Those of y'all that have travelled in Europe must know about a great series of places to stay for cheap: youth hostels. They're open to all ages, but I imagine the nomenclature comes from the sometimes Spartan and frequently dormitory-like accomodations. But some of them are really nice, and they're great if you're traveling on a budget.
New Orleans has several hostels. The following is a list of New Orleans Hostels from THE HOSTEL HANDBOOK FOR THE USA AND CANADA.
Affiliation may be HI-AYH for American Youth Hostel, AAIH for American Association of Independent Hostels, and U for a hostel that is not affiliated with any organization.
CAVEAT -- I've neither seen nor stayed in any of these places. Hostels (at least in Europe) can range from extremely nice to spartan to horrifying (like the Hostel Raketa in Prague, where I stayed for one stomach-churning night). So call ahead ask what they're like.
For more information about the hostel handbook contact Jim Williams at <Sugar722@AOL.COM>. To receive a copy of the handbook, send a check or money order for $3, payable to:
- CAIRO PETE'S BACKPACKERS [U]
- 4220 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. (504) 488-0341. $10
- INDIA HOUSE INT. HOSTEL [U]
- 124 South Lopez St., New Orleans, LA 70119. (504) 821-1904. $10
- LONGPRE GUEST HOUSE [U]
- 1726 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70130.(504)929-4540. $10
- NEW ORLEANS MARQUETTE HOUSE [HI-AYH]
- 2253 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130. (504) 523-3014. $13.50
Jim WilliamsThis information was retrieved from a Usenet post on rec.travel.misc.
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