This is a great place if you just need a bed, a place to put your stuff, and a shower in the morning. You cannot beat the price for what you get (I paid $40 bucks with taxes per night). It is a hostel, not a hotel, so be expectant of that.
Yes, the rooms are quite small, but why would you need the space if you're just there to sleep? My room had no windows and it was terrific. It felt great to not be woken up by the light of day as I am definitely not a morning person!
Pros: Price and Location (minutes from great shops in SoHo, subway, awesome restaurants), riddled with ridiculously good-looking male models (seriously).
Cons: Noise (unavoidable in most NYC hotels/hostels, and they give you earplugs here), No elevator (expect to carry your luggage up a few flights), Housekeeping doesn't come every day.
- 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