Hostels in Munich, Germany

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Get to know Munich (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Munich. To help you make friends with Munich before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Munich (no more

Munich has a reputation as the beer capital of the world and it certainly lives up to that expectation. Bavaria is known for being laid-back and gemütlich, and Munich manages to combine this with poshness and sophistication.

If you are looking for a hostel in Munich, you may want to try to stay in the old city center (Altstadt). Other good locations are Maxvorstadt and Schwabing. Schwabing is particularly good if you like to party; this is where lots of students and young professionals live and it has a wide range of nightlife spots. Munich hostels tend to be on the expensive side, but you will be rewarded with high quality rooms and friendly service. If you are planning on visiting the Oktoberfest (September/ October each year), book your hostel well in advance since Munich will be packed. By the way, the second weekend of the Oktoberfest is "Italian Weekend," so be aware there will be an extra very large crowd of Italians there that weekend, making it extra crazy (for better or worse, depending on your point of view).

Munich is widespread and sights are not all in the same area, so you are dependent on the public transport system, which fortunately is extensive and operates frequently. Discounted daily and weekly tickets are available. The airport can also be accessed by public transport.

While in Munich, visit the fabulous Pinakotheken – there are three of them and they contain art which is arranged by the time it was acquired. The German museum is one of the world’s most extensive science museum and astonishes every age group. Check out the brand new Brandhorst museum, which hosts a private collection of cutting-edge modern art and the building is an artwork itself. Try some authentic Bavarian food and order a beer in a one-litre glass at Hofbräuhaus.

There are plenty of excellent Munich hostels to choose from, so enter the dates of your stay to search for availability, and enjoy your trip!

Written by local enthusiast for Munich hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Munich hostels Mona

FAQ about Munich Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Munich. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Munich. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Munich costs on average $40 for a dorm. A hostel in Munich with private rooms costs on average $179. shows all 20 Hostels in Munich. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 20 hostels in Munich, Germany. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Munich such as
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Euro Youth Hotel Munich is the best rated hostel for partying in Munich.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Munich

Your Packing List for Munich

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Munich Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Munich, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
20 Total number of hostels
$40 Average dorm price
$179 Average private room price
$18 Cheapest hostel in Munich
4 Party hostels in Munich
Euro Youth Hotel Munich is the best rated
Most Munich hostels are located in
Old Town, Maxvorstadt, Downtown
6.3 Average rating of all hostels

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