Best cheap hostels in Munich/Germany
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Best cheap hostels in Munich/Germany

Are you looking for the best cheap hostel in Munich? Do you plan to visit Bavaria in Germany and don’t want to spend a fortune on accommodation? If so, read further and pick the best cheap youth hostel Munich in Germany offers! Sadly, Oktoberfest was canceled in 2020, however, Munich itself offers a lot of sights and great gastronomy so it would be a pity not to go there after the travel ban is over!

Munich is the capital and most populous city of Bavaria, the second most populous German state. With a population of around 1.5 million, it is the third-largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and thus the largest which does not constitute its own state, as well as the 11th-largest city in the European Union. The city’s metropolitan region is home to 6 million people!

Munich is a global center of art, science, technology, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism and enjoys a very high standard and quality of living, reaching first in Germany and third worldwide according to 2018 According to the Globalization and World Rankings Research Institute, Munich is considered an alpha world city, as of 2015. It is one of the most prosperous and fastest-growing cities in Germany.

Munich’s economy is based on high tech, automobiles, the service sector, and creative industries, as well as IT, biotechnology, engineering, and electronics among many others. The city houses many multinational companies, such as BMW, Siemens, MAN, Linde, Allianz, and MunichRE.

Best cheap hostels in Munich/Germany

It is also home to two research universities, a multitude of scientific institutions, and world-class technology and science museums like the Deutsches Museum and BMW Museum. Munich’s numerous architectural and cultural attractions, sports events, exhibitions, and its annual Oktoberfest attract considerable tourism. The city is home to more than 530,000 people of foreign background, making up 37.7% of its population.

The Munich lies on 521m above sea level The climate here is mild, and generally warm and temperate. Munich has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. This is true even for the driest month. The proximity to the Alps brings higher volumes of rainfall. July is the hottest month of the year. January has the lowest average temperature of the year.

The city has an eclectic mix of historic and modern architecture because historic buildings destroyed in World War II were reconstructed, and new landmarks were built. A survey by the Society’s Centre for Sustainable Destinations for the National Geographic Traveller chose over 100 historic destinations around the world and ranked Munich 30th.

At the center of the city is the Marienplatz – a large open square named after the Mariensäule, a Marian column in its center – with the Old and the New Town Hall. Its tower contains the Rathaus-Glockenspiel. Three gates of the demolished medieval fortification survive – the Isartor in the east, the Sendlinger Tor in the south, and the Karlstor in the west of the inner city. The Karlstor leads up to the Stachus, a square dominated by the Justizpalast (Palace of Justice) and a fountain.

Best cheap hostels in Munich/Germany

The Peterskirche close to Marienplatz is the oldest church in the inner city. It was first built during the Romanesque period and was the focus of the early monastic settlement in Munich before the city’s official foundation in 1158. Nearby St. Peter the Gothic hall-church Heiliggeistkirche (The Church of the Holy Spirit) was converted to baroque style from 1724 onwards and looks down upon the Viktualienmarkt.

The Deutsches Museum or German Museum, located on an island in the River Isar, is the largest and one of the oldest science museums in the world. Three redundant exhibition buildings that are under a protection order were converted to house the Verkehrsmuseum, which houses the land transport collections of the Deutsches Museum. Deutsches Museum’s Flugwerft Schleissheim flight exhibition center is located nearby, on the Schleissheim Special Landing Field.

You have maybe noticed we have already written about Cologne, a great Germany city in the north of the country, Munich is another popular destination in Germany, that offers a lot to do and see! If you pick carefully, your stay doesn’t need to be expensive at all. 

Therefore we are here to show you the best cheap hostels Munich offers! Let’s now look at the best cheap hostels in Munich. Kindly just be aware the price mentioned below each property is only average and could vary based on the chosen date and type of room/dorm!

#1 Wombats City Hostel Munich

8.7 on Booking.com    9.1 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 92 USD Dorms from 32 USD

Wombats city hostel Munich

Boasting excellent transport connections, this modern hostel next to Munich’s central railway station is just a 10-minute walk from the pedestrian area and the old quarter with its Marienplatz square. An ideal base for travelers on a budget, the Wombats Hostel Munich provides well-kept, functional rooms with en-suite facilities. Many rooms also feature a balcony. Free internet access is available in all communal areas.

Help yourself to an all-you-can-eat continental breakfast before exploring highlights such as the Hofbräuhaus brewery and Viktualienmarkt market. The transport services at your doorstep help you travel across the city with ease.

Wombats city hostel Munich

In the evening, relax with a drink in the Wombar, or socialize in the cheerful communal room, which features a glass roof. Alternatively, use the shared computer to surf the internet or enjoy a game of pool.

Pros and Cons of Wombats City Hostel Munich

Pros

  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Great central location
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Balcony available in almost all rooms
  • Activities organized
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar available
  • Shared kitchen

Cons

  • Adult only property
  • Breakfast for a fee
  • Towels for hire

#2 HI Munich Park

8.2 on Booking.com    9.1 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 93 USD

HI Munich Park Youth Hostel

This modern hostel with a 24-hour reception is situated in Munich’s Thalkirchen district, a 5-minute walk from Munich Zoo, and a 10-minute underground ride from Munich’s city center. Rooms at the HI Munich Park Hostel include a private bathroom and bedsheets. Free WiFi is available in the whole building.

