The capital of the German state of Bavaria, Munich is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most liveable cities. Cycle-friendly and full of public parks, it’s a haven for lovers of the great outdoors while its myriad of distinguished cultural venues and enticing beer halls also lay behind the city’s widespread appeal.
Munich is also a major creative and commercial hub, with plenty of job opportunities attracting visitors to come and make the city their home and a sizeable international student community too. If you’re seeking to live in the city on a temporary basis, we’ve picked out three of the best websites for finding a short-term rental property that suits your tastes, budget and needs.
Leading accommodation marketplace HousingAnywhere is our favourite choice for finding short-term rentals in Munich. When we looked for tenancies starting in April, we unearthed a total of 228 properties dotted all over the Bavarian capital, with prices starting at €415 per month for a studio apartment, inclusive of bills. Property seekers can also view detailed neighbourhood guides on the website, as well as benefit from new listing alerts, a customer support team, and instant messaging between landlords & renters. Guests can gain full refunds if they aren’t happy with the property and inform the platform within 48 hours of their arrival. Service fees include a one-off charge equivalent to about 25% of one month’s rent.
Better known as a hotel reservations service, Booking.com also hosts a sizeable selection of apartments of varying size and price points that are available for short-term lets of 7 days or fewer. When we searched for short-term rentals in Munich across a number of dates we found a large assortment of available properties scattered across the city’s central district and many of its surrounding neighbourhoods. All bookings made on Booking.com also come with a Best Price Guarantee and there’s a comprehensive reviews section with testimonies on former guests’ experience at specific properties.
Launched in 2000, Munich Escape have grown to become one of the most reputable online resources for finding short-term apartments in Munich. Offering a hand-picked selection of properties catering for all budgets, each managed by a select few owners, all of their listed apartments are personally vetted by a member of the Escape team before being approved. Most of their properties are in the city’s vibrant Giesing district and when we searched for two-week summer stays, we found 9 options, with prices starting at €80 per night for a studio apartment.