Berlin’s City Hostel appears at first glance to be a simple, cheap option for staying in the German capital. It’s not far from landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, and while online reviews complain of dodgy WiFi and broken windows, the hostel offers “good value for your money,” as one traveler recently remarked. A bed in a mixed six-person dorm costs only about $20.
"This Hostel in Berlin Is a Clandestine Cash Cow for North Korea" is from the May 11, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.