Travel Tip: Stay in a Hostel

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