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What is a Hostel?
Hostel: is a form of low-cost, short-term shared sociable lodging where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed in a dormitory or a private room, with shared use of a lounge and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex and have private or shared bathrooms. Hostels are popular forms of lodging for backpackers, cycle tourists, and gap year travelers. They are part of the sharing economy.Benefits of hostels include lower costs and opportunities to meet people from all over the world, find travel partners, and share travel ideas.
Cajun Hostel offers a variety of short-term rental properties including two and three bedroom houses, studio apartments, and dorm beds. We strive to be your first choice in accommodations when looking for a place to stay in the Acadiana area, whether you are looking for a vacation rental or traveling for business. We believe in offering you an affordable place to stay that allows you to have fun, experience the local culture, and meet new people. The majority of our properties are located in and around Downtown Lafayette, walking distance from all of the fun and festivities. We strive to provide superior quality lodging at competitive prices. You can book a Cajun Hostel directly through our website, or find our listings on Airbnb, VRBO/Homeaway, and Booking.com.
Dr. Toby Doré is the owner of Cajun Hostel and has traveled to over 40 different countries in Central America, South America, Asia, and Europe. He is a full-time University Professor of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine and also teaches tennis part-time. When he is not teaching or hosting, he is away traveling the world! Check out his travel blog at www.cajuntraveler.net.
Throughout his worldwide travels, Toby stayed mostly in hostels and Airbnb homes. This is how he learned first-hand what travelers are looking for and expecting from a hostel. As a result of his western U.S. trip, he started Cajun Hostel. As he traveled, he received many more requests from travelers to stay at his place. Over the years, he has obtained several properties and made many connections both in and out of the Acadiana area. He is passionate about traveling, and providing other fellow travelers with an amazing experience.
Wine & Chocolate
Our private rooms and studios come with a complementary bottle of wine and chocolate with each stay of 2 nights or more.
All locations are stocked with our very own Cajun Hostel blend, roasted right here in Downtown Lafayette by Reve Coffee Roasters.
We provide housekeeping by our team of friendly housekeepers to have your place sparkling clean upon arrival.
All of our locations come with free Wifi to keep you connected.
THINGS TO DO
If you book a tour and are staying at any of our Cajun Hostel locations, you will recieve 10% off your price with us and $5 off your price with Cajun Food Tours!
Check out some of Downtown's coolest live music venues such as Blue Moon Saloon, The Wurst Biergarten, Artmosphere, and Rock 'n' Bowl.
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, art galleries and local businesses display art created by the best of local and regional artists.
Pick up a record from Lagniappe Records, a cool t-shirt from Parish Ink, or some handmade jewelry from Indigo Soul Jewelry.
CENTRAL Pizza, Tula Tacos + Amigos, Tsuanami, Dat Dog, Pamplona's Tapas Bar, Pop's Poboys... to name a few.
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tour, Leblanc Swamp Tours, Shadows on the Teche, LA 31, Tabasco Sauce Factory, Vermillionville Historic Village, and many more.
Things to do in Cajun Country
Annual Festivals and Events
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