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trouble finding room in Munich

I'm looking to find budget accommodation for 5 young adults in Munich the weekend of June 9-11th, but am coming up blank - things look to either be booked, have awful reviews (hostelworld, tripadvisor), unavailable to book this far in advance or way out of budget range. I stayed in a really great hostel 7 yrs ago, but the offerings now seem to be in bad locations, party places, etc.
Any suggestions on apartment offerings near the city center, hostels/hostel-like not recommended by RS, or budget friendly, decent hotels? We were hoping to be between $25-40/person/night, but this seems more + more less likely as I research... 5-person room offerings seem to be non-existent.

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We stayed at Hotel Hahn last summer, initially it wasn't my first choice but many other properties were booked or out of my price range. I was travelling with my 2 teens. They have a room that sleeps at least 5, with 2 baths on the top floor- we had it for our initial 3 night stay and then moved to a smaller room when we added one night to our reservation. The hotel is right at a tram stop, very close to a metro stn and not far from the main rail station so it made getting around very easy. There are also a couple of restaurants nearby and a grocery store. Staff were great and even made a very late night dinner/snack for us after our train was hours late arriving from Verona. Try contacting them direct, response time was quick.

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2907 posts

We've considered staying at the Herzog-Wilhelm Tannenbaum. Great location with a couple of rooms for 5 in your upper price range that are available on booking.com for your dates.

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646 posts

Airbnb has quite a few offerings for that time frame, within your budget.

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861 posts

A budget hotel like MotelOne is a good option. Right now they have doubles available for 69-84€ per night with several central locations. You might also try booking.com.

For the most part if you are looking for cheap AND centrally located then you are stuck near the Hauptbahnhof. It's not a bad location, just colorful.

DJ

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You mean you're looking for a 1 room for 5 adults? Rooms are not booked up in Munich on your dates. It's the 5 people in 1 room that's your obstacle. Break your search up into TWO rooms with 3 and 2 in each room - that should make your search much more productive.

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The Hotel St Paul is near the Oktoberfest area and ubahn station just out the front door for easy access to city center. It's probably one of the best budget no-frills hotels I can think of. Instead of booking on their website why don't you just email and ask for the room type you're looking for. Sometimes asking directly to a person will give you results that the web booking engine doesn't readily provide.

http://www.hotel-stpaul.de/EN/home.html

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187309-d285006-Reviews-Hotel_St_Paul-Munich_Upper_Bavaria_Bavaria.html

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A second vote for Herzog-Wilhelm Tannenbaum. Great location and great price. I've booked a triple room there before. It's right next to a MotelOne so you could even split the different between the too hotels if the Herzog-Wilhelm Tannenbaum only has triples available.

DJ

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I know for sure Motel One rooms only accommodate 2 persons max. So in the case of 5 travelers that's 3 rooms. Although the rooms are fairly inexpensive when you have to pay for 3 of them it's no longer a budget friendly choice.

However - my favorite hotel is the Hotel am Viktualienmarkt. Come to think of it, they have an apartment which just might accommodate 5 persons!

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tim - that was my first hotel choice but unfortunately the apartment is booked that weekend! bummer - it looked fantastic!

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"...budget accommodations...in Munich...." There are three hostels in the Munich Hbf area, Wombats and two others, These two next to Wombats impose an age limit...35. I also stay in the station area using budget accommodations, small hotels and Pensionen. Try those on Goethe Straße and Schiller Straße, unless some event is going on that week-end. These are the streets where budget accommodations are located.

With 5 persons, expect to book two rooms, a triple and a double. I have had satisfactory experiences staying in a Pension and the hostel in Munich Hbf, I don't go by the reviews, Trip Advisor especially, can't help on apt advice since that option in Germany. is one I don't use.

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Try the Hotel am Victualienmarkt. We stayed there during the Christmas markets in early Dec. and found it to be very convenient, clean, good breakfast, and friendly staff. Very good value. I echo the suggestion to break your request into 2 rooms. Have a great trip!! Be sure to visit the Detaches Museum and maybe a day trip by train to Nuremberg and a day trip to Salzburg. Trains are extremely convenient for both.