Munich is the capital city of Bavaria. Within the city limits, Munich has a population of more than 1.3 million, making it the third most populous city in Germany. Many travelers to Munich are absolutely stunned by the quality of the architecture. Although it was heavily damaged by allied bombing during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city center appears mostly as it did in the late 1800s including the famous Rathaus.
Visitors can count themselves lucky (or possibly unlucky) since Munich is home to everything quintessentially Bavarian. Munich is specifically well-known for Weißwurst, a breakfast sausage that is traditionally eaten as a late breakfast along with a Weissbierand available in restaurants until noon. If you only fancy a snack, almost every butcher sells Leberkässemmeln, a white roll filled with a thick warm slice of "Leberkäse". Which, despite its name contains absolutely no liver nor cheese, but consists of a mixture of veal, pork, spices and a hint of lemon zest baked in an open pan and traditionally served with a sweet and grainy mustard. They tend to be very cheap (around €1.50), quite delicious, and filling. If Bavarian food doesn't sound appetizing, you're in luck because Munich is host to plenty of other international restaurants including, among others; Afghan, Chinese, French, Indian, Irish, Italian, Greek, Lebanese, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Turkish, as well as the typical American fast food.
Despite all the local dishes which are meat based, it is possible to get vegetarian food in some of the main restaurants and indeed there are some Vegetarian restaurants in Munich (one of which is very "upscale").
Munich also has numerous fresh markets, which can be a tasty, expedient and inexpensive alternatives to restaurants.
If you happen to be unfortunate enough to miss Oktoberfest, you can live through a sanitized, safer version at any of Munich's many beer gardens. There are countless beer gardens scattered around the city. The coffee culture is also very strong, especially during the summer months, but is often overlooked by most visitors.
You have to be at least 18 years old to get into most clubs and discos in Munich. Always have your passport or ID card with you, and a driver's licence may be okay, too. Some clubs have "Ü30-Parties", where you should be over 30 to get in, but usually you have no problems if you are over 25. In most places, it is ok to wear jeans and sneakers. Haidhausen is the popular nightlife district being home to Munich "Kultfabrik" and "Optimolwerk" clubbing neighborhoods. Munich abounds with accommodation for every type of traveler. The area directly around the Hauptbahnhof (train station) has numerous youth hostels, and upscale hotels like Le Meridien and Sofitel. Schillerstraßer just a hundred meters away has many small hotels too; the street looks fine in the day, but the strip bars and cabarets become much more visible at night. There are also plenty of hotels and youth hostels in other districts of Munich particularly Schwabing and the Ostbahnhof area. Be aware that the fares can vary significantly. Usually you have to pay higher prices during the summer months. Finding affordable accommodation might be difficult when there are trade fairs in the town and especially during the 2 weeks of the Oktoberfest.

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Wombat’s CityHostel Munich

Address: Senefelder str. 1 - Munich
€ 23 price per Bed

'Of all the hostel-hotels popping up in Munich this pert little number does the best job in combining style with location. Past the glassed-in courtyard you'll find a friendly expat staff, pleasant if modular furnishings and private showers and toilets in every room.'(Lonely Planet) Dear backpacking friends of wombat’s CITY HOSTELs,... Continue reading

Rated 4.5 star by 80 guests | Read reviews

Sarah From England On November 30, -0001

Breakfast costs too much for what is offered. A kitchen to cook own meals would be nice. More helpful staff in terms of what to see and how to get around in Munich. The clientele is not all young travellers (we had an old man snore all night and leave at 3 am)

Charlie From England On November 30, -0001

This was a really good, clean, fun, friendly hostel, close to everything, lots to do and lots of help given when needed to know tourist stuff. they had great facilities. rooms were one of the cleanist for a hostel I've been to, I would recommend and stay again. Thanks :0)

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YMCA Youth Hotel Munich

Address: Landwehrstraße 13, 80336 - Munich
€ 31 price per Bed

Welcome to CVJM/YMCA Munich, it is a a great place and lovely hostel in the center of Munich. The house has long tradition, it been run for many years by committed Christians and is regarded as a popular meeting place. The guests from all over the... Continue reading

Rated 4.5 star by 30 guests | Read reviews

Yu From China On November 30, -0001

Near HBF and Norma, very convenient.Staffs are very nice, and speak good English. Nice breakfirst.

Sunit From India On November 30, -0001

The YMCA is a very clean hostel. They provide free linen, towels, and a breakfast every day. They are probably the cheapest hostel (I booked the night before) in Munich. They are very christian, as in they have rules about girls and guys not being in the same room unless they are married, but they didn't seem to be enforced. There is literally nothing to do there for fun. I recommend you go to another hostel for a good bar. The staff is friendly and helpful. Overall I recommend you stay there. Also it is located next to a lot of strip clubs and casinos. Ironic huh?

