New Orleans Hostel - Marquette House
Lonely Planet review
A sprawling compound of both dorms and private rooms (with refrigerators and microwaves) near the Garden District. Serviceable, but certainly not luxurious, the rooms are upstaged by the lush garden area, perfect for hanging out and meeting fellow travelers.
Our independent authors have visited New Orleans Hostel - Marquette House and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in New Orleans.
Services & facilities
- Bicycle parking
- Free parking
- Air conditioning
- Common room
- Free internet access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Outdoor terrace
- Tours/travel desk
Description provided by property
'The Original New Orleans Hostel.' From $16 and up, jazz it up New Orleans style at the best hostel in the City. Marquette House is the ideal location for individuals & groups to explore one of the most fascinating ciites in America. Special rates and separate facilities, including group dorms and group kitchen/dining areas, are available for groups. Free parking is available for vehicles and vans.
Want to see Mardi Gras and New Orleans without all the huge crowds, we have good availability for both dorm beds and our private rooms with bath for the early Mardi Gras days of Feb. 4-12, 2013. We are located just one block off the primary Mardi Gras parade route. For the peak long Mardi Gras weekend of Feb. 8-12th, please contact the hostel direct regarding any availability of private rooms.
Our hostel is also a great location for attending the New Orleans Jazz Festival, as a city bus only one block away takes guests to the Jazz Festival area for only $1.25.
Located in the 'heart and soul' of the 'new' New Orleans, our area was high and dry during hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Gustav. Unlike many areas of New Orleans that flooded, our part of the city is thriving. Experience the 'real' New Orleans with its cafes, 24 hour bars, coffee houses, and great music just outside our doors.
We are not a party hostel, but can tell you where the parties are. We are a well managed hostel that has been in business for 31 years. The Owner/Manager is a native of New Orleans and a former backpacker/world traveller.
Only Visa or Mastercard credit and debit cards are accepted for internet reservations. Please note that group bookings are not accepted on this site, and multiple bookings made by the same party will be treated as a group booking and will not be accepted. The maximum number of guests for one party that will be accepted is 9. For groups larger than 9, please contact us direct for information and reservations.
No curfew, and 24 hour access to your dormitory or private room is provided upon check in. We do have limited check in hours of 7am to 12noon and 5pm to 10pm, which enable us to keep our costs and prices low. Check outs earlier than 7am may be arranged with the hostel office the evening before. Late night check ins for guests needing it and after hours check ins for groups can be normally be arranged. If you are delayed or will arrive later than 10pm, telephone the hostel office during office hours to see if a late night check in can be arranged. These can generally be arranged for arrivals up until 12 midnight. Extended check in hours are often available during special events like New Years, Mardi Gras, and Jazz Fest.
With one of the best locations in the City, we are only minutes away by bus from downtown and the lively French Quarter. We are the closest hostel to the Greyhound & Amtrak Stations, and the Metropolitan New Orleans Convention & Tourist Bureau. Most shops, cafes, bars, groceries, delis, and coffee houses have reopened in our area and are within walking distance of our hostel. Explore the nearby Garden District with its antebellum mansions & gardens, above ground cemetery, and century old oak trees.
Be sure to book in advance for the New Year's holidays (Dec. 30-Jan. 2, 2012), Mardi Gras (Feb. 4-Feb. 12, 2013), Jazz Fest (April 26-28 and May 2-May 5, 2013), VooDoo Fest (Oct. 29-31, 2012), and Halloween (Oct. 31, 2012). Contact the hostel direct for reservations if no availability is listed. Private rooms for the peak Mardi Gras weekend (Feb. 8-12, 2013) and Jazz Fest weekends (April 26-28 & May 2-May 5, 2013) must be booked direct with the hostel. We are located only 1 block off the primary Mardi Gras parade route.
Marquette House is located in a village like complex of New Orleans style buildings. We offer comfortable spacious male and female dormitory style accommodations. Each dormitory has its own ensuite toilet(s), shower(s), and 2-3 lavatory sinks. Dorms generally have 8, 10, 14, or 18 beds. Our larger 14-18 bed male or female dorms are large comfortable multi-roomed dorms with ensuite baths.
We also offer private rooms with ensuite bath for 1, 2, 3, 4 or more persons with linens & towels included. Our large spacious private rooms are some of the nicest to be found at any hostel. Each private room has a private bath, queen size bed, additional beds as needed, a kitchen sink, refrigerator,microwave, toaster, coffee maker, sofa or love seat, and a table with chairs. Dishes & utensils are also available for these rooms. Reservations for private rooms and private dorms for 5 or more persons should contact the hostel direct.
Exchange experiences with fellow travelers from all over the world in our tree shaded patios and gardens. Join other guests at nearby cafes, restaurants, and night clubs until the early hours or prepare a meal in the outdoor BBQ area.
Experience the uniqueness of doing your laundry while you sip a beer or play pool at the nearby Igors 24 hour lounge and laundromat. Several banks, hotels, cafes, coffee houses, pizzerias, 24 hour bars and pubs, a drugstore, three neighborhood groceries & delis, a gas station, the New Orleans Tourist Bureau, the second oldest above ground cemetery, and several museums are within easy walking distance of the hostel. Several bus lines going to downtown, the French Quarter, the Jazz Fest Fairgrounds, and other parts of the City pass within 1 to 6 blocks of the hostel.
Weekly and monthly dormitory and private room rates are also available. A $10 refundable cash key deposit is required upon arrival. An ATM is located at a bank just one block away.
**Only Visa and Mastercard credit or debit cards accepted for reservations. A first night deposit in addition to the 10% internet reservation deposit will be charged to your card on all private rooms, on reservations for 4 or more dorm beds, and on all dorm beds during holiday and special event periods. A 5 day advance cancellation notice is required for a full refund of this first night deposit on all private rooms, on reservations for 4 or more dorm beds, and on all dorm beds during holiday and special event periods.
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