St Vincents Guest House

1507 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States
#86 of 308 hotels in New Orleans
Poor (1.5 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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Don't do it!

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 8, 2012

Stayed in a room, not the hostel. The reviews I read prior to staying seemed to say the hostel was the worst but the rooms were ok. Not true. Both are bad.

Positives: beautiful building (rundown but still pretty), nice staff, cool courtyard, anything goes, fun eating/shopping district a block away, lots of potential if cleaned

Negatives: filthy (not just messy or dusty, like no cleaning supplies have ever been used), disorganized check in, junkies wandering around, roaches, bed bugs, mice droppings, no cabs want to take you there or pick you up there, homeless people squatting near entrances of building, throw up ground into carpet, 50/50 chance on safety

To give this place a glowing review, you must have a very low standard of living. With the price being one of the lowest in New Orleans, this place wasn't expected to be anything special. You get what you pay for - if this place was $20 a night to crash from a drug binge, it would be right on point. For close to a $100 a night (more during events), this wasn't ok. Do yourself a favor and save up more money for a better place.

The overall feel was laid back and the staff plus some regulars doing work on site were cool. Unfortunately that isn't enough to justify staying here.

Directions: Garden District

Filthy and Dangerous!!! Avoid this dump....

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 3, 2012

“Filthy and Dangerous, Padlocked and Chained shut fire escapes”

Our Group was called two weeks before arrival and told our rooms and reservations were canceled - after being pre-paid and pre-booked months ahead of time,Many heated phone calls later somehow we were reserved AGAIN.

Too bad we insisted and checked in.

I have been around the world 3 times and never seen filth like this,
Sticky vomit? - stained carpets, Broken bed, Ceiling dripping god knows what onto the bed.

Dirty sheets and a smell like old warm cat urine ...

Unbelievably the windows were painted shut, and the 2 closest fire escapes were chained and padlocked shut!!!!!
Broken - rotten rails on the second floor about 25 feet above pavement, And room doors that opened onto dangerously rotten second floor decks, With no marking or warning to stay off
seems like a bad accident waiting to happen,

Avoid this filthy, Dangerous dump at all cost!!!!!

Unique Quality: Filthy, stinky and dangerous, Absolutely the worst Ive ever seen.

Horror Guest House / St. Vincents Guest House

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 21, 2009

I would also not recommend staying in that place. The carpets are so dirty, that you can not walk on them without your shoes on. The bed and pillows were lumpy, old and dirty too. In the first room we had it rained inside on the aircondition, the second room they gave us had no energy at all, the 3rd one you could not really lock the door. When we told them (after 15 min being there) we would like to leave again, they told us there is no refund for the 7 days and the 580 dollars we paid in advance (when we checked in 15 min before). In the 4th room they gave us the cockroaches came to visit us. The manager is unprofessional and tries to squeez the money out of his guests and when you try to speak to him, he is never available. It took us 6 days to see him and we had to come back with police to get at least a little bit of our money back (210 dollars), because instead of 7 nights we only stayed there 1 night.
That one night there was horrible enough and i am glad we moved out the next day.

Directions: in the garden district

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Affordable family stay

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 9, 2009

I found it a welcome change away from the noise of the french quarter--although I had a good time there--it's got FREE parking if you're staying and a laundry facility--which is great if you're gonna travel with family. I found it clean, pleasant and affordable--accross the street from THE MOJO's Coffee House which I found well worth spending time in. Also I was able to pick up local free papers about the arts and entertainment scene--what band is playing when and where. Both St. Vincent's and MOJO's are smaller out of the way non-tourist-packed. check out St. Vincent's history and find the statue of Margaret Haughery (founder/benefactor). Have a good time! I found New Orleans to be cleaner and prettier than my prior visit in 1993. The Garden district is beautiful and close to the WW2 historical museum.

Unique Quality: Beautiful historic architecture.

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it's an orphanage, it's a B&B

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 7, 2005

I would recommend not staying here. The carpets are dirty. The bed and pillows were lumpy. The closet was covered with a hung curtain with a bleach stain accros it. The staff at the front desk seemed unprofessional. And the fire alarm went off at 6 AM without any explanation. I'm glad we spent only one night.

On the plus side, this B&B/orphanage does not seem haunted.

Unique Quality: There is a virgin mary statue in a grotto that seems to be covered in clams.

Directions: between the garden district and downtown

St. Vincent Bed and...

by written on August 24, 2002

St. Vincent Bed and Breakfast....Prytania #3
we paid $42 per night... great value

Unique Quality: Wonderful old Antebellum house made into several bed and breakfast rooms. Old, Tall ceilings and doors... king size beds. Iron gate around the house. One block from St. Charles Trolley

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Address: 1507 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States

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Amenities at St Vincents Guest House

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free High Speed Internet

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