Hostels in Munich

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Welcome to Munich

Imperial and ecclesiastical history meet genial Bavarian hospitality in Munich, a city that's as regal as it is relaxing. Stately buildings such as the Residenz or Frauenkirche sit happily alongside raucous parties and festivals, none larger or more famous than the legendary Oktoberfest. Visitors flock to the city for this alluring combination, so no wonder there’s a huge range of youth hostels to choose from – whether you want a cheap hostel in the city centre, a hostel for groups in a quieter neighbourhood or a downtown backpacker’s hostel, you’ll find it here. And wherever you stay, you’ll step out of your hostel dorm to find the relentlessly friendly locals welcoming you with a warm smile and a stein of excellent beer. Prost!

Englischer Garten

Many things mark out Munich's English Garden as one of the world's best city parks, from its 900 acres of green space to the surfers who congregate by the river's man-made waves. In the height of summer you’ll find groups of backpackers and hostellers relaxing here among the locals.

Address: Englischer Garten, Munich

District: Schwabling

Cathedral of Our Lady

Competing with St. Peter's Church for your attention, Frauenkirche's distinctive domed twin spires and ornate interior may just have the edge thanks to its cavernous, marbled pillar interiors and free admission.

Website: http://www.muenchner-dom.de/

Address: Cathedral of Our Lady, 80331 Munich, Germany

Take a Guided Tour

If you’ve only just found your hostel and want to get your bearings, try one of these. Wander Munich's historic old town ably aided by informative English speaking guides, working purely for the love of it (and for any tips you feel like giving at the end).

Website: www.newmunichtours.com

Nymphenburg Palace

A royal summer residence to rival Versailles or Schönbrunn. The main building – a vast baroque castle set in elegant gardens to the west of Munich – is surrounded by smaller mini-palaces. Just in case just one wasn't enough.

Website: http://www.schloss-nymphenburg.de/

Address: Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich

Alte Pinakothek

One of the world's oldest art galleries, where the majesty of the building is matched only by the art that it displays. Its extensive German collection is one of the best there is. Get out of the dorm and go see it!

Website: www.pinakothek.de

Address: Barer Str. 27, 80333 Munich

District: Königsplatz

Dachau

Nazi Germany's first concentration camp is just a short journey out of Munich. Whether tourist or backpacker, it’s something you should bear witness to. A sober and informative reminder of the bleakest period of the 20th century.

Website: www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de

Address: Alte Römerstrasse 75, 85221 Dachau, Germany

St Peter's Church

If you’ve just checked into your hostel, get an overview of the city from Old Peter's iconic clock tower. And don't forget to admire the building itself, which mixes the architectural styles of its numerous rebuilds to stunning effect.

Address: Rindermarkt 1, 80331 Munich

District: Dom Pedro

Deutches Museum

Munich's celebrated science and technology museum is so big it takes up a whole island on the Isar river. Set aside a lot of time to explore everything it has to offer.

Website: www.deutsches-museum.de

Address: Museumsinsel 1, 80538 Munich

District: Ludwigsvorstadt-Kliniken

Aldstadt

The old town in the city centre is where most backpackers will spend their time. You'll find many of the most picturesque attractions here, including the city hall, historic churches and the Residenz, as well as all the shopping you need.

Stores Beautiful Buildings Central

Maxvorstadt

Also north of the city centre, Maxvorstadt is where cultured backpackers will find some Europe's greatest art galleries and museums. The neighbourhood’s picturesque streets and smaller businesses make it a great shopping destination too. It’s a short walk from the cheap hostels around the Hauptbahnhof.

Museums Boutiques Walking streets

Schwabing

The historic artists' quarter of the city is a quiet, café-filled neighbourhood by day and the go-to destination for pubs and clubs by night. Munich's coolest district. It’s a little way north of the city centre hostels, but well worth the trip.

Cafes Artsy Bars

Oktoberfest (October)

The world's biggest beer party brings in revellers by the thousand, so plan your trip well in advance. Entry to the tents is free, and staying in a cheap hostel means you’ll have plenty of beer money. Result!

