Last Updated May 27, 2021

Where to Stay in Munich

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Wondering where to stay in Munich? Whether you are looking for a modern hotel, a boutique hotel located easy walking distance to the top tourist attractions in Munich you'll find it here. 

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Staying close to the city centre in Munich allows you to walk the Old Town and see things like Marienplatz and Vitualienmarkt. Stay more in the suburbs gives you that advantage of getting out of the city quickly to enjoy some day trips from Munich. There are quite a few day trips from Munich you can take that are only two hours away by car. Munich's central train station gives you access to the whole city and trains linking the rest of Bavaria.

Munich has one of the best public transit systems in Germany, so everywhere is accessible. Don't forget to get your CityTourCard for Munich before you go. You can get them for a single day, multiple days, groups of people, and it gives you discounts on lots of activities in Munich.

Budget Friendly Options

If you are looking for where to stay in Munich on a budget, I've done my best to include affordable places whose prices don't fluctuate too much. The cost of accommodations can fluctuate quite a bit, especially for hotels. The best times to travel to Europe on a budget are in the shoulder seasons, May to June and September to October. July and August will always be the most expensive.

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FAQ

Where is the Best Place to Stay in Munich?

Of course you are here looking where to stay in Munich. First time visitors may want to look at staying close to the old town. You can be walking distance to the old town and all the major sites of Munich. 

Look for Munich neighborhoods surrounding it like Schwabing WestMaxvorstadt, and Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt. These areas are great if you are exploring Munich by foot or public transit. In this post, you'll find accommodations in all these areas and more.

If you are planning to do some exploring outside of Munich also, then consider a place in the suburbs close to Autobahn access or public transport. The Deutsch Bahn and Autobahn systems will get you to some fantastic day trips from Munich.

Below we've got 15 great places handpicked for you. 

Where to Stay in Munich with Kids?

On the list below are quite a few family-friendly places to stay. Don't overlook some of the hostels. Staying in a hostel with kids? Are you crazy? No! 

Hostels have really changed. You there are some on the list below that have private rooms available and are family-friendly.  They are much cheaper than a hotel. Private rooms in hostels do tend to book up fast, so jump on it if you find one. 

Is Munich a Walkable City?

Very much so! If you are looking for ideas on what to do in Munich, then check out this post. It includes a self-guided walking tour of Altstadt Munich. The self-guided tour includes Marienplatz, the Hofbrauhaus beer garden, ending in the Englischer Garten. If you are looking for a guided walking tour, this one by Sandeman is great. 

Other things to do in Munich include the Deutsches MuseumSendlinger Tor, and Isartor, all of which can be walked or accessed with a short ride on public transit. 

What is the Centre of Munich Called?

In German, it's called Altstadt for short. Old town. Altstadt-Lehel is the official area.

Is Munich Expensive to Visit?

It depends on what you plan on doing. Getting the CityTourCard for Munich will help save money on public transport within the city, along with other great discounts. It is easy to explore Munich's Altstadt by foot, and duck in and out of the churches along the way. 

Travelling in July and August will be the most expensive time. Oktoberfest can be a more expensive time to visit Munich, especially for accommodations. Late May and September are great times to go. Fewer crowds, the weather is still good, and the prices are lower. 

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Munich is a more expensive city when it comes to accommodation. I've put together some great vacation homes that aren't going to break the bank but have tons of value.

The idea with all these places is that you have access to a kitchen or kitchenette. Airbnb has become a threat to the hotel industry. So now the hotel industry is starting to give people what they want. Kitchens.


Many European cities are also fighting back against Airbnbs and VRBOs. A shift is beginning to happen. Now you can get ahead of the trend and book something many people don't know about. 


The growing trend in Europe now is Aparthotels, Serviced Apartments or Self Catering Hotels.

The advantage of Aparthotels is that you get the consistent service, availability of a hotel, high standards of safety, including the benefits of a vacation home. 

Map of Best Aparthotels & Serviced Apartments in Munich

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Joyn Munich Olympic Park Aparthotel

Near Munich's Olympic Park - affordable family aparthotel

Joyn Munich Olympic Park Aparthotel

The Joyn Munich Olympic is part of the new trend of Aparthotels in Europe. If you are looking where to stay in Munich for cheap, then this is the place. You may have to get two suites depending on the size of your group, which can still cheaper than most hotels.


