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Pension am Jakobsplatz
Ranked #1 of 65 Munich B&B and Inns
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San Diego, California
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57 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“A short stroll to a great time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

Last June, my husband and I got off of the S-Bahn at the Marienplatz station. We had never been to Munich before and this was one busy rail station! Yet, thanks to proprietor’s Christoph’s wonderful, prompt emails with instructions, we easily maneuvered our way to Pension am Jakobsplatz, just like a local... all in about 5 minutes time!

For a very reasonable price, Pension am Jakobsplatz is an incredible accommodation! It's location is just a few minutes from Marienplatz and the historic center and is all you could want! It is situated in a quiet neighborhood between the Victualienmarkt and the Asamkirche. This pension is not a full-service hotel, but it is the type of place that my husband and I prefer to stay. We like sharing a clean, safe place with the fellow travelers that these pensions attract. Travelers, like us, who like going to new places and meeting the local people. These pensions make you feel right at home, like a temporary family, where you can come and go at your leisure, without feeling like you were disturbing anybody.

Pension am Jakobsplatz is located on a small side street and is up on the 1st floor (European). The hotel has a lift, if you need it. We stayed in Room #1, with a private entrance and full ensuite room. It was spacious, with a very large window (the curtains are thick, if you like sleeping in). There is no dresser, just a few shelves for unpacking. The bed is typical for this area… very comfortable, twin beds pushed together to make a marital bed. The room has a flat screen TV, sink and table on the far wall and shower enclosure in the corner. The adjoining, private hallway has the exit to the outside, exit to the pension and a powder room. The water pressure in the shower was good and had plenty of hot water.

Christoph doesn’t live on the premises so he finds out when you are arriving and faithfully meets you. He also encourages you to keep his telephone number on your mobile, in case your arrival time changes or you need him whilst in Munich. Christoph and his son keep their pension very clean. He was there to meet us as planned and spent a nice amount of time acclimating us to Munich. Friendly Christoph sat down with us and discussed what we had in mind for our visit… from there he pulled out a map and spent the time to tell us the best way to get around and even made further suggestions on activities we might also consider doing (that ended up enriching our München experience). We found out that Munich’s attractions are very walkable distances from each other. Christoph had great suggestions for local cuisine with authentic food and without the rowdy, touristy beer-hall crowds… Note* he CAN point you in the right direction if that is the experience you want!

Christoph provided lots extras: the normal maps and brochures, and then there is the free, high speed wifi, a laptop for guest use, guest loaner-umbrellas, magazines, books, and even a basket of former guest’s discarded toiletry items, the common area had a hot water kettle and teas, a fridge stocked with beer and mineral water (for a small fee), etc.

Breakfast time at B&Bs are always a great time, we like ‘breaking bread’ with the our fellow guests and hearing about their travel experience stories (I always mentally file those tips away for our next trip)! Pension am Jakobsplatz’s breakfast was perfectly simple, meats, cheeses, Muesli, yogurt, fresh, WARM, local breads, butter, jams, fruits, coffee, tea & juice. Added to this mix is Christoph’s engaging demeanor, encouraging verbal interaction between guests; making for interesting company and memorable times.

If you are interested, below are some of our favorite sites we visited while in Munich:
* Munich Residence / Residenz Munchen with a spectacular garden in the rear
* English Garden / Englischer Garten… make sure to see the Eisbach surfers, the Beer Garden and try very hard not to gawk at the elderly, naked men sunbathing.
* Asam's Church / Asamkirche was impressively beautiful
* The three city gates, at Karls Gate / Karlstor we had fun people watching there… it seemed to attract several groups of young men while we were there… joyfully celebrating stag party style!
* Marienplatz with the New Town Hall / Neus Rathaus and the Glockenspiel am Rathausturm
* Church of Our Lady / Frauenkirche
* St. Peter's Church / Peterskirche
* St. Michael /Michaelskirche with Ludwig’s crypt in the cellar and a surprising gem next door…
* Bürgersaalkirche - where the lower church is a pilgrimage shrine to Father Rupert Mayer a brave Bavarian priest who is up for sainthood!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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adelaide
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

We loved this b and b the location is great just a short walk to all of Munich's main attractions.
Christof and Markus where terrific hosts and the breakfast was lovely.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paoli, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

My 17 year old daughter loved this place! Christof had wonderful advice for restaurants, shopping, and more. The rooms were comfortable and the breakfast was yummy as well. The location is perfect- no need for driving. Everything is in walking distance. We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KHencken
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at the Pension am Jakobsplatz. It is ideally located (right in the city center--very close to the Marientplatz) and was very clean and comfortable. What made the stay the most enjoyable is how warm and helpful Christoph and his son Marco are. Christoph advised us on the best and cheapest place to park and where to eat and his son Marco helped us locate a laundry service nearby. Breakfast was simple but delicious and they even allowed us to help ourselves to the teas, instant coffee, cereal and milk after hours.

The hotel is located on a small side-street and is on the 2nd floor (1st floor to the Europeans). The hotel has a lift which was great since my boyfriend had to pull over while I pulled our luggage out while he went to park the car. Without the lift, I would have had to wait for him to help me with our luggage.

Wi-fi in the hotel was very fast and we appreciated that there was a fan in our room (the weather was cold but I get hot easily).

Only downside I have is that the room was on the small side (we had a room with an en-suite bathroom) and we could hear noise in the hallway (people coming in or using the bathroom). It didn't really bother us very much though.

Note: Our t.v. power button didn't work (on the tv itself and the remote control) but we figured out how to turn the t.v. on (press the channel up or down button on the tv or remote).

I would definately recommend this hotel and would stay there again if I were to come back to Munich!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank beccal72
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Atlanta, Ga
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108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I stayed in this pension in Munich based strictly upon the reviews on TA. This was a perfectly situated,very welcoming hotel. I liked it so much that when my trip plans changed I stayed here a second time. Cristof and his son Marco were very accommodating, my room what spotless and the wi-fi worked great. Really, what more does one need in a hotel stay? Breakfast was always satisfying and it helped being able to talk to other guests about things to do in Munich. Stay here!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BobZAtlanta_Ga
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Zurich, Switzerland
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

I travel frequently and count the Pension am Jakobsplatz among the nicest European pensions I've stayed in. It was very comfortable, quiet, clean, and reasonably priced. They also provided a nice breakfast and fast wi-fi connection. The location was great - right near Marienplatz, the Jewish Museum as well as other museums, and the Viktualienmarkt. Upon arrival the owner showed me where we were on the city map, which sites were within walking distance, and where we could find nice restaurants that weren't touristy. He also made sure we knew before arriving that our train tickets to Munich included the S-Bahn fare to get to the hotel. We stayed in Room 2, which had its own shower and sink. We shared the WC, which was no problem. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EBS5
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

The pension is located right in the city center (a 3 min walk to Marienplatz) and serves as a perfect base for exploring Munich. We stayed in room 4 which had a large en-suite bathroom with a shower. The room was clean and equipped with practical basic in-room facilities. Breakfast was delicious (we really liked the bread). Christoph was attentive and helpful. Overall, this is an economical and practical option in central Munich.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank P_Douze
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Property: Pension am Jakobsplatz
Address: Dultstr. 1, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Region: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Munich
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Number of rooms: 4
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The "Pension am Jakobsplatz" is located on the first floor of a quiet side street only 300 metres from Marienplatz. It features modern, comfortable rooms with bath or shower, TV and Wi-Fi. Check in possible any time by appointment. ... more   less 
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