If you're looking for an affordable little "pension" a stone's throw from the Viktualienmarkt, this is the place. You can't get any closer than this for the price, with the added bonus that it is also just a few minutes' walk from the trendy Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbach areas. It's a bit rough around the edges, but then that's what you get for these kinds of prices. Good for groups who want to see the city (and its brewpubs) rather than luxuriate in the hotel.
As well as being close to the action, Pension Seibel also close to public transport meaning it's just 30 minutes to the airport.
The rooms are simple; there are also three larger rooms for four to six people.
YOU SHOULD KNOW There are a lot of stairs involved in this hotel - to reception, to the rooms, and even in some of the rooms.
Some, not all, bathrooms are shared.
The lobby is effectively a small reception desk, open 7am to 10pm.
Breakfast is not bad considering the hostel-like feel of the pension.
There's no bar, but you are steps from Munich's finest drinking establishments.
The hotel's smashing central location is its best feature.
For a meaty fix, try modern NY-style steakhouse, Zum Goldenen Kalb (2-minute walk). You can grab a bratwurst at the Viktualienmarkt itself almost any time, but for a more grown-up Bavarian dining experience, try Bratwurstherzl (3-minute walk), in a 17th-century brick vault.
Don't miss the traditional, buzzing Hofbräuhaus (8-minute walk), one of Munich's most famous beer halls. The nearby Jazzbar Vogler (2-minute walk) is a reliable, low-lit jazz club for fans of the genre.
WHY WE LIKE IT
We'll cut to the chase here: we like it because of the price, and the location. Don't come expecting frills, because you won't find them. But for groups and budget travellers, those two factors go a long way.