Munich is a culturally rich city with plenty of fantastic things to see and do. From thought-provoking museums to historic buildings, beer gardens, and fairytale-like castles. It’s truly one of Germany’s must-visit destinations. But when you’re exploring a city like Munich, where you stay can make or break your experience. No one wants to deal with a hostel that’s inconveniently located, unclean, or worse, unsafe. But don’t worry, to ensure your stay aligns flawlessly with your Munich itinerary, we’ve done the legwork for you. Below, you’ll find our list of the best hostels in Munich, so you can plan your trip with confidence. Whether you’re on the hunt for a party hostel or simply a quiet private room to rest at the end of the day, you’ll find the crème de la crème of Munich’s hostel scene below!

5 Best Hostels in Munich

Dorm room at the Wombats City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof
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Wombats City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof

Wombats City Hostel is an excellent choice for those who want a social and modern hostel with all the amenities needed for a great stay. Not only is there a lively on-site bar with billiards and games but there is also a large communal kitchen with plenty of fridge space for hostel stayers, an atrium-like lounge with a glass roof perfect for those looking to work remotely, and a 24/7 reception for those coming in on the red eye. Other outstanding amenities include coin-operated laundry machines, free luggage storage, and rentals like hairdryers, adapters, and umbrellas.

Shared female-only and mixed dorms are offered with configurations of six or eight beds in a room with an ensuite. Each bed comes with a locker, shelf, reading light, and electrical outlet. 

For those who want some more privacy, Wombats offers private rooms with a private en suite for anywhere from one to eight guests. Wombats is located across the street from Munich Central Station, a 10-minute walk from the attractions of Old Town and the Oktoberfest grounds (Festplatz Wiesn), and a few short steps from grocery stores and restaurants.

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Dorm room at the Euro Youth Hostel in Munich, GermanyDorm room at the Euro Youth Hostel in Munich, Germany
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Euro Youth Hostel

If you’re looking for a central hostel in Munich then Euro Youth Hostel might be the place for you. The hostel is situated just a few steps from Munich Central Station, which offers excellent public transit to the entire city as well as several top-rated attractions within walking distance. The Oktoberfest grounds, Marienplatz, and Alte Pinakothek are about a 15-minute walk away while Old Town, Stachus Square, and Alter Botanischer Garten are only a 10-minute walk away.

Inside, the hostel boasts a clean modern style complete with on-site laundry facilities, a book exchange, and an on-site bar that offers extended daily Happy Hour. Weekly events are also hosted to help travelers meet new friends, like quiz nights, karaoke, live music, and live sporting events. An all-you-can-eat breakfast is also offered for an additional price.

Travelers can opt to book a room in a mixed or female-only dorm room with anywhere from three to 12 beds per room. However, the 10- and 12-bed mixed and female-only rooms are only for travelers aged 18-35. Each bed in the dorm rooms comes with an electrical outlet, a reading light, and a locker. Private rooms are also available with or without a private en suite and can sleep anywhere from one to five people.

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Dorm room at the HI Munich Park hostel in Munich, GermanyDorm room at the HI Munich Park hostel in Munich, Germany
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HI Munich Park

On the hunt for a laid-back hostel with excellent amenities? Then HI Munich Park might be the right fit. Located south of central Munich in the quieter Sendling neighborhood, this Munich hostel is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Old Town while still remaining less than a 10-minute transit ride away from the action in central Munich. The Hellabrunn Zoo is roughly a 20-minute walk from the hostel while the Thalkirchen metro station is only a five-minute walk away.

This colorful modern hostel boasts funky décor along with plenty of large lounge areas, an on-site restaurant and bar, and even a pizza vending machine for those who get the late-night munchies. Free parking is offered and there are laundry facilities available for those looking to freshen up their wardrobe. Other great amenities include a 24-hour reception, a book exchange, an on-site game room with games like billiards and foosball, and a kid’s zone for little ones who want to play. Several private rooms are available that can sleep upwards of six people as well as dorm rooms where each bed comes with a storage cubby, shelf, and personal light.

