Staying at Meininger Munich City Centre with kids

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When planning a trip to Munich with family, it is important to consider where to stay in Munich with family to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Meininger Munich City Center Hostel is a popular accommodation option located in the heart of Munich, Germany. Not quite a Hotel, not quite a Hostel, Meininger Munich city centre is one of these newer types of accommodation properties offering families an ideal place to stay.

This Munich city centre accommodation is certainly an upgrade from hostels of old. In some places, it will be called a hostel and in some places, it’s called a hotel. Meininger Munich Hostel is a popular accommodation option for budget-conscious travellers visiting Munich.

One thing for sure is that this family accommodation in Munich offers spacious rooms and convenient amenities for travellers with children.

How to get to Meininger Hostel München

You will find Meininger at Landsberger Str. 20, 80339 München, Germany.

If you’re driving to Munich with your own car or have hired a car at Munich Airport, Meininger Munich has parking spaces just for you. If you’re flying in for family holidays to Munich, the transfer from the airport is easy.

Jump on the airport train and get off the S-Bahn train at Munich Hackerbrücke station, which is super close – only about 250 meters away from Hotel Meininger Munich. If you’re coming into Munich by train, München Hauptbahnhof is just down the street, around 600 meters away.

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Munich family-friendly hotels have communal areas for kids

The rooms at Meininger City Hostel

Our room consisted of 2 sets of bunks (thankfully, the girls claimed the top bunks without much argument from Mark and me), a toilet and a shower. There was even enough space to fit in a little table which within seconds was claimed by our youngest for some much-needed colouring time!

Our 11-year-old appreciated the fact that they had hair dryers in the bathroom, something you don’t see had not seen at big hotels. Towels were provided, and we were able to pick them up at the front desk.

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The view from our room overlooking a snowy Munich

Our arrival in Munich coincided with the first snow of the season. So, at the least, it was pretty fresh in Munich temperature-wise. As the snow was falling outside our accommodation in Munich city centre, we were nice and warm in our room with its central heating. Our room had a heater for whatever temperature you want it to be set.

The Meininger family rooms can accommodate up to 6 beds. The room is equipped with single and bunk beds depending on the number of persons. On request, Meininger City Centre can provide a baby’s cot.

  • Room with shower / WC
  • TV
  • All rooms are non-smoking
  • Room access with a key card system
  • Bed linen and towels included.

Meininger Munich is great for the whole family

The family accommodation in Munich also has dorm-style accommodation available for singles or travellers looking for a cheaper option. We found the beds to be very comfortable and the bedding to be warm at Meininger Hotel Munich city centre

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Games room at Meininger

The one thing you want after travelling to a destination is for the staff at your family hotel in Munich to be friendly. The front desk staff at Meininger Hotel München City Centre were very helpful, friendly and welcoming

Checking in with two kids and 80kg of luggage can be a nightmare, but it all went really smoothly. The reception was able to give you tips, sell tickets for transport and tours around Munich, and even post a postcard home for your mum!

The reception was full of vacation ideas, giving us tips on buying a group ticket to the airport instead of an individual ticket, saving us nearly 20 euros. What I liked was that they had 2 recommended activities that were on in Munich each day. One activity is during the day, and one is at night. This was excellent for families and singles alike. The day activity was an activity like ice skating at Karlsplatz, and the night activity was a cocktail party.

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Meininger Hotel München City Centre features:

  • 24 Reception
  • 94 rooms
  • 6 floors, accessible via an elevator
  • In-house underground car park (extra charge)
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Internet terminals and telephones
  • Luggage lockers (extra charge)
  • washing machine and dryer
  • Breakfast (additional cost)
  • Bar
  • Guest kitchen
  • Gameroom

Something for everyone at Meininger München City Center

Meininger Munich games room featured pool tables and video games for the whole family while their bar was open from mid-afternoon to the wee hours of the morning for those who like a drink.

Actually, just up the road, a few hundred metres is Augistina Braustuben. The Augustiner Bräustuben offers a daily menu known as “Tageskarte” that includes a variety of traditional Bavarian dishes.

The reception area was set up with tables and couches where you could buy coffee, food and drinks from vending machines, surf the net and just relax.

Bike hire is available, there are outdoor tables for summer and an ATM is located at the front of the building for convenience.

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Bec and Marley enjoying the great breakfast at Meininger

The breakfast was well worth it at Meininger Hostel Munich

The best family friendly hotels Munich has. should have breakfast available. We had an amazing breakfast that was an optional extra at Meininger. The buffet featured all the things you would expect from a great German breakfast.

The Meininger breakfast had a selection of meats, cheeses, bread, fruits, muesli and a multitude of spreads, yoghurts and cereals. Munich is a pretty expensive city and a cheap hotel breakfast could be a great value to fill you up for the day. We really recommend that you try the breakfast at least once when you are there!

All in all, we really enjoyed our time at Meininger and we would have no problems in recommending it to anyone who needed a place to stay in Munich. Meininger City Centre is a great base for family holidays in Bavaria.

