Looking for last-minute Oktoberfest accommodations. Where do we stay?
August 18, 2010 7:20 AM   Subscribe

Looking for last-minute Oktoberfest accommodations. Where do we stay?

I'm thinking of going to Oktoberfest from 9/18 to 9/25, but I'm having trouble finding accommodations that aren't overpriced. Any suggestions on where to stay? I'm fine with staying a bit outside the city, as long as it's easy to get in via train. We're 4 people.

Any thoughts?
posted by deansfurniture5 to Travel & Transportation (8 answers total)
Everywhere here raises there prices for those three weeks. You're not going to avoid that. So define overpriced. What's your budget?
posted by caek at 7:46 AM on August 18, 2010

When I went there we solved this issue by camping. The campground wasn't far from the festival, there was a good atmosphere, and they had special buses to take you to and from the grounds.

Not sure if you would consider that, just throwing it out there.
posted by Gomez_in_the_South at 8:33 AM on August 18, 2010

Response by poster: caek: I'm hoping to be under $150 per night per double room.

I was looking at Augsburg nearby, and hotels there can be had for as low as $115, and we could use the Bayern Ticket or Schönes Wochenende Ticket to get to and from Munich fairly cheaply, so that might be an option.
posted by deansfurniture5 at 8:58 AM on August 18, 2010

Is this your first Oktoberfest? You're probably not going to want to spend the whole week there. Spend 3 days at the fest, then spend the rest of the time outside of Munich doing cheaper things. We actually had a better time at the beer garden in the Englischer Garten than at the actual Oktoberfest, but then again, fighting with massive crowds for non-existant seats wears me down pretty fast.
posted by hwyengr at 10:23 AM on August 18, 2010

And I forgot to bring up my main point, if you stay for fewer days and want to go for a pricier hotel, see if there are any cancellations at Hotel Uhland. Super close and incredibly fancy.
posted by hwyengr at 10:28 AM on August 18, 2010

Damn no edit window. Not fancy. Incredibly friendly.
posted by hwyengr at 10:28 AM on August 18, 2010

I had the same problem a few years ago.

I downloaded google earth and located hotels close to train line going into town. I found the Hotel Seehof in Starnberg that had very affordable rates compared to anything else I could find in Munich. The bonus was that Starnberg is very beautiful and closer to the castles in Hohenschwangau. We rented a car for the day and made a nice day trip out of it.
posted by chillmost at 10:33 AM on August 18, 2010

Response by poster: Sorry for not keeping up with things here--we ended up finding an apartment in Starnberg for a pretty reasonable price. Thanks for your help!
posted by deansfurniture5 at 7:50 AM on August 20, 2010

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