The Bowery House Hostel - New York

220 Bowery, New York, United States, 10012  show map
 2 stars
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The Bowery House Hostel - New York

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Verified Reviews:

  • Room was clean - Service is excellent - Comfy lobby - No elevator - Ok for a short stay
  • Comfortable bed - Staff were very friendly - Reasonable rate - Would recommend
  • Brilliant location - Eateries around - Free wifi - 24 hour front desk
  • Close to various metro stops - Close to little italy - Lounge is lovely - Clean bathroom
  • Stylish hostel - Small rooms - Cool design - Good breakfast

Overview

Perfectly located on the Bowery, which goes through the Chinatown, Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo and Nolita, the two-star The Bowery House is steps away from the historical attractions, outstanding galleries, boutique stores and finest cafes and bars.

Loft-style hotel offers historical accommodations, preserved and thoroughly restored since 1940s. The guests may relax in the charming landscaped roof garden or rent a Dutch-style custom bike and explore the city.

Individually designed rooms and cabins offer authentic décor, stylish bathrooms with heated flooring, 300 thread count sheets and free wireless Internet access.

Drink and dance in the stylish R Bar on the ground floor or relax in the Living Room with 65 inch LCD TV and international newspapers.

Penn Station is 4.7km away from the hotel. Grand Central Station is 4km away from the hotel.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   110.

Rooms

The hotel features single room cabins with communal bathrooms, preserved and restored in every detail as they were in historical 1940s.

The cabins and bathrooms feature authentic and historic design, central air-conditioning, luxurious custom mattresses, 300 thread count sheets, high-pressure rain shower heads, Ralph Lauren towels, Red Flower bath products, Parisian Horus fixtures and heated flooring in all bathrooms, free wireless Internet access.

The range of rooms include: Full Cabins, Twin Cabins, Original Cabins, Museum Bunk, Bowery Bunk, Elizabeth Bunk, Nolita Bunk, Peppers Bunk, Prince Room.

Dining options

Private Living Room is a perfect place for relaxation, appointed with 65 inch LCD TV, papers from international newsstand, custom furniture and a small shop “The Bowery Bodega” selling drinks, snacks and toiletries.

R Bar on the ground floor, great place for drinking and dancing, offers wide choice of beers and wines.

The Bowery Kitchen will be opening in the end of 2011.

Services

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Leisure

Explore the surrounding neighborhoods with Dutch-style custom bikes, which are available for rent at the hotel.

The hotel features a beautiful landscaped roof garden with furniture by Pedrali of Italy, where the guests may relax and enjoy breathtaking views of New York skyline.

Yoga classes will start in 2012.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • No pets allowed
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Turndown service
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hostel Address:

220 Bowery, New York, United States, 10012

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City Center
  • New York
    4600 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Canal Street
    2700 ft
  • Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall
    5000 ft
Underground stations
  • Bowery Station
    700 ft
  • Grand St Station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Lombardi's Pizza
    600 ft
  • The Bowery Kitchen (cuisine: Italian)
    100 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    110

Rooms and availability

The hotel features single room cabins with communal bathrooms, preserved and restored in every detail as they were in historical 1940s.

The cabins and bathrooms feature authentic and historic design, central air-conditioning, luxurious custom mattresses, 300 thread count sheets, high-pressure rain shower heads, Ralph Lauren towels, Red Flower bath products, Parisian Horus fixtures and heated flooring in all bathrooms, free wireless Internet access.

The range of rooms include: Full Cabins, Twin Cabins, Original Cabins, Museum Bunk, Bowery Bunk, Elizabeth Bunk, Nolita Bunk, Peppers Bunk, Prince Room.

The Bowery House Double RoomThe Bowery House Double RoomThe Bowery House Double Room
Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double bed
Size: 65 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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This double room has air conditioning. Please note, this room has an open ceiling and is divided from other rooms by a transparent divider along the ceiling.

Room facilities
    The Bowery House Shared Bathroom Single Room Hotel informationThe Bowery House Shared Bathroom Single Room Hotel informationThe Bowery House Shared Bathroom Single Room Hotel information
    Shared Bathroom Single Room
    Bed type: 1 Single bed or Queen-size bed
    Size: 305 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Please note that mattresses in single cabins are 69 inches in length. Select rooms have windows. A shared bathroom is provided. Please note, this room has an open ceiling and is divided from other rooms by a transparent divider along the ceiling.

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      How to reach hostel

      hostel The Bowery House Hostel - New York New York location
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      Hostel Address:

      220 Bowery, New York, United States, 10012

      Get directions
      City Center
      • New York
        4600 ft
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Canal Street
        2700 ft
      • Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall
        5000 ft
      Underground stations
      • Bowery Station
        700 ft
      • Grand St Station
        1700 ft
      • Bus stop
        700 ft
      Restaurants
      • Lombardi's Pizza
        600 ft
      • The Bowery Kitchen (cuisine: Italian)
        100 ft
      Hostel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • Number of rooms:
        110

      The Bowery House Location

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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      The Bowery House is close to the Chinatown, Lower East Side, Nolita, NoHo and SoHo.

