When I was planning my trip to New Orleans with Michal, I scoured my usual sites for a place we could stay. Airbnb options were either too far away from the French Quarter action or else too expensive, and every hotel within our budget was boring. At a loss, I googled, “Best cheap places to stay in New Orleans” (always Google everything), and Auberge Nouvelle appeared at the top of a list.
I’ve never stayed in a hostel before. I have vague images of hostels as either being the setting of a horror movie or else populated by super cool hipsters. Not wanting to be raped, murdered, or belittled, I avoided hostels when making travel plans. But Auberge Nouvelle offered beds in a women-only room for just $30 a night, so my budget-conscious side won the argument. Continue reading