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London
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Great interior, added to the historic feel of Berlin. We had a comfortable, large room- Staff were efficient and helpful. Location is ok, not the most picturesque area- Near Ostabanhof station which is 1 or 2 stops away from Alexandraplatz, so centrally located but just out - We had to take a taxi back from Alexendraplatz to the hostel one...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 December 2011

the hotel has an interesting purpose:to bring you back to the GDR. Well, it does the job. However, the staff could be kinda friendlier but nothing really serious happened during my stay.The restaurant has GDR stylish food the a mon avis, a little overpriced.The location is not very good but if you take the subway at ost bahnhoff (subway station)...

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Cambridge
Reviewed 9 November 2011

I stayed in a dorm room and it was possibly the least appealing place I had ever stayed. Shabby, mattresses so thin you may as well not have bothered, unfriendly staff (what's new in Berlin!). I had a genuine interest in the GDR theme but saw nothing of interest. Would never stay again.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Well the hostel lived up to all the expectations we had of it. And for hostel quality, this is rather good quality. We easily booked a couple of rooms in advance by phone and received an email booking confirmation. Good start. The hostel is then nicely placed near Ostbahnhof, so arriving there was easy (as was departing, since our train...

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Reviewed 7 October 2011

This is such a nice hotel, all decorated with "eastern German" style. The crew is nice, the colors are pretty.

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Penang,Malaysia
Reviewed 18 September 2011

well where do we start. we rented the GDR- Apartment. and my gosh, it was like living in pre-berlin wall downfall times. the design, the bed, electronics up to the wallpaper is as if you'd stepped into another time like time travelling. i felt that after visiting the GDR museum, it was as if we were living in that time...

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Cambodia
Reviewed 21 August 2011

All round great experience. The rooms are small but cute with very comfortable beds. The staff at the front desk were helpful and friendly. The location is great at only a skip away from Ostanbof and the train station is full of places to eat, change money, have a coffee. The first time I stayed I had a room on...

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Booked a double room in this hotel week in advance and was surprised by the low rates. So we did not expect a lot from it. However, it was quite good. You can't expect 5* service for this money but you get a small but clean room with some DDR gadgets like a portrait of Erich Honecker on the wall...

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Delft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 June 2011

Having developed quite an interest in life in the GDR over the last year or so, I eagerly sought out the Ostel when prompted by an online booking site. For what it's worth, I found the place a bit of a disappointment. Yes it has enough GDR kitsch strewn about the place to keep up the joke, but it's hardly...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 17 November 2010

My husband chose this hotel because of the GDR style of decoration. It's located near Ostbahnhof and just next to a big discount store which open till late at night. We got a room on the sixth floor and there is no lift. Amenites in the room is very limited. No TV, telephone, or fridge. Bare in mind that it...

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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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Address: Wriezener Karree 5, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Friedrichshain
Price Range: €40 - €67 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 372juliaf, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor quiet if you can manage the stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Nikki669, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“the WiFi isn't in the actual rooms, you'll need to visit the front desk each night.”
 of 5 bubbles Bedlamite23, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Be aware there is no elevator!”
 of 5 bubbles bronwynt583, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
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