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Ostel - GDR The Hostel

Wriezener Karree 5, 10243 Berlin, Germany
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Ranked #154 of 336 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

OSTEL is located close (5 mins walking) to Ostbahnhof and therefore always a convenient S-Bahn ride away from all Berlin's attractions. If you don't want to spend a lot of money and don't bother using a shared bath room, then OSTEL is a good choice. The GDR flair adds to the atmosphere. The time limited tickets for internet access are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Quick one night stay, close to train station, clean, Old decor but clean! Lovely staff, checked-in late without prior booking and no problems. Had a double room with own bathroom on the outside, was a convenient checkin for nearby clubs. Will go there again and hope to explore some more.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Ostel hostel is a retro-style theme hotel, created from an apartment block, reflecting the style of the period. Decorated and furnished with authentic period furniture it is definitely an unusual but fun place to stay. Very handy for the East side gallery.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

When we arrived and were checking in, the receptionist had absolutely no interest in answering our questions about the area, she was even doing something on her phone while i was completing my payment. The room we got was on the fifth floor and there was no elevator and no one to help. We lugged our bags up five levels:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The decor is very cute - the room is large, with a large bed, nice towels and pillows. The shared bathroom (one bathroom, three rooms) was fine, although the shower was not pleasant as it squirted water at high pressure over your head (or if you're taller - in your face). The wifi is the major letdown, it did work... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A nice GDR style room with comfortable bed and clean bathroom and hot water. Not for luxury lovers, but for people searching something different very nice option. Very good location near Ostbahnhof, grocery store across the corner. A bit dusty shelfs and not too washed floors but they didn't bother that much. Lady in the reception at our arrival was... More 

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Amman, Irbid, Jordan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Pretty eastren germany architecture style, cosy hotel If you're staying for a The time and don't want to pay much this is a good choice Cheap, nothing fancy but it has what you need , shared bathrooms( 1:4) balcony The great thing is the hostel is 1 min walk away from the metro station, supermarket, liquor store, turkish and italian... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I stayed here for two nights with my wife. First impression was that the front desk attendant (a Spanish-speaking lady), was not too friendly. Also she did not provide us the printed wifi password as we came in, which would have saved us a walk up and down the many flights of stairs upon check-in. We liked to the look... More 

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Buckeburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Ok I get it. It is supposed to be quirky. And I suppose if you are a young clubber with not much money it is ideal. But for wisened old fox like myself, I would rather pay €10 more for on Ibis or something of that ilk. The young lady at reception certainly needs to go back to reception school... More 

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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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