First off let me just say that if you are a light sleeper or claustrophobic I'd suggest staying elsewhere.
Otherwise if you can handle these two things and are looking for a place to sleep and store your stuff then it's not bad. The location is close to several subway lines, really close to little Italy and Chinatown as well.
I will call the sleeping quarters rooms but they are more like mini pods. Approximately 5 feet wide and maybe 6 feet in length. I stayed in a single private that has a twin bed and a small nightstand. The baths are shared but are very clean and look fairly new. Also the ceilings are open even there is a lattice overhang you can basically hear those around you. They do provide linens including towels and ear plugs and if you're by the window facing the street you're probably going to get additional noise from that.
For the location it's a good value but only if you are staying for a short time.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Bowery House Hotel New York City