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Ostel - GDR The Hostel

229 reviews
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Room & Suite (64)
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“ddr style”(8 reviews)
“no lift”(7 reviews)
“east german”(5 reviews)
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Rooftop Bar
2.0 Star Hotel
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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...More

Thank Neil J
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank ebrahimkitabwalla
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...More

Thank Taras K
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,...More

1  Thank hamchan77
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...More

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US$49 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$49 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Traveller (141)
Room & Suite (64)
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
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"no elevator, choose lower floors."
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"Top floor quiet if you can manage the stairs!"
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"Don't choose this place! but look at other hotels in the same area as the area is convenient for..."
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"the WiFi isn't in the actual rooms, you'll need to visit the front desk each night."
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