Located in the European-inspired neighborhood of Nolita, The Bowery House New York is on the bustling Bowery Street. With Chinatown only a short walk to the south away, this hostel enjoys a prime situation within walking distance to neighborhoods such as NoHo, SoHo, Little Italy and Lower East Side. The New Museum of Contemporary Art and Old St. Patrick's Cathedral are both a stone’s throw away. The hostel is a two minute walk from 3 metro stations including ‘Bowery’ which is on Line J and connects directly to Wall Street in the financial district. Opened in 1927, this loft-style property served in the 1940’s as lodging for soldiers returning from World War II and now provides authentic and modernized accommodations. The Bowery features a rooftop garden with Italian furniture where you can enjoy panoramic views of the downtown skyline. The spacious 3rd floor living room is fitted with a flat screen television and there is an onsite shop. Complimentary wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property and luggage storage is available at a small fee. The hostel also boasts a 24 hours reception and Dutch-inspired bicycle rental service. In 2012, yoga classes will be introduced as well as the Pearl & Ash, a new restaurant serving delicious dishes. With artwork, lighting and furniture all manufactured by independent artists, The Bowery House New York also offers individually decorated private cabins or shared bedrooms. All shared bathrooms are equipped with luxury amenities such as Ralph Lauren towels, Red Flower bath products as well as Italian marble floors, sinks and showers. For even more comfort, all are equipped with heated flooring. Laundry pickup and delivery is available upon request as well as wake-up calls.
I'm no picky guy, but it's definitely an experience to sleep in a room that is 21 square feet ( 6' by 3.5' ). It's always a question of the 'bang for the buck', and I'd rather pay $90 on groupon for 100+ square feet with my own space rather than $50 for 21 square feet.
Privacy and friendliness of staff
Clean, friendly staff and based in a good location