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Site 61 Hostel New Orleans

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hostel is one of the best! Everyone is so friendly here and helpful as to where the best places to go are! Me and my friends stayed in the room for 6 people it's a little cramped for 6 people and kind of on the hot side so bring a fan if you can, but we made it a good time either way! The staff is super friendly so if you ever have any questions they will try to help you as quick as possible

The hostel was a little hard to find (a bigger sign might be helpful...) but when I finally arrived I was made to feel very welcome from the moment I checked in. Different lounge areas are a great opportunity to sit and meet other guests or the very friendly and helpful staff. During my stay, Alex provided fun nights out and Laken offered exciting day trips and rides for very reasonable prices. The house itself is a beautiful building with many lovely details like a library full of funny and interesting books, humorous signs, good games and a great porch/ back yard. Oh and a hostel cat (not allowed in the house, for those worried about that...). I had been traveling for a few weeks before my stay here, but this hostel was definitely the highlight of my whole trip. Thanks for that and keep going! P.S. The science fiction theme is a bit funny and only partly realised - maybe focus on the history of the beautiful building, on the social character of the staff...?

Such a great hostel. Super clean, rooms are nice and spacious, kitchen facilities are perfect. We had a really great time here. It’s got a great atmosphere, very chilled and relaxing. The staff are fantastic. Each and everyone of them were so lovely and helpful they really made the stay. THANKS!

Just returned from an 8 night stay in a 6 bed dorm for Coolinary Month in New Orleans. Plentiful free parking (was able to park rental car in front of house in sight of security cameras) every night without incident. 10-15m walk to Canal St Tram stop (have to admit it was so hot and humid I just drove and parked by the stop after walking twice). Trams come every 10m or so to go to French Quarter with $3 all day pass you can purchase by credit card in RTA app if you don't want to pay cash on the Tram. Bathrooms clean and showers always hot though you have to give it a few minutes to get hot if you are first in the morning. Make yourself pancake breakfast every morning with orange juice and coffee. No one took my food from the shared fridge. AC effective on second floor for the bedrooms. Each bed in my dorm room had outlets. WiFi speeds just OK, but my cell LTE data was much faster. Super friendly staff. There are some biting bugs outside in the evening. I mad mistake of taking phone call in backyard with flip flops and ended up with bits on my feet. Miracles of all miracles, none of my 5 roommates during the time snored...

I had a great stay at Site 61!The staff was great. Everyone was nice and knowable. The rooms are clean and I felt safe. The beds are sturdy.Even if you are on the top bunk, the step ladders are easy to negotiate in the middle of night. Few blocks away from canal cable car line and close to the E2 airport bus.

I booked Site 61 Hostel at the last minute after St. Vincent’s Guest House cancelled my hostel reservation and put me in a private room for $700 more. Egad!! It was one of the best traveling slaps I have ever gotten, because Site 61 blows St. Vincent’s away in cleanliness, pleasant staff, good solid bunks with redesigned ladders to make top bunks easily accessible for all ages, a very nice continental breakfast, and a classic old time boarding house renovated to keep much of it’s historic charm, and yet be totally comfortable with modern bathrooms (many of them), fully sprinkled for fire safety, and more. The staff was wonderfully pleasant, helpful, and hard-working - the cleanliness part. The living room had comfortable furniture, and the kitchen was very well equipped for just about all cooking except there was no full sized oven. There was a countertop oven that would do anything you would want to cook in a hostel. The outdoor kitchen area was a great place to cook as well in the lovely weather when I was there. Transportation into the heart of the French Quarter was easy. To access the street car it was a 7 (short end) block walk which took at the most 10 minutes. The Tulane bus (#39?) picked up and dropped off just a stone’s throw from the front door. If you like hostels, STAY HERE

Booked durning the 4th of July so hotels were twice the price per night. Found this little place and a private room for less than 80 bucks a night. Secure entrance, with extremely helpful staff. The upstairs and individual rooms are also secured with video surveillance. They had an extremely delicious bbq for guests (no extra charge) and offered travel advice with friendly conversation. Facilities are clean, not crowded, simple offerings, and fresh sheets. Uber/lyft can pull right on up, but don't walk around at night.

Great and clean hostel; friendly, helpful and flexible staff; nearby public transport to French Quarter as well as a bus station for a bus to the airport. There are also parking spots in front of the hostel. It is located on a busy and noisy street but inside I barely noticed it, so don’t be deceived by a first impression. The rooms are cozy and the beds were comfortable and I had a good night sleep! There are 6 bathrooms which are clean and separate so they felt more like private bathrooms. The breakfast was simple but good with bagels, orange juice & coffee and they provide a kitchen area with fridge to store and make your own breakfast. It is a cheap and nice way to stay in New Orleans, I‘m glad we found the hostel!

The staff at Site 61 made my trip perfect! Everyone was welcoming and so genuinely friendly! I would recommend this Hostel to anyone looking for the real southern hospitality feel. If I ever come back to New Orleans I am going straight back to Site 61

The hostel is one of the best of the hostels I have ever stayed in. Very nice kitchen and garden, rooms and bathrooms are clean and nice. There is a free breakfast that includes bagels, cereals, coffee and orange juice.

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Mid-City, Site 61 Hostel New Orleans is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Canal Street and New Orleans Museum of Art. This 9-room hostel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a dining area, a refrigerator, and a microwave. Bathrooms are shared.

Property features

Site 61 Hostel New Orleans features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and microwave in a common area. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Helpful staff can provide tour or ticket assistance, luggage storage, and access to locker space. Additional amenities include a refrigerator in a common area, a library, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Quadruple Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Shared Dormitory

Twin 3 | Sleeps 6

Twin Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Shared Dormitory

Twin 3 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

100.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 90 reviews

Site 61 Hostel New Orleans

3701 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119