This hostel in Berlin’s Friedrichshain district features authentic East German design. Das DDR Hostel is a 4-minute walk from Ostbahnhof Train Station, and 3 minutes from the famous Berghain club.

OSTEL – Das DDR Hostel is a theme hostel, which is decorated with retro furniture, an old-style radio and 1970’s wallpaper.

The nearby Ostbahnhof Train Station provides direct connections to the Alexanderplatz Square, Hackescher Markt entertainment district and the Friedrichstraße shopping street. Many clubs and bars are located near the OSTEL.

Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi in the lobby.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

OSTEL - Das DDR Hostel has been welcoming guests since Jun 22, 2007

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Free Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose OSTEL - Das DDR Hostel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days
  • Is it quiet at night?
    Yes, it is usually quiet at night.
    Answered on December 1, 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    Yes, they are!
    Answered on September 8, 2019
  • Do you have twin bedded rooms
    Good morning, yes we also have twin rooms available. Regards, Ostel / Kathrin
    Answered on January 5, 2020
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Yes, we do!
    Answered on September 8, 2019
  • Do you have planned events or activities?
    Sorry we dont have planned events or activities. Kind regards /Your Ostel-Team
    Answered on September 28, 2019
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Amenities of OSTEL - Das DDR Hostel
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Convenience store on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules OSTEL - Das DDR Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 10:00 PM


6:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
€ 10 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed by request
€ 10 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa EC-Card OSTEL - Das DDR Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

FAQs about OSTEL - Das DDR Hostel

  • Check-in at OSTEL - Das DDR Hostel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • OSTEL - Das DDR Hostel is 2.7 miles from the center of Berlin.

  • The prices at OSTEL - Das DDR Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to OSTEL - Das DDR Hostel by:

    • Car 40min

  • OSTEL - Das DDR Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):