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Ostel - GDR The Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Wriezener Karree 5, 10243 Berlin, Germany
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Arrived at 15.30, unfortunately my room wasn't ready until five. This place is one block away from berghain and couple of minutes to other well known techno nightclubs in Berlin. Cleaned well and a nice decorated solo room with wifi as well. Would recommend.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Location isn't quite in the centre of town but it's right opposite a metro station which is only a few minutes into Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse et al. The price is excellent, I paid €24 a night for a single room sharing a bathroom with three other rooms. The hostel seems to exist within a fairly large residential (GDR-era) building so on... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Ostel is super hostel. First of all it is bang outside the Ostbanhof, which is a direct line from city centre as well as airport, there is a good supermarket, a cafe and lot of Imbiss and Kebab corners just outside. The room is designed in DDR period which is just perfect. We had a double room with extra bed... More

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Esch, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The location was good. Across the street was Ostbahnhof and a supermarket. Liked the DDR style reception and rooms with matching furniture, wallpaper, paintings and radio. For me this was one of the main reasons to go to Ostel. The rooms were noisy and very basic. The bathroom was separated from the room. Also needed a lot of keys (one... More

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Jundiai, SP
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Fantastic place. This is the more wonderful Hostel I have been. You can dream in special beds, the lobe is nice, because there are a lot of things os DDR era, p. ex.: pictures, sofas, radios, etc. If you're going to Berlim, You must stay there.

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Galway, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

we were quite disappointed by this spot. We'd looked forward to this and I love Communist kitsch. However,our room was in a different building far from the reception and main complex. This ment: No wifi;no getting q beer in the lobby bar before going out; no mixing with other guests. It should be said, the location and transport links are... More

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Leon, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We´ve just arrived from our trip to Berlin (5 people), we stayed in one of the apartments for just one night, and definitely a good choice. Comfort, cleanliness, and best, the feeling of living in the times of Honecker, when the wall separated both sides of Berlin. The apartment: spacious with a full equiped kitchen, nice views, beds confortable, everything... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for three nights. We are keen lovers of 60's/70's design and decor so we feel in love with the place straight away. You feel as if you are in a Wes Anderson movie. The attention to detail was nice, The pile of books and the hand wash was a nice touch. The hotel staff... More

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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I was in Ostel just one night but I can say that the position was great.I was only 15 min from Schonefeld aeroport,and very near the Alexanderplatz,only 2 stops.East side gallery was almost infront of the ostel.I was in single bedroom with private bathroom.It was clean,nice and peacefull.6th floor without the elevator it wasnt big problem ,just dont take lots... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

I cannot understand the complaints about smoke or noise. Yes, you can hear everything your neighbors do, but that's part of the charm. The bed was very comfortable, if squeeky. I slept well, and the neighbourhood was quiet. The decor is really charming. I was delighted by all the vintage lamps and color scheme. Our room shared a bathroom with... More

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Address: Wriezener Karree 5, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ostel - GDR The Hostel 2*
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