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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Save your money and go to a decent place. I stayed here as I thought it would be unique and fun. I paid 48 euros a night for a room with a shared toilet. I stayed 2 days no cleaners showed up on the saturday at all and didn't touch the toilet. It was looking rough around midday but by...

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2016

What a great stay - Ostel is in a perfect location - the suburb its in its pretty cool, lots of little eaters for brunch, its like a 2 minute walk from the train station, round the corner from Berghain, Berlin Wall is just down the road......the hotel itself was fab, decor so cute and different - it is old...

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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This hotel is a curious concept, a bit voyeuristic for those coming from outside the old Communist block, a bit nostalgic for those that are. It's relatively inexpensive, but be prepared to pay cash for the room - something that isn't mentioned before you check in. The decor is the reason you're here and that's ok. Rooms are fairly sparse,...

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Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Great location - only two stops from Schoenefeld airport by train and two stops to Alexanderplatz by S-banh, few steps over the bridge to Kreuzberg and few steps to Friedrichshain full of caffes and bistros. Great retro design and feeling like travelling in time back to 70´s. Everything is clean, comfortable mattresses, polite staff , good wifi but better works...

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Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 4 March 2016

So my wife and I really enjoyed our stay here! The rooms are kitschy and quite comfortable. You will most likely be sharing a bathroom here. Let me repeat, you will most likely be sharing a bathroom. This means that others may not keep it up as perfectly as you. However we had great neighbors so no problem at all!...

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1Thank monkeyman1628
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Imagine Mrs Haversham from Great Expectations ran a East German themed B&B! Nothing has changed and very little has been done to it since it was a communist apartment building except its aging of 25 years. Instead of feeling like a quirky piece of nostalgia which is a bit eye opening, controversial and educational it feels like a apartment building...

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Sandefjord, Norway
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Thgis is a no-frills possibility to go back in time and vist the East German GDR. Here Honecker still rules and there is no TV. But WiFi is up and running. The squeeky radio will give you Berlins FM stations. But nothing else. You simply must get hold of a Berlin Welcome Card. That way you can race around all...

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Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Better than expected. The only negative were the stairs to the floor my room was on. They were the last thing I wanted to climb after a day of sightseeing Berlin but once in my room the warmth of the decor made it worth while. Cute, kitschy, retro, exactly as described when booking/researching you will not be disappointed! Great location...

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Stafford, Great Britain
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Less than 5 minutes walk from Ostnahnhof station, the building is unmissable, althiugh the entrance is to the rear of the venue. A 1970s vintage portrait of Politburo member Horst Sindermann keeps a wary eye on guests checking in, although I did not encounter any other posters for which this venue is known. My small single room on the fifth...

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Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Very easily located to the train station and supermarket nearby on the industrial estate it is on. Hostel is set in different blocks of flats we were up the 2nd to top floor and no lift which was a bit of a pain (im not usually one to take a lift but the amount of stairs involved and how many...

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Friedrichshain
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: RM187 - RM316 (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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