Ratings based on 221 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
2.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Studentsby A verified traveler
Its location is what make this hotel so attractivePosted Aug 18, 2014
Pros: Close to where I needed to be
Cons: The amount of female private bathrooms.
Very close to all amenities. 25 minutes walk to central park. 10 minutes walk to any other Manhattan touristic places. Advisory: Even though there are separators between the small rooms; snoring, burping... letting personal gas can be heard by other tenants. This is not for the individual who is searching for privacy.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from colorado
Unique Experience!Posted Jul 16, 2014
I'm so glad I stayed here! Also glad that I carefully read reviews so that I was perfectly prepared for what to expect: beyond-tiny rooms and smaller-than-standard beds, but updated bathrooms with wonderful showers, exceptional staff, and beautiful rooftop/lobby lounge areas. Very worth it for the price and unique experience. Doubtful you'll find anything else quite like this in the US.
by A verified traveler from Buffalo NY
Bowery House at Lower East ManhattanPosted Jul 7, 2014
Pros: The only thing I liked about this hotel was checking out
Cons: Replacing the entire building would be an improvement
Location: No comment
My only mistake was to confuse the Bowery house with the Bowery hotel. The Bowery hotel is a great location to stay in but the Bowery house on the other hand is not.This mix up is common and the Bowery house takes precautions to keep unhappy customers money by having a strict no refund policy. The rooms in the Bowery house are 6ftx3ftx7ft room made from cardboard. You can hear every movement made by people in neighboring or adjacent rooms. The hotel lobby and rooms smelled heavily of cheap whiskey. There is only one communal shower and toilet on every floor which causes a lot of lost time due to queuing to use the facilities. Unfortunately I had already booked 3 nights with them so l had to switch hotels without getting a refund. I moved to the Ramada which had the same price, better location, and to a large extent better facilities than the Bowery House. Bowery house is located in an ominous neighborhood and l honestly would never set foot there again.
for Studentsby A verified traveler from Ontario
Great (but noisy) locationPosted Jul 7, 2014
Staff were very friendly, the condition of the hotel was great and the location was perfect for me. Yes, the rooms were tiny but the issue I had was that most people weren't very considerate of the open concept. There were doors slamming, music playing, etc from other rooms.
for Everyoneby Lisa from Ashland, OR
Steerage on the TitanicPosted Jun 9, 2014
Pros: Location, Decor, Linens, Soaps, Lobby, Rooftop, Security, Staff, Great recommendations for Gimme Coffee, Price
Cons: A shade or drape to pull over the ceiling to keep the light out at night, Maybe staff could pop through to keep it quieter at night.
Location: So Relax in Chinatown- Best foot massage ever! Gimme Coffee, 'Sleep No More', Dumpling Man, TheTaxi stand behind BP has amazing samosas $1 late night
The Bowery House is a lovely hostel in a fantastic location and you gain cool points for staying there. Everything from the stairs leading up to check in to the lobby to the furnishings has elegant simplicity and creates a luxuriously chill vibe. The cabins are exactly that, cabins. Thankfully they have a lattice ceiling to ease the claustrophobia but you will hear EVERYTHING (earplugs are provided) and the hall light may shine in your eyes. If you are over 5'5" prepare to curl up because that's the length of the bed. 4X6 is my best guess on the cabin's dimensions (It looked bigger online) That said, Tuesday through Thursday it was a fantastic place to crash after the whirlwind of NYC activities. The bathrooms are clean, showers hot, and the soaps smell delicious. Friday, your bed might as well be in the middle of the dance floor of the club below and you might hear some crazy monkey sex in another cabin, but hey, it's Friday night, in a hostel, in NYC, go along for the ride!
by A verified traveler
Soho hostelPosted May 27, 2014
It is as expected...cabins are little storage units that you sleep in, wouldn't be too bad if the other guests weren't so noisy in the morning...they do supply ear plugs, so that is good...very clean. Beds are twins and are kind of short for 6' or taller folks...
by Jack R
Great staff, awful roomPosted May 23, 2014
Cons: Cleaning, a roof, door that locks.
Location: Great location
The staff are helpful, courteous and kind. The room is not really a "room", and it actually lacks a roof. So you can hear just about everything in any other "room". Super expensive for a hostel. And I am not sure they will be in business long as part of the building has been condemned.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Nice hostilPosted May 15, 2014
You get a small room with a nightstand. It's very clean. The rooms have no ceilings so you can hear everything the your neighbors do. There's a sense of community in that people try to he quiet. Red Flower brand amenities in the shared bathroom, this is a big plus!
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
It's a room, it's clean.Posted May 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
If you pay $100 for a room in NYC, you need to lower your expectations. But know that the place is clean and you can sleep there. If you get a cabin, it's 4'x6' and the bed and nightstand take up almost all of that space. The ceiling is garden lattice so you'll hear pretty much everything in the other cabins. The Bowery is convenient to Chinatown, Little Italy, and Lower East Side. They were accommodating about letting me check in early and grabbing a quick nap.
for Everyoneby Reda from Seattle
Unique experience and strange movie atmosphere...Posted May 12, 2014
Pros: The roof and the neighborhood
Cons: heating and towel change and more smiles from receptionists hahaha
Location: Soho and its shops , Little Italy and pizza and china Town , and museums and souvenirs shops , a lot to see and do
Very good as experiment being used to more comfortable and stars hotels, and the neighborhood is very NY style like I was expecting, Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown. Metro station Prince St is close by walk and Brooklyn Bridge too and the Harbor too with an amazing view on upper Manhattan. The roof of the Hotel with it`s view is priceless and authentic of the area, I always take breakfast en dinner there to enjoy sunset and sunrise. Only the last day I asked to be waked the next morning at 7 am because I lost my phone and didn`t have an alarm, but no one come to my room to wake me up and I was late to the airport. But as a whole I liked the experience, despite some noisy people and the guy who works on the reception desk and is never smiling to me, I hope it was not because I am foreigner hahaha