Munich Hostels & Camping
Meininger City Hostel
and Hotel München
The Munich outpost of
Berlin's Meininger hostel group is between the main railroad station and the Theresienewiese.
Hostel rates include sheets and a
Euro Youth Hotel München
from singles or doubles with baths, or shared room and dormitory accommodations.
The hotel is 3 minutes from the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) in an
attractive older building.
Rooms at this environmentally friendly hostel near the main railroad station
have 4 to 12 beds. Two "guesthouse floors" offer doubles with private
YMCA Youth Hotel
The centrally located CVJM (as the "Y" is known in Germany) has single, double,
and triple rooms with partitioned washing areas; toilets and showers are down
Haus International München
has 545 beds in 186 rooms (most with shower and toilet), plus amenities that
include a cafeteria, a disco, and an indoor swimming pool.
This hostel is for girls and women up to age 30. It's run by a Catholic social
organization and is just south of the Hauptbahnhof.
The German Youth Hostel Federation has two hostels in outlying districts of
Munich: the JH Thalkirchen and the
Neuhausen, which is near the U1 subway line's Rotkreuz-Platz station. For
details, enter "Munich" in the DJH search window. Important: JH
hostels in Bavaria don't allow guests over age 26, except for group leaders.
Looking for a different experience in the summer months or during Oktoberfest? From the railway station, travel 13 minutes
by U-Bahn to the Botanischer Garten stop and sleep in a huge tent with other
backpackers. (Or you can bring your own tent and still enjoy the new toilets,
showers, and self-service laundry facilities.)
Thalkirchen Camping Ground
This campground is in a conservation and recreation area, about 20 minutes from
central Munich by U-Bahn and bus. RV/caravan hookups are available, and the
campground is open from March 15 until October 31. (Note: More campgrounds are
listed at the bottom of Thalkirchen Camping Ground's Web page.)
During Oktoberfest, you can save money by renting a tent at the Olympic Horse
Stadium--but you'll need to bring your own sleeping bag.