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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...

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

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...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The hotel prices in NY are the most expensive in the world. I stayed hotel and hostel in Manhattan. the price of upper Manhattan was acceptable, around $70. But, the closer I stayed to Midtown, the more expensive the hotel prices were. One of the hotel where I stayed was ridiculous. the room wasn't wide enough for single room at...

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

Dear ray598, Thank you for your review. You are correct. New York City hotels are very expensive and The Bowery House provides an amazingly affordable alternative. Our hostel is clean, safe, in a great neighborhood, has a spectacular rooftop only found in high end properties and above all AFFORDABLE! If you combine all of these qualities with our helpful and...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Bowery House is well situated and is easy to find. The cabins are all very cosy shall we say, fitting a bed and bedside table with not much room for much else, but this is made abundantly clear and you know what you're getting yourself into. My girlfriend and I shared a cabin and we really enjoyed the experience...

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

Dear lukeh906, Thank you for your FIVE STAR REVIEW! You perfectly shared the essence of The Bowery House which is a clean, cool and affordable place to stay while enjoying NYC. I always suggest booking a cabin with a window as they are my favorite as well. If available, an upgrade to a window is an extra $10 and worth...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I spent 3 nights here during New York Fashion Week and 9/11. Since that was a busy week for New York City, the room rates were extremely high or all the rooms were occupied. That's why I ended up here. I will try you give the whole reality to you because I really think you need to know the TRUTH...

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Dear J S, Thank you for staying with us at The Bowery House and posting a review. As we are a hostel, we offer private cabins so that each guest has their own lockable space and their own bed. Bathrooms are shared and kept clean as you experienced. Our rates are fraction of what a NYC hotel will cost so...

Boulder Creek, California
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I booked my reservation and was billed for the first night one month in advance. The reviews seemed a bit uneven, but it was United Nations week and really all other hotels at reasonable prices were fully booked, so I took a chance. When I arrived, I was told that there were people in my room so "of course" they...

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

Dear Jim G, Thank you for staying with us and posting a review. To be clear, we are a hostel with shared bathrooms. We are very clear about that on every possible site that you can book of those facts. As with any hostel, bathrooms are shared. Seldom is there a problem getting access to a bathroom when you need...

London
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The Bowery House is a lovely place in a great location. Just a few minute walk from Spring St subway and within easy walking distance of little Italy, Broadway and Chinatown The entrance is a door just next to a bar/cafe on the busy Bowery stretch of road. There are lots of cafes, takeaways and convenience stores and there's a...

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

Dear jharding79, Thank you for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay. It easy to enjoy the city while staying with us in one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Manhattan. Our clean and historic property is an affordable alternative to the expensive (and small) hotel rooms in NYC. Our cabins are compact and clean and won't cost...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This hostel was clean quiet (except for street noise on the Labor Day weekend) and only a couple of blocks from a great market and 2 subway stations. The bathrooms are segregated for male and female so no problems with that. The rooftop garden is very nice on a hot New York night. Maybe an area to prepare food would...

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

Dear Fiona1110, Thank you for your review and staying with us at The Bowery House! Glad to hear you enjoyed the location and of course, the roof garden. Sorry about the street noise. We do not have a kitchen so people order food or go out to eat but we will certainly consider the food prep area. See you next...

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of stairs on entry but really nice little rooms, great for doing New York on a budget. Shared bathroom is nice and we never had to queue for the showers or loos. Good central location in lower Manhattan, near China town and little Italy and also near to the subway where you can get the B or D train...

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Dear Tamzin W, Thank you for your review! Our location is perfectly located to enjoy all the city has to offer. You can walk to all the local spots or hop on the subway to get anywhere else quickly. We do have stairs! We have a Bell Person to help you with luggage. Hope to see you next time you...

Caracas
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Never choose this hotel. I can not sleep during the 3 nights I booked. You can hear people talking any thing in the other rooms. The wall seems to be make very thing. There is a lot of noise that make imposible sleep. The room is too small, you don't have space to put your carry on.

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Dear TopVenezuela, Thank you for staying with us. To be clear, we are a HOSTEL, not a hotel. Our prices are a fourth what a hotel in NYC will cost you. That being said, we offer some of the best affordable accommodations in New York City. Our location is perfect and our staff are here 24 hours a day to...

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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 

Additional Information about The Bowery House

Address: 220 Bowery, New York City, NY
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Nolita , Manhattan
Price Range: RM352 - RM1,034 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bowery House 2*
Number of rooms: 110
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“quieter rooms are furthest from the bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles FazielahWilliams, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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!”
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“I chose a more expensive room. Doesn't matter the experience is still the same -- shared bathroom, etc.”
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“Get a room in the lobby floor.”
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