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“Sleepless in New York” 2 of 5 stars
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World Hotel
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   101 Bowery, New York City, NY 10002 (East Village)   |  
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Ranked #429 of 452 hotels in New York City
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Sleepless in New York”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I knew that this wouldn't be a great hotel: this price, in Manhattan, it couldn't be. However I didn't expect quite this.
The room was minute: barely room to walk by the side of the bed, and nowhere to store anything at all. Certainly there was no means of unpacking a case, and any more than one of them would have to be stored closed.
The worst thing however was the construction of the room itself: it wasn't really a room, but a cubicle. The walls didn't go right up to the ceiling, but at the top there was just a kind of grille. The result was that not only the sound from other rooms was very very loud and clear, but also if any rooms nearby had their light on late, that was visible as well.
It was very difficult to sleep, on account of the noise from other rooms, and the periodic very loud bursts of activity from the centralized air conditioning. Although the bed itself was surprisingly comfortable.
The bathroom was small, and as far as I could tell there was only one of them for two floors. It was not very clean, and tended to have water all over the floor most of the time. I wouldn't have braved it with bare feet.
Convenience was good, though, just one block from the Grand Street subway station, meaning that access to anywhere in New York was really easy.
But you need to be healthy, as there are a lot of stairs, and no elevator.
I wouldn't choose to stay there again, but if your budget is REALLY, REALLY tight, and you need to be central, then try it. But bring one of those dark eye masks and some very effective earplugs. And preferably very little luggage.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Never in life have i slept in a closet, with missing ceiling tiles and barely enough room to move. Until this place. Gonna take it for the team though. Im thinking i have a small single room, not a coffin with a door. Super dissapointed.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Positive
- good placement, walking distance to sights like statue of liberty, World Trade center memorial and staten Island, chinatown and little italy plus easy to get to metro
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All in all: if you want to stay in Manhatten and don't have a big budget this hotel is good BUT consider a hostel as another option. The rooms are extremely small and not cosy at all. This is a terrible standard if comparing to a 1 star hotel (we have tried) in Europe.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is not a cheap hotel, it is not fit for human habitation.
I was upset that Booking.com allows this place to be listed.
We were shown a room only a few square feet in size with dirty walls, dirty floor and sheets.
These people obviously just advertise the place as a hotel knowing that when customers arrive they will likely refuse what they see and leave. I guess the figure some won't dispute the hard charges for the deposit.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Address: 101 Bowery, New York City, NY 10002
Location: United States > New York > New York City > East Village , Manhattan
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Ranked #429 of 452 hotels in New York City
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — World Hotel 1.5*
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