How to Find Cheap Accommodation for Oktoberfest

October 3, 2012 by

Festivals & Events, Hotels & Lodging, Things To Do

Munich During Oktoberfest. Photo courtesy of digital cat  via Flickr.

Munich During Oktoberfest. Photo courtesy of digital cat  via Flickr.

Possibly the world’s largest fair and easily one of the best festivals in Germany, the annual Oktoberfest in Munch is visited by over six million visitors from all over the world. Visitors come to drink beer, eat sausage and join together in spontaneous outbursts of traditional songs.

If you’re thinking of attending, it’s advisable to gather some helpful hints about logistics and accommodations. For starters, public transport is safe and runs as late as 1am (and later on Friday and Saturday nights). The official festivities end at 11pm each evening of the festival, so it’s easy to get back to your hotel, regardless of the location of your lodgings in the city.

Some advisable options include the Hotel Bavaria, which has been completely renovated and now combines modern rooms with affordable rates and an ideal location.

Just one tram stop away from Munich’s central train station, the two-star A&O Hotel offers doubles and family rooms, the majority of which feature a balcony. There are clean, no-frills rooms and the location couldn’t be better for the price, as it’s only a 10-minute walk to the festival.

The welcoming, family-run Hotel Monaco has earned its two stars and then some, and is conveniently located within the city center near the central train station. The hotel operators are also famously helpful when it comes to planning tours and procuring tickets to cultural events.

If it’s a stylish boutique hotel you’re seeking, the centrally located Belle Blue is likely to meet your needs. The rooms are decorated with modern furniture, and the bathrooms feature many extras like heated mirrors and floors and a shower with a glass cabin.

Whatever you choose, you should be sure to book well in advance.

-John Reality

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