Saturday, March 20

Munich hotel guide

Munich is certainly no strange place reds and many of you making the trip for the match on Tuesday, March 30 may already have your favoured hotels to book.

Many of you will have visited the city to visit the Munich air crash memorial while others will have enjoyed the Audi Cup there last July.

But if you're looking for some inspiration on where to put your head down, you needn't worry – the Bavarian capital has plenty to offer in terms of accommodation.

Luxury - £106.62 pr pn

One of the finest hotels in town is the five-star Le Meridien (pictured above) at Bayerstasse 41 – right opposite the main train station.

It has its own gym, swimming pool, restaurant, a sauna and a steam room. You can grab a superior twin room for £106.62 per room per night.

Book via with a credit card. If you cancel, you will still have to pay. The cash is taken off your card at the time of booking.

If you want even more luxury and you're willing to push the boat out a little more, book at the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost (pictured right) at Bayerstrasse 12, which is the same street as the Meridien.

It has the same standard of facilities as its neighbour, but boasts a more modern design.

You can grab a superior twin room for the night for £128.30 with – but again, you can't cancel and get a refund and the cash is taken from you when you book.

Value - £40.32 pr pn
If you've got an eye on your wallet but won't compromise on quality, the place for you is Pension Lugano at Schillerstrasse 32, Ludwigsvorstadt.

It's a two-minute walk away from the central train station, which is a decent meeting place and allows you to get a two-minute Tube to Marienplatz – the proper heart of Munich.

It's only a one-star hotel, but that's only because most of the rooms have shared toilet facilities.

But the rooms (pictured left) are stylish, have all the usual modcons and there's even a ground floor bakery selling great value food. The hotel also has a breakfast buffet, but you have to pay a bit extra to use it.

The only bad thing about this hotel for us is that it only has 13 rooms so you might not be able to snap one up quick enough at the value prices.

It's £40.32 per twin room per night and £49.28 per triple room per night so three people would pay £16.42 each.

Book via with a credit card. You can cancel for free up to 18:00 on the day before you arrive and you pay on arrival.

Another recommended hotel is slightly further out of town, but is a steal at £44.40 per twin room per night.

The four-star EuroHotel and Suites (pictured right) at Kronstadter Strasse 10 in Bogenhausen, is a four-star hotel with 137 well-presented rooms.

As well as all the expected mod cons like satellite TV and minibar, there's a sauna and a fitness centre.

It's a five-minute walk to the nearest S-bahn station, Berg am Laim, but it's only another two minutes from there on the train before you reach the city centre.

Better still, a taxi will have you in the centre in five minutes, depending on traffic.

Book via with a credit card. You can cancel for free up to 18:00 on the day before you arrive and you pay on arrival.

Cheap - £38.53 pr pn
If you don't mind spending 20 minutes on the S-bahn train to Marianplatz, the Golden Leaf Hotel at Therese-Giehse-Allee 76, Perlach.

It's a three-star 57-room hotel in the Perlach district to the south east of the city.

The Golden Leaf has 57 comfortable rooms (pictured left), each with satellite TV and a minibar.

You can also pay a bit extra for the breakfast buffet. It works out as £38.53 per twin room per night.

We particular recommend this to people hiring cars as it's close to the autobahn and avoids the hustle and bustle of the centre.

Book via with a credit card. You can cancel for free up to 18:00 on the day before you arrive and you pay on arrival.

Cheapest - £12.62

So you're not bothered about quality or privacy – you should want a place to get your head down for a few hours before the flight home.

You can get a bed in a 12-person dorm (pictured right) at the 4 You Munich Hostel in Hirtenstr 16 – right opposite the central train station – for £12.62. Eight-bed are a fiver more expensive and six-bed dorms are £7 more expensive.
You can also pay £21.63 per person per night for a twin room – but that's just as expensive as the four-star Euro Hotel mentioned above.

You can book a bed at this hostel with a Maestro or credit card at You pay 10 per cent up front and the rest when you arrive. You can cancel up to 24 hours before arrival for free.

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