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Reviews of Design Hotel DDR

Hostel | Wriezener Karree 5, Berlin, Germany 10243

78.6% Overall Rating

68 out of 80 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/11/2012)

"The Superior Double Room with garden view was a lovely, good sized room, had great decor, and felt very homely. Location was excellent, only 5min walk to Ostbanhof (where there was an antique market on Sunday), very…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Bar(s)
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 9.89

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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78.6%

Overall Rating

68 out of 80 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Design Hotel DDR'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
60.0%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
83.2%
Value
80.8%
Safety
80.0%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

16 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to where I needed to be and transport links

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

06 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Superior Double Room with garden view was a lovely, good sized room, had great decor, and felt very homely. Location was excellent, only 5min walk to Ostbanhof (where there was an antique market on Sunday), very close to the East Side Gallery, and it was good place to begin exploring the Fredrichshain & Kreuzberg areas on foot. We liked the way it felt you were living in your own Berlin apartment, it didn't really feel like you were in a hotel/hostel.

Disliked: The towels were VERY small, and there were no bathmats or hand towels in the bathroom. Also the king sized bed was actually two singles on wheels pushed together, which was quite annoying as they kept rolling apart! Also the bed linen was very thin.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Gestaltung des Hotels ist gelungen man hat wirklich das Gefühl man sitzt auf dem Sofa einer Stube zur DDR Zeit.

Disliked: Die Sauberkeit war nicht gegeben.Haare und Seifenreste sollten eigentlich aus dem Waschbecken vom Vorgänger entfernt werden und zwar nicht vom Gast selber.Ein Glasreiniger hat der Spiegel auch schon eine Weile nicht mehr gesehen.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Shirley Searle

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 October 2011 Shirley would recommend this property

Liked: Decor, position, cleanliness

Disliked: Some where to make a cup of tea or coffee would be good.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The DDR style, especially in reception. Outside of building is very colourful. The staff were friendly. Good location, 100m from Ostbahnhof.

Disliked: Bathroom was unclean. Bunk beds were not very stable or comfortable.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mark Robson

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa

17 July 2011

Liked: Clean

Disliked: Didnt meet anybody

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Funny interior design, dorms in 3-room appartments, enough space to sit outside on the "beach".

Disliked: - (The option of a cheaper breakfast would be desirable)

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

david shuttleworth

Alone

City break

14 June 2011

Liked: dorms not cramped, enough bathrooms (2 in a 12 bed dorm) quite near to railway station and a LIDL Staff nice and friendly and let me use the fax for free.

Disliked: no real common room area. 'Bar' is a fridge and small area next to reception so not very cosy. No kitchen. Area around hostel no character though it was only 2 stops or 20 minute walk to Freidrichshain / Kreuzberg. The dorms were in a separate building and one night a group came in REALLY REALLY LOUD at 6 a.m.. I don't think this would have happened if we were in the same building as the reception.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

12 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to O2 Wrold Arena

Disliked: they charge additionally for payment with Visa card

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Steven Jones

27 March 2010 Steven would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, good basic facilities, strange tasting coffee for 1 Euro.

Disliked: Steven left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

James Watson

09 November 2009 James would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel with some fun quirky touches like the trabants and period furnishing. Guests are arranged in flats, ours being sporadically empty apart from ourselves, meaning that it's not the easiest way to meet others. Of course, that may not concern you if your goal is to explore Berlin at your own pace, and that you can do very easily - the hostel is a minute's walk from Ostbahnhof. Comfortable beds and very good cleaning service.

Disliked: James left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

16 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to Ostbahnhof and heaps of good pubs/bars

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Zara Prabhu

27 February 2009

Disliked: Zara left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Matthew Nihill

03 January 2009 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: I enjoyed the DDR era theme throughout the hostel and room. There were even books, magazines, and puzzles from the communist era.

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Graham Hazlehurst

29 December 2008 Graham would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel's double rooms had the quality of an hotel. It prides itself on being a 'nostalgic trip back to the days of the GDR's cold war styling and it certainly doesn't fail. From the wallpaper to the dated stereo's in every room and the furniture, it has a wonderful atmosphere that doesn't feel contrived. Being only 200yards from the East side Gallery you really feel a part of East Germany's recent past, and the hostel's convenient eastern location (and the S Bahn station next door) makes it an ideal base for exploring Alexander Platz and Mitte as well as the rest of Berlin. It's certainly the sign of a good hostel when, in such an exciting place as Berlin, one of the highlights of the day is getting back to your lodgings!

Disliked: Graham left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Arthur Neoh

29 October 2008 Arthur would recommend this property

Liked: Close to Station

Disliked: Arthur left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

lebel emilie

06 October 2008 lebel would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: lebel left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

20 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Concept of 70s/80s kitsch DDR design done *very* well. Really impressive. Great central location by the Ostbahnhof and the N40 night bus stops right beside the building. Not much to do in the immediate area though (Berghain is next door though) so perhaps best for people who know their way around Berlin a little bit.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Rebecca Culley

11 September 2008 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: It is in the middle of what feels like no where, and since you are staying in a refurbished apartment building, you dont get to meet other people staying there, but the facilities were fine, just means you meet people out and about instead!

Disliked: Rebecca left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

09 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the style of the hostel. It was very clean and tidy.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

kiera davidson

03 September 2008 kiera would recommend this property

Liked: Great location- extremely close to the East Side Berlin Wall Gallery and Ostbahnhof Station, very clean, friendly staff, quirky- great design concept, comfy bed.

Disliked: kiera left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Liona Blair

24 August 2008 Liona would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms cleanliness, location, decor and that we had a balcony.

Disliked: Liona left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Guy Bellamy

24 June 2008 Guy would recommend this property

Liked: Plenty of space, quite clean, friendly staff and I met great people there too!

Disliked: Guy left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

18 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendlyness of the staff and the looks of the hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Elliott Braganza

11 June 2008 Elliott would recommend this property

Liked: It was great to have my own lockable room. but i didn't meet anyone here!

Disliked: Elliott left no negative feedback.


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