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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lost $150 In this terrible place. The rooms, sorry the cages are to small for two people, the bed too. Tiny size. There are no roof in the room, so you can hear everything around. No tv, no refrigerator, no ac, no place x the clothes. Nothing at all. U need to share the bathroom with the other guests.... More 

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

Dear asinica Thank you for your recent stay. We are a boutique hostel and like any hostel, you will hear other guests. Our cabin descriptions are accurate. I hope that for future bookings with us or elsewhere, that you completely read the room description. The Bowery House offers clean, unique and affordable accommodations in Manhattan. We are very sorry to... More 

Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 2 nights in the "original cabin", i.e. a single room with shared facilities. Before my booking, I checked out various reviews and understood the pros and cons of this establishment. Though this hostel has well décor in the lobby area and shared bathrooms, the original cabin, which was the cheapest among all room types, was super small.... More 

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

Dear Sambawalk2025, Thank you for your recent stay and review. We are proud to offer affordable accommodations in one of the liveliest neighborhoods of Manhattan. Our Original Cabins are the most economical. For a larger cabin, bed or to have a window in your cabin - choose to upgrade to a small fee. We offer guests Red Flower organic products... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I visited New York during July 2015. We decided to stay at the Bowery House because of the price of the room and location. The staff are very friendly and I thought the decor was pretty cool. They also have a roof Garden which is nice. The accommodation suited us because we left in the morning at... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last minutely, I needed a place to stay in New York for five days and this beautiful place happened to have a room for me. First I want to say the location is wonderful, it is in the city, you can easily walk to anywhere and everywhere if you’re up for it. Though the building might be old, they've decorated... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Positives: 1. Easy to access from the airport. You can take the Airtrain to Jamaica Station, then jump on the J line and get off at the Bowery stop. The Bowery House is a block and a half from the subway station. 2. Showers have shampoo, body wash, and conditioner. 3. All the staff I talked to were very helpful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have visited NY city for 2 days(sightseeing), after a long search, I found this hotel in my budget (100$/night). Room is of cabin type with open ceiling. Pros: clean, easy access to metro (just a min walk), friendly staff, open terrace with dinning tables. Cons: In cabin, we can here all the sounds of neighbour rooms, no lift access.... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is not a typical, hostel.. if your not used to cubicle style rooms then you may not like it. I stayed here several nights. The place was clean, the rooms nicely maintained, the bathrooms clean and stocked. The roof top terrace was a great place to rest after a day of sightseeing. walking distance to subway and buses, also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The single bed is very narrow (maybe 2-2.5 feet wide) and so is the size of the room (width perhaps 7 feet or so). Some of the showers in the male floor not working. The noise side is not too bad. For Manhattan I think it is a fair provided you don't come with many luggages and expectation of a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

After taxes and them adding a charge for me paying in UK currency when booking online in the UK (!) this monks cell with no ceiling or A/C cost almost £90 a night. Poor value..and its ancient electronics fried my tablet. Dark and dirty. Go to the YMCA - 20£ a night cheaper and SOOOO much better in every way

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

Dear dale e, Thank you for your review. The Bowery House is fully heated and air conditioned so I am not sure what you are referring to. Our historic property has modern wiring and am sorry to hear about your tablet. Our reviews consistently speak of our cleanliness. Our staff are dedicated to providing our guests insights to enjoying the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

The Bowery House was an excellent choice. The staff goes above and beyond to be helpful. Our room was comfortable and private. The beauty of this hotel was in part to what it use to be..a retreat for returning soldiers once the war was over. I recommend The Bowery House to any one that wants to stay in the most... More 

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

Dear DMA1024, Thank you for your stay and FIVE STAR REVIEW! We are thrilled to hear how you enjoyed your stay. We love when our guests appreciate the many facets of NYC that come together in a stay at The Bowery House. Comfortable with a great staff in one of the best neighborhoods is a winning combination. Please let me... More 

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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 neighborhood 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 neighborhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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