20 AMAZING Hostels in Munich (February 2019 • Insider Guide!)

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Germany is one of those countries that has always been close to my heart – and Munich, in particular, is one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s got the beer. It’s got the nightlife and clubs. And some of the best hostels in Much are some of the best hostels in Germany as a whole.

With nearly 14 million annual visitors and 400 lodging options, it can seem overwhelming to know exactly where to stay in Munich. This is exactly why I made the list of the 20 best hostels in Munich. I break down Munich’s hostel scene, category by category, so you know EXACTLY where you need to stay, allowing you focus on more awesome stuff. Drinking German beer. No. Exploring Munich. That’s what I meant.

Let’s look at the 20 best hostels in Munich.

 

Quick Answer – The Best Hostels in Munich

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What to look for to find the best hostels in Munich

Obviously, the ‘best’ anything is completely debatable. But I made these lists with the interests of budget travelers in mind. In particular, there are a few things I took into consideration. By keeping an eye out for these few things, you’ll be an expert traveler in no time (PS – check out the Backpacker Bible if you really want to be a budget-travel-expert).

  1. Location – As in typical German fashion, Munich is gorgeously designed and has a strong, navigable infrastructure. The public transit is clean, quick and efficient, enabling you to get anywhere you need to and relatively quickly. Munich is also not overwhelmingly large. Due to this, it isn’t 100% imperative to book a hostel relative to any location.
  2. Price – While the best hostels in Munich are all awesome, they all come at a hefty price tag. Price of Travel puts the cost of backpacking Munich at $76 a DAY. That’s why if you are on a budget, it is imperative to make sure you have a hostel with some decent…
  3. Amenities – With such expensive prices in Western Europe as a whole, budget travelers always need to be aware of hostels free amenities. Services like free breakfast and free towels can really add up over time and save you a boat ton of money.
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tbb2-table__image Overall Best Hostel in MunichOverall Best Hostel in MunichEuro Youth Hostel

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in MunichBest Hostel for Solo Travellers in MunichThe 4You Hostel Munich

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tbb2-table__image Best Cheap Hostel in MunichBest Cheap Hostel in MunichJaeger’s Munich

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Couples in MunichBest Hostel for Couples in MunichA&O München Hackerbrücke

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tbb2-table__image Best Party Hostel in MunichBest Party Hostel in MunichWombats City Hostel Munich

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in MunichBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in MunichHI Munich-Park

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel with a Private Room in MunichBest Hostel with a Private Room in MunichSmart Stay Hostel Munich City

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The Best Hostels in Munich

These are some of the top hostels in Munich. I’ve organized them into separate categories so you can book the best hostel for you based on your specific needs.

 

Overall Best Hostel in Munich – Euro Youth Hostel

Euro Youth Best Hostels in Munich

  • $
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Wifi
  • Tours and Travel Desk

Euro Youth Hostel is a firm favourite hostel with backpackers from around the world and an easy choice for the overall best hostel in Munich! With a ton of onsite facilities and freebies you’ll never want to leave! Literally, right next to the train station and the old town, Euro Youth Hostel is hands down one of the best hostels in Munich in 2018. Let’s not forget the beer garden bar, perfect for mingling and meeting fellow travellers; and open whatever the weather! One major bonus of Euro Youth Hostel is the free, super-fast wifi that is available throughout the building.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Munich – The 4You Hostel Munich

The 4You best hostel in Munich

  • $
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • Travel & Tours Desk

The 4You Hostel Munich is one of the top hostels in Munich regardless of your travel style. With an onsite bar and cafe, The 4You Hostel is the best hostel for solo travelers in Munich; there are a few vending machines too to satisfy your midnight munchies! The free breakfast buffet is huge! The best way to fuel up before exploring Munich. Be sure to head to their travel desk to find out about tours of the Munich, another great way to mingle and meet people. No age limit, curfew or lock-out; you’ll feel right at home!

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Best Cheap Hostel in Munich #1 – Jaeger’s Munich

Jaeger’s best hostel in Munich

Jaeger’s is the best cheap hostel in Munich for a variety of reasons…

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  • Free Wifi
  • Bar
  • Tours & Travel Desk

Easily the best cheap hostel in Munich, Jaeger’s Munich has consistently cheap dorm rooms and never scrimps on quality. Keeping it cheap, there is a great buffet spread for just €4.95. Jaeger’s is one of the most recommended hostels in Munich mostly due to its great location, laid back vibe and super clean spaces. The late check-out service is a must for any traveller who plans on making the most of Munich’s epic nightlife! Be sure to take a moment to enjoy the steam room, especially during a chilly German winter’s day.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Munich #2 – Haus International

Haus International best hostel in Munich

For big traveling groups, Haus International is one of the best cheap hostels in Munich!

