I have been around and around trying to find a hotel that costs less than a hundred dollars in Munich. Even on this site I am stymied. There has got to be some hotels that are reasonable there, for a couple of nights. ANyone got any secrets that I can't see online? This is frustrating.
At what dates are you looking at? During Octoberfest Munich is booked solid, even the cheapest rubbish dumps go for 100+ EUR.
The cheapest accomodation during summer and outside Octoberfest in Munich is at http://www.the-tent.com/index.htm for 7,50 EUR per person. You sleep with a couple of blankets on the floor of and old beer tent.
If that is not for you, I can recommend staying at the Meininger Hotel + Hostel.
What dates are you searching for? Doing some searches myself, there seems to be a lot of variations in the prices depending on date. Most Saturdays are more expensive, and then especially this coming weekend and the valentine's day weekend are really expensive.
You could consider booking a double room at a hostel such as Haus International (http://www.haus-international.de/index.php?lang=en). I have stayed there and it was really clean and quiet. Obviously it doesn't offer all the comfort of a hotel but it's centrally located and will certainly do the job if you need a place to sleep.
If you want to come during Oktoberfest, the Wombat Hostel does not release its rooms for reservation until June 1st so there is still a chance to sleep cheaply. I watched a report on it once and it seems fantastic.
Hope this helps,
Another popular option for cheap accomodation during Octoberfest is renting a campervan and hitting the campsites just outside Munich.
Note that if you want the Wombat hostel you'll need to be online at exactly the first 30 min after they open their reservation system on June 1st.
Personally I would not wait for the Wombat to open, instead I strongly recommend that you book accomodation now if you are headed for Octoberfest.
BTW, note that there is another fair similar to Octoberfest in Stuttgart at roughly the same time. It is far less less overrun with tourists and has a more local, more authentic, and family-friendly feel to it.
Ah, Hoisted on my own petard.....I often say people don't include enough info in their question.
The hotel is for WEDNESDAY of next week. I land there then. Last time I was there it was like fifty or sixty bucks for a room. But right now it's hurting. Thanks for the responses. I'll look at the Meininger.
Anyone else got a hot tip?
ANd Meininger was great. That's where I'm going. Too bad I couldn't find that before.
Flora, Creatif Hotel Elephant and Pension Lindner hotels may suit you. Otherwise you may go to the neighborhoods of Munich also.
[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]
Not to quibble, but I have his post in the inbox of my email. It doesn't advertise anything and gives direct advice to my question. It mentions three different hotels in one sentence without upselling...and then suggests I just go to a neighbourhood. Friendly advice, really You're not allowed to have an email address in your post? Really?
[ Edit: Edited on 31-Jan-2009, at 08:23 by Piecar ]
What's the issue?
It ends with a domain name, which was also included in four of the five total postings by this member; which suggests that getting that URL posted is the real purpose of replying. A moderator for this forum will snip that URL (and maybe PM the member to tell them to stop this behaviour) and then make the post visible again.