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“Excellent Stay, Cool and tasteful room, charming with roof deck”
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The Bowery House
Ranked #20 of 75 New York City B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
1 review
“Excellent Stay, Cool and tasteful room, charming with roof deck”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at one of the more cooooool hotels in soho area of NYC. Very european client base with a choice of where you want to sleep (either in nice bunks with others, or privately). Historic interior and well cared for, many single clients looking for a comfy stay without hassle.

I asked for the Prince Room which was private, had a great and cozy queen bed all for me and a window. When booking, ask about the rooms with double beds and windows if you prefer for only a little bit more money.

This hotel is the BEST pricing you will find in NYC. Adults only of course and has a communal feel and environment to it. It is my new favorite as its located just around the corner from all the stores and shops of SOHO right next to Prince street, east side on the new dynamic Bowery Street with all the clubs and new businesses opening.

I totally recommend for staying here with prices usually around the $90 to $110 for private rooms ranges. Staff is cute as well and very helpful as always. Get the real feel of living in NYC here. and.....enjoy the unbelievble ROOF TOP area garden. wayyyy cooool especially at night...what a blessing that is to have at your convenience. Regards, Randall Hyten

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

The bathrooms are nice by style, but not so clean. No extrem, still usable, but you know, that it can be better. Female bathrooms are on one floor and mens bathrooms on another floor, that means, if you have wrong floor, you need to travel over reception into bathroom.

Rooms are "pseudo rooms" (a many wooden rooms in one hall - each room doesn't have roof and walls are pretty thin, so you can hear everything from your neighbors ...). People do phones, argue with each other, etc. even in 2 AM. Each room contains ear plugs.

Internet is not so usable during the day, each web site is loading for at least 20 seconds, but later it's ok.

Not bad hostel for that price, I recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

From the moment I called to check availability, I knew The Bowery House was the place I wanted to stay during my search for an apartment in Manhattan. The Bowery House location at the end of Prince Street and Bowery, is ideal for walking to Soho restaurants, as well as the trendy East Village, the place to be if you like to have a beer and good food at a decent price.
Everyone of the Bowery House Team Members has been very friendly always asking how my stay is going. Thank you Tyler and Val for all of your help with my second reservation, you both are awesome! The rooms and bathrooms are very clean. The noise level is minimal, I have had some of the best sleep yet.
I highly recommend The Bowery House.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Supet clean beds. Common bath is always clean, the housekeeping ia making sure that it stays like that. The crew is really friendly, no matter what time it is they always chat with pleasure and a big smile! It was a nice journey that made me forget the missing elevator :). Promiscuity was not a problem, it was even funny to share the room with people you don't know!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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sskunkel, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review, 9 May 2013
Dear Selim,

Thank you for your review of The Bowery House. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. You are correct, it is a fun time to share the room with other travelers. It's the best way to make new friends and explore NYC. I hope you can visit us again!


Sincerely,

MGMT
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Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

This place is very trendy, and I didn't mind the tiny cabin room, lack of window, or shared (reasonably smart) bathrooms. But with open ceilings in the cabins it was essentially like staying in a dorm. So quite noisy in the morning and certainly not somewhere you could share a bed! (For privacy and size reasons). Next time I'll probably revert to the Pod Hotels.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

I was disappointed by the Bowery House. I knew I would have a tiny cabin and a shared bathroom and was OK with that, but I wasn't expecting to carry my baggage to the 4th floor using the stairs or to use a less than clean bathroom. On the other hand, staff was helpful and the location is good -a cool yet 'alternative' neighborhood, maybe not for everyone. It's convenient, close to many subway lines, including one that takes you to JFK.

All in all, I wouldn't stay here again. I would save some more money and stay in a real hostel, or pay a little bit more and stay in a real hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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sskunkel, Owner at The Bowery House, responded to this review, 23 April 2013
Martin:

Hi - thank you for your feedback on your stay here.

I'm sorry it was less than ideal.

Typically, we have a bellhop on duty to handle all guest's luggage from the moment they arrive and during all check out hours. If you checked in/out during normal hours he should have been there to help. I'm sorry if that was not the case. We would have loved to help you with your luggage up the 4th floor.

If the bathrooms were anything less than spotless, that is unacceptable. Rest assured this message has been passed along to the housekeeping team and property manager. If you come back to NYC, we'd love to have the opportunity to impress you a second time. Our bathrooms will be spotless. That is the backbone of our business.

Best of luck in future travels. We sincerely hope you will give us a second shot. I'm sorry we did not live up to your expectations or ours.
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you can find fault with the concept, the noise, the creaky bathroom door etc, but it's a cheap place to stay in NYC and as such, it's difficult to reasonably make any of the criticism stick. if you're travelling on your own and you sleep like the dead, then you'll get on just fine.

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Property: The Bowery House
Address: 220 Bowery, New York City, NY
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Nolita , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bowery House 2*
Number of rooms: 110
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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