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“Pretty gross, but not too bad”

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Marquette House New Orleans International Hostel
Plymouth
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pretty gross, but not too bad”
Reviewed 13 September 2011

This is a very nicely located and fairly hospitable hostel, but "filthy" is not an exageration.
They are loose with the rules (fine with me! Lots of fun was had drinkin' it up on the large patio), but security could be a concern for some people.
I would stay again, since the price is right (especially when there is a fest going on and hotel costs get outragous) and I spend precious little time actually trying to sleep when I'm in this city. Anyone who is used to hotel level diggs and normal HI hostels, should probably not go for this one though, unless it's a last resort. Just sayin'!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2011

Checked into Marquette house and checked straight back out again that evening! Cheap? Yes very! Clean? Not at all!!!!! When we went into our private room we straight away wanted to leave! First off the room had a horrible smell to it and was very unclean! The bin in the bathroom had somebody elses hair in it! We then had a quick nap and got bitten by bed bugs! Found some later in one of our handbags! The sorrounding area is also a little iffy! Only one street from the hood apparently as the guy told us. Most of the staff are very helpful but the places its self is horrible. We decided that we wanted to leave after leaving to go out in the evening. As two girls we did not feel safe walking around the area let alone coming back that night! The private rooms are seperate from the main building, across the road. We were put into a room away from the main building and nobody was in the rooms around. We also did not feel that the rooms were 100% secure. In the end we ended up paying to stay in a hotel in centre of town, we did not care how much extra it was we just wanted to get out!!!!!!!!!!!! Never agin!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2011

My friends and I stayed here and thought the hostel was great. Staff were friendly and knowledgable about the area. Hostel was clean and in a safe area.
We will be back this way in September and definately will stay here.
Charlie
California

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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1 Thank southern46
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london
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2011

We booked to stay here for a week, as soon as we entered the female dorm it was clearly filthy. Having had bad experiences with bed bugs in san francisco (and managing to rid ourselves of the little b******s) we were keen to check out the beds closely. Close inspection was not required, as soon as we moved one of the mattresses aside three bed bugs were nestled in the woodwork directly infront of us, the place must be infested.

A woman living in the dorm also warned us that it was vital that we close the door properly at night as there is a rapist in the area, which was slightly daunting. The men that we met from the male dorm that were hanging around outisde the front of the hostel had tried to follow us into our room, they were very creepy.

Sad to read the old reviews, sounds like it has gone VERY down-hill in recent years. We didn't end up staying at all because of the bed bugs.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2011

Well it looks like a haunted place, really old and creepy. First we were going to shared rooms but the girl with us had a mental breakdown along the way (the outside pathways and the room and guest gave her the chills) so we upgraded to a private room.

The private rooms where on the other side of the street in a old building. Very retro and old-fashioned but lots of space, big beds, kitchen and quiet.

After laughing a bit about the place being haunted and investigating a creepy daunting noise we settled and had 2 good nights sleep.

Both the attendants and guests were peculiar people but what's the fun of being in New Orleans without finding unusual stuff?

Would not recommend the shared rooms but the private ones were more than ok to us.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2011

Ok - it is a cheap hostel with nice location on a good tramline - but our experience in one of the private rooms was rather bad.

Unlike other people writing review here - fortunately we did not get bitten by bed bugs - BUT in generally room is filthy:

- windows not cleaned for years
- curtains shockingly dirty
- cockroaches on kitchenette sink.
- Bathroom dirty
- Carpet very old and have not seen vacuum for a while
- Wireless did not work
- Room lock did not feel too safe

I understand 'you get what you pay for' but I would suggest investing a little time to find something else at the same price that undestand 'general hygiene'. Rooms are generally quite big , but like mentioned if you are worried about cleanliness you may want to go somewhere else.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2011

Not kidding about the bites. At least a 100 bites! Never been bitten before and thought they were mosquito bites. WRONG! Rooms are filthy. Cant get sleep and am going nuts because of the constant itching. Staff WILL NOT do anything regarding my infested clothes and sleeping bag/blanket. Gotta toss my clothes. I guess this 'hostel' has been through this situation before. They are balking at this, without fear of reprisal. WI-FI doesnt exist. Lost and Found doesnt exist. You lose, they find. They didnt have to ignore my complaints and I didnt have to publish this posting, but here we are!!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Marquette House New Orleans International Hostel
Address: 2253 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130-5809
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
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Ranked #32 of 35 Speciality Lodging in New Orleans
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Number of rooms: 183
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