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Dorm room at the The 4You Hostel in Munich, GermanyDorm room at the The 4You Hostel in Munich, Germany
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The 4You Hostel

Those looking for a cheap hostel in Munich that is centrally located should definitely check out the 4You Hostel. At 4You, several spacious private rooms are available that can sleep up to four people either with or without a private ensuite. The single and double privates are especially nice for digital nomads as they come equipped with a personal desk. A female-only six-bed dorm is available for the ladies or backpackers can book a bed in a six-, eight-, or 12-person mixed dorm. All dorm beds come with a lockable cage drawer under the bed, along with a personal reading light.

Start the day off with a feast at the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet or head to one of the many cafés within a block of the hostel. The on-site restaurant also serves up some delicious Bavarian food and beers for those craving local dishes. Travelers can enjoy several communal areas in the hostel and play billiards, rent bikes, or get some laundry. The hostel also boasts a 24-hour reception, free city tours, and free luggage storage. 4You is located one block from Munich Central Station and a 10-minute walk from Old Town, the Lenbachhaus Museum, and Stachus Square.

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Dorm room at the Jaeger’s Munich hostelDorm room at the Jaeger’s Munich hostel
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Jaeger’s Munich

Jaeger’s Munich is located on the edge of Old Town, just around the corner from the Deutsches Theater, and is another excellent choice for those who want to be within walking distance of Oktoberfest and Munich’s top attractions. Several popular places are within a 20-minute walking radius, including Frauenkirche, Sendlinger Tor gate, and the Munich Residence. There are also several restaurants and grocery stores just steps from the hostel.

Inside, backpackers will find a relaxed laid-back space with modern furnishings and a touch of Bavaria charm. The hostel boasts a stylish common area with an electric fireplace, an on-site bar, and several tables and chairs to set up a laptop for a workday. Free walking tours are offered in English and washing and drying facilities are available for those looking to catch up on laundry. It should be noted this is a youth hostel in Munich, so only guests ages 18 to 35 are permitted to stay in the dorm. Private rooms have no age restriction.

Backpackers can choose between booking one of the private rooms that can sleep anywhere from one to four people or opt for the budget-friendly route and book a bed in a four-, six-, eight-, or 10-person mixed or female-only dorm.

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More Great Hostels in Munich

The Tent hostel in Munich, GermanyThe Tent hostel in Munich, Germany
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The Tent

This is hands down the coolest hostel in Munich and maybe one of the most unique found in Europe. The Tent takes the idea of camping to a whole other level with its summer-camp-style hostel as it’s located in a spacious park area with a layout more like a campground than a traditional hostel. However, just like most campgrounds in Germany, the Tent is only open from June until the beginning of October. The hostel gets its name from the enormous shared tent dorm that features 180 beds under one large canopy roof. Essentially, it’s like one big sleepover!

Travelers can relax at the end of the day in front of the communal firepit and sing songs with fellow travelers or head over to the communal kitchen to whip up a meal. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy, including an on-site café, a cafeteria with a beer garden, and a piano bar. Free weekly walking tours are also offered, as well as bike rentals and laundry facilities. Those who like to stay active will love the endless amount of activities and sports equipment available to borrow, like soccer balls, ping pong, foosball, basketball, and even beach volleyball. The Tent is located a 20-minute walk north of Nymphenburg Palace and a 15-drive from Old Town.

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Dorm room at the MEININGER Hotel München Zentrum in Munich, GermanyDorm room at the MEININGER Hotel München Zentrum in Munich, Germany
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MEININGER Hotel München Zentrum

Those looking for a comfortable and laid-back centrally located hostel in Munich should consider staying at Meininger Hotel München Zentrum. Located just down the street from Munich Central Station, this hotel-hostel offers great proximity to Old Town and Munich’s best attractions while still offering plenty to do at the hostel once guests arrive back after a day of adventuring. Savvy travelers can make use of the communal kitchen to prepare their own meals or head over to the games room to play a friendly round of billiards, darts, or foosball. There is also an on-site bar, a children’s play area, and a large lounge with plenty of tables for those who need space to work on their laptops. Other amenities include a daily buffet breakfast, bike rentals, underground parking, and an on-site laundry facility.

