Foreign travelers and students (passport or student ID required) looking for budget lodging and an instant party, welcome home. The four buildings house private rooms (some with their own bathrooms), standard bunk-bed dorms, and a usable kitchen that also serves good, cheap meals. A pool, deck stage, and outdoor bar make for a ready-made social scene and frequent events. It’s close to buses and the Canal Street streetcar, and tour companies pick up here regularly. It’s funky but not filthy, friendly, and backpacker-ready. Book directly for the best rates.