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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If what you are after is a cheap bed to sleep on after exploring Manhattan this is pretty well perfect. The room, as many have said before is tiny but it's what you expect. I'm 6"2 and didn't have too many problems sleeping, if anything the noise was a bigger distraction. Use the ear plugs, you'll need them. Room was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take note of the length of the room. I am 1,75 mts high and i was able to touch both walls with feet and head. Not enough space to open the luggage inside neither. No cleaning at all in the "room". There is no possible way to clean that during the stay without taking things out of the room. Walls... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in 2012. The ground floor had many elderly men staying so it felt like a halfway house. Walked in on a guy peeing with door open. If it's still the same, short stay only. Good to have private partitions but expect to hear everyone else's business as there is no ceiling. Location is very good.

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

Thank you for your review but since your stay was in 2012 I suggest that you come stay again. Our boutique hostel located on The Bowery provides some of the best affordable accommodations for those visiting New York City. Our hostel has shared bathrooms and lovely lobby areas to gather and plan your day or evening. The vibrant neighborhood provides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am glad I booked The Bowery House for my stay in NY. It is affordable, clean and the support staff is extremely sweet specially Simmy at the Front Desk (Reception). The linen was well maintained. The washrooms are neat and clean, there is regular cleaning of the washrooms inspite of so many visitors which is impressive. The room was... More 

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

Dear kritikam382, Thank you for your FIVE STAR REVIEW!!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We work hard to provide clean and affordable accommodations in a notoriously expensive city. As you pointed out, the location is close to subways and great bars and restaurants. Our Front Desk staff is very friendly and ready to help with any request... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place. Smart, quite and practical for people who want to take the most of New York and just be in the hotel to sleep. Perfect Location. The staff is young however, very rofesional. Excellents views from the roof.

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

Dear APLSevilla, Thank you for your FIVE STAR REVIEW! The Bowery is a smart and practical place to stay in NYC. So glad you enjoyed the location. Our locations offers guests so many fun things to do with in a few blocks of The Bowery House. Please come enjoy The Bowery House again soon. Regards, Matthew Dempsey More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect if you just need a place to rest your head. Very clean and private. The common areas had a great vibe, relaxed and the rooftop patio was great. I arrived after midnight which was no problem at all. Simi at checkout was great, super friendly. I will definitely return.

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

Laura G, Thank you for your recent stay and FIVE STAR REVIEW! So glad that you enjoyed your stay, the roof top and our staff. We know how important a clean, safe place to stay in NYC is to our guests. Let me know if I can help with your next reservation. Regards, Matthew Dempsey More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Safe, clean with friendly staff. The location is in central proximity to tourist places like TimeSquare, EmpireState, One World, etc. Connecting metro stations are just 5 min walk away. Wi-Fi connectivity is weak in few rooms

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

Dear ajs511, Thank you for staying with us and posting a review. The Bowery House offers so much at a very economical price. Our location lets you have a great time in the neighborhood without spending time commuting. I will look at the wifi as it should be strong and fast through out. Please come stay with us again. Regards,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at The Bowery House for 3 nights, the beds in the cabins are really comfortable and the layout is pleasant. Although it's nothing major, we were on the floor above the female bathrooms which meant having to walk through reception every time we needed to use the bathrooms. On our final night, the weather was really bad and... More 

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

Dear Becky2190, Thank you for your stay and review! I am very sorry about the leak. I am glad you went to our friendly Front Desk agent to get taken care of. We know how important it is to get problems solved for our guests so they can get back to enjoying New York City! Our neighborhood is truly one... More 

Sodertalje, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're traveling alone and just want to have the place as a sleeping quarter, it's perfect! Excessiv talking in the rooms will be hushed down by the staff, or a fellow hotel guest! The hotel provide you with Earpluggs! Shared bathrooms and showers (by gender)

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

Ponkla, Thank you for staying with us and posting a review! Our hostel provides each guest with their own lockable cabin. Each cabin has a trellis roof to allow AC and heating. Our prices are a fraction of a hotel and we are a hostel, so our rooms are different than a regular hotel. I am glad you enjoyed and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

So I ended up heading to NYC for a quick business trip for two days and realised only on the plane from LA that I didn't have any accommodation booked! (OK, tbh I knew I didn't have any accommodation, but I was totally disorganised and lazy about it all...). I found Bowrey House on Airbnb, and saw that it had... More 

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

Dear Leon K, Thank you for your FIVE STAR REVIEW! The Bowery House has great staff. We travel as well so we know the importance of providing great guest service when guests are in a hurry. We are happy you found us. Our historic boutique hostel is in the middle of everything as you experienced. I hope you stay with... More 

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Staying in Nolita

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our property, 220 Bowery, was built in 1927 as a manufacturing building. It operated in this capacity until it was reborn as The Prince Hotel in the 1940’s to serve as temporary lodging for soldiers returning home from World War II. All floors of The Prince Hotel were rebuilt with single room cabins that were just large enough for a bed and storage of essential items. The bathrooms were made communal so that the hotel operators could maximize its occupancy and house as many soldiers as possible. With its prime location and easy access to vices such as gambling, prostitution and saloons - some of the soldiers never left and decided to make the majority of the 200 cabins their long-term homes. It was in these single rooms that many of the Bowery’s most eccentric characters lived for decades adding to the lore and drama of New York’s former skid row. At The Bowery House, we have decided to preserve and restore every detail of the remarkable 1940’s cabin craftsmanship and in turn provide unique, authentic and historic accommodations to travelers from around the world. Part museum and part hotel, we hope you enjoy not only the neighborhood but also the living history that is The Bowery House. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bowery House

Address: 220 Bowery, New York City, NY 10012-4203
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Nolita , Manhattan
Price Range: $108 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bowery House 2*
Number of rooms: 110
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