The trade-off is that you are not in the heart of Munich. That doesn't mean you are far away from things to do in Munich. The Olympic Park and BMW Welt 10 minutes away with public transport. Nymphenburg Palace and Marienplatz are also only 20 minutes away with public transport. 


You'll also save money by preparing some meals by having a kitchen or kitchenette. There's even a mall close by for anything you need from groceries to a pharmacy.


If you are travelling with a friend or work colleague, you can even get a room with two single beds. The free wifi will keep you connected. 

  • Elevator
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen & Kitchenette
  • Fitness centre
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Covid-19 protocols in place 
  • Parking (On-site/extra fee)
  • Bar
  • 1-3 Guests
  • 1-2 beds
  • Bike rentals
  • Laundry facilities avail.
7.9 of 10 Stars
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Vi Vadi Aparthotel in the Munich City Centre 

In the heart of the action, with easy access to the city

Vi Vadi Aparthotel Munich

2019 Top Choice of Agoda travellers

This Aparthotel is in the heart of the city, beside the Munich central station. This location makes arriving here by train or from the airport easy. The city is also at your convenience with the Munich Hbf, the central train station getting you everywhere.

You are a 15-minute walk to
Marienplatz or eight minutes by subway.

This place has it all for everyone. Whether you are a solo traveller, couple, or family, Vi Vadi has a wide variety of choices of rooms. You can get one or two-bedroom apartments that feature kitchenettes. Don't feel like cooking? Some rooms can have a free breakfast included, or you can visit their restaurant.

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Kitchenettes
  • Garden
  • Shuttle service
  • Parking (On-site/extra fee)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Vending machines
  • 1-6 guests
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bike rentals
8.2 of 10 Stars
3

Adagio Muenchen Aparthotels

Affordable family apartments in the heart of the city

Adagio Muenchen Aparthotel

The Adagio Muenchen Aparthotel is perfectly located by the Munich Train Station. This puts you walking distance to Munich's Altstadt and  Theresienwiese where Oktoberfest is held.

These apartments in Munich are very family friendly and even include a children's area. Having the kitchen in your apartment will save you time and money. If you don't have the time, the staff can provide you picnic lunches for the day.

The laundry facilities make this a great place for longer stay and using Munich as a home based while you visit surrounding sites like Neuschwanstein Castle.

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full kitchen
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking (On-site/extra fee)
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine
  • Air conditioning
  • Fitness Centre
  • Family Friendly
8.2 of 10 Stars
4

Mozart Apartment Muenchen 

Best vacation home apartment near Oktoberfest

Mozart Apartment Muenchen

Traveller Review Award 2021

If you plan on visiting Oktoberfest and this apartment is available, jump on it. This is a traditional apartment. It has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to 7 guests. It does cost more, the more guest you have so keep that in mind. 


You are only 900 feet from Theresienwiese where Oktoberfest is held, making it perfect stumbling distance. It is also close to the Altstadt of Munich so you can explore there also. 

  • Heating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Parking on-site
  • up to 7 guests
9.8 of 10 Stars
5

DD Suites Serviced Apartments

Apartment in Sendling with quick access to S-Bahn

DD Serviced Apartments Munich

If you are wondering where to stay near Munich but not right downtown then look at this place. This apartment is just 20 minutes by subway south of Munich's Altstadt. Grocery shopping and gas station is nearby if you need. 


This spacious apartment makes for a great home base to explore Munich. Public transit is nearby, getting you around the city quickly. If you are renting a car you are 5-minutes to the 95 that takes you to 
Neuschwanstein.


This apartment is another fantastic value for Munich, especially for its versatile location.  

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Elevator
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenettes
  • Parking (charges apply)
  • Convenience store on-site
  • Laundromat
  • Balcony/Terrace
8.9 of 10 Stars

Best Hostels in Munich

Wombats Hostel Munich on Hostelworld

Wombats Hostel Munich

Hostels are a great social environment for solo travellers to meet people from around the world. Hostels aren't only for young solo travellers! Many hostels now accommodate families, groups and couples. All these hostels listed have the option of private rooms, which are much cheaper than a hotel.