Website: www.oktoberfest.de

Address: Theresienwiese, 80339 Munich

District: Ludwigsvorstadt-Kliniken

May Day (May)

Your best chance of spotting lederhosen is on 1st May, where Bavarians celebrate spring by raising maypoles all around the city and try to steal others from neighbouring villages. (We never said Bavaria wasn’t eccentric.) It’s all accompanied, naturally, by beer.

Address: City wide

Long Night Of The Museums

For only €15 you get access to most of Munich's fabulous museums, as well as the transport between them, while the streets fill with live music. The ideal event for culture gluttons, it goes on until 2am - so it’s very popular with the youth hostel crowd.

Website: www.nacht-der-wissenschaften.de

Tollwood Summer Festival (June - July)

Held twice a year – once in June and July, once during Advent – Tollwood offers concerts, food, comedy, art and theatre, all in the grounds of Munich's Olympic park. With a lively, summery atmosphere, it’s a great time to be here as a backpacker.

Website: www.tollwood.de

Address: Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 Munich

District: Neuhausen

Blade Nights (Summer)

Every Monday evening during summer, thousands of skaters come out to party in Munich's streets, where cars are banned to make way for the riotous rollers. The hub of Blade Night is on Sophienstrasse, so if your group is in a hostel near the Hauptbahnhof it’s right on your doorstep.

Website: www.aok-bladenight.de

Address: Sophienstrasse, 80333 Munich

District: Stadtbezirk 3

Theatron Music Summer

Reputedly the longest music festival in the world, Theatron runs for 24 days on a stage at the Olympic Park. The programme features a wide range of genres, with both local and international acts. If you’re looking for a good cheap hostel nearby, there are some on Schwere-Reiter-Strasse.

Website: www.theatron.de

Address: Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 Munich

District: Neuhausen

Rockavaria

As the name suggests, this is the kind of event for fans of something slightly heavier than Wagner. The festival started in Munich in 2015, with headliners Muse, KISS and Metallica.

Website: www.rockavaria.de

Address: Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 Munich

District: Neuhausen

Opera Festival

Arias and overtures may not be every backpacker’s thing, but Munich's Opera Festival might just change your mind. It runs 'Opera for All' events, with accessible music played at outdoor concerts that are completely free.

Website: www.staatsoper.de

Address: Max-Joseph-Platz, 80539 Munich

Café Jasmin

The cakes are amazing and everyone likes the staff, but it's the perfectly executed 50s décor that keeps customers coming back to Maxvorstadt's coolest café. Very backpacker-friendly.

Website: www.cafe-jasmin.com

Address: Steinheilstrasse 20, 80333 Munich

District: Stadtbezirk 4

Phone: 089 45227406

Wirtshaus zur Brez'n

If you're looking for some tasty food to accompany your evening's drinking, then the Wirtshaus provides excellent value Bavarian cuisine that’ll keep you going all night.

Website: www.zurbrezn.de

Address: Leopoldstrasse 72, 80802 Munich

District: Schwabling

Phone: 089 390092

Pasta e Basta

It may be Italian rather than Bavarian, but you can't beat the prices. Pizza and pasta start at around €5. The location is pretty good too - right by the Deutsches Museum and Marienplatz, so well-located for city centre and downtown hostels.

Website: www.pastaebasta-web.de

Address: Fraunhoferstrasse 19, 80469 Munich

District: Ludwigsvorstadt-Kliniken

Phone: 089 13939446

Dean and David

Perfect for the budget traveller or for a quick lunch between the hostel dorm and your next adventure, this is an organic fast food franchise that pops up throughout Germany. The Fünf Höfe branch has an outdoor terrace.

Website: www.deananddavid.de

Address: Theatinerstrasse 11-15, 80333 München

Phone: 089 120 109 73

Münchner Suppenküche

One of the Viktualienmarkt's numerous lunch stalls. You may not entirely know what you’re ordering from the German menu but you can guarantee the soup will be hearty and tasty.

