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World Hotel

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
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't expect to have any relaxation here, as it is just for a temporary stay. A single room will cost you more, if you make on-line reservation without a credit card. The first night I had to explain at the reception desk what bedclothes mean to me. I kept thinking to myself all the time about how much I would... More 

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sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I booked this hotel for myself 1 night, because my two friends went home earlier than me. I booked a single room and the room was terrible small, like a closet. Also met this creepy guy in the hallway and I didn't felt safe. And the area also felt unsafe. I decided that i couldn't stay there, as a girl... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please do not go there !!! The room was dirty, no room service during my stay (4 days). It does not with the price. I will never go to that place and please don't go there if you'll willing to make a good memory of your stay in the big apple !!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to bad for a first trip to New York. Definitely would try and stay in something better next time. Be prepared for an awful fishy smell once you step onto the street!! Overall the hotel was good nothing to complain about, except for the stairs. Pack light!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small and dirty...the bedding needed a good wash/dry clean...my son was bitten by bugs, I asked for clean sheets, the staff looked at me as if I was stupid...I did however manage to get the towels replaced after 3 days. Although not clean, the private bathroom was a little cleaner than the room itself. Walls are paper thin, other guests... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 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

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 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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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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