Joe & Flo's Candlelight Hostel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJoe & Flo's Candlelight Hostel New Orleans
Really felt like I was just living in Joe and Flo's home.
It is about 15 minutes from Bourbon Street and the rest of the action in a quiet part of town. Close to a couple of really great places to eat (Lil Dizzy's and Cajun Seafoods). Across the highway at night is a little sketchy but no real issues. The rooms are generously sized and comfortably air conditioned. Small common areas and quite a small population of stayers meant the place was nice and quiet. Though they do have 24 hour access and always someone a phonecall away for the night owls. Staff were super friendly and helpful in organising tours and suggesting places to hang out.
Would definitely recommend, gives you a little escape from the hoopla of Bourbon without being isolated.
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TripAdvisor Reviews Joe & Flo's Candlelight Hostel New Orleans
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Hey everyone so for the delay , this is the blog for the 18 th and I'll do the 19th after as I have had no access to Internet in our hotel the last few days, So we loved New Orleans it is so beautiful, great food, good music, stunning architecture and all in all just a historically fascinating place to visit. On our second day the 18th we decided to start our morning off with breakfast at IHOP its a 24 hour dinner the same place we ate on our first night in ...
... so many cultures in one.
We got to our hotel and it was too early to check in so, Matt and myself went to our first tour which was the St Louis #1 Cemetery and Voodoo Tour. It was such a blast seeing all the different burial techniques and crypts. If you pay enough money to the Archdiocese of New Orleans (they look after the catholic cemeteries) they have this perpetual care and they will look after the tombs and make them look spiffy. It is hard to tell ages of tombs ...
... Frenchman Street where in the space of a couple of blocks there are lots of venues where you can eat, drink and listen to great music. The exchange home itself is a marvel - built in 1835 and it has been renovated magnificently but is very comfortable. There are seven of us here but there is plenty of room and we are all happy.
We haven't been to Bourbon St yet - it seems to have dropped off the Tourist Information lists, ...
... being very big on the menu as well as Cajun spices.
Mase ordered a seafood platter - catfish, octopus, shrimp, crab, prawns and some other unidentified seafood with a twice baked jacket potato and some Cajun flavoured grilled vegies for decoration. We all had a bit of a pick at his massive serving and thought it was quite nice.
I ordered Zydeco Gumbo - spicy soup with shrimp, chicken, sausage and okra and salad. My soup was lukewarm which was ...
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