Ratings based on 182 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
2.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby David from London
Very noisy, but very cheap.Posted Feb 25, 2014
Pros: clean and tidy, most hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.
Cons: Noise cancelling, showers, the type of people they let to stay there.
Location: Good location, even thought the area is not the best. Just in front there is a homeless shelter. Good public transport links. Some nice places to eat.
The cabin I stayed is about 180cm long and about 120cm wide and 2 meters high. You have very small space and the cabins have no ceiling or roof, only some wooden cover like a garden fence that lets all the noise in. I was told to keep it quiet when checked in. Everybody else was very loud, calling on the phone and talking on the loudspeaker 2am, you can hear the people snoring from the other side of the building, and your next door doing whatever. The place was surprisingly clean and tidy, there were problems with the showers: you either had steaming hot water or ice cold water. You could not really adjust the temperature. Its not a great place but for such a low price its worth it especially if you dont mind the noise and the weird people around.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good locationPosted Feb 9, 2014
Hotel staff, Christopher, is very helpful. He helped me to change my room when he realised that the door lock is not working well. He also helped me to book the airport shutter. The stay at the Bowery House is OK in general. Location is good. Near SOHO, Italy and Chinatown. Subway stations are also within walking distance. Heater is sometimes too warm, cabnin room is small and room is without ceiling, thus not sound proof. But overall is still acceptable for me. For me the negatives are the flight of stairs to climb and dark furnishings.
for Everyoneby M. from New Orleans
Great location for great pricePosted Feb 4, 2014
Do your research before booking this place. Make sure shared bathrooms and the hostel culture are for you. If so, this place is great. We honeymooned here (stayed in the Prince Room for privacy and a bed we could share). It allowed us to see New York on a tight budget. Don't stay here if you're expecting a hotel--stay here for the friendly people and great location. Only thing that could be improved is the wifi signal in the Prince Room (spotty at best), but very fast wifi in the common room. We had a great experience and can't wait to visit the city again.
for Everyoneby londoner from f
Good things come in small packagesPosted Jan 22, 2014
The Bowery house was how I imagined it to be after reading several reviews. The cabins are tiny but you in New York so your not there to spend time in your room! The hotel staff were so friendly and extremely helpful, especially Christopher. Want to stay again in the summer so I can take advantage of the roof garden. Check out the Bowery diner opposite too :))
by Addy from East Amherst
Posted Jan 21, 2014
Cons: The "cabins" have no real ceilings and the RBar below is audible until at least last call (4am), so don't expect to get enough sleep.
Location: RBar right below. I have heard good things from friends who have played there. Right near LES and it's good food.
for Everyoneby pravin from aus
Posted Jan 19, 2014
Extremely small room. Can hear everything around you. Very basic. I was just there to sleep at night etc and store luggage. In nyc why would you want to be inside?! The hotel staff especially oscar was amazing with his help!
by A verified traveler
Fancy dog housePosted Jan 4, 2014
Rooms are very small. I'm 6'1" and I couldn't strech out in the room. Its very noizy as rooms have no individual roof, so they give you earplugs. Will never come back to this hotel again.
by A verified traveler
Only if its last minute and desperatePosted Jan 3, 2014
So. Plans had to change and ended up finding this place on Expedia for cheap. Only positive thing I can say about it. I'm 5'8 my feet were hanging off the bed, my buddy decided to take the floor because his feet were hanging out into the hallway. The "roof" was a lattice. Did not feel comfortable at all leaving my stuff because the roof could have also been just another door. If its last minute, sure, the bathroom is shared which is already a red flag but if you don't mind, it's not that bad.
for Otherby A verified traveler
Posted Dec 28, 2013
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler
Tiny Rooms but didn't matterPosted Dec 3, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Bowery House has a great staff. Everyone is young and helpful and does there job. The place was clean and in great shape. I could literally touch all 4 walls of my room at the same time, its so small. And there's no ceiling between you and the next rooms over so you can hear people snore. All in all, a great place to stay for cheap.