Best Budget Hotels and Hostels in Mid-City, New Orleans
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Home to a number of city landmarks, New Orleans
’ Mid-City neighborhood offers the avid traveler many unique and budget-friendly options to stay at while visiting the Big Easy. The generally local area, which is registered as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, is intersected by the historic Canal Street streetcar that provides visitors with affordable and accessible public transportation to all of New Orleans’ main attractions. Below, read our guide to the best budget hotels and hostels in the Mid-City area.
Bed and Breakfast, Garden Hotel
Voted as New Orleans’ number one rated bed and breakfast, 1896 O’Malley is an elegant Mid-City stay set in a restored Colonial Revival home. The B&B, which sits just two minutes away from the Canal and Carrollton streetcar stop, features individually decorated rooms and suites, a lush Italian-styled courtyard adorned by gorgeous fountains and eccentric patio decorations, hot tubs (only in selected rooms), fireplaces, 4-poster beds, TV and high-speed internet. Filled with Southern charm, 1896 O’Malley is the perfect spot for those looking to enjoy complimentary homemade breakfast, snacks and drinks 24/7. Nearby attractions worth visiting include the New Orleans Museum of Art and City Park’s Sculpture and Botanical Gardens. 1896 O’Malley, 120 S Pierce St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 488 5896
Bayou Saint John Bed and Breakfast
Bed and Breakfast, Hotel
Bayou Saint John Bed and Breakfast
is a gorgeous Mid-City vacationing spot built into a 150-year-old Victorian home. Located in the heart of the historic Bayou St. John, the B&B features beautiful guest rooms such as the ‘Laplace Room,’ a French-inspired space with an antique king-sized bed that opens onto the front gallery and overlooks the bayou, as well as the ‘Villenueve Room,’ a yellow-themed chamber inspired by Chinese décor styles. All guest rooms include a private entrance, controlled heat and cooling as well as full modern baths and TVs.
India House Hostel
The India House Hostel is a lively bohemian-styled hostel that prides itself on letting the good times roll. Located in a residential area, this funky Victorian home provides guests with mixed and single sex dorms, as well as private rooms with en suite bathrooms. The hostel, which sits on the Canal streetcar line and is just minutes away from the French Quarter
, features an in-house courtyard pool, barbecue grills, picnic tables and a stage for live music entertainment. Among other perks are the 24/7 guest kitchen, free WiFi access and a comfortable lounge area with cable TV. Rates range from $17 to $20 for the single rooms and $45 to $60 for the private ones.
Laurel Bed and Breakfast
Bed and Breakfast, Cottages
Built in 1924 in a cottage, Laurel Bed and Breakfast
is a unique lodging facility located in the heart of Mid-City. The residence, which is ran by its current owners Laura and Eliot Kamenitz, offers visiting tourists a guest area decorated with antiques and modern furnishings, as well as rooms with queen-sized beds, private baths and attached private sunrooms. Included in the B&B’s amenities are a continental breakfast consisting of croissants, muffins, coffee
and chicory, as well as cable TV, ceiling fans and a room telephone among others.
Site 61 Hostel
Site 61 is a quirky sci-fi inspired hostel known among locals for its clean and comfortable facilities. Designed as a 20th century rooming house, this hostel, which has two in-house lounges with books, games, movies and television, offers visitors dorms, private and en-suites rooms, full private bathrooms and complimentary breakfast. The hostel is located in Mid-City New Orleans on the Tulane Avenue bus line to Canal St. and is just a few blocks from the Canal streetcar, which means that you’ll be able to save a substantial amount of money if you choose to stay here for your next NOLA adventure. By Rebeca Trejo
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