FAQs and Info

Contact Information

Site 61 Hostel
3701 Ulloa Street/Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Phone | 504.304.9974
Also | 504.615.1249
Jean | Owner | Captain
Susan | Manager | Number One
Andreas | I.T. – Security | Chief Engineer

(A copy of the House Information sheet you will receive on check-in is available here.)


  • Do you have lockers?
    Yes. We have monitored lockers of various sizes in the front lounge. Bring your own lock, or rent one at the front desk for a minimal fee+deposit.
  • Check-in is from 4-9pm. Is there a way to check-in after 9pm?
    Yes. We have a system set up for late check-ins. We will need to know in advance, before 8:30PM, if you expect to arrive after 9PM. 
  • Check-in is from 4-9pm. Is there a way to check-in before 4pm? “My flight lands at 9am, I would like to see the city.”
    Yes. You can drop off your luggage, complete the check-in process, get your room assignment and the front door entry code. use the restroom, lounges, kitchen and wifi.  However, you will not be able to access your room until the housekeeping staff has completed their work.
  • When is check-out? 
    Check-out is 12 noon.  We do not offer “Late Check-Out.”
  • Do you have parking?
    Free public street parking is available both in front of the building and at the side, with security camera coverage.
  • Do I have to have a student ID?
    You do not have to have a student ID. You will, however, need a current ID for identification. 
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    You can cancel or modify your reservation free of charge at least 48 hours in advance of your arrival.   Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of arrival will be charged for the first night.
  • Is there an age limit?
    There is no upper age limit. However, all persons 55 and over must reserve a private room.  All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must reserve a private room.
  • Do you allow pets or service animals?
    Pets are not allowed. If you have a service animal you will need to book a private room and let the hostel know in advance.
  • Do you  have private bathrooms?
    Every bathroom is lockable and has one toilet, one lavatory, one shower.  You can reserve a bathroom for your private use for an additional nightly fee.
  • Can I bring a friend inside the hostel?
    Only registered guests are allowed upstairs or into rooms. Unregistered guests may be permitted in the downstairs common areas outside of quiet hour times, ONLY with the on-duty manager’s knowledge and approval. 
  • Is there a curfew?
    You will have 24/7 access to the hostel. However, there is only one way in and out of the building and security cameras monitor all coming and going. Also, we have quiet hours from 11PM to 7AM on weekdays and 12AM to 7AM on weekends.
  • Is the area safe?
    Our property is completely fenced and security cameras watch all public areas both inside and outside the hostel. However, as in every large city, you have to keep your eyes open and your wits about you.
  • How far are you from Bourbon St.?
    We are located in Mid-City New Orleans, on the Tulane Ave. bus line to Canal St. and just a few blocks from the Canal Streetcar.  The French Quarter is about 2.6 miles from the hostel.  
  • How far are you from the Superdome and the Smoothie King Center?   The Tulane Ave bus across the street from the hostel will take you to within a 3-4  blocks of these venues.  
  • What is public transportation like in New Orleans?   Bus and Streetcar service is very economical–$1.25 one way and $3.00 for a 24-hour pass. feel free to visit our “getting around” page to see a map with many of the easily accessible bus routes near our hostel. 
  • Do you have unrestricted internet access? Yes, except for illegal activity such as “peer to peer” file sharing of copyrighted material.
    please turn off ALL torrent trackers before connecting to any network during your travels, to prevent being blocked from those networks. We have taken measures to also provide a usable level of network safety, but do recommend you update your devices before your travels. 
  • What is defined as “Local”?
    “New Orleans area” is generally defined as any area within a 30-mile radius of our Mid-City location, or any area that has given you a reason to say to others that you are “from New Orleans”, when describing where you live. if you do not have to cross one of the many mile-long bridges leading into the city, you may be considered a local.
    If you have lived in or have been staying in the New Orleans and the surrounding area within the past 6 months or have lived in the area for a period of 1 month or more with the intention to establish residency, you are considered a local. (Out-of-state students with current ID may be excluded.) “Lived” can be defined as a regular user of regional power/water services in a residency you have called “home”. If you are still holding an out-of-state ID or license from another state past the legal 30 days, you are not a traveler. http://www.dmv.org/la-louisiana/change-address.php. Please do not try to look for, or use loopholes in this policy. 
    Locations such as Baton Rouge La., Slidell La., and Covington La., are for the most part, not viewed as “local”.
  • Why do you have a “No Locals” policy?
    We are geared toward being a “travelers” or “vacationers” facility, where travelers from around Earth can share information about other countries, cultures, travel routes, transportation, lodging, planets, etc. We hope thereby to enrich the social experience of travelers who stay with us.
    Some exceptions include all active, enlisted, or returning/deploying members of any branch of the armed service. Exceptions may also include visitors who are returning to New Orleans for a special event, such as a wedding party, family reunion, graduation, etc–for which all attendees would like to stay together. (Contact us for details.)

For more information, please contact us.