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.
My partner and I only spent one night at Hagen's but we were extremely satisfied with our stay. Hagen is an amazing host, he gave us very detailed directions to his house and we found it very easily. The location is very convenient and the apartment is really lovely! Hagen's great attention to detail (from chocolates on the pillows and water on the table to local guides, toiletries etc) makes it evident that he really enjoys being a host and he makes his guests feel really welcome! I truly hope we're back in Munich one day and have a chance to stay at Hagen's again and spend more time with him. Thanks for everything Hagen!!!
Hagen was an excellent host! We absolutely loved Munich! The apartment was extremely clean and comfortable and Hagen was always willing to offer us any help we needed. It was also very well situated near a variety of pubs and restaurants, as well as walking distance to many of the sights and biergartens!
This apartment is in an ideal location, walking distance from München hbf, restaurants, pubs and some great attractions! Hagen was a perfect host, very accommodating to all of our needs and always willing to provide information on the city and surroundings. The apartment was extremely clean with artful decor. We had a great time in Munich!
My friend and I only stayed shortly with Hagen, but it was very comfortable. He was very helpful and kind. The room is very cosy. It was exactly what we needed!
As it is described on the website, the room is very cozy, especially the be which is extremely comfy. Hagen is a really nice host, he provided many traveling brochures in the room and towels in the bathroom. As a fan of FC Bayern München, he took me to a bar to watch its match, which was a special and unforgettable experience for a foreign fan! Besides that, the location is perfect, not far from the central station(we walked to his flat for only 15 mins) and around 3 metro stations to city centre (Munich is not so huge). Highly recommend!!!
My overall experience was very good. Hagen is a very nice guy who likes the details. He seems to really care about his guests. Although we didn't talk too much, he was always there for any problem or question I could have. He also gave us information about the city and the surroundings.
His department is carefully decorated from the floor to the ceiling. It's very interesting just to be there and take a look at his collections. In the room there is an electric piano and a guitar, what made me feel at home. The only not so good thing was that the bed is a little bit hard. Nevertheless I slept very well that night.
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.