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The Quisby

2.0 out of 5.0

The Quisby

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good location. Definitely has the potential to be a great hostel, but not there yet. The hostel bar is nice, but unfortunately means loud music all night long and no sleep. Mentioned this to the staff. Staff was friendly, but didn't seem to care much about the complaints. Breakfast was included, but don't expect much (few oranges/bananas, some sweet bread and coffee/tea). It's served from 8-10am, but on the second day there wasn't anything left around 9.30-10am. Also,no organized tours.

Came down for a job interview that took longer than expected and I hadnt Booked a place to stay. All of the close hotels were outrageously priced so stumbling across this was a life saver. This was my first hostel stay and was amazingly surprised. I expected what I saw In horror movies but found my roommates were turned in by 10pm reading books in their beds as opposed to partying or being loud.

Was better than expected; nice bar, pristine cleanliness, great happy hour, must vary the breakfast (same food two days row) but the quality was good. Only inconvenient were two of my roommates that snore like trucks, but overall, definitely I could return to use their service

Spent a total of 8 days in a 4 bed dorm in February. The rooms are on the small side but sturdy beds, clean bathrooms, and great wifi access. Breakfast in the morning from 8 to 10 was croissants, toast, cereal, cheese, salami, juice, fruit, coffee etc and set the day up nicely. Located on the St. Charles streetcar line so easy ( not fast) access to the downtown city life or uptown towards the charming Garden City areas and restaurants. Needed earplugs to sleep at night ( providedfor free at the front desk), there is a 24 hour bar and smallish foyer / lounge area to sit as there’s not really space in the rooms to chill. Probably the most expensive dorm rooms I’ve stayed in in the US but for a hostel it definitely sets a high standards do would stay here again if I return to NOLA.

So, I chose to stay here one night alone before my friends joined me and we share a hotel room near the French Quarter. Things were going fine until I came back late night (maybe 2 or 3). I can’t find my key, but nobody is at reception (despite being touted as a 24 hour reception hostel, hmm) So I use the restroom, and hang at the (empty/unmanned) bar. I will fully admit that, at this time of night, I didn’t have all my wits about me, but it’s still pretty crappy to have to wait long enough for someone to show up that you fall asleep at the bar - instead of in the bed that you paid for - just because you misplaced the key. And there’s no one around to get a replacement from. I’m waiting long enough that I fall asleep in the common area, and I wake up only to find out that someone has stolen all of my money. About $80. Totally sucks. The only people who have access to the hostel after 11pm are other guests. This can happen anywhere, but I’ve stayed in at LEAST 10-15 other hostels and NEVER had anything stolen. Sitting here the morning after, and SINCERELY wishing there had been someone at reception when I came in late night (as advertised) because then this never would have happened. Very very disappointed

Clean rooms, excellent and knowledgeable staff, fun things to do inside and outside. A terrific overall experience for my students and me. Location was perfect to get either uptown or down to the Quarter. Just what I expect from the best city in the world!

I really like staying at The Quisby, the location it’s pretty good and the price awesome. I recomend 100% people to come. New Orleans is really cool and this place the best to stay. We didn’t talk to the other girls from the same room but you get used to sharing toom with other people

Very industrial feel to the decor ..lovely artwork...great cheap bar, yummy breakfast and coffee, convenient location and staff who Are looking to make your stay the best possible!! Would definitely recommend!!

The Quisby is a nice hostel but I can't recommend it for the price. The staff is nice and welcoming, the facilities are clean & modern but there is little opportunity to interact with other people staying at the hostel due to the is set up and the breakfast is weak AF. This is one of two hostels that I stayed at while visiting New Orleans and the other was less than half the price and had a much better breakfast situation, was more charming and laid out so that you could more easily meet others.

Firstly, this was my first time staying in a hostel, so take that into consideration when reading my review. Some thoughts and suggestions for improvement: Bring ear plugs. You’ll need them. The first night I barely got any sleep due to the fact that there was loud music blaring from the bar and common area until very late. It’s not a club, it’s a common area. The music should be set at a confortable level. Here is enough noise from other guests coming and going at all hours of the night (just a reality in a hostel) and we don’t ALSO need the bar blasting music. Staying in a room with strangers can be awkward, but luckily both mine were very nice and respectful of the shared space. The beds were comfortable but it would have been nice to have a sheet. The bathroom was fine, though I thought it was strange that the shower had been designed to not have a door that closed. This resulted in water spilling into the floor every time someone took a shower. That can’t be good for the floors. But whatever. It would have been really nice to have a hand towel and washcloth as well. Note that the breakfast is continental, and the coffee, though advertised as so, is not chickory. Despite this, it was much appreciated. It would have been nice to have a full kitchen for guests to use to prepare food as well. The staff was friendly and accommodating and very helpful with recommending places to eat and things to do. Location-wise, the hostel is steps from the Streetcar that will take you to the French Quarter, though the neighborhood is a bit sketchy late at night. If you are a woman traveling alone, I’d reccommend taking a Lyft back rather than walking. Overall, my stay was good. For the value, this is a good option for travelers like myself on a budget.

1225 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans LA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Central City, The Quisby is within a 5-minute drive of popular attractions such as National World War II Museum and Magazine Street. This 30-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this New Orleans hostel are Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Smoothie King Center.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi.

Property features

The Quisby features free WiFi in public areas, a library, and laundry facilities. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours/tickets and luggage storage.

Room options

Standard Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

1 Bed in Shared Dormitory (4 people)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Economy Twin Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

1 Bed in Shared Dormitory (Female Only; 4 people)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

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Total of 407 reviews