5 COOLEST Party Hostels in Munich – Experience Oktoberfest & Enjoy Bavaria’s Best Beer

5 COOLEST Party Hostels in Munich

Munich has been ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world and is a major hub for the arts, sciences, technology, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism. It also has a very high standard of living; In terms of home prices and rent, Munich is routinely rated as one of the most expensive cities in Germany. However, don’t let this frighten you.

There are a lot of budget-friendly options in the city, as you can see from our list of party hostels in Munich. As of 2015, Munich is regarded as an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Rankings Research Institute, making it one of Germany’s most rich and rapidly expanding cities. More than 530,000 residents of the city have a foreign ancestry, constituting 37.7% of the total population.

All of the major cities in Germany and Austria can be reached by rail, and Munich serves as a significant hub for the European and German high-speed passenger rail networks. Stushowmapttgart, Nuremberg (Nürnberg in German), and Salzburg are served by autobahns (expressways) that merge into the city.

The old town, centred on the historic marketplace at Marienplatz, has lost its historic character and rapidly become a business district. Three of the seven town gates, Karls, Sendlinger, and Isar, all from the fourteenth century, are among the historical structures still standing.

Munich is known for having a thriving nightlife scene. The Bavarian city features an abundance of night locales, from traditional beer gardens to sophisticated clubs and bars. Suppose you’re looking for a classic Munich experience. In that case, you can visit one of the city’s famous beer gardens, such as the Augustinier Keller or the Hacker-Pschorr, where you can enjoy delicious German food paired with the world’s finest beer.

This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in Munich.

🥳 The COOLEST Party Hostels? Our favorites are:

  1. Euro Youth Hostel
  2. HI Munich Park Youth Hostel
  3. Wombat's City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof
  4. Wombat's City Hostel Munich Werksviertel
  5. Jaeger's Munich

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Wombat's City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …

  • to party!
  • a social Hostel to actually meet people!
  • a cool hostel with drinking games and such!

Additionally, you should visit “Bierkellers”, a traditional German tavern known for hosting live music daily. On the other hand, if you’re aiming for a modern approach, you can check out the nightclubs that offer stellar entertainment and stay open until morning.

For instance, you can party at the P1 Club, a former royal palace transformed into a deluxe club, or visit Pacha Munich, known for multiple dance floors and sets from renowned DJs.

Furthermore, Munich has a long history of being a cultural hub, with its main highlight being the opera. The Bavarian State Dramatic Company and numerous private theatres offer lively cultural experiences. Moreover, you should research if there are any live shows scheduled for the Munich Philharmonic, the Bavarian State Opera Company, and other orchestras.

Finally, excellent museums and art galleries may be found in Munich. The Wittelsbach dynasty has amassed art masterpieces since the 16th century, and they are now kept in the Alte Pinakothek, a section of the Bavarian State Picture Galleries. Its holdings of paintings from the Flemish Baroque and Renaissance periods, including works by Albrecht Dürer, Peter Paul Rubens, and Anthony van Dyck, are particularly strong.

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Quick Introduction to Munich

Average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Munich is 21€ to 31€ per night. Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelz.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Oktoberfest: Oktoberfest in Munich is a must-do for any solo traveler looking for a good time! This annual event takes place in late September and early October and is one of the world’s largest festivals. It’s a unique opportunity to experience the culture of Bavaria in a fun, vibrant atmosphere. You better book your hostel fast before this much-awaited event. 

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The Coolest Party Hostels in Munich are …

Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Munich for partying:

  1. Euro Youth Hostel
  2. HI Munich Park Youth Hostel
  3. Wombat's City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof
  4. Wombat's City Hostel Munich Werksviertel
  5. Jaeger's Munich

These are our favorite hostels in Munich to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Munich (and more!).

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🥳 Best Party Hostel:Euro Youth Hostel
🤑 Cheapest Party Hostel:Wombat's City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof
🍺 For legendary womBAR:Wombat's City Hostel Munich Werksviertel
📍 Top Location:Jaeger's Munich
👫 For Socializing:Wombat's City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof
🎤 For Activities:HI Munich Park Youth Hostel

1. Euro Youth Hostel

The first hostel on our list is located on a quiet side street, about a two-minute walk from Munich Central Station. The 24-hour Euro Youth Hostel in Munich provides free Wi-Fi, large rooms, and open access.

The room types include twin, triple, or single rooms with shared bathrooms in addition to mixed or female-only dormitories with up to 14 beds. In contrast, there are single rooms with private bathrooms if you want more privacy.

Euro Youth is housed in an old structure from the 1880s and has a marble floor, chandeliers, and an ancient wooden staircase. Handmade hardwood beds, complimentary linens, and safes are all features of the light rooms.

Every morning there is an unlimited breakfast buffet. Sports events are shown on an OLED TV and a 3 m projection in the bar of the Euro Youth Hotel. The hostel offers a huge variety of Bavarian beers, and there are frequent quiz nights, live performances, and DJ sets organised at the bar.

Location: The Euro Youth Munich is located 15 minutes on foot from Marienplatz Square and the Old Town of Munich. It takes 10 minutes to walk to the Theresienwiese location of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich.

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Euro Youth Hotel Munich Dorm

2. HI Munich Park Youth Hostel

HI Munich Park Youth Hostel has a 24-hour reception and is located in the Thalkirchen neighbourhood of Munich, five minutes by foot from the Munich Zoo and ten minutes by subway from the city’s centre.

They have 38 two-bed, 53 four-bed, and 13 six-bed rooms with bunk beds and private bathrooms. They can provide cosy lodging for 374 guests – imagine all the new friends you could make!
Bed linens and a private bathroom are included in each room, and the entire building offers free Wi-Fi.

