Review of the Wombat's City Hostel in Munich

Six bed dorm room
Six bed dorm room
Wombat's City Hostel in Munich is a credit to the Wombat's chain: a large, friendly hostel with the feel of a budget hotel. You can walk to the city center in ten minutes or to the famed Oktoberfest grounds in twenty. The dorm rooms are basic, but offer plenty of space. Each has an en suite bathroom and shower.
Wows and Woes
Wombat's atrium
Wombat's atrium

The common room is a spacious atrium, but come early to claim a coveted hammock. Get a friend to bring over your free welcome drink from the bar.

You must leave your key at reception every time you leave. If you lose your key, it costs 50 euro.

Insider Tips

For a quick meal, exit the hostel and turn right. In less than a minute, you'll arrive at a corner pizza shop where you can get a slice of pizza heaped with toppings. It's fast, cheap and delicious.

Author's Most Memorable Moment

During Oktoberfest, the hostel issued wristbands to all customers. This came in handy after a long day in the tents, when I decided to return to the hostel - but forgot how to get back. Despite not speaking any German, I showed my wristband to people along the way who were kind enough to direct me back to Wombats.

Bottom Line

Wombat's has a good social atmosphere and convenient location. Just book in advance during Oktoberfest. You'll be competing with about six million other people for a bed.

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Lauren Fitzpatrick was the official blogger for Busabout Europe in 2008, and has contributed to Transitions Abroad. Her subjects of interest include international work and travel, fitness, and deaf culture. She holds a Master of Arts in travel writing from Kingston University and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Indiana University.
Wombat's City Hostel website
Wombat's City Hostel website