Accommodation in Munich - Overview
Looking for somewhere to stay in Munich? Two pieces of advice - bring plenty of cash and book early!
Accommodation is not the cheapest in the Bavarian capital, and there is an additional squeeze on prices when big events are in town. Munich is a big conference destination, and let's not forget the biggest one of all - Oktoberfest. It pays to do your research and book ahead if at all possible.
As for the accommodation itself, there is plenty of choice available, with a diverse selection to suit all budgets.
From luxury five-star hotels on swanky streets like Maximilianstrasse to two-star affairs a little lighter on the wallet, Munich has an ever increasing choice of hotel. Leading booking site Booking.com has some 380 hotels in Munich listed at time of writing (January 2016). To browse through the selection, many with great last minute savings - if not fully booked - click here.
Looking for the hotels with the best ratings? Click here for the current TripAdvisor top 10 and more.
Munich is of course a popular destination for backpackers, students and others on a budget, where hostel accommodation is a more affordable option. Beds are available for as little as 11 euro, but again, it pays to plan ahead. For a selection of hostel accommodation in Munich, click here.
The private accommodation market has been completely shaken up in recent years by the arrival of AirB'nB, a clever concept which matches up private property owners with travellers at excellent prices. The effect has been to increase the selection of Munich accommodation considerably and offer excellent options for people not keen to stay in hotels. With differing sizes of accommodation available, this is a particularly useful option for families. Check out what is currently available in Munich on AirB'nB here.
A pre-cursor to AirB'n'B was Couchsurfing, a great social project that connects people all over the world, with hosts offering either free accommodation or meeting for a drink, the idea being to bring the world closer together. The project has been hugely successful, and many friendships have been made. Check out your accommodation options via Couchsurfing here (registration required).
And there is always camping. The level of camping options is of course dependent on the season, as well as major events such as Oktoberfest which call for additional capacity. The main campsite in Munich is very central, very close to the zoo, in Thalkirchen. For a list of all the campsites in Munich and surrounding area, click here.
Looking for longer-term rent in Munich? This will be covered in a separate section coming soon. For some tips in the interim, check out the video below: