Welcome to Madame Isabelle’s House

Hello Friends, Currently Madame Isabelle’s takes reservations after the long renovation. The house looks better than ever. Thank you so much for your supports, comments and love.  Thank you once again for considering Madame Isabelle’s House for your New Orleans stay, and we look forward to seeing you all soon. Safe travel! 

Our place is a new hostel located in a historic building! As one of the only hostels located within walking distance of the French Quarter, we are the perfect launching point for your adventures in New Orleans.

Madame Isabelle was a longtime tenant of the neighborhood, and we are honored to carry her namesake. Rumor has it that her spirit lives on in one of the local cats that often frequents the hostel, so treat her well and she’ll treat you well, too. We hope to see you soon!  

Madame Isabelle's House number 1021 Kerlerec Street New Orleans, LA


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Traveler Rating: 8.5 Excellent



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35 thoughts on “Welcome to Madame Isabelle’s House

      1. When you say street “parkings”, do you mean pay and stay parking lots or just a spot to leave your vehicle on the street.

      2. Hello,
        Yes you can have both near the hostel. You can have spots within a block to park your vehicle for free 24/7.
        Also you can choose an option to leave your vehicle on a paid parking lot nearby if you want more secure place for parking. It usually costs $20-$25 per day.
        Thank you very much!

      3. Hello,
        Regarding the parking situation as of November 2019, there are ample street parking spaces near the hostel for 24/7 free..
        Also you can choose an option to leave your vehicle on a paid parking lot within a block if for$10 per day.
        Thank you very much!

  1. Hi,
    I have booked a room already but I’m wondering if there is a curfew at night? Or do you supply us with a key?
    thank you

  2. My first time staying in New Orleans was here. Really really unique hostel. The staff is very outstanding . They provide you with great service. The hostel has the everything you would possibly forget at the house. It’s in great walking distance to Bourbon St and also Frenchmen St. My friend and I visit from Memphis stayed in the private room ,really nice room, and decided next time we come back that we will be staying there again. So thanks to the owner for opening the place. That place made my New Orleans experience great. Also s/o to the amazing cook that prepare a wonderful meal for us. Her food was 🔥🔥🔥
    So I recommend this place 💯x💯% if you need somewhere to stay.

  3. Hi
    I’ll book with you, and I saw that your reception hours are from 8 am to 10 pm and I’ll need to make the check out at 7 am, so i would like to know if it’ll be possible?

  4. This was by far the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in! The location was perfect, right next to the French Quarter and few blocks from Bourbon Street, the house and garden were beautiful and the staff was incredible. They had nightly events like music tours, pub crawls, and dance classes. If you’re the kind of traveler who wants to meet people and make new friends then stay at Madame Isabelle’s. I’m already planning my next trip back to New Orleans and definitely plan on staying here again. Thanks for making our trip an unforgettable experience!

  5. This place is fabulous what a wonderful scenery a beautiful relaxing Oasis with hot tub palm trees huge huge space. Cool people cool vibes fresh and relaxing

  6. I came two months ago and it s still a good memory. Sean, Amber, Tina, Jake… all the team is nice, very kind and caring for hosters.
    The place is pretty and the location is just perfect. I recommand you to stay here enjoy the bath tube, nola’s nightlife, and all the sweet person you could meet here. Thanks again to all the staff for your sense of welcome. i wish you the best

  7. Hello,I made a reservation from 7th April to 10th April.
    Can you print tickets other than plane and bus?
    I want the sports ticket to be printed.
    (The ticket ready to print on 8th April and I’m from Japan…)

    I looking forward to visiting. thank you.

  8. Stayed there over New Years. Had a great time! What a wonderful Hostel, run by the best of people. Will stay there again every time we are in New Orleans!

  9. hello! i have a bed reserved for jazzfest weekend one and I’m wondering if you have bicycles (for rent or loan) on site ? and also where the closest bus stop is? I’ll be coming from the airport (louis armstrong). thank you!

    1. Hi Cindy,

      We currently have 1 bike available for rent but we’ll hopefully have more by the time you arrive!

      As for getting here, buy a 24hr or xfer pass then take the E2/8 to Loyola St. You can then use the same pass for the Tulane streetcar which will bring you 1 street from our front door!

      PS Google Maps is pretty accurate with the transit times and directions

      Hope this helps!

  10. Hey Y’all!

    I am staying here this weekend, solo, in the girls only room, 8 beds. Do we get keys to our rooms, or just the main door? Also, what is the best way to store personal belongings for safety purposes if there is no locked storage?
    Thank you 🙂


    1. Hey Lily
      You get a key for the main door as well as a key for your room. In the rooms we have lockers and if you want to leave your belongings at the hostel after the check out, we have a locked storage room.
      If you have any questions please reach out to us. See you soon!
      Madame Isabelle’s House

  11. This place is so fantastic. I woke up and I am drinking coffee and complimentary orange juice. I thought to myself “Am I in New Orleans or Costa Rica?”
    I have to pinch myself to know that this is not a dream.

    54 year old. International School Teachet and Globetrotter!

    Tamara Taye

  12. Hi there. Would love to stay with you when you re-open. I’m looking at flights and I expect I would ve arriving to MSY after 10pm. Are late check-ins possible?

    1. Hello guest,
      Thank you for your question. Yes we are now working on fixing the damages from the hurricane, planing to reopen at the end of October – November. We try to open soon, and we will also make sure that Madame Isabelle’s House would be comfortable and safe place that our guests could enjoy as much. Check-in after 10pm would not be problems. When you check in after 10pm, you will get a late check-in email for your self check-in including a passcode for the main door and location of your room. Thanks!!

  13. Hello curious if you would be able to accommodate 16 people? Also where can I find the rules and conditions?
    Thank you

  14. I have stayed in many a hostel, and this is by far the best experience I have ever had. The rooms and washrooms are luxurious and very well equipt for a comfortable stay. The common areas are beautifully decorated and laid back. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we all enjoyed our stay and met our individual needs with much flexibility. They offer a complimentary breakfast and coffee every morning, we were served a delicious vegetarian jumbalaya one night, and on another night they offered free drinks before leading us on a pub crawl.

    This little oasis was one of my favorite parts of my visit to NOLA. Thank you Madam Isabell’s for such a 5 star experience!

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