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Where to stay in Munich

My partner and I are looking for accommodations in Munich at the beginning of September. We would like something reasonably priced and close to the train station.
We have looked up Blauer Bock, Viktualienmarkt,Royal Uhland, Seibel and Münchner Kindl as recommended in an earlier post, but I would like personal recommendations and why folks would or would not suggest a particular place. We're aiming for around €80.

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I was very happy with the Hotel Uhland this Spring and a bit more expensive was hotel Exquisit. Uhland staff was wonderful and it is right on the transit system.

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I can second the Europäischerhof - have stayed there twice. Clean rooms, great breakfast. As mentioned before, if you can take advantage of the early booking deals, it is quite reasonable.

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We will also be in Munich the first of September and are staying at Hotel Europaischer ( We stayed here last year and liked it so much that we're staying there again this year. They are directly across the street from the Hauptbahnhof, a nice and clean hotel, great breakfast with a lot of items and very friendly staff.

They offer different rates/rooms on their website, including a 20% discount if you book and pay for at least a 3 night stay in full at least 15 days prior to arrival. Right now that rate is 69.60 euros through September 12th. Buffet breakfast is included but if you don't want it included they will reduce the room rate some. Our room last year was on the 5th floor (I think) facing the street and we did not have any issues with street noise while we were there. Even if you book 5 days ahead of arrival the rate is still under 80 euros a night.

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I have stayed at the Blauer Bock. It is a great location near the Viktualienmarkt and therefore Marienplatz, the center of town. Good staff and good breakfast. They are above your 80 euro target and require a credit card up front, not necessary in Germany. Uhland also requires a credit card if I remember. If something goes awry and you can't make it, you can get charged anyway.

As someone else suggested, it is more important to be near a u-bahn or s-bahn stop than the train station. A day ticket on the transportation system pays in any case.

I look for hotels on, even if I want to make a separate arrangement. Many hotels there do not require a credit card upfront. has a rating system that is only open to those who have stayed at a hotel. I find it more useful than private testimonies as you have dozens of raters rather than just one. They have maps to help you locate the hotel.

We are staying in Munich for the third straight year. I liked Haidhausen, so we are staying near the Ostbahnhof, which is only 5 minutes by s-bahn from Marienplatz. We are staying in a Motel One, a new modern chain, whose price is 74 euros w/o breakfast. They are rated at 7.5 out of 10 by 456 raters. Based on my experience with Hrs's clientele's careful ratings, that will meet our needs well.

This way of looking for a hotel is not sexy but it has been very workable for us.

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Thank for your responses, everyone! I so appreciate hearing personal experiences.

This weekend is definitely going to be filled with much research.

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The hotel right across the street from the train station on Bayerstrasse as you exit: Europaeischer Hof; it will be spelled there as Europaischer Hof with the umlaut over the "a." It's a three star and has got good reviews, but I myself have not stayed there. Just looked into it, rates are reasonable. Since you're going in early Sept., the rates would be higher because of Oktoberfest. I saw the place in early July.

I didn't stay there because I was already at a nearby hostel, also would prefer to stay at a Pension on nearby Schillerstrasse since it's, like the hostel, also close to the train station.