This mellow, clean youth hostel has a helpful staff, a decent shared kitchen, and standard-issue metal bunk beds in mixed and single-gender dorms. It’s not party-central like some hostels in town—just friendly. The big selling point is location: It's a few blocks off the St. Charles Streetcar line, and a few blocks the other direction into the heart of the CBD. Another plus: on-site bikes for rent (but not enough of them), a small courtyard, and a bit of old NOLA character in the converted home. A small apartment has a private kitchen and bath and two double-bunk beds.