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  • Free Wifi
  • ATM
  • Microwave for Self Catering

Haus International is one of the best hostels in Munich in 2018 for big groups. So if you find your crew growing as you travel be sure to check into Haus International when you hit Munich. The rooms are fairly simple but great value for money, there is an ATM on site to help keep you cashed up and ready to roll. There is not only an onsite bar but cafe and restaurant too with hearty meals available throughout the day. The pool table is the go-to hangout spot for an evening. Prices are stated per room, not per person.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Munich #3 – Schusterhausl Inn

Schusterhausl Inn best hostel in Munich

Good beer coupled with great vibes makes Schusterhausl Inn a top contender for the best cheap hostel in Munich…

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  • Free Wifi
  • Beer Garden
  • Self Catering Available.

Schusterhausl Inn is the only hostel in Munich serving beer straight from the barrel, making it a beer buff’s paradise. Dorm rooms are cheap as chips so Schusterhausl Inn is a great budget hostel in Munich. Within the gardens of Schusterhausl Inn is a restaurant and bar along with an outdoor terrace which provides the perfect backdrop for sampling some of Bavaria’s best booze. Free wifi and the communal kitchen make Schusterhausl Inn a great place for digital nomads who are looking to knuckle down in Munich.

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Best Hostel for Couples in Munich – A&O München Hackerbrücke

A&O München Hackerbrücke best hostel in Munich

  • $$
  • Rooftop Terrace & Bar
  • Bathtubs
  • Parking

It doesn’t get much better than A&O München Hackerbrücke when it comes to the best hostel for couples in Munich. With options for cosy dorms or private ensuite rooms there’s room to suit every budget; some with bathtubs too. From the rooftop terrace on a clear day, you can even see the Alps towering in the distance. You can find A&O München Hackerbrücke one stop away from Central Station on the intra-city train making it a great base for exploring Munich. Get competitive on the table football or pool table with a Bavarian beer!

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Best Party Hostel in Munich – Wombats City Hostel Munich

Wombats City best hostel in Munich

  • $$
  • Free Wifi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Bar & Pool Table

At the 2017 Hoscars awards Wombats City Hostel was voted as the most popular youth hostel in Munich, and it’s easy to see why. Super friendly staff and being ‘two stone’s throw’ away from the old town makes Wombats City Hostel the best party hostel in Munich. Not only are you close to some of Munich’s best nightlife spots but Wombats City has its own bar and atrium which can house what seems to be half the city for an awesome party! Happy hours and free drinks are the names of the game at Wombats, making it one of the best hostels in Munich.

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Munich – HI Munich-Park

HI Munich-Park best hostels in Munich

  • $$
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Postal Service

Digital Nomads have a slightly different agenda than backpackers and HI Munich-Park is the perfect fit. With super fast wifi available throughout the building and a quiet cafe to help you focus, HI Munich-Park is the best hostel for digital nomads in Munich. Being away from the main touristy centre means that digital nomads get to experience more of ‘real’ Munich. The free breakfast is the perfect way to get those creative juices flowing for working online. With a modern and clean-cut design, HI Munich-Park is also one of the coolest hostels in Munich.

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Best Hostel with a Private Room in Munich – Smart Stay Hostel Munich City

Smart Stay best hostel in Munich

For the best hostel with a private room in Munich, check out Smart Stay Hostel!

  • $$
  • Free Wifi
  • Self Catering Option
  • 2-mins walk to Oktoberfest

Backpackers hostels in Munich rarely have self catering options which is what makes Smart Stay the perfect choice for travellers who are trying to cut down on the food budget, in turn making it one of the best budget hostels in Munich.

Private rooms are on offer if you are needing some personal space to unwind. Free wifi and an onsite cafe and bar make for a great hangout for digital nomads or those on a working holiday. No curfew means you can make the most of Oktoberfest without a long trek back to bed, making it one of the best hostels in Munich.

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More of the Best Hostels in Munich

A&O Müchen Laim

A&O Müchen Laim best hostel in Munich

  • $$
  • Free Wifi
  • Bar & Pool Table
  • Tours & Travel Desk

A&O Müchen Laim Munich backpackers hostel is simple, bright and super clean and has quickly solidified itself as one of the best hostels in Munich. As one of the newest youth hostels in Munich places fill up fast so be sure to snap up your bed as soon as possible. They offer a tasty all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet for just €7 and the bar is open ’til late. A&O Müchen Laim have onsite parking and a travel desk to help you plan your next destination. You can find fellow backpackers in the games room; perhaps a chance to plan some European adventures together?

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Smart Stay Hotel Station

Smart Stay Hotel Station best hostel in Munich

  • $$
  • Luggage Store
  • 24-Hour Reception & No Curfew

As the name would suggest, Smart Stay Hotel Station is right next to the train station, just 100m away, in fact, meaning there’s no need to fork out for a taxi. They have 6-bed dorms available but most guests opt to stay in one of the single or double rooms. Be sure to get your fill before you hop on the train and enjoy the €6,90 fill ya boots breakfast buffet. Smart Stay Hotel Station is a highly recommended hostel in Munich for those catching early trains out of the city.

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Gspusi Bar Hostel

Gspusi Bar best hostel in Munich

  • $$$
  • Free Wifi
  • Steam Room
  • Bar

Offering large, spacious rooms, Gspusi Bar Hostel is Munich’s only boutique style hostel, making it easily the coolest hostel in Munich. With a quirky yet classy design, it is the blackout curtains and super comfy beds that make for a relaxing and calming stay. The rooms may be calm but the buzzing atmosphere of the bar and lounge must be experienced during your stay, not to mention the steam room too. Free wifi throughout the building is great for creating FOMO with your mates at home by sharing photos of the obscure decor!

