far as your booking that you have made with us, we will make sure you do get fully refunded. If you do have anymore concerns then please do not hesitate to reach back out to us here at HI NOLA. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and wish to see you in the future! Sincerely, HI NOLA Management Team

Manager avatar

Bryan McManus, Assistant General Manager

Sun 26 May 2019

1 of 2: Your booking confirmation - 21799743 Thu, Jan 31, 4:22 PM 2 of 2: HI New Orleans - Your Booking Has Been Cancelled Mar 26, 2019, 9:08 AM Dear Laura, Our records indicate that you made a reservation at the new HI New Orleans  Hostel starting 04/08/19. This much anticipated opening of our newest  hostel has been in the works for nearly two years, and we are saddened to  inform you that, due to unforeseen construction delays beyond our control,  the property will not be ready to welcome guests during the dates of your  upcoming reservation. Unfortunately, therefore we will not be able to honor  your reservation, and it will be canceled with any deposits being returned. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this notice might cause you and  hope you will consider the HI New Orleans hostel again during your next trip  to the Crescent City. To assist you in finding alternative accommodations we  would recommend the Quisby, India House, or CityHouse Hostels for rebooking your accommodation. In the spirit of hospitality and in keeping with HIUSA’s continuing efforts. I went for my daughter's birthday, but could not stay with her because her pets are bad for my allergies. By March 26, I did have some trouble for finding lodging for the week of 2019 French Quarter Festival which began on Thursday, April 11 and ended on Sunday, April 14. Managed to get into Quisby for all nights except Saturday, when I went to a hotel two blocks away. I have used HI hostels, and think I would prefer them to Quisby (nothing wrong there, just not the same).


Avatar for Laura


Thu 25 Apr 2019

Hi NOLA is still under construction. I went by and it looks like a nice place to stay. Please let me know when it opens.


Avatar for Andrea


Thu 25 Apr 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500 m)
  • Gym (Less than 500 m)
  • Local market (500m to 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500 m)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500 m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500 m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m to 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500 m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500 m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

22 km: Regional Bus Service JET E-2 and RTA 202 from outside terminal; Uber Lyft and Taxi service also available (new Terminal with gates changes in 2019)
1.5 Km: Greyhound and MegaBus stop at Union Passenger Terminal Rampart line Streetcar to Canal Street
1.5 Km: Amtrak stops at Union Passenger Terminal Rampart line Streetcar to Canal Street
At hostel: Streetcar lines: Rampart and Canal lines stop at hostel St Charles line 4 blocks

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