St. Vincent Guesthouse: Dirty Coast isn't about The Quarter anymore
Hostel, B and B, Hotel; it's all of these when you stay at the Guesthouse. It's a sweet spot on the south end of Uptown New Orleans. Located on eclectic Magazine St. just four blocks from the St. Charles Cable Car, you can be anywhere for a buck and a quarter. Very unique building renovated from an Infant Orphan Asylum that was in operation in the late 1800's through the 1900's. The stay at St. V's was on Halloween weekend and I halfway expected some spiritual encounters, but all I got was some good $3.50 red beans and rice from their in house restaurant. The rate was around $25 a night, for a private hostel room with two, very sufficient beds. Bring your own bedding or sleeping bag if choosing the lower end rooms. The value of these rooms may come from their savings in not laundering the sheets. The staff was anywhere from cool to very helpful throughout the three-day stint. The part of town, well, that's the real kicker that made this dirty, little room excellent for the occasion.
Old, historic building with photos inside of early 1900's nuns giving care to their orphans. Great view of the Superdome and downtown from the third floor made sunset beverages just taste better. There was a pool, but the water may have been from the last hurricane. Who swims in October, anyway?