About this listing
I live alone in a beautiful, individually dressed and quiet two room apartment with a porch and small garden in the center of Munich (Maxvorstadt, about 1 km / 0.7 miles from Central Station). You'll have my cosy sleeping room with a french bed (140x200 cm) all for yourselves. The bed is without metal and equipped with a thick, very high class futon - me and my back are having only perfect dreams there but it's a bit harder than a standard hotel bed.
A third person can sleep on a comfortable air bed on the floor if needed. Of course the bathroom, Wi-Fi, refrigerator and washing machine are at your service as well. Clean sheets and towels are being provided and I can arrange pretty much everything - just ask if you need something, no matter what.
Please read the additional information about transportation below if you're arriving by car als traffic is regulated in all major German cities.
I had a great time with (almost) all of my guests and to keep it like that: Remember that this is a private accommodation and not a hotel or holiday apartment; I live and work here! Please inform me about your demands and expectations before booking unless you just want a place for sleeping. Don't worry, I'm very easy going and hospitable but we will share this place and so good communication is important before and after your arrival. I'm looking forward to meeting you!
I'm proud to be a long serving Airbnb host as you can see by my many reviews. Almost all of them are really good but of course I always want to improve. When you're here and something is not as you expected please tell me right away; I will listen to that friendly and seriously and most things can be very easily resolved if I just know. Thanks very much! Just click on my profile image if you want to know more about me.
You probably want to explore the city so I will provide you with a very good guide book (much better than Lonely Planet) and lots of hints and recommendations from a true local (I might try to talk you out of the worst tourist traps like Hofbräuhaus and Neuschwanstein, but we Munich locals are always very relaxed about everything - our motto is: live and let live).
Any more questions? Just ask.
Own private room with piano, guitar, double bed and extra air bed if needed for a third person. Bathroom, towels, sheets, WiFi, fridge, water boiler and pretty much everything I can handle. Proper cooking only upon request due to previous desasters, sorry.
Update: us Airbnb hosts are currently under high pressure from the the hotel business. Therefore I'm not allowed to offer breakfast, or other hotel-style services like daily room cleaning. I'm really sorry! I'm attempting at doing everything legal for you anyway - just ask if in doubt.
Interaction with Guests
I'm always reachable in real time via Airbnb messages that go right to my cell phone. After booking, you'll also get my personal mail address, phone numbers and a (website hidden) Map with directions.
Maxvorstadt is Munich's university quarter and known for "arts and pubs". All important art galleries are right around the corner, as well as many cafes, bars, restaurants and small shops of all sorts. Metro, tramway and bus are all next to my door but you can even walk to the inner city within 15 minutes. It's an especially attractive and exciting neighborhood, now that's why I live here ;-)
The public transport system of Munich is perfectly organised with some lines running all night. Next stops are tramways 20/21 (Sandstr.), metros U1 (Stiglmaierplatz) und U2 (Theresienstr.) and bus 100 (Technische University, also serving the most important art galleries). Single ride tickets and day passes are available, ask me for details.
Exploring by bicycle is even better and nicer. A cheap bike rental is just around the corner
You can easily explore the city by public transport or have my spare bicycle and there is a cheap bike rental near my place.
For car drivers: car traffic is regulated in the centers of all major German cities (for Munich: inside of "Mittlerer Ring"). Only vehicles with a green low emission sticker may enter there. If you have a car with a German license plate the sticker will probably be already attached to the windshield. Else you can buy it for modern cars (not old diesel "stinkers") at TÜV Süd service stations for 5 € (bring your car's registration paper) or order it online for 15 € but that will take a couple of days. The low emmission sticker is valid for all German cities. Info in various languages:
bit[dot]ly/1EMrvS1 - please replace [dot] by a . (a dot/period).
