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Ostel - GDR The Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Wriezener Karree 5, 10243 Berlin, Germany
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Ranked #137 of 305 Specialty lodging in Berlin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014
Tom A Esch, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Esch, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 hotel reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Leeds, Uk
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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Sacramento, California
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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Hostel was clean and neat. Very close to Ostbanhof which is great. Cheap food shops and net cafe in the vicinity which is great. Wifi signal was good. I liked the quaint style of the rooms. Can't recall our room number but not all the rooms are equally comfortable. We booked 2 rooms for 4 of us; the one... More

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Ostel for three nights. When we were shown the room, the impressions were great - a lovely, clean and themed room with vintage DDR-style furnishings. However, upon returning after our Berlin excursions, the room greeted us with an intense smell of smoke, as if someone had just been smoking in there. We did not notice it initially... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Location close to S-bahn and connection to Schönefeld Airport. Basic & clean accommodation. Cheap shops nearby. Interestin antiques market on Sunday. An excellent italian restaurant is located in the same block, delicious food and friendly service, well worth a visit. The room I stayed in (house 8 E) had very noisy neighbours above and all around, hammering and drilling from... More

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Also Known As:
Ostel - Gdr The Hotel
Ostel - Gdr The Hotel Berlin
Address: Wriezener Karree 5, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin
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Ranked #137 of 305 Specialty lodging in Berlin
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Hotel Class:2 star — Ostel - GDR The Hostel 2*
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