A wacky former lodging house for WWII veterans, this affordable hotel is imbued with old Bowery history. But don’t worry, thanks to a major restoration, everything else is new. Communal bathrooms are lined with Italian marble sinks and showers as well as heated floors, and complimentary toiletries. This kooky hotel has a haunting vibe, but prime for the budget traveler. Pearl & Ash, a popular oyster spot, lives in the kitchen space downstairs.