The Bowery House Hotel - New York  2 stars

220 Bowery, New York, United States, 10012  show mapSave
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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
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


24-hour reception


Early check-in/-out




 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


No pets allowed

 Air conditioning


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   104.

City Center New York - 4600 ft
Airports La Guardia (LGA) - 7.4 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 9.6 mi
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 (cuisine: Pizza) - 700 ft, The Bowery Kitchen (cuisine: Italian, Coffee Shop) - 100 ft


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.


Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.


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

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Leisure facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/TV room
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Turndown service
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • No rollaway/Extra beds available
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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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.

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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.

  • Anthology Film Archives
    1000 ft
  • Museum For African Art Inc
    1400 ft
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art
    1400 ft
  • Goldstrom Gallery Inc
    1400 ft
  • 1400 ft
  • Freidas Ordover Gallery Inc
    1400 ft
  • Icar Foundation Inc
    1700 ft
  • Experimental Intermedia
    1700 ft
  • 1700 ft
  • Sir John Soane Museum
    1700 ft
  • Lower East Side Tenement Msm
    1700 ft
  • Eyebeam Atelier Digital Museum
    1700 ft
  • EL-Baz Gallery NY Ltd
    1700 ft
  • Cpc Inst of Music and Perform
    2000 ft
  • New York Kunsthalle
    2000 ft
Universities, Institutes
  • 1000 ft
  • New York University-Dept Athlt
    1700 ft
  • Professional Business Inst
    2000 ft
  • Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
    1000 ft
Underground stations

Local Attractions

  • Manhattan Bridge
    1.0 mi
    South Street and FDR Drive, New York City
  • Woolworth Building
    1.0 mi
    233 Broadway, New York City
  • Brooklyn Bridge
    1.1 mi
    City Hall Park, Brooklyn
  • Murder Ballad
    1.0 mi
    Union Square Theatre, 100 E. 17th St., New York City
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
    1.0 mi
    Imperial Theatre, New York City

Near the hotel

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

Restaurants Nearby

  • Lombardi's Pizza

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

    700 ft
    32 Spring St

    Phone: 212-941-7994

  • The Bowery Kitchen

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

    100 ft
    220 Bowery

    Phone: 212-837-2370

  • Cafe Habana

    83% likes this, based on 286 reviews
    Cuisine: South American
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 27

    500 ft
    17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth

    Phone: 212.625.2001

  • Peasant

    61% likes this, based on 157 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 40 - USD 80

    400 ft
    194 Elizabeth St

    Phone: 212-965-9511

  • Freemans Restaurant

    60% likes this, based on 194 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 51

    400 ft
    191 Chrystie St

    Phone: 212-420-0012

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.

The Bowery House Reviews

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

Individual guest reviews

  • Single

    Location was fantastic, helpful staffs, clean bathrooms

    Poor lighting

    • Average rating
  • Single

    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.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    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.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    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?

    • Average rating
  • Single

    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

    • Average rating
  • Single

    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!

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  • Single

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

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  • Single

    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.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    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!!!

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  • Single

    It's cheap and in a good location

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

    • Average rating
  • Single

    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.

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  • Single

    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...

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  • Single

    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.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    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.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    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.

    • Average rating
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