Blue Moon Guest House

Top choice guesthouse in Lafayette

This tidy home is one of Louisiana's best travel finds: an upscale hostel-like hangout within walking distance from downtown. Snag a bed and you're on the guest list for Lafayette's most popular down-home music venue, located in the backyard. The friendly owners, full kitchen and camaraderie create a unique music-meets-migration environment catering to backpackers, flashpackers and those in transition (flashbackpackers?).

Prices skyrocket during festival time. Fair warning: this is decidedly not a quiet spot.