Madame Isabelle's House in New Orleans

Many past helpers have mentioned that the hostel is one of the nicest hostels they have ever stayed in. They also like our beautifully decorated house and its relaxing atmosphere. Helping here will be not only fun but also learning experiences about people, life and yourselves. Being exposed to multiple cultures and getting to know people from all around the world will be enjoyable and life-enriching experiences. Also, we are one block away from French Quarter and five minutes walking distance from Frenchmen street where the world famous Jazz clubs are located. If you are lovers of music, restaurants, arts or just any kind of fun things happening every night, you should definitely check out our hostel.

Hello friends, My name is Sean and I am a proud owner of this beautiful hostel. We have 4 private rooms and 3 dorm-type rooms. Currently, we have 4 volunteers. Since we are a small-sized hostel, I try to make the hostel for everyone to be a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. I hope to see all of you soon. Thanks!

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Reviews

4.5
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Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

United States

5

Madame Isabelle’s is a very special place. Sean is a generous person who really tries to make the hostel fun and friendly. My perspective is somewhat different than most volunteers, because after six weeks I was promoted to manager. I more or less ran the day to day operation, from the schedule, to the inventory, to the staff, kind of everything. And while Sean and I had our disagreements at times, it always came from the both of us caring deeply about the hostel, the staff, and the guests. It was an enormous learning and growing experience for me. Thanks for everything Sean ❤️🌺🌼

3 months ago

Ireland

5

This place has been absolutely magical. The hostel is a cute and quaint place and I have loved every second of it. I enjoyed meeting guests from all around the world and hanging out with them. 🩷to Maui and Chaka🐈‍⬛.
Sean is a great guy who really cares about the staff and hostel.
What I treasure the most are the friends I made. Kyle, Carly and Kristian:). My favourite time was spent laughing our arses off in the staff dorm. I could spend the rest of eternity with them. Lifelong friendships was the last thing I expected to take away from this place but I am so glad I came here:,) Grà go deo🩷

3 months ago


Sean replied

We love you Sophia ❤️💮🌸🌺(✿◡‿◡)

United States

5

Madame Isabelle’s is a truly lovely place. There’s an inviting and chill atmosphere that makes it easy to settle in and unwind. Besides the property, the host and other volunteers are a riot! I love each one of them and they hold a special place in my heart. Sean cares deeply about his guests experiences, strives to create a fun environment, and makes a great effort to facilitate natural social opportunities through parties, dinners, and outings. I will always treasure my time with Kyle, Sophia, and Carly. Such a hard working, goofy, genuine, and loving lot. So much fun and much more to come!

3 months ago

United States

5

I stayed with Madame Isabelle’s for 3 months and can honestly say I wish I stayed longer. The staff not only are great coworkers, but great friends that I will never forget. The work load is not laborious and is very manageable. The hostel itself is stunning with a beautiful backyard and a family style interior (and two cats who i miss already) My favorite events were when everyone would make food and eat together. It never failed to bring happiness into the hostel and bond everyone including guests. Overall, the best way to explain my experience at Madame Isabelle’s was unforgettable.

4 months ago

New Zealand

5

This was my first Worldpackers experience, and what an amazing start. I spent a month at Madame Isabelle's and loved every day of it. While at the hostel my job was to work a combination of cleaning and reception shifts and then lead one event each week. I would make the hostel dinner on Wednesdays, which was a great event to bring the hostel together and meet new people. I want to thank the owner, Sean, the manager, Kyle, and the rest of our staff and guests for making Madame Isabelle's feel like a home away from home. I will miss my hostel family very much.

7 months ago


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