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HI-Munich City

HI-Munich City best hostel in Munich

  • $$
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking

HI-Munich City is the sister hostel to HI-Munich Park – both are some of the best hostels in Munich. Run by YHA they run a tight ship around here which makes for a great stay. HI-Munich City is close to public transport stops and the staff are always on hand to help you get to where you need to be, they’ve long been a top Munich backpackers hostel. The outdoor terrace is a popular spot for meeting fellow travellers and hanging out with friends in the summer, it is open in the winter but is rather chilly!

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Meininger Munich City Center

Meininger Munich City Center best hostel in Munich

  • $$
  • Free Wifi
  • BBQ Area
  • Self Catering

For the independent traveller, Meininger Munich City Center is perfect, with a fully loaded kitchen and supermarkets a short walk away you’ll be cooking up a storm. The BBQ on the outdoor terrace is great in the summer, next to the onsite bar where you can choose from a great range of local beers. The games room and pool table help create a laid back and happy vibe at Meininger. Be sure to nip over the road and visit the world famous Augustiner Brustuben where they brew the best beer in the world (or so they say!) Meininger is probably one of the best hostels in Munich for beer drinkers!

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Arthotel

Arthotel best hostel in Munich

  • $$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • Tour & Travel Desk

Although hotel by name, Arthotel is a hostel at heart. Rooms are available per group rather than per person, so if you’re travelling as a group Arthotel is a great shout. If you’re heading to Munich for Oktoberfest be sure to book well ahead of time as Arthotel is super popular, mostly due to the great free breakfast and friendly staff. There is a bar onsite perfect for pre-drinking for Oktoberfest which is only a few minutes walk away. For groups, Arthotel is one of the best budget hostels in Munich.

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YMCA Youth Hostel

YMCA Youth best hostel in Munich

  • $$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • Tours & Travel Desk

Wherever you are in the world you can’t go wrong with choosing a YMCA Youth Hostel and the YMCA Youth Hostel Munich is no exception. These guys fill up really, really quickly as they take big groups. Everyone who stays raves about the free breakfast and the laid back common room. Free city maps are useful as YMCA Munich is just a few minutes walk from the very heart of Munich but staff are always around to help with directions and advice.

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Hotel Monaco

Hotel monaco best hostels in munich

  • $$$
  • Free Wifi
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Tour & Travel Desk

For those foodies out there, you’ll certainly appreciate the free pastries available at the front desk when you check-in, as if you needed anything to sweeten the deal! Breakfast is available for €11 and is a classic continental buffet. Hotel Monaco is great for couples or travelling pairs who want a night away from the dorms! You can store your luggage for free if you’ve got a late flight and want to get some final sightseeing in without lugging your bags around. Although a bit pricey, Hotel Monaco is a top hostel in Munich.

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Hotel Nymphenburg

Hotel Nymphenburg best hostel in Munich

  • $$$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • Bar & Outdoor Terrace

Offering rooms for up to 4 people, Hotel Nymphenburg is another of Munich’s hotel-become-hostel homes. The free breakfast here is second to none and with an onsite bar too, you may find you want to spend more time in the hotel than out on the town! The simple yet charming decor makes Hotel Nymphenburg one of the most highly recommended hostels in Munich. Hotel Nymphenburg is home to Germany’s biggest collection of posters showing local art. Historical, friendly and cosy Hotel Nymphenburg is a must.

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Hostel Nanina

Hostel Nanina best hostel in Munich

  • $$
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self Catering Facilities

Cute, cosy and family run Hostel Nanina is an ideal spot for those headed to Oktoberfest. That said, being family run creates a calm and relaxed vibe meaning hardcore party animals should look elsewhere. Backpackers looking for a real local experience in a friendly and safe central location will be delighted with the warm welcome offered by Hostel Nanina. Often overlooked, Hostel Nanina is one of the best hostels in Munich.

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Atlas City Hotel

atlas hostel Munich

  • $$$
  • Free Wifi
  • All Ensuite Rooms
  • Breakfast Available – €5

For those who need a break from messy dorm rooms and snoring roommates, Atlas City Hotel is the place to go. Atlas City Hotel is right at the heart of Munich and close to many other hostels making is easy as to meet new friends on the road. Super close to the train station and the Oktoberfest tents, Atlas City Hotel is easy to find for it is a grand old building. Not one of the coolest hostels in Munich but cosy and comfortable for sure.

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Conclusion to the Best Hostels in Munich

While a bit on the pricey side, Munich is nothing short of brilliant and great time. With this list of the best hostels in Munich, you’ll hopefully have a solid idea of where you want to stay so you can start drinki… I mean exploring!

And as a reminder, while the hostels in Munich are truly amazing, out of all the best hostels in Munich, our favorite is the Euro Youth Hostel.
Euro Youth Best Hostels in Munich

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