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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
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first stay at a hostel and in New York. It was an awesome stay! I knew my room was going to be really small but I was not uncomfortable at all. The staff was friendly and helpful. Some guests were noisy, but I expected this and luckily during my four night stay, I only didn't get sleep... More 

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Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Bowery house was perfect for a short getaway. Fantastic location, great neighborhood. Perfect if all you are after is a bed for the night and a comfortable common area to relax in and super clean shared bathrooms. etc. Staff were very helpful :o)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good location . Close to the metro station and with a lot of options of places to visit By foot . The Hotel atmosphere is very unique and the staff is very helpful. The room is a little small , and you can hear the person next door , but most of them would be quiet after 10 pm .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nestled in one of the most prime areas of NYC, the Bowery House is more than a hostel - it's a community and a home and the only place I stay while in New York (which is frequently). With so much homogeneity creeping into the city, it's wonderful and exciting to experience a place with a commitment to preserving its... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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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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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 

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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 

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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 

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