Munich: Backpacking

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Munich Backpacking

Backpacking is one of the cheapest ways of travelling, and Munich has plenty of cheap accommodation on offer. During a backpacking holiday in Munich, visitors have a choice of hostels with one the favorites being the Wombats City Hostel, voted as one of the world's best hostels, known for its cleanliness, its charming style, and its friendly staff. It is not the least expensive of the numerous hostels in offer, but is located only 10 minutes away from the 17-day Oktoberfest if visiting Munich in September.

For those who want to get closer to nature during a backpacking holiday in Munich, and brave the elements, the German city has an abundance of campsites. One of the most visited, especially during the Oktoberfest is Campingplatz Thalkirchen, located four kilometres south west of the city centre, on the Isar River. Prices start from €2.80 to €3.60 per person per night for a tent, which goes up to €8 during the Oktoberfest.