Best beers, visiting the famous square Marienplatz, picnic in the English garden, world’s famous Oktoberfest or Christmas markets – Munich, the Bavarian capital has so much to offer that 2 days wasn’t enough to explore. Thus, choosing a good location base is vital for every first time traveler. That’s when Wombats hostel entered the scene. Same when we googled Vienna the hostel keeps on showing up as they also have a branch and other cities in Europe. Let us take you to our stay experience in the hostel and why we think you should make it as your home base too.
After staying in 4 different hostels/guesthouse now, the usual vibe we get is a friendly, social and homey environment. It might be with the fact that most guests are young and of the late 20’s (we felt old at our age, OMG! :p) or the unique design of the place itself. With Wombats, the atmosphere was the same – fun, unique and hip. With the spacious bar, open terrace and lounge area – Wombats hostel offers plenty of options for guests to hang out in common areas and get to know one another.
As soon as we entered the reception lobby, the quirky interiors, stylish metal-grid sign, wood tiles made a pleasing impression. The smart used of color yellow in some areas definitely contributes to the cheerful mood that seems to run through the hostel. Of course the lovely greetings made us feel even more welcomed. But certainly, not all hostels are created equal in terms of cleanliness, value, service and facilities.
Wombats provide you the option of having a twin or double room and a mix or female only dorm. They have 6, 8 or 10 bed dormitory style rooms. Since we like to have our privacy, we went for the private double with en-suite bathroom. The room is more spacious as compared with the previous hostels we stayed in. White and clean bed sheets are provided.
The room design was very precise and neat which is perfect for that ultimate relaxation. I like the wooden floors and the idea of an open shelf to hang our clothes. Bathroom was spotlessly clean and small but it’s never an issue to us since we just need a proper one. Our favorite part would be the outside terrace attached to our room. It has two chairs and a table which is suitable for having conversation over food under the lovely sun.
- WomBar – The large area bar located at the ground floor where travelers can socialize, play a game of pool, dance and of course drink! If we were younger, this is most likely where we would be hanging out.
- Common Areas – The common areas in this hostel are so spacious, clean and superbly designed with bright and unique decor and fixtures. There’s even a glass-roofed courtyard adorned with luscious plants where sunlight can be lovely in spring time.
- 24/7 Reception – Other hostels have certain closing timings but in Wombats, you can check in and out anytime with the friendly staff.
- Buffet Breakfast – From 7:00 till 10:30 am, you can enjoy an All You Can Eat breakfast with options from cold meats, fruits, bread, spreads, cereals, yogurt and many more!
- Cooking Corner – the hostel doesn’t have a large kitchen but they got a little cooking corner with a fridge, microwave, water kettle and a coffee machine.
- Free WIFI – Every booking made includes a free WIFI which was absolutely fast in every corner of the hostel. But it is honestly inconvenient to re-enter the assigned username and password everytime you log on to use the WIFI.
- Secured Lockers – Lockers in dorm rooms are secured since it can only be opened by your key card. You may also keep your luggage with them for free after checking out or before checking in.
- Laundry – The hostel offered a self-service laundry facility which was on perfect timing since we badly need to wash our clothes!
Staff & Service
Wow! The staff of Wombats! They’re so friendly and ready to assist you with whatever questions you have in mind. These guys also seem to know everything about their city, yes I know they’re locals, but what’s inspiring to see is their enthusiasm and love of Munich. They even gave us tips on the best restaurants, how to get around the city and tips or even on not getting scammed. We saw how they’re extremely patient with the big groups and how natural are they at making guests feel welcome. Thank you so much guys.
Our main reason of staying in Wombats City hostel was due to its superb location, a block away from the main train station “Hauptbahnhof”. It is also very close to the Old town and the famous Oktoberfest grounds. From the hostel, we walked about 5 to 20 minutes to reach all the main attractions of Munich. Make sure to ask the helpful crew in the reception to give you a city guide or a map.
We spent 2 days in Munich and here are the attractions nearby given Wombats City hostel hostel is your starting point. Note that it’s not all the places we’ve been to in Munich. I’ll be sharing a detailed guide with Google maps, walking directions, timings, everything that would be helpful when we completed our month long travel.
|Day 1 (Half Day)
Google map directions here.
Karlstor – 8 mins.
Palace of Justice – 3 mins.
Google map directions here.
Church of Our Lady – 14 mins.
New Town Hall – 4 mins.
Mary’s Square – 38s.
St. Peter’s Church – 3 mins.
Church of Holy Spirit – 2 mins.
Hofbräuhaus am Platzl – 4 mins.
|Day 3 (Half Day)
Google map directions here.
Residence Museum and Treasury – 20 mins.
Antiquarium – 4 mins
Viscardigasse – 46s
Odeonsplatz – 3 mins.
Hofgarten – 4 mins.
Bavarian State Chancellery – 3 mins.
English Garden – 3 mins.
Prices for beds in the 10-bed dorm room begin from as little as €20. Of course the private rooms (twin or doubled) are a little more costly, with prices beginning at €70 per night. We stayed in a double room on a peak season and weekend. Definitely, prices will be lesser on off season and weekdays.
Our stay experience in Wombats City hostel in Munich was a pleasant one. Though we haven’t really stayed in the hostel as we’re busy exploring the city, having such kind of facilities, the terrace in our room and the warm and friendly atmosphere definitely adds to the experience. And of course, the prime location of the hostel is nothing to beat either. We would definitely recommend Wombats on your visit to Munich.
Wombat’s City Hostel Munich
*We were guests of the hostel, but as always all views and opinions are entirely our own.