Staying at Meininger City Centre with kids

Meininger Munich Germany is one of these newer types of accommodation properties. Not quite Hotel, not quite Hostel. It’s certainly an upgrade from a Hostel as we know them. Whichever way it’s marketed or perceived it is certainly a very good place to stay while you are visiting Munich with kids.

Meininger Munich has car parking available if you are arriving in Munich by car. Meininger is also accessible by S -Bahn train at Munich Hackerbrücke station. This station is also on the line from the airport so if you are arriving by plane it is easy to access from the airport which is how we got into Munich. The station is about 250 meters away and München Hauptbahnhof is also straight down the street about 600 meters away.

Meininger city centre Munich

Our room consisted of 2 sets of bunks (thankfully the girls claimed the top bunks without much argument from Mark and me), toilet and 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 at big hotels regularly. So the room was self-contained which is great when travelling with kids with our towels being provided for us, we just had to ask at the desk for them after we arrived.

Meininger Munich is great for the whole family

There is also a dorm style accommodation available for singles or travellers looking for a cheaper option. We found the beds to be very comfortable, the blankets to be warm and the room had a heater for whatever temperature you would like it to be set at. Our arrival in Munich just happened to coincide with the first snow of the season. So at the least, it was pretty fresh in Munich temperature wise.

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Games room at Meininger

The staff at the front desk were very helpful. Checking in with 2 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, you could also post a postcard home for your mum from the reception desk!

The reception was full of vacation ideas, giving us tips on buying a group ticket to the airport instead of an individual ticket which saved us nearly 20 euro. What I really like was that they had 2 recommended activities that were on in Munich each day. One activity during the day and one 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 Hotel Munich

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. 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.

There are outdoor tables for summer as well. An ATM is located on the front of the building for convenience.and yes, this is very convenient. There are old-fashioned PC’s for those who are not connected. What I did find useful was I needed some confirmations printed. They tell you to send them to an email address of theirs and they print them off free of charge for you. This can be an absolute life saver at times and a service not often provided by other places.

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Bec and Marley enjoying the great breakfast at Meininger

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

  • Room with shower / WC
  • TV
  • All rooms are non-smoking
  • Room access with key card system
  • Bed linen and towels included.
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The view from our room overlooking a snowy Munich
The breakfast was well worth it at Meininger Hostel Munich

We had the amazing breakfast that was an optional extra at Meininger. The buffet featured all things you would expect from a great German breakfast. Meats, cheeses, bread, fruits, muesli and a multitude of spreads, yoghurts and cereals. Munich is a pretty expensive city and the 6.90 Euro 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!

Food Tip: Straight across the road is Augustiner Bräustuben. It is a beer house that is far more traditional than Hofbrau in the city centre. The prices are cheaper and the food is better. We had dinner there the last night in town and I wish we had of went there every night. Kids are also very welcome here. you can just ask for a table out of the way and we did see some high chairs stored out of the way.

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

Great family activities in Munich that Wyld Family Travel recommend: 

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    Getting to Munich:

    • Munich is the second biggest city in Germany.
    • Flughafen München Franz Josef Strauß is 28.5 kilometres from the city centre.
    • Munich is serviced by many international airlines and budget carriers. For cheap flights from Europe check Vueling, EasyJet and Eurowings. You can check the prices of international flights to Germany with CheapOair. Domestic flights can be booked with Expedia
    • By February of 2017 Flughafen München, Franz Josef Strauß features flights to 248 destinations, making it the airport with the fifth-most destinations worldwide.
    •  The S1 and S8 S-Bahn lines connect the airport with the centre of Munich, with departures every 10 minutes. The airport is also easy and convenient to reach by bus from the Munich city centre
    • Many international and domestic trains and bus service’s Munich terminating at Munich’s Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)
    • You can book an airport transfer with Suntransfers who we have personally used on many occasions.
    • You can book a rental car and have it waiting for you at Munich Airport.


    Getting around Munich:

    • Munich has an extensive public transportation system. It consists of a network of underground (U-Bahn), suburban trains (S-Bahn), trams and buses. … Tickets can be purchased at the blue vending machines, found at U- and S-Bahn-stations, at many tram and bus stops and newspaper kiosks.
    • There are different types of tickets: Single Tickets (called “Einzelfahrkarte”), Stripe Tickets (called “Streifenkarte”) and Day Tickets (called “Tageskarte”).
    • Before first embarking, the ticket must be validated – insert the ticket into the small stamping machines posted at the entrances to U- and S-Bahn tracks or on trams and buses. It’s a € 60 fine if you are caught riding without a valid ticket.
    • The Munich City Tour Card allows free use of public transport, plus discount and free admission to some of the best Munich sights. More Click here for further information and prices.

    Where to stay in Munich:

    • Munich has accommodation options for every budget from Hostels, to apartments and hotels rooms.
    • Hostels in Munich can start from as little as 20 euro’s a night for a shared dorm room.
    • Hotels in Munich generally start from around $100 a night for a double room and increase incrementally as the luxury rating rises towards 5 stars. Google states that 3-star averaging $144, 5-star averaging $469 for a night stay.
    • You can compare and book your stay on Hotellook

    You can look at Meininger website here at

    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.

    More travel inspiration for your trip to Germany

    Rebecca Wyld

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    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 is creating content for our family travel blog or doing local community services 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.

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

  1. 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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

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

  8. 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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