The Oktoberfest runs from Sept 22th – October 7th, 2018
Isn’t that every hostel workers dream? A sixteen-day beerfest, along with a hostel full of intoxicated guests. NOT, you would think, but we actually still enjoy this.
There are the bizarre moments making up for the downsides. Like the guest we only saw wearing a helmet (“to avoid injuries when passing out”) or the guy wearing a zebra costume for breakfast. I asked him where he got that one from, to which he replied: “I don’t remember, I woke up in it”. Or the guy who returned at 3am with nothing but his underpants (he couldn’t tell how that happened, but we know it). We have seen it all.
How to book for Oktoberfest
You’re lucky, we already have made all beds available and we’re not fully booked yet.
Here are some things you should bear in mind:
Weekends are likely to sell out fast and the festival will be super crowded. Oktoberfest is crowded everyday anyways, but on weekends it can easily be too much.
So, if you can, go for the weekdays in your travel planning.
Book your transport early and compare prices thoroughly. Also consider smaller Airports around Munich, that might have cheaper fares. Check for Memmingen, Innsbruck and Salzburg, they’re all within a 2 hour train ride range around Munich. On kiwi.com you can include multiple Airports in your flight search.
While Bus companies, such as flixbus.de go up with their prices significantly during Oktoberfest, Deutsche Bahn Trains stay more or less as expensive as they are all year long 😉
Busses and trains drop you off very conveniently at the Main train station in Munich’s city center and not even 5 minutes away from wombat’s.
After you booked your bed for Oktoberfest, you might also visit our Blog for a some survival tips.