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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for about a week at the Bowery - the location is superb, and the staff particularly helpful. Other guests easy to get along with and also has a cool rooftop deck. Recommend for anyone wanting to stay in one of the best locales of NY.

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear Caldavis, Thank you for your stay and review! We know guests have lots of choices when visiting NYC. Our location, staff and prices make us one of the best hostel choices in Manhattan. The rooftop gives guests a great place to take in the views and get some fresh air. We look forward to your return to The Bowery...

North Holland Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Price quality wise very good. I recoment this to all low budget travelers i choose the bowery cos the location is awesome for the prices they offer. Better to spend your money to have great meals in the great area around walking distance then pay a lot of money for just a bed.

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear cman_469191, Thank you for your review and recent stay with us! You are right when you say the price quality is good. We want guest to save on accommodations so they spend their hard earned money enjoying the city. Our location is one of the best and most authentic areas in New York City. Thank you for letting fellow...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Do: free/high-speed wifi, nice staff, good Location, bed is short but confortable, towls are provided, private bedroom, big living room, everything is clean, good price (relative to other expensive choices in Manhattan) Don't: extremely small bedroom, noise, inconvenience in shared shower/rest room. besides, i'm not a tall guy but bed is still a bit short for me,

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear pone95, Thank you for your stay and posting a review! It sounds like you had a great time. If the Original Cabin was too small for you, we have others that are larger so next time ask to see what is available and we will get you a bigger Cabin. The Bowery House provides a lot of value to...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Yes the cabins are cabins, meaning don't imagine having space to walk around inside them. They are boxes with a good bed, that's it. And that's is just great as it is largely sufficient to sleep properly in Downtown NYC. For the price, the place is just awesome. It is not completely silent but very calm. The only weakness would...

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear LN-CH-RLX, Thank you for your stay and FIVE STAR REVIEW!! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at The Bowery House. We are an independent hostel offering a reasonably priced place to enjoy NYC in one of the top neighborhoods of an amazing city. We have staff that will help with any type of request or...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Would recommend to for anyone interested in a unique and fun experience in NYC! Friendly, cordial and knowledgeable! Excellent location with easy access to city sites and restaurants! Excellent restaurants below!

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Cdmallory3, Thank you for your stay and FIVE STAR REVIEW!!! You really experienced the essence of The Bowery House. Your recommendation to other travelers is important so that they know the great things we have to offer at such a very low price. We look forward to your next stay with us. Regards, Matthew Dempsey / General Manager

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Accommodation in NYC is expensive, but the Bowery House is overpriced for what it is. The photos are lovely and I was tempted by the facilities. However, it's still a hostel. The bathrooms are shared - the ladies' has only three showers and two toilets. The hot water was inconsistent, and the showers are tiny with no space to dry...

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear Ashleigh K, Thank you for your stay and review! We work really hard to provide our guests a great stay at the fraction of a price of a regular NYC hotel. As a hostel, there will be differences from a hotel. The cabin areas are quiet areas so that guests can rest. Our trellis ceilings on the cabins allow...

Reviewed 14 October 2016

I booked this place in a last minute trip. Prices in NY are ridiculous expensive and this hotel/hostel manages to keep it affordable. It's very easy to access from the airport - the station is within 5 minutes walk to the hotel. The cabin/rooms are small. I am 1.67 and just about fit on the single bed. The cabin has...

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear Emma S, Thank you for your review! We are so happy you found our affordable hostel. We love to have guests enjoy the city without spending all their money on a hotel room. We have larger cabins and ones with windows too, so if you want to upgrade for a small amount, that is available to guests as well....

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The staff was extremely friendly, much more than I expected especially with all the rude people in New York (while I was new to New York and lost) so I really appreciate that because I had a long rough day and a lot of trouble finding a place to stay for the night for a reasonable price. It made me...

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Dear amandajaner314, Thank you for your FIVE STAR REVIEW! The Bowery House has an amazing staff. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. Shelby was the the one who helped you. All of our staff are happy to help visitors navigate the streets and subways of NYC and to offer food, drink or entertainment ideas to the seasoned...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Never stay here, DO NOT STAY HERE If you don't want to live inside a smelly, dirty shoebox. This is waste of money. Zero points, unfortunately I can't give less than one star. Stay in a hostel in brooklyn and take the subway to Manhattan which will take 15min. Is better to sleep outside and have a shower inside a...

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear v t, We encourage all guests to leave a review for us. I assure you all pictures are from The Bowery House, all reviews are actual guest reviews and there is no deception in any way on the part of The Bowery House. We are a boutique hostel that offers cabins with shared bathrooms. It sounds like you were...

Niagara Falls
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I disliked this place the moment i got there and saw two floors of steps to climb with two heavy bags. The 'cabin' i was assigned was cramped ( i couldnt lie down on the bed!), it was ridiculously small (me or the bags on the bed to move) and damn noisy. The 'cabin' had no ceiling so i could...

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Dear Sean M, Thank you for your review and stay. The Bowery House has amazing staff as you experienced. Our staff truly believe in hospitality. We do have stairs up to the Front Desk and we have a Bell Person to assist with luggage up and/or down the stairs. The Bowery House is a hostel and is priced far below...

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Staying in Nolita

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Nolita
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighbourhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our property, 220 Bowery, was built in 1927 as a manufacturing building. It operated in this capacity until it was reborn as The Prince Hotel in the 1940’s to serve as temporary lodging for soldiers returning home from World War II. All floors of The Prince Hotel were rebuilt with single room cabins that were just large enough for a bed and storage of essential items. The bathrooms were made communal so that the hotel operators could maximize its occupancy and house as many soldiers as possible. With its prime location and easy access to vices such as gambling, prostitution and saloons - some of the soldiers never left and decided to make the majority of the 200 cabins their long-term homes. It was in these single rooms that many of the Bowery’s most eccentric characters lived for decades adding to the lore and drama of New York’s former skid row. At The Bowery House, we have decided to preserve and restore every detail of the remarkable 1940’s cabin craftsmanship and in turn provide unique, authentic and historic accommodations to travelers from around the world. Part museum and part hotel, we hope you enjoy not only the neighborhood but also the living history that is The Bowery House. ... more   less 

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Address: 220 Bowery, New York City, NY 10012-4203
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Nolita , Manhattan
Price Range: RM347 - RM1,329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bowery House 2*
Number of rooms: 110
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“In my opinion you don't need to book a room with a window.”
 of 5 bubbles Beckedorf, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a bathrobe - there's no space to dry off properly in the bathrooms. This will save you getting your clothes wet!”
 of 5 bubbles 12AshleighK, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I chose a more expensive room. Doesn't matter the experience is still the same -- shared bathroom, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles 261jimg, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a room in the lobby floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Matias_Herrero, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If they could build a roof over the rooms, that would be great! But the shared aircondition would be a problem if they do. Better keep it like it is! (I did get some water splashed in the face from the aircondition dripping.)”
 of 5 bubbles Ponkla, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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