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World Hotel

1.5 of 5 101 Bowery, New York City, NY 10002
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awful. Terrible location, rude staff and small rooms! There are only two toilets/showers per floor as well, with each floor including maybe fifty people. The poor location does not make up for the slightly cheaper prices, as its a good 50-60 minute walk to the nearest site, so getting the subway is recommended. The cleanliness of the rooms was appalling... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Worst experience ever! READ THIS: I have been backpacking trough Asia, Oceanië and America but I have never seen anything as dirty as this. After two days we had to leave because of all the insects we were bitten by, no refund of ofcourse. We had to go to docyers and buy medicins. The small animals were all over the... More 

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St. George, Utah
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The room was 6.5"x 7.5". There was no cleaning service at all. The showers and toilets were shared and were not the cleanest. There is no privacy in the rooms as the walls are so thin, all conversations and activities were heard by all. Mattress had bed bugs which we treated with essential oils. Not an experience that I would... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We saw all the bad comments on the internet and we thought it cant be that bad..but really it is!!! Just dont go there! We have been backpacking through a lot of countries but never slept in such a terrible place. If you want to enjoy New York, just pay a few dollars more and go to another hotel.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights in december, hotel is as bad as reviews say but it is the cheapest i could find in manhattan so not gonna moan cos i knew what was coming. Good things: -location. In the heart of chinatown, walking distance of little italy, nolita, soho, tribeca.... -very friendly staff -cheap -didnt have to wait to use showers... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Ok, so this place isn't the Ritz but come on... For $26 a night in NYC- I was expecting much worse!! Stayed for 6 nights. Room was tiny and basic but was always warm, bed comfy and water hot!! Never had a problem with staff or toilet paper issues! Only seen 1 bug and our bedding was clean!! Our room... More 

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Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It has no lift and is three staircasses or more high. Dirty beds, smels awfull. Rat hole.uninteresred employer. He says he has not a licence number.We asked for an other room, but it was even worse, with insekts on the floor.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

where shall I start? Cockroaches & other bugs all over the room, or should I stay broom cupboard. Filthy bloodstained bedding with hairs on pillow. Two filthy toilets & showers for 60 rooms on two floors. Never any toilet rolls. Management couldn't give a toss. I would not put my dog in this hell hole. I have never seen anything... More 

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San Jose, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

So the first impression of this hotel was fine. I had stayed in plenty of bad cheap hotels in the past. You get what you pay for. It was small, had no windows, but provided shelter at a nice location in NYC. After, however, I discovered the horrors of this place. I stayed here for two nights, and during my... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I basically don't know where to start. I travel a lot as you could see in my review history and I always try to find the positive things about an hotel. Everybody deserve their business but for this hotel, I can't come up with recommendations other then don't stay there. Cockroaches in the rooms, little animals in the bed, really... More 

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Address: 101 Bowery, New York City, NY 10002
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chinatown , Manhattan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — World Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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