Some of the best places to stay in Munich are the Altstadt, Lehel and Maxvorstadt districts. But if you want to discover a more alternative side of Munich, you can choose the districts Au-Haidhausen or Glockenbachviertel. Discover the best places to stay in Munich as a couple, with family or friends. Let’s go!
- Best neighborhoods in Munich 📍
- For a romantic stay 💚
- Where to stay in Munich with family 🌟
- Budget accommodation 👍
1. Best areas to stay in Munich to visit
The best areas to stay in Munich are Altstadt, Kunstareal (part of the Maxvorstadt cultural district), Lehel, Au-Haidhausen, or Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt. Each of these neighborhoods has its own atmosphere. Some will be perfect for a family trip, others for a romantic getaway, and still others for a more festive getaway. Accommodation prices vary greatly depending on the season.
Good to know! If you arrive in Munich by plane, you can take the bus to downtown Munich. For example, here are the prices for an airport transfer by bus.
1.1 Altstadt: staying in the heart of the historic center of Munich
Old medieval town. Altstadt is Munich’s most central and oldest district. This is the essential district to visit in Munich. In order to fully immerse yourself in this medieval town atmosphere, you can choose to put your bags down here. On the other hand, this district is really very small, so the choice is also rather limited.
Hotel MIO by AMANO: a very nice hotel in the heart of the Altstadt district. It is only a few steps from the Asamkirche, a fantastic baroque church that you must visit in Munich. It is a very good place to sleep in the medieval old town of Munich.
Mercure Hotel München Altstadt: just a 3-minute walk from the famous Marienplatz square, this 3-star hotel is ideally located for exploring Munich.
Hotel Am Markt: still in the heart of Altstadt, this hotel offers single, double and twin rooms. Perfect for visiting Munich on foot!
1.2 Lehel: the central and distinguished district of Munich
Close to the medieval town. Lehel is a small district adjacent to the Altstadt district. On city maps, these districts can be seen together as Altstadt-Lehel. This part of the city center is quieter, while remaining really close to the major must-sees of Munich’s old town.
Hotel ADRIA München: this hotel offers rooms for all types of travellers. It is a good place to sleep in Munich alone or alone, with family, as a couple or with friends. Prices are pretty decent considering the location.
Unsöld’s Factory Hotel: a nice 4-star hotel with private parking (handy if you come to Munich by car). Rates are above average, but traveler reviews are very positive.
Boutique Hotel Splendid-Dollmann: ideally well located, quiet and at the same time close to everything, this hotel is a good address for those who appreciate the atmosphere of the old.
1.3 Maxvorstadt: Munich’s cultural and artistic district
Close to the Old Town of Munich. The Maxvorstadt district is known for its museums: Pinakothek der Moderne, Architekturmuseum, Museum Brandhorst, Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst… Kunstareal is the most cultural part of the Maxvorstadt district. Accommodation prices are a little lower than in Munich’s old town, which is about a 10-minute walk from Kunstareal.
Flatista Boutique Hotel: good location, modern decoration, buffet breakfast. On the other hand, you have to know it in advance so as not to be surprised: it is a self check-in (no reception on arrival).
Hotel-Pension am Siegestor: a guest house that offers rooms for 1 or 2 people with a shared bathroom. A good place to sleep in Munich on the cheap with an excellent location.
Hotel Hauser an der Universität: located in Maxvorstadt, a stone’s throw from the museums, this hotel offers single, double and triple rooms.
1.4 Au-Haidhausen: the family neighborhood where to stay in Munich
Less touristy. Au-Haidhausen is a district located in the east of the Old Town of Munich, on the other side of the Isar river. This area is quieter and less touristy. Accommodation prices are lower, but the choice is more limited.
Novotel München City: the highlight of this hotel is its spa with a swimming pool. If you want to accompany your stay in Munich with a relaxing break, that’s perfect!
Hilton Munich City: you will appreciate the setting of the hotel and its decoration. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. It is a good place to sleep in the Au-Haidhausen district of Munich as a couple or with the family.
1.5 Glockenbachviertel: a good alternative to the hyper center of Munich?
Quiet. Glockenbachviertel is a district close to the center of Munich, but also to the Isar river.
Living Hotel Prinzessin Elisabeth: this aparthotel is a two-minute walk from the Isar River. The rooms are very spacious. The location is quiet. An ideal place to visit Munich and sleep well at night.
Hotel Deutsche Eiche: the big plus of the hotel is its roof terrace with a view of Munich! It is a good place to sleep in Munich alone or alone, as a couple or as a family (3 people).
Travel tip! During your trip to Munich, you can take the Munich CityTourCard. This card includes public transport in the city, as well as reductions for visiting certain places. But already just for transport, this card is really practical, especially if you take accommodation outside the city center: discover the prices of the Munich CityTourCard.
2. Best places to stay in Munich for couples
Discover our selection of the best accommodations for a romantic stay in Munich.
Hotel Opera: favorite for this magnificent hotel in the center of Munich! The setting and the beauty of the place, the location, the comfort and the breakfast are the great strengths of this hotel. Do not miss this address! It is a perfect place to sleep in Munich as a couple.
Jugend- und Familienhotel Augustin: an excellent hotel where to sleep in Munich as a couple at an affordable price. It is close to the city center and the services offered are quite correct in relation to the prices.
Hotel Olympic: with a very good value for money, this hotel offers double rooms not far from the city center of Munich.
Marias Platzl: the decoration of the hotel is very welcoming and comfortable, it feels like home. The hotel is 3 minutes from the tram stop which will take you directly to the old town of Munich. It’s a great place to sleep in Munich as a couple, and feel like real locals!
3. Nice places for a family stay in Munich
Discover our selection of the best places to stay in Munich for a family trip.
Hotel Concorde: right in the city center of Munich, this hotel offers triple and quadruple rooms with breakfast included. A comfortable place for a stay in Munich with the family.
Jugend- und Familienhotel Augustin: an excellent hotel where to sleep in Munich with the family at an affordable price, given the proximity to the center and the services offered.
Hotel ADRIA München: located in the Altstadt-Lehel district, this hotel is a nice place to stay in Munich with the family. The value for money is good, especially given the location of the hotel which is excellent.
4. Budget accommodation in Munich
Here is our selection of good and affordable places to stay in Munich, and enjoy your trip.
Pension Belo Sono: simple apartments not far from Munich train station and less than 10 minutes walk from Munich city center. On site, you will find rooms for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people.
das kleine Hotel in München: Hotel rates vary seasonally. In low season, rates are under 100 euros. The hotel is located in Maxvorstadt, a nice area to visit in Munich.
Ibis Muenchen City Ost: located in the suburbs of Munich, this hotel is a good alternative for visiting Munich without breaking the bank.
Arthotel ANA Diva: excellent value for money! Located in the cultural and artistic district of Munich (Maxvorstadt), this hotel offers attractively decorated and comfortable rooms. It’s not the cheapest place to stay in Munich, but the price-quality ratio is very good.
Munich is a very interesting city to visit in Germany (also read our blog post: What to do in Munich). Accommodation prices are lower in November, and vary a lot according to the seasons of the year and the events organized in the city.