Website: www.muenchner-suppenkueche.de

Address: Am Viktualienmarkt Abt. 3 Stand 5/28/29, 80331 Munich

District: Ludwigsvorstadt-Kliniken

Hofbrauhaus

Munich's iconic beer hall is now so famous it's always full – and that's exactly what makes it great. It's the perfect place to meet fellow backpackers and beer fans from around the world.

Website: www.hofbraeuhaus.de

Address: Platzl 9, 80331 Munich

Phone: 089 290136100

Kultafabrik

Kultafabrik is not just one club, but 20 or more all in the same place; it's the one-stop shop for partying, featuring everything from live music to cabaret to techno nights.

Website: www.kultafabrik.de

Address: Grafinger Strasse 6, 81671 Munich

Phone: 089 6283440

Beer gardens

If your idea of a beer garden is a small, cold yard, then let Munich fix that for you. For buzz and tradition, our pick is Augustiner Keller – it has been here since 1812 and does a nice line in old-school Bavarian food.

Website: http://www.augustinerkeller.de/

Address: Arnulfstrasse 52, 80335 Munich

District: Bahnhofsviertel

Phone: 089 594 393

Milla

The tight squeeze on Milla's cosy dance floor is part of the club's charm, and a sign of its popularity. One of the best spots in Munich for underground music.

Website: www.milla-club.de

Address: Holzstrasse 28, 80469 Munich

District: Am alten südlichen Friedhof

Phone: 089 18923101

Alter Simpl

Anti-fascist radicals would spend time here avoiding Nazis in the 1930s, and it remains a popular haunt for students and backpackers today. Beer and food is served until late, and with a smile.

Website: www.altersimpl.com

Address: Türkenstrasse 57, 80799 Munich

Phone: 089 2723083

Viktualienmarkt

A stone’s throw from the hostels in Munich’s city centre lies this bustling market that offers an authentic browsing experience for Bavarian cuisine. Some of the best wurst in the city can be found here.

Website: www.viktualienmarkt.de

Address: Viktualienmarkt 3, 80331 Munich

District: Ludwigsvorstadt-Kliniken

The Auer Dult

This only appears three times a year – May, July and October in Mariahilfplatz – but with 300 stands offering everything from antiques to food to a funfair, it's not just a market; it's an event.

Website: http://www.auerdult.de/

Address: Mariahilfplatz, Munich

District: Dom Pedro

Ludwig Beck

Marienplatz's self-styled 'Store of the Senses' offers a whole range of shopping options across its seven floors. There are fashion shops and spas for a luxury day, or music and book stores for cultured backpackers.

Website: kaufhaus.ludwigbeck.de

Address: Marienplatz 11, 80331 Munich

Make the most of lunch

Keep an eye out for Mittagsmenüs, when many restaurants will bring in the lunch crowds with set menus of excellent food for a fraction of the evening cost.

Buy combo tickets

Discount combination tickets are sold for multiple attractions situated near each other, or you can get a two week pass for 40 Bavarian attractions for €24, available at all included ticket offices.

Explore on Sundays

The Museum of Man and Nature, the Alte Pinakothek, the Bavarian Museum and many others are all cheaper on Sundays, offering admission for as little as €1.50.

Airports

Munich

has one of Europe’s best airports. It’s clean, efficient and has loads of shops and restaurants (including a brewpub). Trains on the S1 and S8 S-Bahn lines depart every 20 minutes, whisking you to the hostels in the city centre in 45 minutes. There’s also a Lufthansa bus that departs every 20 minutes, taking you to the city centre in 35 minutes. You don’t have to be a Lufthansa passanger to use it – just buy a ticket from the driver. www.munich-airport.de

Rail

As southern Germany's most important city, Munich has great rail connection to the rest of the country and to the rest of Europe, with regular trains to Paris, Vienna, Zurich and many more. You’ll arrive at Munich Central Station (Hauptbanhof), where there are ample connections to local rail and tram services – the station sits on seven S-Bahn lines, six U-Bahn lines and 10 tram lines.

