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Ostel - GDR The Hostel

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a private room with a bathroom shared with another room. With this hostel you are never sure if certain flaws are just part of the "GDR-theme" or just them being lazy with upkeep, for example the wallpaper in my room was partially torn off. However, for the rest the place is quiet, sufficiently clean and in particular the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want somewhere cheap to stay, but don't want to resort to a hostel - this is the place for you. Room was simple and small, but clean and comfortable. I had a private bathroom but it was in a different room in the hall which was slightly inconvenient, but better than not having one. I will note that... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I needed somewhere cheap for a 2-week working stay in Berlin and wanted to avoid sharing a room on AirBnB or in a dorm so that I had privacy. It's 1970/80s(?) GDR-theme is amusing at first but a novelty only for a few days. Single room was small and basic but had private bathroom. Bed was surprisingly comfy and wifi... More 

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I stayed here during a one week visit to Berlin in 2009 and once again in 2016 for a shorter trip of a couple of days. Both times I rented a single room with shared toilet and bath, and all I can say is that I am totally satisfied with the quality. Of course you do not get room service,... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 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... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 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,... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 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... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

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!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 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... 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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Address: Wriezener Karree 5, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Friedrichshain
Price Range: $47 - $76 (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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