Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest beer festival and dates back to 1810, when Bavarians celebrated Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage. Since then its gone on to become a two-week affair attended by nearly 6 million visitors, who come for the beer, music and festive atmosphere.

When it comes to beer gardens, Bavarians are world leaders: there are more than 180 beer gardens in and outside Munich, with seating space for 180,000 drinkers.

What? Munich's world-famous famous beer festival

Where? Munich, Germany

When? Sep 17 – Oct 3 2016

Oktoberfest party

Image by 5chw4r7z (Flickr/Creative Commons)

If you’re planning to attend Munich this September, then you’ll need to book your hostel early to secure a room. Oktoberfest will see millions of visitors coming to Bavaria and the city’s accommodation gets booked up long before the party starts. 

Here’s our guide to five of the best value hostels for Oktoberfest. 

Smart Stay Hostel Munich City

A&O München Hackerbrücke is a modern hostel with quality rooms and dorms available for backpackers and low cost travellers. Rooms come with their own balcony, shower or bathtub. There’s a rooftop bar with a luxury terrace, which allows guests to enjoy spectacular views of Munich’s skyline. Rooms are available from €24.00.

Smart Stay Hostel Munich City is in a superb city centre location and has all the facilities to make it a perfect stay during Oktoberfest. The hostel offers clean, modern two, four, sex and eight bedrooms each with a shower and toilet. Guests can expect free Wi-Fi and excellent laundry facilities too. Rooms are available from €28.00.

MEININGER Hotel Munich City Center is a quality hotel offering guests a quality way to explore the wonders of Munich. MEININGER offers more than just budget accommodation: free Wi-Fi, lobby, hotel bar, kitchen and a games room. Rooms are available from €34.00.

The 4 You Hostel Munich is situated in Munich city centre and has friendly, multi-lingual staff and clean budget rooms for all guests. It’s a superb place to meet international travellers without breaking the bank. Rooms are available here from €27.00.

Wombat’s CityHostel Munich is a centrally located hostel with modern facilities and one that is perfect for budget travellers. Situated next to the Central Station and walking distance of the main Oktoberfest site, all of their rooms have free Wi-Fi and fresh linen. Rooms are available from €32.00.

*Header image by Pelham Greenville (Flickr/Creative Commons)