Hostels in Bavaria Hostels in Bavaria

You are looking for hostels in Bavaria? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Bavaria hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Bavaria.

All Cities in Bavaria

We list every single hostel in Bavaria and the world. In total, we have 34 cities in Bavaria for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Bavaria hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Bavaria. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Bavaria

The state of Bavaria is situated in southern Germany at the foot of the Alps. It is the largest federal state in Germany. The countryside is made up of small towns, beaches, forests, snow-capped mountains, vineyards, and medieval castles and churches.

The state boasts 1200 museums and over 100,000 monuments. With over 350 spa resorts, Bavaria has been called the birthplace of naturopathic treatments for well-being. People come from all over the world to see or take part in the Landshut Wedding Pageant, which is a historical reenactment of the wedding between George of Bavaria and Hedwig Jagiellon. The pageant involves the efforts of over 2000 people to bring it to life. The highly-regarded Oberammergau Passion Play is also very popular. Tickets are often purchased years in advance.

Munich is the capital. It is the largest city in the country, and there is no shortage of museums to visit there. Budget travelers take note: the city has a policy that on Sundays visitors can purchase a “one euro” pass and visit 12 museums. Those under 18 are free.

No visit to Munich would be complete without a stop at the Hofbrauhaus. The beer hall is legendary with its painted ceilings and oompah bands. The city park Englischer Garden is bigger than Central Park in NYC. At the same time, there is plenty of shopping in the city along with many places to eat and stay the night. You can tour the BMW factory or surf on the Eisbach River. Other places to see include the Asamkirche Church, the 2 public squares, the Bayern Stadium, the Olympia Park and the Olympic Stadium, Munich’s art quarter, the State Collection of Antiques, and the Wittelsbach Residence.

Three routes cross the country and are tourist favorites. The scenic east to west scenic Castle Route runs from Mannheim clear to Prague and features 70 castles along the way. The 2nd route is The Romantic Route which began as an idea from travel agents in the 1950’s who wanted to bring tourists to the region. It runs for approximately 220 miles between Wurzburg and Fussen. This route features castles and beautiful small villages. There are plenty of hotels and hostels along the way for weary travelers. The third route is the German Alpine Rd. This is the oldest route in Germany and is known for its Alpine peaks, 20 lakes, world famous attractions, beer gardens and 60 spas that are situated along the roadway.

Accommodations in Bavaria range from luxury spa resorts to camping sites. In between are the hotels, B&B’s, guesthouses, and rooms on river boats. Hostels are generally clean and well-kept.

expert for Bavaria hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Bavaria hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Bavaria - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Bavaria. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Bavaria. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Bavaria

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Bavaria?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Bavaria here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Bavaria safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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