I've picked some great hostels in Munich, two of which are a hostel/hotel hybrid. You can get private rooms for larger groups or families. It's a great alternative to a hotel, especially if you are on a budget.

Each hostel here as something different to offer, but all are fantastic choices. Check them all out. You'll find the one perfect for you.

Map of Best Hostels in Munich

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Euro Youth Hostel

Award for 2020 Munich's most popular hostel!

Euro Youth Hotel Munich

Won awards in 2020 (2), 2015, 2012 (2)

Euro Youth Hostel is an awarding winning hostel, located in the heart of Munich right beside Munich's Hbf. You are also a five-minute walk to Munich's Altstadt. If you are looking where to stay Munich for Oktoberfest, the Euro Youth Hostel 1.5 km crawling/walking distance to the Theresienwiese Oktoberfest site. Just make sure you book and reserve well in advance.


Being right beside Munich's central train station gives you quick access to all of Munich and trains to take you to Neuschwanstein, Salzburg and Berchtesgaden


The staff here get rave reviews, and they have a super cheap continental breakfast to start your day right.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Secure lockers
  • Covid-19 protocols in place 
  • Private rooms & dorm rooms
  • Linens included
  • Laundry facilities
  • Continental breakfast avail.
  • Microwave
  • Bar
  • Coffee & Tea makers
9.3 of 10 Stars
2

Wombats City Hostel 

Walking distance to Munich Hbf and the Oktoberfest site

Wombats City Hostel

Wombats City Hostel is a beautiful hostel right beside the Euro Youth Hostel. It's right beside Munich's central train station and a 5-minute walk to Marienplatz. This hostel is also where to stay in Munich for Oktoberfest as it is only one and a half kilometres to the famous beer gardens.


It has a bar, the womBar, and its beautiful glass-domed courtyard is a great place to hang out and get to know fellow travellers.


If you are planning on visiting Munich during Oktoberfest, make sure to book early. The Munich's accommodations book up fast, especially places this close to the grounds.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Security lockers
  • Private & Dorm rooms  
  • Linens included
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fully equipped kitchen 
  • Bar
  • Vending machines
  • Breakfast buffet available
9.2 of 10 Stars
3

HI Munich-Park

Relaxed hostel amongst the green space of Munich

Hostelling International Munich-Park

HI Munich-Park is a different experience. It's not a downtown party hostel. This hostel is away from the city centre and amongst the green space of south Munich. You are walking distance from Flaucher Park and the Hellabrun Zoo.

This hostel is only a one minute walk to the U3 subway, which gets you to Marienplatz in Altstadt Munich in just 8 minutes. 


This hostel does require a Hosteling International Membership. HI Munich-Park is one of the few hostels that welcomes families too.


They also include a free all you can eat breakfast!

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Secure lockers
  • Private rooms & dorm rooms
  • Linens included
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free all you can eat breakfast buffet
  • Mini-supermarket
  • Bar & Cafe
  • Meals available
8.9 of 10 Stars
4

Meininger  Munich Olympiapark

Between the Olympic Park and Schloss Nymphenburg

Meininger Olympic Park Hostel

If you are looking to explore Munich away from the city centre, then the Meininger Munich OlympiaPark is a different option.


You are an 8-minute walk to Munich's Olympic Park, a 10-minute transit ride to BMW Welt and a beautiful 25-minute streetcar trip to Nymphenburg Palace.


They even have some unique services for a small charge, like a packed lunch, late check out, tickets for public transport and tours, and they even allow pets!

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Secure lockers
  • Covid-19 protocols in place 
  • Private & Dorm rooms
  • Linens included
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Bike Rentals
  • Pets welcome
8.6 of 10 Stars
5

a&o München Laim Hostel/Hotel

Family-friendly budget price hostel with a great facility

a&o München Laim

Won award in 2012

a&o München Laim is a unique hostel in that it welcomes families, which could be a great alternative to a hotel. Private rooms are available and much cheaper than most hotels.


This hostel is close to the Nymphenburg Palace and is five-minute walking distance to the public transport, getting you to Marienplatz in nine-minutes.


