Celebrate Oktoberfest with Booking.com
Booking.com reveals the best places to stay this Oktoberfest between 17th September to 3rd October
With an average of six million visitors each year, it’s no surprise that Oktoberfest is the world’s largest folk festival. Recent research from Booking.com found that four in ten (42%)* of Generation Z always upload pictures from their trips on social media when they travel, and with Oktoberfest the number one destination for beer lovers, braided beauties, lederhosen, colourful parades, fairground rides and giant pretzels – you won’t be short of photos to share on Instagram!
To help Oktoberfest revellers find the perfect accommodation this year, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay has collated the top places to stay in Munich, Germany during Oktoberfest, whether you are looking for luxury or a low-cost getaway.
Wombats City Hostel
The Wombats City Hostel is the perfect destination for the avid Oktoberfest fan on a budget, with the Theresienwiese venue of Munich’s Oktoberfest beer festival just a 15 minute-walk away. The hostel caters for everyone, offering modern rooms, ensuites, balconies and an all you can eat breakfast buffet is served each morning, a great remedy after all that Bavarian beer tasting.
For something a little more luxurious, travellers to Oktoberfest will love the Hotel Metropol, situated alongside a quiet road just a mere five minutes-walk from Munich Central Station. Guests can enjoy bright, modern rooms, large daily breakfasts, an elegant dining room and a 24-hour bar. The location means you a short walk away from Thereisenwiese, where Oktoberfest beer festival takes place every year.
Travellers looking for a calmer scene will love this historic four-star Hotel Torbräu. Boasting a central location just a five-minute walk away from Marienplatz square, this family run hotel offers guests classically furnished rooms, a rich daily breakfast buffet and fine cuisine made from regional products at the Schapeau restaurant. Guests staying at the Hotel Torbräu can have it all, a peaceful luxurious stay while located under five kilometres away from the fun of Oktoberfest.
Maximilian Munich Apartments
Maximilian Munich is the perfect relaxing getaway, with modern spa facilities including a fitness room, Finnish sauna, steam room, Kneipp foot basin, relaxation room and massages available on request. The hotel is ideally situated just 500 metres away from the Bavarian State Opera and Isartor S-Bahn Train Station is just a five-minute walk away. Maximilian Munich offers luxury apartments, a pretty courtyard with rose gardens, a fully equipped kitchenette, as well as full buffet breakfast and Mediterranean specialities at the Kleines Max restaurant. Once guests are fully rested and relaxed they can opt for an enjoyable day out at Oktoberfest.
Vi Vadi Hotel Bayer 89
The Vi Vadi Hotel offers guests a welcoming and stylish stay with spacious, modern rooms, a terrace, restaurant and bar. Travellers to Oktoberfest will love the location with Theresienwiese and Central Station Munich not far away.
Relexa Hotel München
Situated in a central Munich, this modern hotel is just 600 metres from Oktoberfest. Relexa hotel München provides elegantly decorated rooms, a hearty buffet breakfast made with locally sourced ingredients from the historic Viktualienmarkt market place. Guests can buy tickets for the Bavarian State Opera and theatre at this hotel and those wishing to explore the city will find elegant shopping streets within a 10-minute walk.
Motel One München - Deutsches Museum
This design hotel lies in the Au-Haidhausen district of Munich, just 700 metres from the German Museum and offers a trendy 24-hour bar, stylish modern rooms and rich breakfast buffets. München Rosenheimer Platz City Rail Station is a five-minute walk from the Motel One Deutsches Museum and trains run to Marienplatz Square and the Kaufinger Straße shopping street in just three minutes, making this the perfect base for exploring the city.
Trudering-Riem is a great choice for travellers seeking a home away from home when visiting Oktoberfest. It’s also in a great location for exploring the city – you’re not far from Riem Arcaden Shopping Mall – and if you’re tired of shopping and beer tasting there is plenty of things on offer in the area such as skiing, golfing and horse riding.
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*Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample size of 21,807 respondents aged 16 or over (25% of whom were aged 16-24) in 29 markets (including 1,000 each from Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, Brazil, India, US, UK; and 600 each from Russia, Indonesia, Colombia, South Korea, New Zealand, Thailand, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Croatia, Taiwan, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore and Israel). Fieldwork was undertaken between 1 and 16 May 2019. The survey was carried out online. All research and recruitment, unless otherwise stated, was carried out by Vitreous World, with analysis by Ketchum Analytics.
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