This hostel in Munich with private rooms is ideal for families or those traveling with their furry friends as the pet-friendly rooms can sleep up to six people, include private bathrooms, are spacious and bright, and come with the option of adding a complimentary baby cot to the room. Those looking to go the traditional backpacker route and book a shared dorm can choose between 12-, six-, or four-bed mixed or female-only rooms.

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Dorm room at the MEININGER Munich Olympiapark hostelDorm room at the MEININGER Munich Olympiapark hostel
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MEININGER Munich Olympiapark

If you’re looking for a clean modern hostel that offers pet-friendly private rooms, then make your way to Meininger Munich Olympiapark. This is a good hostel in Munich for those who want to be close to attractions like Olympiapark, the BMW Museum, and Nymphenburg Palace. The Olympiapark West tram stop is just a two-minute walk away and takes only 20 minutes to get to the heart of Old Town and Marienplatz.

The hostel is spread across eight floors and each room, both dorm and private, comes equipped with soundproof windows, a private ensuite, and a TV. Backpackers can book a bed in a six- or eight-bed mixed or female-only room, where each bed is equipped with a storage drawer and a locker. Spacious private rooms are also offered and can sleep up to six people. Not only does this hostel offer fantastic clean and modern rooms, but the same level of comfort and fun is found throughout the hostel. Guests can head down to the game room to get competitive with new friends, freshen up their clothes in the laundry room, or head to the on-site bar for a refreshing pint. Other noteworthy amenities include a large communal kitchen, paid underground parking, and a 24-hour reception.

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Room at the DJH Jugendherberge München CityRoom at the DJH Jugendherberge München City
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DJH Jugendherberge München City

Situated between Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Central Station sits this amazing modern hostel perfect for solo travelers or groups. Almost all the rooms in the hostel have been optimally designed to be barrier-free and wheelchair friendly, making this a great option for those with limited mobility. DJH Jugendherberge München City has also been optimally redesigned for musicians and offers rehearsal spaces, meeting rooms, a stage, and even a recording studio. The hostel also boasts a spacious common area with plenty of tables and chairs, a courtyard, an on-site bar, and a complimentary breakfast.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find dorm rooms as well organized and laid out as the ones at DJH Jugendherberge. All dorm rooms have been fitted with pod-like bunk beds optimizing privacy while still creating a social space to meet new friends. Male-only or female-only dorm rooms are offered with anywhere from two to 11 beds. Private rooms are also offered that can sleep one to six guests and come with a private ensuite.

DJH Jugendherberge is located in a quiet neighborhood that is a five-minute walk from the Rotkreuzplatz metro and tram stop, offering excellent access to the entire city. There are several great eateries nearby and Old Town is roughly 20 minutes away by public transit.

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Dorm room at the CVJM Jugendhotel MünchenDorm room at the CVJM Jugendhotel München
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CVJM Jugendhotel München

The CVJM Jugendhotel München (also known as YMCA Youth Hostel Munich) is another fantastic choice for those who want to be close to the attractions of Old Town. Located on the edge of Old Town, this hostel offers fantastic walkability with the Oktoberfest grounds only a 10-minute walk away and Viktualienmarkt, Marienplatz, and the Sendlinger Tor gate less than 20 minutes away on foot. Since it’s centrally located, guests won’t need to go far to find a great place for a meal as there are several restaurants on the hostel’s doorstep.

Inside, CVJM Jugendhotel München has a clean modern vibe and plenty of perks and amenities for guests, like free breakfast, free luggage storage, complimentary towels, and strong Wi-Fi. Complimentary tea and coffee are offered near reception and there is a small reading nook with a library of books to choose from. The large dining room is perfect for those who want to set up shop for the day with their laptops or remote workers can head to one of the many nearby cafés. This Munich youth hostel offers spacious four-bed female- or male-only rooms where each bed comes with a personal reading light, a shelf, and a locker. The four-bed dorm can also be booked as a private room which comes with a private ensuite and a four-person table.

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Now that you’re an expert in the best Munich hostels, what are you waiting for? All you have to do now is find the hostel that speaks to your vibe and the next thing you’ll know you’ll be relaxing in a beer garden with a frosty Hofbräu beer in hand!

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