Finding accommodation in Munich during the Oktoberfest time can be really hard. Room prices double or triple and hotels and hostels tend to be completely booked months in advance – not only in Munich, but also in the surrounding cities.
However, if you don’t necessarily need all kinds of modern comfort, affordable options are still available.
Accommodation in a 600m2 tent and a camping-ground for those wishing some more privacy (bring your own tent). Showers, lockers (bring your own padlock) and WLAN are for free and the site is accessible by public transport 24 hours a day.
During Oktoberfest, a bunk in the bed tent costs 25 EUR/night, including blankets and bed sheets.
Accommodation in rented tents, caravans or sleeping containers for up to 4 persons at the Olympic Horse Stadium München-Riem. Use of restrooms and showers is included in the price of 60 -70 € per tent, 140 -155 € per caravan/sleeping container. A deposit has to be paid, which you get back at departure if nothing is damaged. The site is accessible by S-Bahn (regional train).
Apart from this, of course there are also regular campsites to bring your tent or caravan:
- Munich-Thalkirchen campsite (near underground station U3 Thalkirchen and CityBus 135)
- Campsite Nord-West* (Bus line 175 to underground station U1/U3 Olympia-Einkaufszentrum or S-Bahn S1 station Fasanerie)
- Campsite Obermenzing* (Bus line 164 to underground station U1/U7 Westfriedhof, tram line 21 Westfriedhof or S-Bahn S2 station Untermenzing)
- Especially for caravans: Oktoberfest-Camping in Munich-Riem (near underground station U2 Messestadt Ost)
Another option might be looking for private accommodation. Many people, especially students, rent their rooms (sometimes entire apartments, sometimes rooms in shared apartments) to visitors. The rental period, rental price, furnishing and number of people accepted may vary considerably.
Here are some web pages to search for those rooms:
If that’s still to expensive for you, you can still try the Couchsurfing website.
We hope that we mentioned something suitable for you – good luck!
*Those web pages are only available in German