Ratings based on 242 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.1 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
2.5 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

If you just need a somewhere to sleep.

Posted Oct 28, 2014
PROS : Affordable. Perfect location, really close to train stations that get you to major landmarks in 30mins or less. Clean room. Helpful and Nice staff members. Decor is cool, its dark hip and trendy. Nice roof garden. Lobby is a good place to chill out. Space under bed for 2 medium suitcases. Warm room. Very Fast wifi speed. Close to high end shopping district. Reasonable fees. Good atmosphere. CONS : Dark corridors especially in daylight. Small rooms. No ceilings on rooms so people can hear your private phone calls or hear you read out credit card information. Sometimes, when trying to sleep, other people can be loud like playing Loud music, slamming doors and people coughing constantly. The wall sockets are too tight for two travel adapters and are loose. Thin bedsheets. Unencrypted WiFi connection. The showers are too busy between 6-8am. Wait until 9 or 10. No elevator. Homeless people right outside entrance and along the street.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

To sleep & wash: all you need!

Posted Sep 27, 2014
The bowery house is located lower East close to little Italy, Chinatown etc. Close to subway as well which was important to me. Yes the single cabin is super small but i didn't mind because i was warned, the staff is very nice and I did not intend to stay in my room anyway. My needs and expectation was to have a clean bed to sleep & and a shower to wash. I got it for cheap so i was satisfy. I recommend this hotel for the with ones with minimal personal need and travel light.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Affordable & Unique

Posted Sep 15, 2014
I had certain reservations about staying in a hostel, but The Bowery House turned out to be a terrific choice...particularly when it came to my budget. The cabins are cozy and (surprisingly) quiet. As someone who is a terribly light sleeper, noise is always a concern...but I didn't have any problems sleeping through the night here. The bathroom was exceptionally clean and well maintained. The staff on duty was nothing short of terrific. And the rooftop was the perfect place to wind down after a day traipsing around the city. Overall, I'd have to say that The Bowery House was one of the best places I've ever stayed in NYC and I look forward to a return visit in the near future.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Cheap but tiny

Posted Sep 11, 2014
Whilst the hotel is in a pretty good location, the room is very small and had no ceiling, making it pretty loud.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler

Its location is what make this hotel so attractive

Posted 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.
1 out of 5
Recommended
by The3pswithjb from NYC

It is what it is

Posted Jul 31, 2014 on Hotels.com
Cool, minimilist and messy. The front desk staff is excellent. The rooftop is excellent. The location in Bowery is excellent. The rooms/cabin are (even for a hostel...) are crazy-small and the beds are too short. Restrooms are not cleaned regularly; however, they are appointed well - haha
4 out of 5
Recommended
by NY NJ Expat from too many places

Cheapest room in NYC

Posted Jul 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
You might think the location is not great, but Prince Street is just around the corner and it is hopping with great food, so i even felt safe enough to walk to the hotel after midnight. Yes, the rooms are small but you have all you need. It was summer and it was cool enough in the room to sleep. I thought it would be all young people. It was more mixed age than I expected. Cost wise fabulous for NYC. Unlike a hostel dorm room,I had privacy and a lock on my door- also i could stay out as late as I want.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Melissa from Florida

Good value for the money

Posted Jul 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
Overall, my week stay at the Bowery House was great. You cannot beat the price in that location! The bathrooms were super clean and the showers are fantastic. The rooms were fine, it's not very quiet so if you are a light sleeper keep that in mind. They give you ear plugs but they aren't super helpful in blocking the noise but it is a hostel type situation, so noise is to be expected. I loved the roof deck. When you check in take note if the front desk extension so that if you need to call them (like day if the lock on your door breaks and you can't get out if your cubicle or if the front door buzzer is not working ) you can get the desk directly otherwise it just goes straight to voicemail. Overall, it was a great place to stay and I would return if visiting That area of Manhattan again.
1 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Never Staying here Again

Posted Jul 25, 2014 on Hotels.com
Jail Cell. Community Showers. A lot like county jail with out the inmates. Small, Dirty , Loud, Cancelled my reservation and made me feel like they were doing me a favor by honoring my reservation that they cancelled. Don't Do It!!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Gris from San Francisco, CA

Great price for a great place to sleep

Posted Jul 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
I stayed in one of the traditional private rooms, definitely small, but hey if you are in New York and only need a place to sleep, it was perfect! If you are taller than 5'1 the bed will be too small to extend your legs, but the bed is comfy, room is clean, and community bathroom/showers are clean as well. Noise level can be high during the weekends since the room doesn't have a ceiling but has wooden lattice as the ceiling, so it is technically open. The hotels conveniently located and a short walk to the subway. I stayed Saturday through Tuesday morning and would definitely stay there again in the future.