There is no shortage of things to see and do in the Bavarian Capital, Munich. The cosmopolitan city centre offers plenty of culture and arts, which are best experienced by visiting its many museums and local parks. The city is transformed during the annual Oktoberfest, when the beer taps are put through their paces.
Aside from a huge local selection of beers to taste on your trip, you’ll find variety of ways to enjoy Munich at any time of the year. This means a convenient and well-priced place to stay is essential to ensure you are well connected to all the local happenings, whilst not over-spending so your money goes further. To help you find accommodation that suits your needs, we’ve selected five of the best hostels in Munich taking into account price, location and facilities in the hostels.
Dorms from €39/ night
A continuously highly-rated hostel franchise, Munich’s Wombats City Hostel ranks amongst one of the best in the city. Clean, comfortable and centrally located, Wombats has a lot to offer guests. Every dorm and private room has its own bathroom, with some double rooms offering a terrace for that extra bit of hostel luxury. There are kitchen facilities for those who want to cater for themselves, or guests can opt for the hostel’s bar/restaurant where meals are served throughout the day. There’s an all-you-can-eat breakfast for an additional fee.
Dorms from €26/ night
The 4You Hostel Munich is a centrally located, relaxed hostel with a variety of the city’s top culture offerings within walking distance. The on-site bar offers the opportunity to meet other visitors to the city whilst enjoying some of the city’s best beer, and elsewhere the hostel’s shared spaces include a common room and outdoor terrace. Though there are no self-catering facilities at the hostel; its cafe and bar offer dining options with vending machines to grab a snack, and breakfast is included in the price to fuel you up for the day. Single private rooms are available for solo travellers looking for a little more privacy, with the other rooms sleeping from four to twelve guests.
Dorms from €30/ night
The a&o München Laim blends hostel and hotel style accommodation to appeal to a variety of guests. In the hotel side of the accommodation, guests who are after a little extra privacy will find family, single and double rooms. For travellers who are looking for a hostel environment, there are four- and six-person mixed and female-only dorms available. All-you-can-eat breakfast is available for an additional cost, and guests can opt to eat at the hotel’s bar, or alternatively you can request packed lunches, lunch or diner catering.
Dorms from €44/ night
The architecture and surroundings of the Euro Youth Hostel create part of the hostel’s charm; the 19th-century building is one of the only pre-World War II buildings left in the historic Hauptbahnhof area, and the building used to be a hotel so is complete with some extra luxury touches. In this central location, guests will be close to a variety of bars and restaurants, cultural spots and transport links. The hostel has minimal catering options, with a microwave to help guests fix meals, and it offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast for a small additional cost. The in-house bar serves meals and hosts four-hour long happy hours giving guests a great space in which to socialise.
Dorms from €30/ night
Between Munich’s old town and the city’s infamous Oktoberfest fairground, Jaeger’s Munich provides a great central base to guests looking to experience a variety of sides to the city. Jaeger’s is also located just steps from the city’s main train station making it a convenient choice for those who are keen explore elsewhere, or for visitors who will be arriving and/or departing by train. The hostel offers mixed dorms as well as twin or single private rooms, with an on-site bar that provides a sociable atmosphere to relax in and mix with other guests. The 24-hour reception and security means staff are available round the clock, and the hostel offers additional convenient extras: guests can opt for a late check out time and additional lockers are located in the lobby for those who need to store their luggage prior to departure.