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The Bowery House

220 Bowery, New York City, NY
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had booked a double bed room for 11 nights. The rooms were ridiculously small (couldn't fit my suitcase on the floor) and because they don't have ceilings, you could hear everything WITH ear plugs in- even the music from the reception. I had a horrible sleep and after one night I decided I couldn't stay here.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read many reviews before booking, I knew what to expect - nothing fancy, just a roof over head. I was not disappointed, would definitely recommend this hostel and possibly stay there again myself when in NYC. You probably can't find a cheaper place to stay on Manhattan. The staff was nice and helpful. The cabin was old, but clean... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More than 83% of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee every day, according to the National Coffee Association. For many it is not just a tasty beverage, it’s essential for them to jumpstart their day. Alas, the Bowery House does not see fit to offer coffee to its guests. Mighty inhospitable for an outfit in the hospitality industry,... More 

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

Dear Mark H, Thank you for your recent stay. It's hard to tell if you are serious or not about the lack of hot coffee. The Bowery House has so much to offer it's hard to believe that four paragraphs were dedicated to the lack of caffeinated beverage options. I would like to buy you a great cup of coffee... More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bowery House is a wonderful place to stay but its not your typical hotel so best read a bit about it before deciding whether its for you. On that note if you do decide to stay, the staff are extremely helpful and we liked the neighborhood feel with local recommendations for restaurants, bars and cafes. It is extremely clean... More 

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

Dear brinettepar, Thank you for your FIVE STAR REVIEW! Our staff genuinely want each guest to have a great stay. Staff can help with directions and recommendations that add so much to a New York trip. Our locations allows you to experience so much of this amazing city in a short walk. Our Prince Room as well as the Queen... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me describe the "rooms" so you know what you're getting into. Imagine a cubicle but with a door (and likely smaller). The walls don't extend to the ceiling, so any noise made by you or your neighbors will be heard by others. The sleep quality was basically hostel-like, but the walls gave you an additional sense of privacy. The... More 

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

Dear ENOTTY, Thank you for your review and recent stay! Our cabins are equipped with nice linens and towels to make for a comfortable stay. Cabins with windows do have curtains, my apologies that yours were not in place during your stay. I will see about the additional clothes hooks too. Our guests have great ideas. We appreciate you taking... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My stay at the Bowery House was just perfect! Easy check in/check out, could leave my key at the front desk so I wouldn't lose it and someone was there 24/7 to assist me if I needed anything. The rooms were small but I am pretty short (5'2) so had no issues with the size of the bed, which I... More 

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

Dear Hacktress, Thank you for your stay and review! The Bowery House is a cool and hip place to stay in NYC.. Our location, as you experienced, makes it so easy to enjoy the best of this amazing city. Our renovation is complete! We hope you will choose one of the new Queen Cabins with Window. These all new cabins... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at The Bowery House for ten nights and loved everything about it. The concept, the decor, the history, the staff, the amenities, the location- I couldn't have asked for more. The only problem with The Bowery House is something out of their control and that is the noise, outside and inside. You're basically in a huge room with... More 

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

Dear Emer M, Thank you for staying with us and your review! We are happy you enjoyed the concept, the decor, the history , the staff, the amenities and the location. We would suggest the Prince Room for your next stay with us. Please contact me directly so that I can assist your reservation. We want our guests to enjoy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the Bowery house after a long day travelling to find that the room we had been allocated was actually a construction site. The roof was covered with a plastic tarp (that had holes in it) and was open to the air -- this is mid winter. The fact that this wasn't mentioned to us prior to booking... More 

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

Dear AmyJasmineN, Thank you for your review. My apologies for the remodeling. The construction is a quick project and I'm sorry that it affected your stay. After we spoke I adjusted your bill (twice) and issued the refund as soon as you said you were unhappy. Our goal is to make our guests comfortable and help them to enjoy New... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As long as you know what you're in for, you're gonna have a great time. The price is right, and the rooms are secure. I stayed at the Bowery House for a week in an Original Cabin. These are purportedly the cabins used to shelter veterans when coming home from WWII. I'm 5'11" and the bed was smaller than I... More 

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

Dear commawaffle, Thank you for your stay and FIVE STAR REVIEW! We are proud to offer affordable accommodations in a clean, safe and cool setting. As you experienced, our staff is amazing. We suggest you try our Twin Cabin next time as you will be more comfortable. We look forward to your next stay with us. Regards, Matthew Dempsey /... More 

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