HI New Orleans - Opening 2018!

HI USA will be opening a brand new hostel in the heart of New Orleans in 2018! The rich history and culture of this southern city made it an ideal choice for a HI USA hostel and we think you’ll agree. Located just a block away from the French Quarter, HI New Orleans will help you experience everything from crawfish and beignets to zydeco and parades, and so much more.

The hostel will feature:

  • 120+ dorm beds
  • 24 private en-suite rooms
  • Onsite café
  • Free continental breakfast
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Spacious common areas
  • Bike and luggage storage
  • 24-hour reception

As part of our commitment to sustainable tourism we’ll be repurposing two historic buildings from the 1890s and transforming them into a truly unique space. With events, community space, educational programs, and scholarships, the hostel will serve as a community institution designed to bring together travelers from around the world and the people of New Orleans.

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Stay at HI New Orleans

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HI New Orleans is not currently bookable. We’ll be opening up booking in mid-2018 for later 2018 stays. Join our email list or follow us on Facebook to be the first to know when we are taking reservations.

Connect with Us

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HI New Orleans will offer numerous ways for the people of New Orleans to connect with HI USA’s community of travelers. Some options include:

  • Volunteering with HI New Orleans to lead tours, host events, support programs and more
  • Offering a special discount to our travelers for patronizing your locally owned business
  • Hosting volunteer groups for service projects at your nonprofit organization

For more information about partnership and volunteer opportunities with HI New Orleans, please contact Sarah Berger at sarah.berger@hiusa.org or 504-603-3848

Apply for a Scholarship

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Starting in January 2018, HI USA will be awarding Explore the World Travel Scholarships to residents of Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard parishes. The scholarships are open to 18-30 year olds who are interested in international travel with a service or learning component and demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Visit our Explore the World Travel Scholarships page for more information about this program.

Support Us

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As a nonprofit organization we rely on the generosity of donors and other supporters to help us fulfill our mission. Help us bring the HI New Orleans hostel to your community by:

  • Supporting the development of the hostel through one of our many naming rights opportunities
  • Contributing to our Explore the World Travel Scholarships either financially or by promoting the opportunity among New Orleans residents
  • Becoming a local ambassador for HI New Orleans and joining our local fundraising committee

For more information or to donate, please contact Jordan Mitchell at jordan.mitchell@hiusa.org.

Press

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Watch and read all about HI New Orleans in the media

Here's what's going on with the Canal Street building that caught fire in 2016
Times Picayune
November 15, 2017

The old Pickwick Social Club on Canal Street will reopen as a hostel in 2018
Times Picayune
October 20, 2017

Canal St. property to turn into hostel
Fox 8
October 20, 2017

New hostel coming to downtown New Orleans
WGNO ABC
October 19, 2017

Hostels In New Orleans Highlight Nolaba Real Estate Breakfast
New Orleans Business Alliance
September 15, 2017

For press inquiries about HI New Orleans, please contact Netanya Trimboli at netanya.trimboli@hiusa.org or (240) 650-2104.