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Ostel - Das DDR Design Hostel Berlin, Berlin

2-star2 stars
Wriezener Karree 5, Berlin, BE, 10243, Germany

Pet-friendly hostel connected to a shopping center, within easy reach of Mercedes-Benz Arena
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great location
Fantastic service
Room is all right
Breakfast is average
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Ostel - Das DDR Design Hostel Berlin, Berlin

from $59
  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Comfort Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Comfort Single Room, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Apartment, Private Bathroom
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room with Shared Bathroom for 12 Guests
  • Standard Double Room Single Use, Shared Bathroom
  • Comfort Double Room Single Use, Private Bathroom

What’s around Ostel - Das DDR Design Hostel Berlin, Berlin


  • In Friedrichshain
  • Mercedes-Benz Arena - 16 min walk
  • East Side Gallery - 16 min walk
  • Alexanderplatz - 30 min walk
  • Nikolaikirche - 31 min walk
  • Berlin TV Tower - 35 min walk
  • DDR Museum - 36 min walk
  • Berlin Cathedral - 38 min walk

Getting around

  • Berlin (SXF-Schoenefeld) - 29 min drive
  • Berlin (TXL-Tegel) - 30 min drive
  • Berlin East S-Bahn - 6 min walk
  • Berlin Ost Station - 6 min walk
  • Ostkreuz Station - 28 min walk
  • Weberwiese U-Bahn - 12 min walk
  • Warschauer Straße Station - 14 min walk
  • Strausberger Platz U-Bahn - 16 min walk
  • Free parking nearby

At a glance

Key facts


  • 36 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in
The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 11 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free (dogs only)

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 22 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated good

  • Great for gaming



  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1986
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Ostel - Das DDR Design Hostel Berlin, Berlin’s small print


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Also known as

  • Hostel Ostel
  • Ostel
  • Ostel Berlin
  • Ostel Das DDR Design Hostel
  • Ostel Hostel Berlin
  • Ostel - Gdr The Hotel Berlin
  • Ostel Das DDR Design

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A city tax is imposed by the city of Berlin. Business travelers with proof of business-related travel are exempt from this tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 10 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 94 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Serviceable hostel
Perfectly fine. 6 floors, walk-up. Shared bathroom. Thin walls. Well-decorated rooms. No WiFi on high floors.
usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Great for the price, close to train station
I stayed here in a private room for a night. The staff was friendly even though I checked in a bit after hours. The walls are look on the thin side and you can hear others talking, but they were still respectful and it wasn't too bad. The location is really close to Ostbanhof train station. There's a shop and some restaurants and bakeries nearby. It's pretty close to the East Side Gallery and the Wall Museum. My only concern was that the entrance is in the back down a dark path. Be careful if you're there at night!
Annie, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Clean, convenient, comfortable
Interesting hotel/hostel with a retro DDR feel and decor, very close to Ostbahnhof and Berghain/Lab:oratory infamous nightclubs. Converted in apartment building, some single rooms, decent sized, as well as some shared. Shared bathroom OK, Wifi worked well. Weirdly I saw another review saying decor was dated - but hardly a surprise, as it is DDR-themed so couldn't expect 21st century styles!!! I chose for the location, but thought it fun.
Jeremy, gb2 night trip
Good 6.0
Staff was nice. But it seems there was No communication between staff. Stayed 2 night but 2nd night was overbooked and I had to move room. 2nd night, outside of the room(maybe upstairs?) was very noisy. Sounds like someone keep knock the wall. Couldn’t sleep until around 3am
gb2 night trip
Good 6.0
The hostel was fairly bare bones, but the room itself was clean. Sufficient for a short stay.
as2 night trip with friends

Ostel - Das DDR Design Hostel Berlin, Berlin

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