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The Bowery House Reviews

220 Bowery, New York, New York, USA

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117 Total Reviews
  • 63%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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Bowery house was an ok place to stay, but nothing more. You could hear the night clubs below and it was very hot at night. Very small rooms ! When ur checking in, you have to pay either 50 $ ore they keep your passport in case of any damage. We gave our password, which they just had under the counter, not in a safe as promised. Also not impressed with the service, the hostel couldn't find our reservation at first, and the guy was pretty rude about it !


The price for a private room at this hostel is very reasonable considering its location in Manhatten. The private room is very small and the beds are short. The rooms are like cubicles, located in one very large room, making it very easy to hear anything going on in adjacent rooms. The bathrooms were stylish and kept clean. The staff at the desk were friendly and knowledgeable. I've stayed here twice and will return again. It suited all my needs for a place to stay on weekend trips in NYC.

  • 28th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Assez unique. Que ce soit l'atmosphère ou les chambres elles mêmes, ça ne plaira pas à tout le monde. Ambiance assez baroque, voir classe, mais agréable. Les "cabines" ont beau êtres petites, on ne passe pas sa journée dedans. Personnel sympa, sans plus. Parce contre, excellent emplacement, à quelques blocs de Soho, Broadway, Chinatown et Little Italy ! Et y'a une terrasse au toit aussi, en été ça doit être chouette. Je recommande, mais aller visiter le site et voir les photos avant.


Bed's too small, I couldn't even straighten out on the bed without my head and feet hitting the walls. Rooms ridiculously small. Couldn't sleep, way too much noise. Toilets always disgusting.

  • 20th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The hostel has a really cool vibe, its decorated really well and has some cool areas to hang out. However from a functionality standpoint, it's horrible. The sleeping arrangements are as bad as the reviews say. My partner and I were upgraded for free to private rooms - which are absolutely tiny. In a room which sleeps 40 people, it only takes 1 dude open mouth burping or gossiping on the phone to wake up the whole room. You will not sleep well. Definitely do not stay here for an extended period.

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