$12 dorm, $35 private room. Call (early!)for festival package prices.
Unique Quality: When in NO one should stay in a place with character. Longpre Hostel is in an old Garden District house. It's a bit dingy and ramshackle but its on a quiet street, has sociable hosts, small dorms, kitchen, and lounge. I like staying in the Garden District because you can escape the madness of the French Quarter but it's just a 15 min trolley ride to downtown. The hostel was for many years run by a somewhat scary guy named John. He is apparently leaving but has comandeered the old website. Take a look for a laugh. http://www.angelfire.com/la/longprezoo/index.html
There is a laundry located across the street from Long Pre so it's VERY convenient! And BELIEVE ME...at Mardi Gras, you would want to clean the smell of Bourbon Street off your clothing every DAY!
LONG PRE GUEST HOUSE: A supposedly haunted house...but I didn't encounter any problems. John, the manager is FANTASTIC! Great source of advice! (And a fellow Canuck!) I've heard that it's much better than India House...there are plenty of bathrooms to go around...and Rose, the housekeeper, is really a lovely woman!
Hiya, does any one know of any good hostels (cheap but clean) near downtown new orleans???
I picked up a couple of British guys from one hostel, something called India house I think. Did not look good at all and the guys confirmed this.
I did a websearch and found this list of hostels here.
CAIRO PETE'S BACKPACKERS [U]
4220 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. (504) 488-0341. $10
INDIA HOUSE INT. HOSTEL [U]
124 South Lopez St., New Orleans, LA 70119. (504) 821-1904. $10
LONGPRE GUEST HOUSE [U]
1726 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70130.(504)929-4540. $10
NEW ORLEANS MARQUETTE HOUSE [HI-AYH]
2253 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130. (504) 523-3014. $13.50
If you need anymore help just let me know...positive vibrations!!!
Thanks a lot zac for that. I have sent you a mail enquiring about another place called st. vincents guest house. any idea about this one?
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