      Children's Museum of the Arts, one of the oldest children's art museums in the world, is 500m away from the hotel.

      Lower East Side Tenement Museum, former home to an estimated 7,000 immigrants, is 500m away from the hotel.

      Merchant's House Museum from the nineteenth century is 600m away from the hotel.

      Eldridge Street Synagogue, built in 1887, is 800m away from the hotel.

      The Orpheum Theater is 900m away from the hotel.

      New York University is 900m away from the hotel.

      Forbes Galleries, the home to Malcolm Forbes' collection, is 1.5km away from the hotel.

      World Trade Center – Ground Zero is 1.9km away from the hotel.

      Museums

      • Sex Museum - 1400 ft
      • New Museum of Contemporary Art - 1400 ft
      • Goldstrom Gallery Inc - 1400 ft
      • Anthology Film Archives - 1400 ft
      • Museum For African Art Inc - 1400 ft
      • Freidas Ordover Gallery Inc - 1400 ft
      • Lower East Side - 1700 ft
      • EL-Baz Gallery NY Ltd - 1700 ft
      • Eyebeam Atelier Digital Museum - 1700 ft
      • Icar Foundation Inc - 1700 ft
      • Lower East Side Tenement Msm - 1700 ft
      • Experimental Intermedia - 1700 ft
      • Kathy Hayes Assoc - 1700 ft
      • Sir John Soane Museum - 1700 ft
      • New York Kunsthalle - 2000 ft

      Universities, Institutes

      • Pratt Institute - 1000 ft
      • French Culinary Institute - 1700 ft
      • New York University-Dept Athlt - 1700 ft

      Theaters

      • Landmark's Sunshine Cinema - 1000 ft

      Underground stations

      Local attractions

      • Manhattan Bridge - 1.0 mi
        South Street and FDR Drive, New York City
      • Brooklyn Bridge - 1.1 mi
        City Hall Park, Brooklyn
      • Newsical the Musical - 1.0 mi
        The Kirk Theatre, New York City
      • Woolworth Building - 1.0 mi
        233 Broadway, New York City
      • Nice Work If You Can Get It - 1.0 mi
        Imperial Theatre, New York City

      Near the hostel

      • New Museum - 300 ft
        235 Bowery, New York City
      • St. Patrick's Old Cathedral - 900 ft
        263 Mulberry St, New York City
      • Nolita - 1200 ft
        New York City, NY
      • Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art MOCCA NYC - 1600 ft
        594 Broadway, Suite 401, New York City
      • Bowery - 700 ft
        121 Wooster St., New York City
      • Williamsburg Bridge - 1000 ft
        Delancey Street, New York City
      • Tenement Museum - 1600 ft
        103 Orchard Street, New York City

      Restaurants nearby

      • Lombardi's Pizza - 600 ft

        Address: 32 Spring St
        Phone: 212-941-7994

        74% likes this, based on 1541 reviews
        Price Range: USD 5 - USD 10

      • Peasant - 300 ft

        Address: 194 Elizabeth St
        Phone: 212-965-9511

        73% likes this, based on 160 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian
        Price Range: USD 42 - USD 82

      • The Bowery Diner - 300 ft

        Address: 241 Bowery
        Phone: 212-388-0052

        60% likes this, based on 60 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: USD 11 - USD 21

      • The Bowery Kitchen - 100 ft

        Address: 220 Bowery
        Phone: 212-837-2370

        61% likes this, based on 42 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian
        Price Range: USD 6 - USD 17

      • Cafe Habana - 500 ft

        Address: 17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth
        Phone: 212.625.2001

        71% likes this, based on 283 reviews
        Cuisine: South American
        Price Range: USD 0 - USD 25

      Getting there.

      John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is 27km away from the hotel.

      By public transport: take AirTrain JFK Jamaica – Airport Light rail towards Jamaica Station. From Jamaica station walk to Sutphin Boulevard – Archer Avenue. Take a subway towards Broad Street. From there walk about two minutes to the hotel.

      La Guardia Airport (LGA) is 16km away from the hotel.

      By taxi it will take 15 minutes to get to the hotel.

      Getting around.

      Penn Station is 4.7km away from the hotel.

      Grand Central Station is 4km away from the hotel.

      The Bowery Station is a two minute walk from the hotel.

      Public parking is available nearby for a surcharge.

      Hostel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • Number of rooms:
        110
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      The Bowery House Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Bowery House

      Average guest rating

      6.8out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 571 reviews

      Individual guest reviews

      • Single
        8.2

        Location was fantastic, helpful staffs, clean bathrooms

        Poor lighting

      • Single
        7.0

        The staff was excellent, the place felt secure, and quite decent cleanliness. (No bugs or pests)

        It was shared bathroom, and I knew this, this was not an issue at all..but I found the bathroom really cold, not enough place for people to put their clothes in a non dirty place, and slippery floor that got dirty fast. I just found it hard to get dressed without dirtying something..especially my feet. For an improvement, I'd love for the bathroom to have some heat, and to install some little area where you can properly change.

