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Ostel - GDR The Hostel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Good location- not far from the restaurants and bars of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. Few mins from the station so could jump on the train to anywhere quickly. Overall the hostel was good. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The basics were all there. The bed was big, clean room and bathroom. Some things were missing that would make it even...

Thank Antonia M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Cool place to stay, especially for those interested in design and experiencing a bit of vintage East German living style. It's not a hostel in the traditional sense, with no common areas like kitchen or living room. Our room was in a different building from the reception, being located in a nice housing complex to which you have your own...

Thank Neil J
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Very good price for a basic nice clean room with interesting DDR syle interior.Nice to live in a housing area among locals with supermarket 24 hour open shops and food places , Also near to Ostbanhof and S- bahn local train Very near walking to everything in Friedrichschein and to my fav. area Kreuzberg withOranienstrasse with all club pubs excellent...

Thank ebrahimkitabwalla
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Do not stay at this place because like me you thought you would want to see some 1970s retro in the GDR. I mean theGDR museum in Berlin is excellent. I thought I would try it but I was very disappointed. Room was sparsely furnished (if you are a business traveller forget it) in a building far from the reception,...

Thank Taras K
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The second you walk into Ostel, it's mesmerising. The reception lobby alone is a breathtaking time capsule of DDR design from the 1970's. This is a place that has been extraordinarily curated. Everything is authentic vintage East German design and technology. Ostel is an experience, a wonderful throwback to the old socialist days which means it's not a Ritz Carlton...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I booked this room as being close to the wall and the eastern part. It was just right after ny eve and very calmed in the hostel. a step from east train station, ostbahnhof, good connected with train, s bahn, busses and metro. very cold outside (minus 10 degrees) inside hostel very warm, cosy. I had a private room which...

Thank Ramonita007
Lissone, Italy
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I had read about this hostel in the blog of a famous journalist who described it as stepping into a time machine back in the DDR time. The area is not the best one and in the end it is and still remains an economical hostel. But the eastern German Style with Retro furniture is just captivating. It was worth...

Thank Deinos1
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Booked this place last minute on the internet the night before we got to Berlin. It's a basic hostel but with private rooms. No kitchen to cook in and shared bathrooms are the major downsides. Our room was clean and spacious and I got a good night's sleep. The DDR "theme" is 70s style wallpaper / furniture but doesn't extend...

Thank Matthew P
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I am not sure if i really felt that famous "DDR spirit"...the hotel is a part of the 1960-70s apartment building, so rooms are actually flats (part of the flats with shared bathrooms). All furniture is original "DDR-made". we had old radio in our room, it worked. Rooms are small and the walls are thin - I heard my neighbours...

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Checked in no problem, got key to room 55 top floor. Private bathroom across hall. Room clean if a bit dated ( deliberate of course ) nice comfortable bed after a hard days sightseeing and climbing those stairs! ( no lift ) lovely bakery on the corner for a cheap substansial breakfast. Good shower.

Thank greyst

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When you arrive at Warschauer Strasse in the heart of the district, you have found one of Berlin’s party hotspots. At night in Friedrichshain, the energy is palpable and the streets of this old worker's quarter are full of street musicians. On one hand, you may find a bar with international crowds, electronic music, long lines and panoramic views - on the other, an outside venue by old train yards featuring decrepit buildings and live alternative music. No matter your taste, the best way to end a night out in Friedrichshain is sitting by the Spree River at the East side gallery, the longest and best preserved piece of the Berlin Wall, watching the sun rise over the beautiful Oberbaum Bridge.
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Additional Information about Ostel - GDR The Hostel

Address: Wriezener Karree 5, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Friedrichshain
Price Range: €38 - €65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ostel - GDR The Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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“no elevator, choose lower floors.”
372juliaf, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor quiet if you can manage the stairs!”
greyst, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't choose this place! but look at other hotels in the same area as the area is convenient for sightseeing.”
Nikki669, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“the WiFi isn't in the actual rooms, you'll need to visit the front desk each night.”
Bedlamite23, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Be aware there is no elevator!”
bronwynt583, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
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