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The Bowery House

13/06/2017 14/06/2017
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The hostel was clean and good value for money based on where it was in Manhatten . The lady on the checkin desk on the 2nd floor "who's name i didn't get " was very friendly and she was full of ideas on where to eat or visit in the local area . I would stay here again

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

Dear James C, Thank you for your stay and review!! We are proud to offer the rare place that is also a good value. This is not common in NYC. Our boutique hostel offers a clean and affordable place to stay in a neighborhood that provides a true New York experience. Our staff are available to help 24 hours a...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Hi, If you are planing to party all night and get back hamerd to get a sleep this is maby your place. But if you walk all day and dont drink to make your self unconscious so you wont hear other people sing a songs or when someone set up alarm clock and dont wake up at all for 30min....

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

Dear franek775, Thank you for your stay and review. I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your stay. I hope you came to the Front Desk so that we could help you. We have so many guests that are happy and return again and again. I hope you find the perfect place to stay when visiting NYC....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Stayed for about a week at the Bowery - the location is superb, and the staff particularly helpful. Other guests easy to get along with and also has a cool rooftop deck. Recommend for anyone wanting to stay in one of the best locales of NY.

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Dear Caldavis, Thank you for your stay and review! We know guests have lots of choices when visiting NYC. Our location, staff and prices make us one of the best hostel choices in Manhattan. The rooftop gives guests a great place to take in the views and get some fresh air. We look forward to your return to The Bowery...

North Holland Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Price quality wise very good. I recoment this to all low budget travelers i choose the bowery cos the location is awesome for the prices they offer. Better to spend your money to have great meals in the great area around walking distance then pay a lot of money for just a bed.

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

Dear cman_469191, Thank you for your review and recent stay with us! You are right when you say the price quality is good. We want guest to save on accommodations so they spend their hard earned money enjoying the city. Our location is one of the best and most authentic areas in New York City. Thank you for letting fellow...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Do: free/high-speed wifi, nice staff, good Location, bed is short but confortable, towls are provided, private bedroom, big living room, everything is clean, good price (relative to other expensive choices in Manhattan) Don't: extremely small bedroom, noise, inconvenience in shared shower/rest room. besides, i'm not a tall guy but bed is still a bit short for me,

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

Dear pone95, Thank you for your stay and posting a review! It sounds like you had a great time. If the Original Cabin was too small for you, we have others that are larger so next time ask to see what is available and we will get you a bigger Cabin. The Bowery House provides a lot of value to...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Yes the cabins are cabins, meaning don't imagine having space to walk around inside them. They are boxes with a good bed, that's it. And that's is just great as it is largely sufficient to sleep properly in Downtown NYC. For the price, the place is just awesome. It is not completely silent but very calm. The only weakness would...

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Dear LN-CH-RLX, Thank you for your stay and FIVE STAR REVIEW!! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at The Bowery House. We are an independent hostel offering a reasonably priced place to enjoy NYC in one of the top neighborhoods of an amazing city. We have staff that will help with any type of request or...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Would recommend to for anyone interested in a unique and fun experience in NYC! Friendly, cordial and knowledgeable! Excellent location with easy access to city sites and restaurants! Excellent restaurants below!

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

Cdmallory3, Thank you for your stay and FIVE STAR REVIEW!!! You really experienced the essence of The Bowery House. Your recommendation to other travelers is important so that they know the great things we have to offer at such a very low price. We look forward to your next stay with us. Regards, Matthew Dempsey / General Manager

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Accommodation in NYC is expensive, but the Bowery House is overpriced for what it is. The photos are lovely and I was tempted by the facilities. However, it's still a hostel. The bathrooms are shared - the ladies' has only three showers and two toilets. The hot water was inconsistent, and the showers are tiny with no space to dry...

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Dear Ashleigh K, Thank you for your stay and review! We work really hard to provide our guests a great stay at the fraction of a price of a regular NYC hotel. As a hostel, there will be differences from a hotel. The cabin areas are quiet areas so that guests can rest. Our trellis ceilings on the cabins allow...

Reviewed 14 October 2016

I booked this place in a last minute trip. Prices in NY are ridiculous expensive and this hotel/hostel manages to keep it affordable. It's very easy to access from the airport - the station is within 5 minutes walk to the hotel. The cabin/rooms are small. I am 1.67 and just about fit on the single bed. The cabin has...

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Dear Emma S, Thank you for your review! We are so happy you found our affordable hostel. We love to have guests enjoy the city without spending all their money on a hotel room. We have larger cabins and ones with windows too, so if you want to upgrade for a small amount, that is available to guests as well....

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The staff was extremely friendly, much more than I expected especially with all the rude people in New York (while I was new to New York and lost) so I really appreciate that because I had a long rough day and a lot of trouble finding a place to stay for the night for a reasonable price. It made me...

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Dear amandajaner314, Thank you for your FIVE STAR REVIEW! The Bowery House has an amazing staff. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. Shelby was the the one who helped you. All of our staff are happy to help visitors navigate the streets and subways of NYC and to offer food, drink or entertainment ideas to the seasoned...

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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 

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Address: 220 Bowery, New York City, NY
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Nolita , Manhattan
Price Range: $128 - $282 (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”
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“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”
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“quieter rooms are furthest from the bathrooms”
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“In my opinion you don't need to book a room with a window.”
Beckedorf, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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