Hostels in the USA generally aren't that good. Usually pretty expensive, full of strange characters or children and with little atmosphere but the India Hostel was the complete opposite. It has a pool for starters - a cool vibe, lots of places to chill and drink and friendly staff. It's location isn't the greatest (about 15 minutes to Bourbon Street on the Street Car) and the showers and beds are poor but I still had a well good 4 nights here. If you are looking for a hostel in New Orleans then this is the one for you!