The top five places to stay this Oktoberfest
With over six million visitors each year, it’s no surprise that Oktoberfest is the world’s largest folk festival. Booking.com has put together the top five places to stay during Oktoberfest, whether you are looking for a luxury holiday or a low-budget getaway. Based in Munich, Germany, this is the number one destination for beer lovers, braided beauties, lederhosen, colourful parades, fairground rides and giant pretzels.
This year the festival spans over two weeks from the 17th September to 3rd October and is held in a beautiful meadow just outside of Munich’s city centre - as well as celebrated throughout the city.
The Wombats City Hostel is the perfect destination for the avid Oktoberfest fan on a budget. Save on transport costs as the Theresienwiese venue of Munich’s Oktoberfest beer festival is just a 15 minute-walk (or stumble) 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.
Travellers looking for a calmer scene will love the 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 magic of Oktoberfest.
Maximilian Munich is the ideal place to stay if you are after a relaxing hideaway after the madness of Oktoberfest. Treat yourself to modern spa facilities including a fitness room, Finnish sauna, steam room, Kneipp foot basin, relaxation room and massages available on request. The hotel is just 500 metres away from the Bavarian State Opera and the Isartor S-Bahn Train Station is just a five-minute walk away. Maximilian Munich offers luxury apartments, a gorgeous courtyard with rose gardens, a fully equipped kitchenette, as well as full buffet breakfast and Mediterranean specialities at the Kleines Max restaurant.
This design hotel lies in the Au-Haidhausen district of Munich, just 700 metres from the German Museum. The hotel 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 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.