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Euro Youth Hotel

Address: Senefelderstr. 5 - Munich
€ 50 price per Room
€ 21 price per Bed

LET'S GO's favourite Munich Hostel and member of 'Europe's Famous Hostels'. Just 80 m from the main train station and a couple of minutes walk from most of Munich's most famous attractions (Hofbräuhaus, Marienplatz etc.) The EYH offers a great bar, serving Munich's best beer (and that's saying something) and an... Continue reading

Rated 4.5 star by 101 guests | Read reviews

István From Hungary On November 30, -0001

Probably the only things missing were some glasses to drink from and a couple of towels. On the other hand, cleanliness, location (3-5 minutes from the train station and about 7-8 from the centre) and especially the beds and sheets were flawless, and extremely comfortable. Also, the staff were helpful and very nice. There is also free wi-fi. Plus, the bathrooms and toilets are lockable. These put together, price/value rate is unmissable. All in all, I thoroughly recommend it.

Takahiro From Japan On November 30, -0001

It was very fun staying there. I have nothing to complain.While i was staying, there was "thirty Thursday" and all some drinks were cheaper than usual, and i enjoyed it so much.

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HI Munich Park

Address: Miesingstr. 4 - Munich
€ 124 price per Room
€ 22 price per Bed

The HI MunichPark Youth Hostel has 366 beds divided among 38 two-bed, 53 four-bed and 13 six-bed rooms, all with bunk beds and ensuite bathroom. Located close to the Zoo, near river Isar recreation area, south of city center. "All you can eat" Breakfast and linen included. The HI Munich Park... Continue reading

Rated 4.5 star by 44 guests | Read reviews

valeriu-nicusor From Romania On November 30, -0001

Very nice place. Near the subway, store, restaurant and pizza. Strong recomandation and best price-quality ratio.

jorge From Mexico On November 30, -0001

great service.. place is very well located just 200 meters from a metro station... 4 metro stations from Marienplatz, great!! The staff speaks several Languages which is great for non-German speaking, very friendly and fully recommend this place... (family friendly totally)

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The 4 You Hostel Munich

Address: Hirtenstrasse 18 - Munich
€ 87 price per Room
€ 19 price per Bed

The 4 you is perfectly located for anyone who wants to stay in the centre of Munich. Situated next to Central station the area is also busy and provides easy access to all that Central Munich has to offer. There is easy and direct access from Munich Airport by tube (straight... Continue reading

Rated 4.5 star by 174 guests | Read reviews

Undram From Germany On November 30, -0001

Location and breakfast were very nice. And friendly environment. But the facilities were little bit old. So I don't like the environment. But I'll really recommend for others.

Shariellys From Dominican Republic On November 30, -0001

Good for the price. Also I wish I had a place for putting the soap or shower gel at the showers.

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MEININGER Hotel Munich City Center

Address: Landsbergerstrasse 20 - Munich
€ 197 price per Room
€ 35 price per Bed

We are located in the heart of Munich, not for from the world-famous Theresienwiese, location of the Oktoberfest. . We know a lot about Bavarian comfort, and so the feel-good factor in our Munich hostel is particularly great. Even the Bavarian specialities are not far. Directly opposite our house you'll find the... Continue reading

Rated 4 star by 333 guests | Read reviews

Lawrence From USA On November 30, -0001

I loved the hostel, especially the staff. They extremely helpful--way beyond the call to duty.

Rafael From Spain On November 30, -0001

Good for backpackers, not complaints about it :)

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A and O München Hauptbahnhof

Address: Bayerstr. 75 - Munich
€ 75 price per Room

The A&O München Hauptbahnhof was opened in 2005 right next to the Central Station. The small hostel in the city centre has a quiet atmosphere and modern rooms, almost all equipped with their own balcony. The A&O München Hauptbahnhof is just 400 meters away from the Central Station and is thus... Continue reading

Rated 4 star by 34 guests | Read reviews

ADRIANO From Brazil On November 30, -0001

Unfortunately, this hostel is a bit far from the Central Train Station, requiring about 15 minutes walking, but its facilities are good.

paula From Chile On November 30, -0001

The hotel it was great, but they offered internet and I spent 4 days and it wasn't available to use, so that was a problem. Except that issue, I enjoyed my stay there

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Atlas City Hotel

Address: Paul-Heyse-Strasse 18 - Munich
€ 57 price per Room

Need a break from Hostel life, just for a while, well then the Atlas City Hotel is just what the doctor ordered. We have unbeatabe prices for our single, double and twin rooms - each with their own en-suite bathroom and hot shower,free wireless in all the rooms and free... Continue reading

Rated 4 star by 95 guests | Read reviews

Gurusimha Murthy From India On November 30, -0001

Very Good Experience

Aleksander From Austria On November 30, -0001

For a hotel in one of the most expensive german cities which is located quite centrally it's a quite alright money for value ratio. The mattresses were a bit gooey for my taste though.