Bus

Munich Bus Station (the ZOB) is probably one of the most eye-catching bus stations you’ll ever see. There are regular buses to the rest of Germany, as well as links to some of Europe's major cities. It’s close to the Hauptbahnhof, and right by the Hackerbrucke S-Bahn station.

Getting around

Most things worth seeing are within the inner zone of Munich's public transport system (MVV), where a single will cost you €2.70. Day tickets for one or three days can be bought for €6.20/€15.50. You can cycle around the city if you register with Call A Bike for cheap rentals.

Language: German

Currency: Euro

Voltage: 220V

Timezone: CET (GMT+1)

Dialing codes: +49 for Germany, 89 for Munich

Post Office: Deutsche Post, Ohlmüllerstrasse, 0180 2 3333

Hospital:

Krankenhaus Bogenhausen, Englschalkinger Strasse 089 520550

Rotkreuz Krankenhaus, Nymphenburger Strasse 115, 089 13030

Tourist information:

Bahnhofsplatz 2 or Marienplatz 2

Typical opening hours: 9am to 7pm

Emergency numbers: Call 112 for police, fire and ambulance services

Hostel Hostels - HI Munich Park Youth Hostel

Near to Isar river recreation area, surrounded by a green park. Cozy place in Munich.

Hostel Hostels - A&O München Hackerbrücke Hostel

The A&O Muenchen Hackerbruecke is just one intra-city train station from the Central Station and is easy to reach by train. Due to its central location the Altstadt can be easily reached by going for a small walk from the A&O and it is thus also the ideal starting point for excursions into the city.

Hostel Hostels - A&O München Laim Hostel

A&O Munich Laim is located in the same neighborhood around the Laim S-Bahn station, only four stops from Munich's central station. The building is located directly in the park at the Nymphenburg Palace and the Royal Deer Park. Also, its proximity to the city center and the famous Theresienwiese is ideal!

Hostel Hostels - MEININGER Hostel München Olympiapark

The hostel itself is located in the Neuhausen-Nymphenburg district and is very close to the Mittlerer Ring road which means you can easily get here by car. Take your pick from Munich Olympia Stadium, Nymphenburg Palace or Sea Life Munich- all fantastic places to visit and near to this hostel.

Hostel Hostels - ESN Oktoberfest campsite

Bar and Restaurant on site Great park Close to Oktoberfest Lidl Supermarket is 2.5km away Riem Arcaden - Shopping Mall is 2.4 km from the campsite, while Bavarian National Museum is 6 km away. Munich Fairgrounds 2 km, The nearest airport is Munich Airport, 25 km away

Hostel Hostels - MEININGER Hotel MUNICH CITY CENTER

This MEININGER hostel is just a few minutes stroll from Munich`s central train station and therefore it is the perfect place to stay if you want connections to all over the city. It´s only a short journey to the Nymphenburg Palace and Old Town whilst the Augustiner Bräustuben is just across the road!

Hostel Hostels - THE 4YOU Hostel & Hotel Munich

We're located 3-5 minutes walking distance from the main train station and the city center Marienplatz is only a 15-20 minutes walk away. if you want to be in the center of munich, this is the place to be.

Hostel Hostels - Oktoberfest & Springfest All-Inclusive Camping

The campsite is located at the edge of Munich. It is very easily accessible with public transport and a trip to city center should take no longer than 30 minutes!

Hostel Hostels - Munich Glamping

The campsite is situated on the edge of Munich and is easily accessible with public transport. Being one with nature is easy here as the campsite is covered with trees and there are some lakes within walking distance!

Hostel Hostels - A&O München Hauptbahnhof Hostel

The A&O München Hauptbahnhof is just 400 meters away from the Central Station and is thus easy to reach by train. Due to the A&O's central location the Altstadt can be easily reached by foot and is the ideal starting point for excursions into the Munich city centre.

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