      • Single
        6.6

        It's quite clean. The location is about 3 or block from the subway..

        shower in the bathroom is not convenience, no breakfast, it's in the third floor without elevator or escalator.

      • Single
        8.8

        It is much different to other hostels as it has the design and look of a much smarter place. It also offers the chance to have a private room for a bargain price - even though they are very small rooms!! But who wants to sit in a bedroom all day in nyc anyway!!

        Perhaps that the bathrooms were not very big, but it certainly didn't spoil the experience. Perhaps if each cabin/room had a mirror mounted on the wall?

      • Single
        3.8

        The price was reasonable for staying in Manhattan

        The cabin is awfully small and my bedroom linen wasn't clean. On saturday somebody decided to throw a party at the garden upstairs, which made the hotel extremely loud and impossible to sleep. There were actually people having sex in the bathroom and others speaking very loudly at the corridors. Talk about an awful night

      • Single
        6.6

        The staff was very helpful during my stay. The original cabin with a window was a good room to stay in. The location is really nice. There are a lot of cool restaurants and botiques closeby

        The single rooms are ridiculously small, im 5'3" and it was tight. There were no true ceilings and u could hear your neighbor. A bit annoying. If youre not goingbto staybin the hotel much and are flexible about space, it should be fine. Dont bring too much luggage, it wont fit in the room!

      • Single
        10.0

        The staff is very nice and helpful. Very good experience... I'll definitely go back to The Bowery House.

      • Single
        8.8

        The Bowery House is a really nice place to stay. The staff is always helpful, the rooms and bathrooms are clean, which for me was very important. The bed was also very comfortable, though a little bit short, but that I knew already before going there. :) Nice experience. Would recommend it for sure.

        What I didn't like: the noises in the morning. But that's already the guests issue. As there are no normal ceiling, you can actually here every single thing from you neighbors' rooms. So, people could just think more about others - not to shout, or not to slam door at 6 am.

      • Single
        5.8

        Hotel is well secured and truly a value for money. Its the best you can ever have in ny if you are on budget.

        Hate the stairs. No staff to help you so do not use this hotel if you have asthma or heart problems. The stairs are horrible as in very horrible!!!

      • Single
        5.4

        It's cheap and in a good location

        the "room" is small, the bed is small, can be quite noisy

      • Single
        5.8

        It's in a fantastic location at the end of Spring Street. You can walk out to some of New York's coolest shops, restaurnats and bars. It's super cheap and I felt safe as a female on my own. The night security man is lovely.

        Fistly there is no bar on the roof. The rooms didnt have a ceiling. They are like cupboards with garden lattice for ceilings and there are rows of the them so no windows. There are dim light bulbs in the narrow passageways between the rows of rooms/cupboards. It's a bit like a horror movie! I stayed 5 nights & yes saved money but never again. I lost 2 days of my holiday from being exhausted from lack of sleep. Everytime someone rolls over, scratchs, coughs, you hear them like they are next to you. I tried to stay out all night & sleep in the day to compensate. Not worth it.

      • Single
        6.2

        Location is good enough, very friendly stuff

        The room was extremely small and there was actually no ceiling, and it was impossible to sleep without earplugs...

      • Single
        5.8

        I enjoyed my stay at The Bowery house,staff was helpful and friendly, the location was good, easy to get to central Manhattan.I Had a room for myself.

        I had a room for myself but for the price I paid it was not worth it. The room was very tiny. I didn't mind that it didn't have a ceiling but I did mind the size of it. If people don't spent much time in the room and they want to have a room for themselves would recommend it.

      • Single
        8.2

        Great hotel with amazing employees, the service is excellent, I had a problem with the reservation, because my flight was late and they solved the problem, I stayed for 1 night at another hotel and they gave me the price difference as a discount on my checkout. The hostel is very good, the bathrooms are spotless and the accommodation is very good for people who go to nyc for few days. Is an excellent cost-effective.

        The noise, because the bedrooms are very close and the roof isn't sealed, this can be a problem to who don't like noise. But nothing else, all the hostel is wonderful.

      • Single
        6.0

        The restrooms , shower facilities and lobby wree nice The lobby was always full of young people with their computers. Seemed to be a lot of foreign ( Europrean guests. Guests wre mostly respectful and quiet

        The rooms were small even by nyc stsndards. The hallway were very dark and aws difficult to see.

      How to reach hostel

      hostel The Bowery House Hostel - New York New York location
      Show big map »

      Hostel Address:

      220 Bowery, New York, United States, 10012

      Get directions
      City Center
      • New York
        4600 ft
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Canal Street
        2700 ft
      • Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall
        5000 ft
      Underground stations
      • Bowery Station
        700 ft
      • Grand St Station
        1700 ft
      • Bus stop
        700 ft
      Restaurants
      • Lombardi's Pizza
        600 ft
      • The Bowery Kitchen (cuisine: Italian)
        100 ft
      Hostel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • Number of rooms:
        110