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Smart Stay Hostel Munich City

Address: Mozartstr. 4 - Munich
€ 24 price per Bed

EASY PALACE renames into SMART STAY - HOSTEL MUNICH CITY From March 2012 the previously known Easy Palace hostel boosts a new name and appearance SMART STAY HOSTEL MUNICH CITY. It’s all about the new name Smart Stay: Not only have all buildings been renovated, modernized and revamped in the course... Continue reading

Rated 4 star by 307 guests | Read reviews

Buchen From China On November 30, -0001

Very good

Maria From Panama On November 30, -0001

La verdad es que quedé enamorada con el smart stay hostel de Munich, el lugar está lleno de vida, es súper limpio, muy seguro, el staff del hotel es muy amable y siempre están ahí para ayudarte, los recepcionistas Agustín y Joe son excelentes chicos muy llenos de energía y siempre logran que uno esté feliz y que la pase muy bien, muy céntrico! Fui a otros hostales en diferentes países, pero ninguno como este, 100% recomendado! Actually I'm in love with the smart stay hostel in Munich, the place is full of life, is super clean, super safe, the hostel staff Is very kind and they are always there to help you, the receptionists Agustin and Joe are excellents guys full of energy and the always make you happy and make you hace a great time, it's very centric! I've been in another hostels in different countries, but none like this one, 100% recommended!

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HI Munich City

Address: Wendl-Dietrich-Strasse 20 - Munich
€ 27 price per Bed

Based in Neuhausen, near the centre of Munich, the hostel Munich City is within easy reach of the city's museums and beer gardens as well as one of the best beer garden. The most exclusive place to stay in this impressive city: all worlds and cultures meet here together! With 335... Continue reading

Rated 4 star by 10 guests | Read reviews

Ripan Kumar From Bangladesh On November 30, -0001

These type of Hostel work for the whole year, not just only targeting Oktoberfest! Not every people going to Munich for the Oktoberfest. They took about 10 euro extra by making again so called membership card that who care for ?? we don't need it for every fucking year!!! with extra 4 euros, and added city taxsss like such as...

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Haus International München

Address: Elisabethstr. 87, D-80797 München - Munich
€ 36 price per Room

House international in Munich is much more than just a youth guest house. It´s a centre for students and a lively meeting point. People with different national and cultural background get to know and understand each other. We are the right place for you if you´re travelling as a group, with... Continue reading

Rated 4 star by 100 guests | Read reviews

Szymon From Poland On November 30, -0001

The hotel definitely satisfies all requirements of singles and couples which would like to visit Munchen (short trip). Not recommended for families.

Arun From India On November 30, -0001

Friendly staff and very good rooms!

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Westend Hotel

Address: Schwanthalerstrasse 121 - Munich
€ 59 price per Room

Enjoy our budget hotel in the center of Munich. We offer you family atmosphere in our 44 room WESTEND HOTEL (formerly HOTEL KURPFALZ) located only 1.5 km away from the main train station and very city centre. The hotel location is centrally and very quiet in a one... Continue reading

Rated 4 star by 32 guests | Read reviews

Nicola From Germany On November 30, -0001

at first site we walked past- this hostel is very inconsiderable from outside, but inside it is very nice. The rooms are small but nice funished and comfortable. The position next to Theresienwiese is great, to the city it takes up to 20 minutes by feet. The parking place is very expensive, its cheaper to park on the public places.

Adam From Poland On November 30, -0001

It's very quite hotel, which big rooms and clean bathroom.

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A and O München Hackerbrücke

Address: Arnulfstrasse 102, - Munich
€ 66 price per Room
€ 15 price per Bed

The A&O München Hackerbrücke opened in April 2006 and in May 2010 the lobby was expanded. The hotel has 200 rooms, all with their own balcony, shower or bathtub. On the rooftop of the house there is a bar with a comfy terrace, which invites guests to relax and take... Continue reading

Rated 3.5 star by 321 guests | Read reviews

Enrico From Italy On November 30, -0001

The only thing eh as no good we had two shower in the room but we can t use all together cause there wasn't enough hot water

Rafael From Mexico On November 30, -0001

BEDBUGS!!!

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All Inclusive Camping Munich

Address: 59, Lochhaussner Strasse - Munich
€ 87 price per Room
€ 65 price per Bed

The biggest party outside the beer halls...with up to 2500 guests with us per night, daily hot breakfast, BBQ party every night, DJ's & dancefloor, UNLIMITED BEER & SANGRIA for 10€/day, tents with sleeping bags & mattresses set up for your arrival & an international party crowd... About Munich All... Continue reading

Rated 3.5 star by 35 guests | Read reviews

Brendan From Spain On November 30, -0001

his is a campsite specifically designed for young, carefree, Oktoberfest goers who want to have the most amount of fun while spending the least amount of money. Upon arrival, I was greeted with a free beer and a beer bong. For an additional 10 Euro a night, you get UNLIMITED beer and Sangria. Good times. But more important than the free beer, the people that are drawn to this sort of place are one of a kind. You'll definitely make some lifelong friends. I came here alone but went home with a lot of new friends! Highly recommend it for anyone who loves a good party.

cara From Ireland On November 30, -0001

It was an amazing experience and i will come back to you if i come to Octoberfest again. HOWEVER the food for me and most people i spoke to was uneatable, i didnt eat one dinner or breakfast in my four nights there. I think it needs to be improved or i would just not get the all inclusive next time.