"quartered in a hostel that was no more than a common dosshouse, he and forty other men of every nationality."
'New York City - Cheap lodging-houses as nests of disease -A night scene in a
Public Domain'New York City - Cheap lodging-houses as nests of disease -A night scene in a "five-cent" den on Pearl Street' (1882) - Credit: Library of Congress

A dosshouse or flophouse is a place that offers very cheap lodging, generally by providing only minimal services.