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The Bowery House

2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   220 Bowery, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #48 of 97 New York City B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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Marrakech, Morocco
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am from NYC, but I live elsewhere and had to be in the city. I wanted cheap and clean. I got it. I would definitely stay here again when I need to be in the city. Around the corner is Prince Street. Very posh with great restaurants, bookstores and boutiques (over priced). Bowery is a bit dodgy but not... More

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Ware, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Bowery House is a hostel, not a hotel, and you need to understand this if you're going to book there. The cabins are basically wooden partitions between beds, so you have privacy & security that you would not have in a dorm, but there's still the noise. The cabins are small - think of the beds you'd get on... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think some of the bad reviews on this site and other websites come from people who really don't understand what they're coming to or don't expect just how small the cabins are. The beds are small - I am 5'1''/155 cm tall and the bed was just about me sized: if you're taller or mind a small bed, do... More

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

Dear KristiAmadeusMozart, Thank you for your stay and writing a review! Our cabins are traditional and economical for the budget conscience traveler. Cabins come in different sizes, so book a bigger one next time so you are more comfortable. We offer our guests a comfortable lobby and an exceptional roof top to enjoy during their stay (be sure to check... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

100% would stay here again. The only complaint would be the size of the beds but you can upgrade to slightly larger if it's a big issue. Subway stations close by so easy to get to midtown. I cannot express how amazing the staff are!! Not only do they seem really knowledgable about what to do and where to go... More

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

Dear fionacamac, Thank you for your stay and posting a FIVE STAR REVIEW! We love to take care of our guests. New York City has so much to offer and we want our guests to be able to enjoy the best of it. We have different sized cabins and beds to suit all needs. We are always glad to help... More

Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a nice time in The Bowery House when I was traveling in NYC, the room is tiny but the people there are really kind, they helped me to figure out the problems I faced and told me some ''recommended places'' to go. Above all, The Bowery House is a highly recommended hotel to stay if you are going... More

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

Dear Rafael888, Thank you for your recent stay and review! We love to help guests enjoy the city. Our Front Desk staff is here to help all of our guests enjoy NYC to the fullest. Roof Garden is an oasis in the city. Thursday nights in the summer, we have roof top films for our guests. Safe travels. See you... More

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed here as a solo traveller and thought the Bowery House was a great find! The location is amazing - you can walk up or down Bowery to easily get to the East Village, Chinatown, Little Italy and, if you feel like a longer stroll, Downtown Manhattan. Once you figure out where the nearby subway stations are, it's... More

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

Dear Song-Hee S, Thank you for your stay and review! We are so happy you were able to take advantage of our amazing location. Our cabins are comfy and clean. Our cabins provide a traditional and economical way to visit NYC. Bathrooms are stocked with organic Red Flower products. Thank you for the suggestions for the mirror and bins! Our... More

Burlington, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recently stayed here with some friends and loved it! Great location, friendly and accommodating staff. Rooms are small but comfortable and spotlessly clean. Bed was very comfortable also. There is no enclosed ceiling but it wasn't so bad. Some noise in the mornings but that can be managed with the help of earplugs that are provided at check in. Bathroom... More

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

Dear locmd, Thank you for you stay and FIVE STAR REVIEW! We love to offer our guests great service and affordable accommodations in one of the best neighborhoods in NYC. The bath products are Red Flower and all organic. Glad you enjoyed the rooftop garden, it is one of the best in the city and only for our guests. We... More

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

If you just want a place to sleep or downwind/relax after a looong day sightseeing, doing business or whatever, then consider the Bowery. However, if you have large or heavy bags you might not want to stay as you'd have to lug them up the stairs as there's no lift. Wifi is free and super fast. Rooms are small (regulation... More

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

Dear BPMATT, Thank you so much for your recent stay and your review! We are proud to offer such a unique experience for a low price, especially in Manhattan. We are always happy to help with luggage and have a bell hop to assist our guests with luggage. We know cleanliness and safety are very important and pay special attention... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A gorgeous place, packed with character and style in a great location, walking distance to everything you need. Yes, the cabins are tiny, so if you're very tall or claustrophobic then it wouldn't be great The prices at the time of my visit were the most competitive - I didn't want to stay at a hostel or spend the $... More

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

Dear CicelyAlaska, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to post a review! We really do offer a great value for the traveler. Our cabins are compact to keeps the rates low for our guests. We want them to enjoy the amazing neighborhood and city. Cabins are fitted with high thread count sheets. We have amazing organic... More

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Address: 220 Bowery, New York City, NY
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , NoLita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bowery House 2*
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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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