Where to Stay in New Orleans

travel / Saturday, May 26th, 2018

I recently just came back from New Orleans, again. I believe it’s becoming a tradition of some sorts. Searching for cheap places to stay in New Orleans can be a bit overwhelming. But, fear not! You can save more room in your budget for a hand grenade and other signature drinks.

These are a couple cheap options for staying in New Orleans on a poor college kids budget based on my experience the past two times. *disclaimer* I am not an affiliate of any website or hotel, so my suggestions are based on experience as well as a frugal person’s mindset.


Hostels have easily become my go-to safe haven when I need a cheap place to stay in any area both domestically and internationally. In my most recent trip, I stayed at a Hostel in between the Garden District and the French Quarter called Auberge Nouvelle Orleans / AubergeNOLA.

I suggest this place because you can budget in four nights for less than $100. The area around the Auberge Nouvelle Orleans / AubergeNOLA hostel can be a little dodgy at night. If you are a female, prepare to get an Uber on the way home from the bars.


Another Hostel suggestion if you want to stay a little closer to French Quarter is IHSP French Quarter House:

This Hostel is located a little outside of the French Quarter but easily accessible by the trolley or even walking if you’re a trooper and want to save the $3 ($3 is a whole McDonald’s meal).


Feeling comfortable around strangers from all over the world is not everyone’s cup of tea or favorite mixed drink! Airbnb is a great way to have a home away from home with all the privacy and amenities. There are great locations as well that allows for walking distance to the major areas of New Orleans. Here are a couple great suggestions:

Historic Marigny District

This Airbnb is the perfect walking distance to Frenchman Street and the main bars in the French Quarter.

Dorthy On Frenchman Street

If you prefer to stay on Frenchman Street I would suggest this cheap Airbnb that boasts a frugal price of less than $60 a night. That’s a steal but a bit more than a Hostel.

Full Studio Lower Seventh Ward

If you are looking for more privacy than a Hostel but with similar prices, the Seventh South Ward is the cheapest place to rent.

*bonus* HomeAway

HomeAway is similar to Airbnb in that you can choose rentals from over 2 million homes in over 190 countries. I have not used this method of renting, but I do have a placed rented off this site, so I will keep you updated!

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