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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would have been nice if there had been a coffee/thee machine available. Overall a very nice experience. I would advise TBH to friends and family, especially when they are travelling alone. I did only see the original cabin.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you come expecting the Ritz then move along. I have stayed her numerous times in various seasons. I love it. The rooms are small and the ceiling is open, but they give you earplugs. The rooms are layed out like the original Bowery House:large cubbies, open ceiling, and individual lamps. The toiletries are nice and the beds are comfy....

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not a good value for the money paid. starting from the check in: managed by confused teenager. the cabin itself was so small, that even, im not a big guy, i could not fit on it. im only 5'10'' tall and the bed was much, much smaller. bathroom was dirty and nasty. Its really noisy. guest were slamming door and...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my friend spent here only one night but that was more than enough. The staff were friendly and helpful with the check in and we get upgraded our room with window in it. whoa what an upgrade!! Tiny room but that wasnt an issue. We could not sleep at all you can here everyone and everything around you....

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

Dear jacks-travel88, Thank you for staying with us at The Bowery House! I am so glad that staff took excellent care of you AND gave you an upgrade. We are an independent hostel on the Bowery. We works very hard to provide guests genuine hospitality at an affordable price. The cabins have a lattice ceiling. This provides the heating and...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service, location, price, design, atmosphere, room itself... all was really good. It was solo touristic trip and I had only good impression and positive emotions! Thank you! The Bowery House NYC one love...

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Quebec City, Quebec
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very clean, staff is incredibly nice and helpful - especially the manager -, the price is absolutely worth it. People are respectful of the fact that you don't have any full wall or roof to your room so most of them are especially careful. The location of the Bowery House is INCREDIBLE! In the heart of a up-and-coming area of...

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

Dear annesophieg855, Thank you for your FIVE STAR REVIEW!!! As a small boutique hostel on The Bowery, we really value each of our guests. We are proud to provide affordable accommodations is a classic NYC neighborhood. Like you, we have lots of return guests that stay with us when ever they need a place and that is a true compliment...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had 24 hours, in NYC, and chose this place because I wanted to stay in a new area. Such a beautiful little hostel, in Nolita, with a very cool history, A big shout out to Matthew and his gorgeous colleague (sorry I didn't catch her name) who took great care of me, and would make me want to stay there...

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

Dear veryrary, Thank you for your stay and review! We have such amazing guests stay with us at The Bowery House. The staff and I are humbled by your compliments. We truly believe in hospitality at The Bowery House. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Matthew Dempsey

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I stayed here twice some time ago while I was finishing up my Master's at NYU and commuting back and forth from Philadelphia. This place is good if you are not fussy about anything, have little to no luggage, and can either sleep through anything, or bring soft earphones so you can drown out the noise with a white noise...

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

Dearl Hollandtulips, Thank you for posting a review. I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your stay. We offer some of the most affordable accommodations in the NYC. As we are a hostel, we are priced well below a notoriously expensive NYC hotel. Guest safety is a major concern for us and wet floors are something we...

Reviewed 30 January 2017

Our experience with the Bowery House hostel could not have been worse. Upon check in, we were told that there had been a problem with our booking and that the rooms we had booked (two rooms with windows) were not available, instead we had been put into windowless rooms. We arrived at the rooms to find that they were essentially...

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Greta M, Thank you for your review. My apologies for your experience. We are a hostel and renown for our attentive and caring Front Desk which is better than most hotels in NYC. I assure you that is was a most unusual situation and not typical of the service provided our guests. I will look into your reservation and speak...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The good: - Really nice people - Marvelous location! - Very clean - Felt very safe - Hip interior - Nice showers. Sharing bathroom was not a problem, and I'm not really too happy about showering in the locker room. - Great rooftop terrace Being there just made me feel instantly at ease and well. If you're not just after...

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood 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
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Nolita , Manhattan
Price Range: €88 - €190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bowery House 2*
Number of rooms: 110
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“ask for window”
jacks-travel88, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Bring earphones with white noise app you can wear all night! you will be able to sleep better”
Hollandtulips, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you MUST stay here, ensure that you book a room with WINDOWS”
648gretam, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“quieter rooms are furthest from the bathrooms”
FazielahWilliams, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“In my opinion you don't need to book a room with a window.”
Beckedorf, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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