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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
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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... More 

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

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... More 

Boulder Creek, California
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3 reviews
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... More 

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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... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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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... More 

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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... More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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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... More 

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

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... More 

Caracas
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84 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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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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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

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... More 

Uk
1 review
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Lovely comfy warm , friendly atmosphere , helpful staff . Comfy cool lobby and outdoor rooftop garden /common area. Could see 2 famous Sky scrapers !! One on each side of the bulding ! Showers were lovely, bathrooms very clean. Also bedrooms clean and fresh. Prime location, near to Broadway, China town . Wholefoods store near by, who I learned... More 

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

Dear hollyg409, Thank you for your stay and FIVE STAR REVIEW!!! We enjoyed having you stay with us. Our sky garden provides amazing views of NYC and is a very comfortable place to relax after a busy day exploring. We provide guest service that is found at the hotel level and seldom ever found at a hostel. Our Original Cabins... More 

Toronto, Ontario
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Located in old Bowery area the former cabins of soldiers were an affordable private accommodation in this budget travelers hostel. Clean bed and cabin. All female shower stalls and washrooms. Nice and accommodating staff allowed accepting online shopping deliveries to the front desk. But too dim in hallway and stairs, no elevator. Worth visiting nearby: New museum and Vandal restaurant.

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

Dear imeldas50, Thank you for your stay and review! Clean and affordable are two words seldom used to describe accommodations in NYC so we thank you for pointing that out about The Bowery House. We do have stairs but we also have a bell person to assist with luggage and such. We hope you had a great stay in NYC... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located in a okay area i mean there are very weird people around but i wouldnt say they are dangerous as long as you keep yourself to yourself. I have to give the stars only to the staff Shelby was amazing and so were the other guys at the reception very nice people. The rooms i have... More 

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

Dear awo_m, Thank you for staying at The Bowery House and your review. So glad you enjoyed our staff. We have some of the friendliest and most helpful Front Desk staff in NYC. Sorry to hear you did not enjoy the cabins. If you needed new towels or sheets you could certainly have let the front desk know. We change... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The management of the hotel is incredible and will help you with everything that you will need. The hotel is great and it's location as well. I am really looking foward coming next year! It has been a pleasure

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

Dear Lihi G, Thank you for your FIVE STAR REVIEW!!! We know our guests come from all over the world and we try to help them enjoy NYC to the fullest. We are amazing but we are a hostel (shared bathrooms) and not a hotel proper. We look forward to your next stay with us. Regards, Matthew Dempsey / GM More 

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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: RM371 - RM1,340 (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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