At Munich Park, a breakfast buffet is available each morning. Also, there are additional options for lunch and dinner, including lunch boxes.

Next to the reception area are a small café and vending machines. Additionally, three chill-out rooms on the ground level and a large area in the basement are available for visitors to unwind in.

Location: Thalkirchen Underground Station is just 400 m away. Several peaceful, green parks are within a 30-minute walk.

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Play table tennis at HI Munich Park Youth Hostel

3. Wombat's City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof

Wombat's City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof near Munich’s main train station offers good transportation options and is only a 10-minute walk from the pedestrian area and the old town’s Marienplatz plaza.
The Wombat’s City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof offers clean, practical rooms with private bathrooms, making it the perfect home base for travellers on a tight budget. A balcony is a common element in rooms. Every community space has free internet access.

Enjoy an unlimited continental breakfast before visiting attractions like the Viktualienmarkt market and the Hofbräuhaus brewery. The transportation options just outside your door make getting around the city simple.

In the evening, unwind with a beverage in the Wombar or mingle in the jovial community space with a glass ceiling. Alternatively, you might play a game of pool or browse the internet on the common computer.

Location: The closest attractions are FUNtainment Funtasy & Entertainment, Alter Botanischer Garten, Karlsplatz Stachus, Rathaus-Glockenspiel, and Mariensäule which are only a 5-10 minutes walk.

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Wombat's City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof Dorm Wombat's City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof - Meet friends and have some beer

4. Wombat's City Hostel Munich Werksviertel

Wombat's City Hostel Munich Werksviertel located in Munich has a cutting-edge structure and trendy interior decor. It is approximately 700 meters from München Ost Train Station.
There is a bar, non-smoking lodging, free Wi-Fi, a common lounge, and a kitchen.

The room options include female-only or mixed dorms. They also have double and twin rooms with private bathrooms.

Each room at the hostel includes a private bathroom with a shower, and some rooms come with a safe deposit box. The hostel offers a daily à la carte, continental, or vegetarian breakfast. For entertainment, you can play pool and rent bikes or visit some of the lively bars in the area.

The staff at the 24-hour front desk are always available to assist. They are bilingual in German and English, so they can easily suggest fun things to do in the neighbourhood.

Location: The closest attractions to the property are Deutsches Museum (1.8 km), Bavarian National Museum (2.3 km), and Marienplatz (2.7 km). Within a 3-minute walk, you can find a great park and two fabulous clubs.

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Wombat's City Hostel Munich Werksviertel Common Area

5. Jaeger's Munich

Last on our party hostels in Munich list is a classic Bavarian hostel with an amazing downtown location, a short distance from Main Station.

Jaeger’s offers non-smoking rooms with air conditioning, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi across the entire space.

There are female-only or mixed dorms. Moreover, there are twin, double or quadruple rooms with private bathrooms. A traditional Bavarian lobby offers a breakfast buffet, a range of beers, and cold non-alcoholic drinks.

The front desk at Jaeger's Munich  has amenities, including an iron, ironing board, umbrella, and hairdryer.

The Jaeger’s Munich (Hotel/Hostel) also offers free maps of Munich and a free English or Spanish-guided tour. Many clubs, cafés, restaurants, and Munich’s main retail streets are close to Jaeger’s. 

Location: It takes 10 minutes to walk to the venue of the Oktoberfest Beer Festival.

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Have a cold beer at Jaeger´s Munich

Jaeger´s Munich Dorm

Backpacking tips for Munich

Firstly, Munich is a very safe city. Numbeo’s Crime Index ranked it the eighth-safest city in the world last year. It received an overall safety index of 82.59, only 6 points behind the city with the highest score, Abu Dhabi. With that said, female solo travellers should have no worries!

Munich is known for being very welcoming to tourists. There are loads of fun things to do, fantastic bars, and kind and inviting people. Excellent public transportation is available, which is always helpful when exploring a new city. Additionally, the level of customer service in bars and restaurants was far superior to that in other European towns.

The primary market in Munich is located in the city’s heart, at Viktualienmarkt. You can buy just about every type of food here, from fresh fruit and vegetables to the iconic German fast food, Currywurst, making it the ideal place to start your weekend. If you’ve never had it, it consists of fried sausage slices that have been spiced up. Without trying it, a vacation to Munich would be incomplete.

After sating your appetite with beer and bratwurst, St. Peter’s Church is only a short stroll away. Although it is gorgeous inside, the tower is what draws most people to this city’s oldest Catholic Church. It dates back to the 12th century. A word of caution, though: There are 14 stories, and the stairwell is tiny, so be very careful if you feel wobbly. However, the views from the top make the journey worthwhile; they provide a 360-degree panorama of Munich, including the well-known Marienplatz (the central square).

Furthermore, the warmest months with the highest sunshine hours are June, July, and August. However, the weather is perfect for city sightseeing and day trips outside the city during the spring and fall. From December through February, when temperatures might drop below zero, you should wear warm clothing. There are about 8 to 11 rainy days per year, distributed fairly evenly throughout the year. However, summer months see more precipitation than other months do.

Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Munich

As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:

How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:

  1. Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
  2. Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
  3. Check for party pictures
  4. Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack

There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.

Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.

Read: 23 best items to pack for staying in a hostel

Be Sociable

One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.

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What about the cheapest hostels in Munich?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Munich.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Munich
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

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We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Munich best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Munich put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, below we list all party hostels and best hostels in Munich, as well as sights and our own travel tips.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

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