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Ostel - GDR The Hostel

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“private bathroom”(16 reviews)
“ddr style”(8 reviews)
“no lift”(7 reviews)
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Rooftop Bar
2 Star Hotel
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All reviewsprivate bathroomddr styleno lifteast germanretro furnitureeast side gallerytrain stationbasic hostelkebabnetto supermarketnight's sleepthird floorfew minutes walklocation is greatwi fis bahnostbahnhof
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

I am interested in the DDR and so when this turned out to be the cheapest place to stay in Berlin I thought that was a pretty good coincidence. The hotel is next to the Ostbahnhof and so is pretty well connected to the S-bahn...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Good location- not far from the restaurants and bars of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. Few mins from the station so could jump on the train to anywhere quickly. Overall the hostel was good. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The basics were all there. The bed...More

Thank Antonia M
Reviewed April 13, 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 March 23, 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 February 12, 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
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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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