Berlin backpackers in a bind: To fund Pyongyang or not?

Berlin backpackers in a bind: To fund Pyongyang or not?It’s an unusual dilemma that tourists in Berlin have to grapple with — will getting into a hostel bunk bed help finance North Korea’s nuclear ambitions? Backpackers staying at the Cityhostel found themselves struggling with precisely this question after learning that Pyongyang owns the property and is making money from it. Cityhostel found itself at the centre of a storm after German media reported Tuesday that the North Korean embassy was not just the guesthouse’s neighbour but also the owner of the prime real estate.



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