A breakfast buffet is served each morning at the Munich Park. Lunch and dinner are also available here. Lunch packs can be organized.

HI Munich Park Youth Hostel

Thalkirchen Underground Station is just 400 m from the HI Munich. Several peaceful, green parks are within a 30-minute walk.

Pros and Cons of HI Munich Park

Pros

  • Breakfast included in the price
  • Outdoor terrace and garden available
  • On-site coffee house
  • Activities organized
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Restaurant available
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Farer from the city center
  • Currently only private rooms available

#3 MEININGER Munich Olympiapark

8.3 on Booking.com    8.6 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 55 USD

Meininger Munich Olympiapark

Located in Munich, within 1.9 km of Olympiapark and 2.8 km of BMW Welt, MEININGER Munich Olympiapark provides accommodation with parking and free WiFi. This non-smoking hostel features a 24-hour front desk with a ticket service and a terrace.

All rooms at the hotel are soundproof and come with a seating area and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The private bathrooms include a shower, free toiletries, and a hairdryer.

A continental breakfast buffet and packed lunch are available each morning at the property. The hotel bar offers a variety of drinks on a daily basis.

Meininger Munich Olympiapark

Bikes can be rented at the hotel for a surcharge. Guests can enjoy a game room and billiards, prepare meals in the shared kitchen, and use the washing machine and dryer.

Nymphenburg Palace is 3.6 km from MEININGER Munich Olympiapark, while Old and New Pinakothek as well as Pinakothek der Moderne is within 4 km of the property. The nearest bus stop and tram stations are next to the hotel. Munich Airport is located at 37 km distance.

Pros and Cons of Meininger Munich Olympiapark

Pros

  • Outdoor terrace available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar available
  • Packed lunches
  • Private parking for a fee
  • Bicycle hire
  • Pets allowed
  • Children friendly
  • Facilities for disabled guests

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee
  • Farer from the city center
  • Currently only private rooms available

#4 Jaeger’s Munich

7.9 on Booking.com    8.6 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 71 USD

Jaeger's Munich

Jaeger Hostel Munich is a lively hostel located near the Hauptbahnhof, the Oktoberfest, and the rest of central Munich. It features clean and modern rooms and our travelers have compared it favorably to a hotel.

This hostel also has a popular onsite bar with daily drinks specials where guests can party and meet other travelers. Former visitors like their bargain-priced breakfast, ideal for starting a busy day sight-seeing around the city.

Jaeger's Munich

Feel at home with Jaeger’s Munich and enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in Germany! Bed linen is included. Towels are included in the single and double rooms and are also available to rent for €1 per day. It’s free to use our lockers but please bring your own 40mm padlock; you can also rent one for €1 per day.

Pros and Cons of Jaeger's Munich

Pros

  • Party hostel
  • Great central location
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free city tour
  • Bar available
  • Public parking for a fee
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests

Cons

  • Towels for hire (for dormitories)
  • Breakfast for a fee
  • Currently only private rooms available

#5 The 4You Hostel Munich

7.9 on Booking.com    8.4 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 63 USD Dorms from 26 USD

The 4you Hostel Munich

Just a 3-minute walk from Munich Train Station, this environmentally friendly accommodation offers modern rooms with cable TV, internet in the lobby, and daily breakfast buffets. The brightly decorated rooms at the non-smoking 4You Hostel & Hotel Munich include wooden flooring and a private or shared bathroom.

The 4You Hostel & Hotel Munich can organize a wide range of sightseeing tours and leisure activities in or near Munich. Karlsplatz is a 10-minute walk away, while Oktoberfest can be reached in a 10-minute ride by public transport.

The 4you Hostel Munich

Private parking is available near the 4You Hostel & Hotel Munich.

Pros and Cons of The 4You Hostel Munich

Pros

  • Breakfast included in the price
  • Great central location
  • Great value for the price
  • Variable rooms and dorms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Activities organized
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar available
  • Public parking for a fee
  • Family rooms
  • Bicycle rental
  • Facilities for disabled guests

Cons

  • Towels for hire (for dormitories)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  • Joy

    Hello there! this is an amazing review you have got here. My favorite is the MEININGER Munich Olympiapark; Quick and easy check in with a very helpful staff who spoke perfect English! On site parking and easy to reach tram stop across the street.

     You can be downtown in ten minutes. As a family of five, we appreciate bathrooms with a separate sink/shower/toilet.

    Thanks!

  • StevieMAX

    Hi, Renata

    I’ve been planning a trip to Munich all year so that I can visit the home of my favorite soccer team and you’ve given me all the info I needed. I’ve stayed at Hostel International in New York before and I had a pretty good experience with them, so I thought that would be my best choice but its good to know there are more options out there. This article is exactly what I needed.

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