Hi everyone! I am back with another review. This is for one of the many Airbnbs I stayed at during my road trip in Europe this past summer. Munich is one of Europe’s most popular destination especially during Oktoberfest and finding a decent place to stay during this time frame can be a little challenging and expensive! During my recent trip to the amazing city of Munich, I stayed at an Airbnb apartment in a quiet residential neighborhood. Keep on reading for my full and honest review on the apartment if you are looking for a place to stay in Munich for the first time.
The apartment is located on Westendstrasse (written as Westendstraße), in a quiet residential neighborhood with access to public transportation. There is also a parking garage where you can park one vehicle which is complimentary with your stay or the free street parking is a reliable and safe option.
The apartment is hosted by Rene, he was present during my check in and was extremely helpful during the process and my entire stay. Click here to view the listing.
A subway stop is 2 mins walking distance from the apartment and it gets you to the center of the city, Marienplatz, located in the heart of the city, a square with stunning architecture, several cafes and restaurants and stores for shopping! I used Uber for one of the trip to Marienplatz and it cost under 10 euros.
A small grocery is located about 4 mins walking distance from the apartment on Endelhauserstrasse, called Rewe. A second slightly larger grocery store is located about 10 mins walking distance on Westendstraße 100, called Lidl.
PRO TIP: New to a city? Don’t know where to eat or what to do? Ask your Airbnb host! 9 times out of 10 they will help you answer any questions you may have about the area.
The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a fully functional kitchen, bathroom, a separate room that is turned into a closet which gives you plenty of storage space and a balcony with seating overlooking a beautiful garden. Upon entering the first bedroom, the first thing you notice is the uniquely painted wall. A colorful accent wall adds drama to this apartment and gives it a very trendy vibe. This room also has the balcony with outdoor seating and overlooks a small garden, I enjoyed reading a book in this space.
The second room is spacious enough to sleep 2 adults or 3 kids. The kitchen had everything you would need to make a great home cooked meal and a washing machine too!
The walk in closet/dressing room was spacious, had shelves installed and space for hanging your clothes. Unfortunately, the apartment did not have an iron or a full length mirror 🙁 I had to use a hair dryer to make my clothes semi-presentable!
PRO TRIP: Here are my top 15 travel essentials that I take with me. Click here to read
FINAL THOUGHTS -MUNICH AIRBNB REVIEW
Overall I think Rene’s Airbnb apartment was a great find in that city! Munich seemed to be a challenge in regards to finding a decent Airbnb especially under $300 per night (for 4 people). The apartment was clean, almost new condition, in a good location away from the crowded city but still easily accessible.
The host was extremely helpful and welcoming and answered all my questions about the area including how to use the public transportation to navigate around.
Couple of negatives about the apartment, as mentioned above it did not have an iron and full length mirror, there was a half mirror so I might let this one slide but Airbnb hosts, an iron is EXTREMELY important for many travelers. Secondly, Europe had one of its worst heat wave during my trip (lucky me!) and shockingly no apartment/house I stayed at, had any sort of cooling system ( I was in Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Bern, Munich and Berlin). I understand it was out of the norm but 100 degree F and no cooling is not fun, they should consider adding atleast a fan in the apartment.
I hope you enjoyed reading my review on this Airbnb apartment in Munich. If you are planning a trip there and have any questions, please feel free to drop them in the comments, I will be happy to help!
Airbnb is such an amazing creation. It really does connect people to the most beautiful places that normally we would never find
To be honest, that backdrop in the bedroom is enough for me to not stay there. $300 is a bit much but if you also brought kids that’s understandable.
Munich is a wonderful city no matter where you stay! Even tho, this flat is amazing! Thanks for the tip!
What a cool Air B&B in Munich! We loved our visit to Munich and wish we could have stayed longer but it was only for travel as we passed though on a train ride to Berlin.
Great read. I love your comments about the iron, mirror and a fan. It is true that most places in Northern Europe are not geared up for hot summers but a fan in the cupboard is a small thing to do. That wall in the bedroom would give me nightmares.
I am actually dying to visit. I have planned to go in about a year!
No cooling system or even just a fan during a heatwave sounds uncomfortable! Did it cool down at night? I have trouble sleeping if I’m too hot.
Love that artwork!! You’re so right about asking the host for ideas, you get some awesome tips since they’re local and know of places and things that aren’t in most guidebooks!
Great tips, I’ve never tried Airbnb, seems I need to try it.