Smart Stay - Hostel Munich City, Munich

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3.6
5,516 Reviews
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If you like hostels, but are craving a hotel stay, this place might be the perfect mix for you. The building is an old hotel and is still run like one. The lobby is the only common room and has internet available. It's a 10-minute bus ride from the main train station (you can take the metro too, but it costs more). The reception is open 24 hours. The staff is super-friendly and offer cheap beer and advice. Everything looks new here as the hostel was recently opened, although some nonessential parts are still awaiting renovation. There is bag storage as well.

There are a couple of downsides to the hostel. A better common room would go a long way, although it would be hard to create one given the hotel structure. Breakfast is available at the next-door restaurant, but it's not cheap. Also, the hostel is very near to a wellspring of evil – McDonald's. Dorm rooms are very nice and large with tables. Some beds are bunked and some not, but all are comfy and new. The bathrooms are clean and in the room (hairdryer included on wall), though shower curtains would be nice. There are 5 floors here, so plenty of rooms, and an elevator. Easy Palace is a good place to stay, but doesn't really have a hostel feel to it so you probably won't meet people outside of your room.
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Nice place

Big dorm (well heated!), comfortable bed, great shower, good wifi connection ... only had one little problem and the staff handled it well.

Anonymous
2017-11-29
Age 34 | USA

Smart Stay Hostel Munich City is located just minutes away from the center of Munich. The hostel provides Wi-Fi with a low-cost, clean spacious bedrooms, lockers, laundry facilities, a breakfast bar, a large bar, and extremely friendly and helpful staff.

The Location

The hostel is located near the center of Munich, and is very close to the metro station. There are plenty of shops, cafes, bars, grocery stores, and restaurants as well as a bank within walking distance. The neighborhood is also very friendly and comforting. The hostel is also very easy to find -- there are big signs on the building so you can locate it from a ways away.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The bedrooms are very spacious for a hostel, and accommodate up to eight people per room. The beds are very comfy, and the rooms are kept very clean, quiet, and nice. They are also very airy, so it doesn't get stuffed up and smelling weird in the rooms at all, which is a small and difficult thing to find in most hostels. The bathrooms are also quite open and are extremely clean -- clean enough to shower without flip flops, but you should probably shower with flip flops on anyway.

Common Spaces

Common areas in the hostel include a large open bar and a kitchen. The bar can be quite crowded in the mornings, since it's the only area in the hostel where you can sit down and eat. Besides the busy mornings, there is typically only a handful of people in there during the day. So it's easy to meet new people and find someone to hang out with during your stay if you're traveling alone. The kitchen is very small compared to the size of the rest of the hostel. It is also extremely crowded during the mornings, due to the breakfast bar.

Summary

This is a great hostel if you don't want to be in the busy city center of Munich. The only negatives of this hostel are that you have to pay for Wi-Fi, and that it's not the cheapest hostel in the city. Beside that, the hostel is very clean and close to the bus station, and close to shops and restaurants. If you're willing to go a bit above your budget for a clean and friendly hostel, then this is your place!

Lsteves
2014-03-15
outside bar kitchen/breakfast bar room bathroom

Ok.

Stayed in a mixed 8 bed dorm for 2 nights. Pros -- great staff, spacious rooms, in-room shower+bathroom, close to the metro. Cons -- must pay for wifi, bedding was old and deteriorating. The staff was very nice and helpful. It is not a far walk from the main metro station, but there is a closer station around the corner. I wouldn't mind staying here again, but I do not think if it would be my first choice.

Heyo
2013-05-25
USA

Very cheap, but you'll feel it

Spent a couple of nights here last week, based on a friend's recommendation. Unfortunately, I can't agree with my friend on this one. The staff was nice enough and the beds were cheap -- 15 a night in an 8-bed dorm -- but you don't get much else. The rooms were as basic as it gets, and the en suite bathroom was gross. It doesn't seem like anyone cleaned it in the 3 days we were there (excluding myself, because I couldn't deal with the grime and garbage strewn everywhere). There was never hot water, maybe a warm shower if you're lucky. The bar was under renovation and therefore closed. We paid 3 for 48 hours of internet, only to find that it only works in the lobby, not the rooms. I feel this should be stated when you buy internet time. Also, FYI, on the map they give you, one of their "authentic beer gardens popular with the locals" turns out to actually be their hotel. Shady. I would not stay here again.

Anna
2010-10-23
Russia/U.S.

Ok

It is a bit of a walk from the main train station, so be prepared, but it isn't hard to get to. The staff were fairly helpful, but the place and the other travelers staying there had a weird vibe, en-suite bathroom was kinda nice, so-so place.

Nicole
2007-12-22
Canada

I stayed here for several days in August 2006. This was a great hostel, which apparently used to be a hotel. The hallway decor is definitely from the 1960s, but the rooms were spacious and clean with relatively new furnishings. The kitchen was adequately equipped, and the TV room was a comfortable place to eat and chat. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The walk from the train station can take a little while, especially if you aren't good with directions, but the hostel is really close to supermarkets, the post office, and many places to eat. The Marienplatz is about a ten-minute walk away, and the Englischer Garten is a bit further. I'd definitely consider staying here again if I come back to Munich.

Sho
2007-04-18
United States

Smoking is allowed in the entrance hall of this hostel, even rooms seem to stink for that, but it's officially forbidden to smoke in the rooms.

Probably they stink because they are old, same as all the building.

Room was spacious and reasonably clean. when we stayed there first days of September it was cold and the heater was off. Don't purchase at the reception the tokens to eat at the restaurant close to the hostel. they treat you like secondary clients and food was not worth the price. Every other place in Munich is better than that.

Davide & Michela - Chiavari ( Ge ) Italy
2006-10-02

This hostel is in a great location, with a really friendly staff and a fun bar. There isn't much nightlife nearby so if you like staying up late you have to take a cab back to the hostel late at night, so that's a downfall. The rooms and bathrooms are really nice and they provide lockers in the room.

Jen Z
2006-09-15

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Description

Comfortable, clean and safe hostel accommodation in a recently renovated former luxury hotel right in Munich's city center. Designed to meet and exceed the expectations of young international travellers, we offer . . . 24 hour-a-day reception, breakfast (all you can eat), relaxing - or party - hostel-bar (you make the atmosphere!), restaurant with good value lunch and evening meals, parking, internet access, luggage storage, lockers, TV and video-room, pool table, darts, self-service washing machines, bicycles for rent, …

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Address: Mozartstrasse 4, Downtown, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Website

Website Smart Stay - Hostel Munich City Munich www.smart-stay.de
Phone Number: +49 (89) 55 87 97 0
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Facilities and Amenities

Couples

Female Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Luggage Storage

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Parking

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

24 Hour Security

Bar

Credit Card Payments

Elevator/Lift

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Pool Table

TV

Wheelchair Accessible

Pet-Friendly

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 14 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)

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