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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... to make a report and then to dinner where i was refused an alcoholic beverage with my dinner without an ID. I'm lucky enough that the police called a few hours later and had located my passport on the street, so just my bank cards were missing! Early night after dinner!! We got up really early to head out on a plantation tour. It was a lot better then I expected. We visited "Laura" where we learnt about the Slave life working for the richer families that owned and run sugar cane ...
After New Orleans, we put in another big drive over to Thomasville in southern Georgia. You definitely need to get off the interstate to see the best of the countryside here unlike the South West as the interstate is very much tree lined so you don't really see that much. The Georgia countryside is nice, lots of greenery and old colonial ...
... and tried a load of them, although we backed out of trying the one which required a waiver to sign in order to try it, probably for the best! Later in the evening we chilled back at the house and A.J had rustled up a slow cooked pork joint. So we made po boys! This is basically the term for a proper French bread sandwich and it was bloody good! We then headed out for a few beers with the English and Canadian guys. We popped into the oldest bar in New ...
... and sausage - and beignets - thin layers of dough, folded into squares then deep fried and coated in powdered sugar. A local delicacy, it is claimed that the best ones are served at Cafe du Monde right across the street, but I can't imagine that they could be better than these. They were deliciously decadent and unhealthy!
... into the bayou - quite interesting but not a lot to see - till we get to the wild pigs - which stampede down to the boat as it approaches! They are destroying the environment, killing trees by digging around their roots, as well as the habitat of the native birds and animals, but they get fed marshmallows too! What won't they do for the tourist dollar? We are glad we did the trip but again are a bit put off by the commercialisation of the place.
Back to our hotel for a rest before ...