As in many important international destinations for backpackers, many hostels have opened in Munich in recent years. Hostels are hostels that are privately and market-organized. One sleeps in shared rooms and pays per bed, the age does not matter. There is no membership card and you do not need one. There are now at least 10 larger hostels of this type in Munich. Many are in the area around the central station.
Our absolute favorite at the moment are the three big houses of the A&O chain. Here you will find beds in rooms shared with other guests, but also good and inexpensive single rooms, double rooms, etc. ADAC members receive a 12 % discount on the price of accommodation. In general, A&O is an inexpensive overnight stay possibility by Munich standards. Like many things in Munich, accommodations are therefore often booked out early. Therefore, you should book the hostels as early as possible. >>> Book this hotel on Booking.com
Another of my favourite accommodations in Munich is the Haus International in Schwabing. Here you can find several hundred rooms. On the one hand, these are shared rooms like in a hostel, but also, to our knowledge, the cheapest single and double rooms in Munich. This is especially true for the winter season, when the prices are particularly low. At Haus International in Munich, a simple all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is already included in the price. A reasonably priced lunch and dinner is also offered. In the single and double rooms not only young people live. For many it is also a temporary solution for the many people looking for an apartment in Munich. >>> Book this hotel on Booking.com
Day excursion from Munich
There are great day tours by bus to the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich. The best tour also stops at other famous places in the area like Linderhof.
Here are two more recommended and cheap examples (hostels):
The probably cheapest accommodation for backpackers in Munich, apart from the campsites, is „The Tent“. It is a tent settlement in the Kapuzinerhölzl in the west of Munich near the New Botanical Garden not far from the motorway to Stuttgart. You can reach the tent hostel by tram 17 directly from the main station in about a quarter of an hour. Would like to go out at night in the city: There is also a night bus com Stachus and main station, it is the night line N16. This bus runs once an hour during the week and twice an hour on weekends, „The Tent“ is the cheapest roof over your head in Munich: In the big tent the overnight stay on the Isomatte inclusive blankets and shower costs 7.50 €. If you want a bed instead of the mattress you pay 10,50 €. The hostel is only open in summer (2014 from 6 June to 6 October, i.e. until shortly after the end of the Oktoberfest). During the Oktoberfest cheap accommodation is much more expensive (15 € or 25 € in bed, but book early anyway!) There is a party atmosphere with campfire every night etc. You can also camp in your own tent. >>> Book this hotel on Booking.com
A recommended accommodation for travellers with a small wallet in the centre of Munich, open all year round. The hostel is a few minutes walk from the main train station. The more beds in the room, the cheaper the single bed. In the dormitory with 5 beds, the bed costs about 12 – 20 Euro per night. Double rooms without shower cost 50 – 80 € per night with breakfast for 2 persons. Single rooms are also available. It is an accommodation especially for young people with many parties, big TV screen and much more. The good atmosphere is very international. Higher prices are possible at certain times like in summer, during big fairs in Munich or during the Oktoberfest. Who has to save: At the Euro-Youth-Hostel in Munich you will also find large dormitories with 12 beds, which, depending on the season, don’t cost much more than 10 Euro per bed and night. The Euro Youth Hostel is well rated by most guests. >>> Book this hotel on Booking.com
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Munich city tour on the subject of the Third Reich
From our point of view a well done and interesting city tour: Munich was the beginning of the Nazis, Adolf Hitler lived in the city for many years. Munich is known for the resistance of the White Rose group. At the end of the war the city lay in ruins. Start of the tour at Marienplatz, guided tour on foot, duration about 2.5 hours.