With Oktoberfest kicking off this weekend, travellers can still find amazing accommodation to soak in the festivities in Munich at Hostelworld, the global hostel-focussed online booking platform.
If Munich isn’t what you’re looking for, we’ve also got a great list of alternative Oktoberfest experiences including hostels with their own microbreweries and even the chance to stay in a disused brewery.
Hostelworld, the global hostel-focussed online booking platform, shares the top hostels in Munich with availability throughout the festivities.
Price: From £96.97 per night
This friendly hostel offers plenty of extras for guests, such as a fully stocked bar and a frequently praised all-you-can-eat breakfast. The hostel is located just a short walk from the Oktoberfest hub and major sights in the city centre, as well as near the U-Bahn and international trains at the Hauptbahnhof. If you’re worried about rain ruining your fun, the hammocks and bean bags in the glass-roofed courtyard allow travellers to relax even during poor weather.
Price: From £80.81 per night
Euro Youth Hostel is located next to the Hauptbahnhof and features comfy rooms, large, clean bathrooms and modern security. Hostelworld guests say the bar is ‘a great place to meet people and have some good conversations, which is appreciated since I was travelling alone’. The hostel also offers discounts on pub crawls – let the festivities begin
Price: From £97.87 per night
This beautiful, modern hostel is located close to the Olympic park, just 10 minutes’ away from the city centre. All rooms are equipped with flat screen TV, key-card-system and soundproof windows – trust us you’ll need these after a long day enjoying the festivities. The lobby, games zone, guest kitchen and bar offer space for relaxing with friends, both new and old, perfect for chilling in pre or post Oktoberfest.
Price: From £71.83 per night
If you’re travelling solo for your Oktoberfest celebrations, this is the hostel for you. Start your trip with a free shot at the in-house bar and make sure you ask the staff for some of the best insider tips to enjoy Oktoberfest. Lots of museums, nightspots, pedestrian zones and the centre of Oktoberfest are also only 10 minutes’ away from your front steps. All sites that are not in walking distance can be reached comfortably and fast by public transport.
Price: From £50.28 per night
The team at Meininger Munich City Center know a lot about Bavarian comfort, and so the feel-good factor in their Munich hostel is particularly great. Directly opposite the hostel you’ll find one of the most famous beer halls in Munich, Augustiner Brustuben. Here they brew what locals describe as the best beer in the world, perfect for getting the party off to a great start. Prost!
Price: From £60.16 per night
The 4You Hostel Munich offers a delicious continental breakfast buffet included in the price of the stay for those who may be recovering from the night before (and for those who aren’t!) Another centrally located hostel, this could be the perfect option to celebrate Oktoberfest in style.
Price: From £38.15 per night
A&O Munich Laim is located only four stops from Munich’s central station and the heart of the Oktoberfest action. This is ideal for those looking to find a moment of tranquillity during the bustling festival, this hostel is close to the park at the Nymphenburg Palace and the Royal Deer Park.
For those looking for to achieve a traditional Oktoberfest experience outside of Munich, Hostelworld has a range of quirky options around Germany and wider Europe so guests can get involved in the festivities no matter where they are this September.
Circus Hostel Berlin– Berlin, Germany
Price: From £25.13 per night
With an adjoining microbrewery, The Circus Hostel makes a great alternative to the traditional Oktoberfest festivities. This hostel has you covered from dawn to dusk, with a breakfast buffet to start the day, ‘Behind the Curtain’ walking tours, and home brewed beer to finish the day. The hostel also hosts quiz nights, karaoke and live music during the week, as well as bikes for hire for all the explorers out there.
Pfefferbett Hostel– Berlin, Germany
Price: From £22.45 per night
For all the history lovers out there, how does a chance to spend the night on the site of a former brewery sound? The Pfefferbett Hostel Berlin is located on the historic ‘Pfefferberg’ area in one of Berlin’s hippest and trendiest districts – Prenzlauer Berg. Right next to the hostel you’ll find artists’ workshops, galleries, a theatre, restaurants and a beer garden with its own brewery – they all breathe new life into the industrial heritage-protected area.
Greg & Tom Beer House Hostel– Krakow, Poland
Price: From £11.44 per night
With free breakfast, free dinner and free beer, Greg & Tom Beer House Hostel is not to be missed! One insightful reviewer has pretty much hit the nail on the head: ‘If you wanna have fun go here!’. The Greg and Tom Hostel is all about having a great time; offering cheap accommodation close to Krakow’s Old Town, and with an abundance of free food and ‘club crawls’, you’re guaranteed to find everything you need to make new friends and let your hair down. They also serve up ‘real quality restaurant food’ every night in the restaurant and ‘the toilets are good enough to sleep in’. Need we say more?
Black Isle Hostel– Inverness, Scotland
Price: From £26.00 per night
Attached to this hostel, the Black Isle Bar, has proven to be a popular establishment offering a selection of 26 craft beers on draught. The brewery produces world class organic beers with a large selection of these showcased exclusively in the hostel. The bar’s kitchen is fitted with a wood fired pizza oven and the food is as organic as the owners can possibly source. A food and drink lover’s dream!