Munich can be an expensive city for families to find accommodation in. This makes staying at Meininger helpful with your budget and sightseeing from its central location. We hope this inspires your family to stay at a hostel soon

Things to do in Munich with kids

Munich offers a variety of fun, entertaining, and educational activities for children. Children and parents alike can visit some of the 8 recommendations we have for you below

  1. Deutsches Museum:
    • The Deutsches Museum is one of the world’s largest science and technology museums. It’s interactive and engaging, offering hands-on exhibits that cover a wide range of topics, from physics to technology.
  2. Hellabrunn Zoo:
    • Hellabrunn Zoo provides a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn about and observe animals from around the world. The zoo is designed with a focus on natural habitats, making it both educational and entertaining.
  3. Viktualienmarkt:
    • Explore Viktualienmarkt, Munich’s famous open-air market. Your children can discover a variety of fresh produce, snacks, and local specialties. It’s a great way to introduce them to different foods and cultures.
  4. Nymphenburg Palace and Gardens:
    • Take a stroll through the beautiful Nymphenburg Palace Gardens. The expansive grounds, complemented by stunning architecture, offer a picturesque setting for a family outing.
  5. Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum):
    • Located within the Marienplatz, the Toy Museum showcases a vast collection of toys from different eras. It’s a delightful experience for children, allowing them to see how playthings have evolved over time.
  6. Sea Life Munich:
    • Sea Life Munich provides an underwater adventure, featuring a variety of marine life. The interactive exhibits and educational presentations make it an enjoyable and informative experience for kids. Book tickets today.
  7. English Garden (Englischer Garten):
    • The English Garden is a vast urban park with plenty of open spaces, walking trails, and the famous Eisbach River. Your children can enjoy outdoor activities, and you might even catch a glimpse of surfers riding the river waves.
After a Meininger breakfast hit the sights of Munich
  1. Olympiapark:
    • Visit Olympiapark, the site of the 1972 Summer Olympics. The park offers recreational spaces, a lake, and the opportunity to climb to the top of the Olympiaturm for panoramic views of the city.

How to get to Munich

Munich is one of the best family destinations in Europe for family travel with teens. Being the third biggest city in Germany, Munich is connected by highways in all directions, and long-distance buses, trains and planes all bring people daily to the city. This easily makes Munich the best family vacation destination in Europe.

  • Munich Airport is the second-busiest airport in Germany with the number of passenger traffic only second to Frankfurt Airport, and the ninth-busiest airport in Europe, with 47.9 million passengers in 2019. International and domestic flights come in from all corners of the world. Search your Munich flights with
  • Munich is a hub for train travel around Germany and neighbouring countries like Switzerland, Italy and Austria. Almost any train to Munich will arrive in the city’s Central Train Station, or Hauptbahnhof (Hbf). This makes adding day trips from Munich with teenagers so easy. Book your domestic and international trains to Munich with Omio
  • Munich can be reached directly by bus from 419 cities in Germany and Europe for as little as €3. Bus travel with teens in Europe can add so many wonderful experiences for teens on vacation. Book all your bus tickets to Munich with Flixbus
  • Driving in Munich is super easy with large highways and autobahns in Germany. In Germany, they drive on the right-hand side of the road. You can pick up a rental car at Munich Airport and dedicated sites in the city if you decide to road trip with teens in Germany.
Standing at the front door of Hofbrau House in Munich
Standing at the door of Hofbrau House

How to get around Munich with teens

Travelling as a family in Munich is easy. Munich has an extensive public transportation system which makes getting around the city so easy for families travelling with teenagers. It consists of a network of underground (U-Bahn), suburban trains (S-Bahn), trams and buses which makes seeing all the best things to do in Munich with teenagers easy.

Tickets can be purchased at the blue vending machines, found at U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations, at many tram and bus stops and at newspaper kiosks.

One of our best family travel tips is to use the Hop on Hop off the bus on your Europe trip with family. The Munich Hop on hop off bus offers multiway tickets that take you to the best sights in Munich for families

Wyld Family Travel received a discount to stay at Meininger Munich City Centre. This in no way influences our review of the property and facilities at Meininger Munich.

We hope this article from us here at Wyld Family Travel has encouraged you to visit Germany and make Munich your base for exploring. We are sure you will enjoy your time and find many things to do in Bavaria. For more amazing ideas on where to holiday in Germany click through to our Germany Destination Guide page for more brilliant inspiration.

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Rebecca Wyld

Content Creator/SEO Editor

Co-founder and SEO editor here at Wyld Family Travel. Bec has travelled to over 45 countries across 3 continents and is a journey with kids advocate. When Bec is not planning travel, she creates content for our family travel blog or does local community service work. You can find all of Bec’s detailed travel guides here on Wyld Family Travel and on other popular websites such as Lonely Planet.

14 thoughts on “Staying at Meininger Munich City Centre with kids”

  1. Sounds really well located and managed. Will have to save it for our next trip.

  2. What a great, inexpensive way for people to stay centrally in Munich. When we next make it back to Europe will definitely be looking for this style of accom

  3. Sounds like a handy, comfortable address and how cool that they have large family rooms, they can be so hard to find!

  4. That kids corner looks good, and always nice to have a kitchen with the family

  5. Looks fantastic. That kids corner and games room would be great for us.

  6. Looks like a great place to stay and the view is pretty cool too! It has been about 7 years since we stayed in Munich so I would expect lots has changed. I can’t even remember where we stayed.

  7. This is an awesome place to stay. Its seems so cosy and comfortable, so appropriate for families 🙂

  8. From what I remember, Munich hotels are expensive and I hate hostels, so this seems to be a great alternative. Am planning to go to Munich again this year, so will keep this in mind.

  9. I’ve been to Munich, but always like a suggestion for a new place to consider. Looks like a good fit for your family.

  10. This looks ideal for a families and that’s great value breakfast. Definitely somewhere to keep in mind for visits to Munich!

  11. This really sounds great for families, with all that size, lovely breakfast and all the extras, including the games room. A real find!

  12. Thanks for the good tips and there are some good ideas and places to stay for my visit to Munich!!! Although I may not bring my family along but I will keep these choices in mind.


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