If you have that sticker on your windshield you're allowed to enter the inner city and park for unlimited time at the side of the street (curb) there. This costs at least 1 € / hour or 6 € / day. You'll have to buy a ticket at one of the blue vending machines. If there's no machine nearby parking is restricted to residents. General "no parking" is indicated by round blue signs with a red ring and a red / or X. Finding a space for parking is often challenging.
If you don't have a low emission sticker or simply want to avoid stress I'd really recommend leaving your car outside of "Mittlerer Ring" where parking is unrestricted and free. There's always space for parking near beautiful Nymphenburg Castle and the subway will take you from Gern station to Siglmaierplatz next to my place within five minutes. If time allows, don't miss visiting the Castle's huge and romantic park, one of the most beautiful spots in Munich.
and parking costs at least 1 € / hour. I highly recommend leaving your car at a Park+Ride space outside of the center. The next P+R (Westfriedhof) is only four metro stops away and costs 1.50 €/day.
Other Things to Note
I love having nice guests and money is not that important to me. So I'm especially looking forward to requests from people travelling with a backpack, a low budget and seeing Airbnb more as a friendly community than a cheap hotel. My rate is very inexpensive and the same for one or two guests. I charge a bit more for a third guest as I have to supply the air bed and extra sheets then. If you are travelling on a really tight budget and with a sleeping bag the third person may stay for free on my fine Thermarest mat and you only have to book for two. Please ask in advance though! In reverse: if you're a company of two and don't want to sleep in the same bed you'll have book for three to obtain the extra bed. I hope that's fair, just ask. And: I'm receiving much more requests than I can accept. I definitely don't want to charge more though so if in doubt I go for the nicest request.
Sorry, no smoking and no pets allowed in the room. You may smoke at the kitchen window if required or outside of course. I love children very much but unfortunately had some negative experiences hosting them, so please and sorry to say so: no kids under 12 years of age.
Very nice room and atmosphere! Our host was reliable and helpful in showing us the best places in Munich. We stayed for just one night, but it was a relaxing beginning of our adventure in Germany.
Hagen is a quite good host. He was very warm welcome and give us lots of good recommendations. Most importantly, the toilet is quite clean and bed is comfortable.We spend tow night at his house. I will recommend my friends to come.
Die Wohnung von Hagen liegt echt super und war sowohl zu Fuß als auch mit der Bahn sehr gut zu erreichen. Der Empfang war sehr freundlich und Hagen hat mir direkt auch noch ein paar Tipps für meinen Aufenthalt gegeben. Zimmer und Bad waren sauber und für die 2 Übernachtungen vollkommen ausreichend. Hagen war sehr nett und unkompliziert, sodass meine Anreise am späten Donnerstag Nachmittag und meine verspätete Abreise (Samstag Mittag) auch kein Problem für ihn waren.
Also, danke für die Unterkunft Hagen und vllt bis zum nächsten mal.
Very clean room in a wonderful apartment with immense character and a fantastic host.
Hagen is very nice and give us good suggestions and excellent guide of the city. The bedroom is comfortable and everything is good.
About the Host, Hagen
I love literature, theater, arts, architecture, politics and cooking. Music is very important to me, especially electronic, alternative and other underground stuff. I've been travelling a lot and I like meeting people, sharing stories and experiences. If time permits I can show you around Munich and I even took day trips to the countryside with guests or spent whole nights with them going out clubbing. I fully respect though if you just want accomodation and be undisturbed. There is no obligation for you or me to spend time together. In any case I will gladly provide you with maps and recommendations on what to see and where to go at day and night.
I am a calm, relaxed but very active person with many interests. I work as a computer programmer at home and like that job but other things are much more important to me (see above). I love Jivamukti Yoga, singing and playing piano (classical), running and other sports. I'm a huge fan of our Bayern München football club and I also like to go out and party a lot ;-). I think I can provide you with lots of recommendations for any interest you have if you want. But that's all up to you.
I generally prefer students and other younger guests or people with an "alternative" lifestyle but all ages and attitudes are very welcome. I get along well with almost everyone and I'm always interested in learning something new.