We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ostel - GDR The Hostel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Professional photos
Ostel - GDR The Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Ostel - GDR The Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 100: English reviews
Lee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2012

Having booked a double room with a private bathroom we were disappointed to get two single beds pushed together to make a double, and a bathroom that was not actually so private. It was not connected to our room, meaning anyone could access it and it also had no lock on the inside. The authenticity of the supposed 1970s eastern...

2Thank Laura S
Reviewed 17 February 2012

I stayed here with a friend last year. We're both in our 20s and, as with most hostels, it's quite a young crowd at Ostel, and it can be a bit noisy when people traipse in late at night. I really enjoyed the GDR-style decor. This place was definitely above average for a budget trip- we had a private room...

1Thank ParisDrizzle
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Was a bit disappointed my room was a bit basic but apart from that it was ok. Prices were reasonable, the location is near a station so easy access. Staff are ok, the place is clean despite it looking a bit run down. My only draw back is the mattress in my bed was very thin and sleep quality was...

1Thank boygeorgefan
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Great interior, added to the historic feel of Berlin. We had a comfortable, large room- Staff were efficient and helpful. Location is ok, not the most picturesque area- Near Ostabanhof station which is 1 or 2 stops away from Alexandraplatz, so centrally located but just out - We had to take a taxi back from Alexendraplatz to the hostel one...

Thank Ghlsd
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 December 2011

the hotel has an interesting purpose:to bring you back to the GDR. Well, it does the job. However, the staff could be kinda friendlier but nothing really serious happened during my stay.The restaurant has GDR stylish food the a mon avis, a little overpriced.The location is not very good but if you take the subway at ost bahnhoff (subway station)...

Thank albertobrazil
Reviewed 10 November 2011

I stayed in a dorm room and it was possibly the least appealing place I had ever stayed. Shabby, mattresses so thin you may as well not have bothered, unfriendly staff (what's new in Berlin!). I had a genuine interest in the GDR theme but saw nothing of interest. Would never stay again.

Thank jesswillis82
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Well the hostel lived up to all the expectations we had of it. And for hostel quality, this is rather good quality. We easily booked a couple of rooms in advance by phone and received an email booking confirmation. Good start. The hostel is then nicely placed near Ostbahnhof, so arriving there was easy (as was departing, since our train...

Thank Trouble_Agent
Reviewed 8 October 2011

This is such a nice hotel, all decorated with "eastern German" style. The crew is nice, the colors are pretty.

Thank BiaMonteiro78
Reviewed 18 September 2011

well where do we start. we rented the GDR- Apartment. and my gosh, it was like living in pre-berlin wall downfall times. the design, the bed, electronics up to the wallpaper is as if you'd stepped into another time like time travelling. i felt that after visiting the GDR museum, it was as if we were living in that time...

Thank Joel C
Reviewed 21 August 2011

All round great experience. The rooms are small but cute with very comfortable beds. The staff at the front desk were helpful and friendly. The location is great at only a skip away from Ostanbof and the train station is full of places to eat, change money, have a coffee. The first time I stayed I had a room on...

Thank li0ntamer

114 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (114)
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Room/Suite (39)
Bathroom (10)
Other (49)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Berlin hotels
Michelberger Hotel
Michelberger Hotel
#119 of 634 in Berlin
1,001 reviews
Moxy Berlin Ostbahnhof
Moxy Berlin Ostbahnhof
#45 of 634 in Berlin
165 reviews
Novum Select Hotel Berlin Ostbahnhof
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
InterCityHotel Berlin Ostbahnhof
East Side City Hotel
East Side City Hotel
#421 of 634 in Berlin
115 reviews
nu hotel berlin
nu hotel berlin
#337 of 634 in Berlin
98 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Friedrichshain

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood


  • Free Internet
  • Free Internet

Additional Information about Ostel - GDR The Hostel

Address: Wriezener Karree 5, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Friedrichshain
Price Range: $60 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ostel - GDR The Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Agoda, Hotwire, Cancelon, TripOnline SA and Hotel.de so you can book your Ostel - GDR The Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ostel - Gdr The Hotel Berlin
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ostel - GDR The Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“no elevator, choose lower floors.”
372juliaf, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor quiet if you can manage the stairs!”
greyst, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't choose this place! but look at other hotels in the same area as the area is convenient for sightseeing.”
Nikki669, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“the WiFi isn't in the actual rooms, you'll need to visit the front desk each night.”
Bedlamite23, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Be aware there is no elevator!”
bronwynt583, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
No availability for your dates from these sites
* /night
View Deal
View all 7 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates