During normal times there are more than enough Munich hotels to cater for all needs and wants: You can chose between the most prestigious luxury five star hotels, midrange three to four star hotels or cheap hostels.
Munich even offers a wide range of Youth Hostels especially for people under 25 years. If you love the nature and prefer independence, you can stay at the several camping grounds around the city in beautiful locations like the Isarauen in Thalkirchen (near the zoo) or Langwieder See. All of them are easily reachable via public transport.
If you plan to stay more than a few days in Munich, and are tired of living in hotels, you can chose between a variety of serviced apartments. Or would you prefer to get into closer contact with Germans? Looking for a personal touch? Then renting a private room might be the perfect solution for you.
Finding the ideal room in a Munich Hotel should be an easy and affordable task, except for two or three times per year.
One of them is of course the famous Oktoberfest, which takes place every year at the end of September and lasts for two weeks. During Oktoberfest it's next to impossible to find a hotel room, if you haven't reserved at least 6 months in advance.
Apart from being scarce, prices shoot up into the sky and you will have to pay double or triple the normal room rates. Spontaneous visitors might have to stay as far away as Augsburg or Ingolstadt and even there accommodation prizes are astronomical.
Another time when it's hard to find Munich hotel rooms are the big and important exhibitions that take place at Munich Messe; the biggest one being the Bauma. Fortunately for tourists, Bauma takes place only every three years, usually in April.
If you're flexible with your visit to Munich, check the calendar of exhibitions at Messe München to find out if there is an important fair ongoing. Avoid these times and you can save big on Munich hotels.