New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana. Famous for being the home of jazz music and Mardi Gras, the city’s street carnival captures the true spirit of The Big Easy. New Orleans hostels make a perfect base from which to explore the city, its bars, music venues and parks. No trip is complete without a tour of the French Quarter, the cities oldest neighborhood which is home to historic architecture. Take a riverboat cruise down the Mississippi, or head to Bourbon Street, the best place for live music and cocktails.
The best hostels in New Orleans, such as City House Hostel, Site 61 Hostel and IHSP French Quarter House, provide you with free Wi-Fi, a free breakfast, and private rooms. These also put you within easy reach of a streetcar line.
The Garden District is the site of some of New Orleans’ most spectacular mansions, including Claiborne Cottage and Adam-Jones House. This upscale neighborhood is also home to Magazine Street, which features an array of shops and restaurants, Audubon Zoo, and the St. Charles streetcar, which has been running for more than 150 years.