If you have a car, parking is available. Within a minute, you are on the A96, which is the main Autobahn that takes you to Neuschwanstein Castle for a great day trip from Munich.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Secure lockers
  • Private & Dorm rooms
  • Linens included
  • Breakfast available €5
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Bike Rentals
7.7 of 10 Stars

Best Hotels in Munich 

Living Hotel Das Viktualienmarkt overlooking Munich's 200 year old farmer's market

There are hundreds of hotels in Munich to choose from. What is the best hotel in Munich for you? I've compiled a shortlist of five unique hotel recommendations for you. They were also handpicked to be affordable but not compromise quality.

Prices fluctuate in Europe with the travel seasons, especially in the hotel market. I've seen hotels in Munich go from $70 a night in October to $250 a night in July. And yes, that is for the same hotel, the same room. 

I've included one luxury hotel for those looking for that step up. Its location makes it ideal for the business traveller, with the Altstadt right out your front door. 

If you missed the new hybrid/hostel idea above, it's worth a view. It's could be a perfect fit if you are on a budget. I've added a hybrid/hostel below also. It's an option that you could consider.

Map of Best Munich Hotels

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Hotel Amba

Great location right by Munich's central train station

Pension Seibel

Hotel Amba is located right beside the Munich Hbf (central train station), which makes it super convenient for getting around the city and taking the train outside of Munich. It is also only 15-minute walk to Marienplatz (Munich's famous town hall is here) and many tourist spots in the heart of Munich's Altstadt. 


There is an organic grocery store just around the corner. Hotel Amba also serves a great American style breakfast which you can include as an extra at the time of booking.


Rooms available for 1-4 guests (kids under six free).

 

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Parking (charges apply)
  • Bar & coffee shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness centre
  • Bike rentals
  • Pet friendly
7.6 of 10 Stars
2

Hotel Dolomit

An award winning hotel in the heart of Munich

Hotel Dolomit

Awarded top choice of Agoda travellers 2019

Hotel Dolomit is located a short walk from Munich central train station making the city and surrounding areas easily accessible by public transit.


You'll find a grocery store across the street, along with a bank, pharmacy, and several take-out restaurants less than half a block away. Walking to the Altstadt is only 15 minutes away. 


People rave about the excellent service. You can add a continental breakfast (vegetarian & gluten-free options available also) at the time of booking.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Parking on-site (charges apply)
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant (halal)
  • Fabulous breakfast available
  • Wheelchair accessible
7.9 of 10 Stars
3

The 4You Hotel/Hostel

A great budget friendly hybrid hotel/hostel with lots of options

The 4You Hotel / Hostel room

The 4You Hostel and Hotel in Munich is a perfect choice for those on a budget. It has a variety of options. If you are a solo traveller, you could stay on the hostel side for as low as €12* a night.


A family of four could stay on the hotel side (two rooms) for as low as €79* in a private room with a bath or private room with shared bath, for as low as €59*.

*prices vary depending on time of year


Are you travelling with a group of friends or a large family? There are rooms (shared bath) with bunks for up to 6 adults.


It is another perfect location being beside the Munich Hbf (north side) and walking distance to all the sites in the Altstadt within 15-minutes. An organic grocery store is 180m away.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Parking nearby (charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Vending machine
  • Bike rentals
  • Facilities for disabled guests
7.9 of 10 Stars
4

Living Hotel Das Viktualienmarkt

Four and half star hotel in the Munich city center

 Living Hotel Das Viktualienmarkt room

Awarded top choice of Agoda travellers 2018

If you are looking for one of the Munich luxury hotels with all the conveniences, then the Living Hotel Das Viktualienmarkt is it.  It is a 4.5 star hotel located in Munich's famous Viktualienmarkt (farmers market from the 1800s) and Munich's Altstadt is out your front door. 


The hotel also has many restaurants and lots of shopping surrounding it. It's also an ideal hotel for business travellers allowing you see Munich easily in your free time as you are in a super central location. 


They also have an airport shuttle available to get you to and from the Munich Airport. There are lots of luxuries in the hotel which is the reason for the four and a half star rating. 

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Elevator
  • Airport transfer & shuttle
  • Room service
  • Luggage storage
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Parking nearby (charges apply)
  • Bar & coffee shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness centre
  • Refrigerator (Free bottled water)
  • Coffee/tea maker in room (free tea)
  • Pet friendly
8.7 of 10 Stars