Have you ever heard of the world Ostalgie? It stays for nostalgia, nostalgia of aspects of life in Eastern Germany and it comes from the German words Ost (east) and Nostalgie (nostalgia). The fall of the Berlin Wall brought changes throughout Europe and such feeling of nostalgia for the former Soviet age can actually be experienced also outside Germany.
This feeling of nostalgia for certain aspects of people’s life in Eastern Europe refers mainly to the nostalgia for aspects of their ordinary daily life, food, decoration and culture. Today HostelsClub would like to turn back time and make you travel through it by presenting some hostels where some aspects of the former Soviet epoch can still be experienced.
The Ostel Hostel, Berlin
If you would like to go back to the past, stay in the Ostel Hostel in Berlin. Here you will find the most beautiful East-German room designs in an original GDR “Platten”-building staying in rooms furnished with classics like the “Karat” wall-wardrobe and the multi-function table which was a typical item of East Berlin.
Good Bye Lenin Hostel, Krakow
The Good Bye Lenin Hostel in Krakow has nothing to do with the film Good Bye Lenin (Wolfgang Becker, 2003), except for its irony of the post-reunification deception and the ostalgie. Communism lives – at least in this hostel in Krakow where you can resurrect Eastern chic again.
The Kosmonaut Hostel, Lviv
The Kosmonaut Hostel in Lviv, where each room is furnished and decorated to honour the memory of the Soviet space history, will bring you back to the time when kids where dreaming about space and when the Iron Curtai divided Soviet Union and Western Europe.
NAPOLEON Hostel, Moscow
Where is the best place to understand the Soviet epoch? NAPOLEON Hostel in Moscow is decorated with old Soviet posters and it is extremely close to the Kremlin.
Babushka House, St.Peterburg
Sentiments for the former Soviet era are also felt in Russia, after the “perestroika” and in Babushka House, located in the heart of St.Peterburg, you can enjoy the soviet design and learn more about the history of Russia