So I have been very worried about lodging in Munich, seeing as though I am going to be there for Oktoberfest. I have been checking different sites once in awhile and have been very discouraged. I hadn’t been able to find anything decent within 20-30 mins of Munich for a reasonable price. This is not a luxury trip (well, I mean what I will be doing while there, I understand the trip itself is a luxury that most people are not afforded), so I do not (cannot) plan on spending tons of money on accommodations.
So I decided to try Kayak for hotels last night…have only used that for airfare before. It was a blessing! I found a place called Günstig Schlafen 24. Unfortunately the website is entirely in German and I can’t seem to find a way to translate it. But I saw the photos and the map. The photos look good…small, bare, but clean and bright. The place is a 5 minute walk to a Metro station, which is an 11 minute Metro ride to Munich’s Central Train Station (the station I will be coming and going from). The place had a single room (with en suite bathroom) available for $133/night. WOW!
Although that price is more than twice what I plan to average for my nightly accommodations, considering the circumstances, I can’t complain!! But that doesn’t mean I don’t still panic a little when I realize I spent more than $500 on one city. I remind myself, though, that I am in Munich for 4 nights, which is also one of the longest stays of the trip. So overall, I am very pleased with this place and feel very lucky to have found it!
So one thing is certain…I will be in Munich from September 24-28!!! Yay!!
PS. I also ordered my backpack today. Went to REI for the Gregory representative event. Both the REI employees and the Gregory rep who helped me were fantastic. I decided to go with the Gregory Deva 85. They did not have it in the store yet, so we ordered it. It should be here Thursday. I am very excited to have that out of the way. Next up in April? One way ticket to Poland!