Creatif Hotel Elephant

Address: Laemmerstrasse 6, Munich, Bavaria, 80335, Germany | 3 star hotel
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.



    TravelPod Member ReviewsCreatif Hotel Elephant Munich

    Reviewed by christina.t

    Great Place!

    Reviewed Mar 21, 2012
    by (12 reviews) Mokane , United States Flag of United States

    This hotel was very nice- Nice room with a large, nice bathroom. It also had breakfast if you wanted it. Near the train station, but only a short walk to the city center.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Creatif Hotel Elephant Munich

    Good Location if You Aren't Planning to Spend Time at Hotel


    We stayed at the hotel in June 2004 for 3 nights. 2 teenagers and 3 adults. The hotel is DEFINITELY a budget hotel so you should not expect much more than that. As of June, the lower floors had been renovated; upper floors had not. Our room was on the 5th floor (not renovated) - the hallway is green linoleum tile and is very institutional looking. Room is very small; one bed; small bathroom with shower head sticking out of the bathroom wall but no shower curtain! (Everything in bathroom gets wet when you shower). Tiny, tiny elevator. The kids rooms were on the 3rd floor which appears to have had some renovation (carpet, paint). Very small rooms, small bed, small bathroom (although they did at least have a shower curtain). 1 of the desk staff was very helpful during our stay. The night manager speaks very little English and the other person was nice but not particularly friendly. One pleasant surprise was the breakfast - free with the room, and it included a nice assortment of breads and cereals, meats and cheeses and some fruits. Hotel is just a block from the train station and very nearby Marionplatz so location is a plus. If you are looking for a place to simply sleep but not spend any time, then consider this hotel. Otherwise, there are numerous better places in Munich.

    Worse Than Any Stephen King Movie


    I walked in the hotel lobby and stopped in front of the main desk and smiled at the gentleman at the front desk.

    The elderly clerk looked up at me for a short moment, and then down again and whispered "--" in a barely audible voice.

    A few minutes I was handed my key and loaded my luggage into a narrow freight elevator heading for the fifth floor.

    When the door slowly opened I stepped out into pre-war Germany, into what must have been some kind of clinic.

    There was actually a metal door in the middle of the hallway with bars and a lock.

    The hallway was large and absolutely empty.

    The barred door seperated the back two rooms from the other rooms on the floor, and was likely where the more unruly of the former patients were kept.

    The room itself was unholy. It was pure white with a metal cot on the floor. I´ve never seen anything like it in my life.

    I´m across the street in an internet cafe now and will now return.

    Great location, fine hotel


    We stayed at the Creatif Elephant last week and it was a good experience. It is being renovated, but it seems to be nearly done. The rooms are nice and clean, the beds comfy, the bathrooms were not quite done but have lots of promise, and the breakfast was excellent (the best I had in Germany).

    We traveled with our 2 young children and the staff were very accommodating -- we had two extra beds put in the room with no problem. They were also very helpful with city information (like where to find a second-hand children's dirndl shop -- they showed us the place!).

    The location can't be beat -- so close to the Hauptbahnhof and Marienplatz. Rooms, location, price -- I believe this is a great deal for your money!

    Small and cramped


    The rooms are small but clean. The roll-out bed for a 3rd person was extremely uncomfortable. I would not recommend it, even for a small child. The bathroom had a pretty stain glass window, but it allowed view of the bathroom from the sleeping area.

    Best hotel for tight budget


    i found the hotel elefant during i was looking for a youth hotel called 4you - due the 4you youthhotel was fully booked i decided to stay at the hotel elephant wich is located near to youthhotel in the same street.

    even the rate was the same for both places approx. 29 euro per person, i got an double room with ensuite bath for less as 60 euro per night in the elephant - the 4you youth hotel offered me for the same rate only dormitory with showe on the floor.

    as well i was surprised cause of the breakfast they served - it was all you can eat and there was plenty of different stuff like eggs, juices, ham cheese etc etc. not only marmelade and butter as you can expect for budget places.

    the room was cleaned evbery day and we got fresh towels . it was really OK

    enjoy munich

    i was happy to find this hotel :

    Good location


    This hotel is not for the picky. The rooms are small and need renovation. The showers spray in every direction except where you need it. The night clerk is unhelpful, and requests were ignored.

    You can't ask for a better location. Less then a block from the Hauptbahnhof, just two S-bahn stops from Marienplatz.

    I've stayed at another hotel owned by the same family and it was great.

    There may be a future for this hotel, but now you should be aware of what you're getting into.

    Passable for 2 nights


    At the last minute and for  45 per night (early December) this was fine. 60 seconds from the train station. Rooms are small and sparsely decorated. Mine was clean and had a TV. Breakfast was fine - eggs, yogurt, muesli, meat, cheese, fruit - the usual. But certainly not a hip boutique hotel, as the photos imply.

    1* definitely not 3*


    The information on this hotel on the web is completely out of date, i.e. beautifully decorated in warm colours with newly renovated bathrooms. In reality the walls of the room were extremely grubby with black score marks all over them. The bathroom tiles were dingy and chipped, the curtains were also dingy and the carpet needed a good clean. No toiletries were provided and there was only one small bedside light. The hallways smelt musty and were dark. On the web we were told there would be a hot buffet breakfast, the only hot item was a boiled egg. Having said that the breakfast was adequate and the breakfast room had been refurbished, the web shows a photograph of the old room. The night porter was rude and surly and extremely unhelpful when we arrived and were told that the room we had booked would not be available until the next evening. Eventually the situation was sorted out but only after standing our ground. This hotel was not a good experience.

    Have you seen bedbugs?


    So terrible. You can get bittern by bedbugs (Wanze in German) here.

    Moreover, this hotel is under renovation now.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Creatif Hotel Elephant Munich

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Munich

    Munich, the heart of Bavaria

    A travel blog entry by blakekelsey on Oct 27, 2015

    47 photos

    ... within their borders. It really made us realize how great we have it in America, and how we hope that we can all do something to aid the situation at hand.

    Kelsey and I arrived in Munich, which is not very far from Austria's northern border. We unfortunately missed our bus and had to take a later train into Germany. But, it was the first time we missed a regional bus/train in 6 weeks of European ...

    A Great Second day in Munich

    A travel blog entry by shahaashka on Jun 19, 2015

    2 comments, 10 photos

    ... had decided to meet for dinner and drinks. Caro came to pick me up at my hostel and we headed to the vegan place she had picked out for us since we both are vegetarians. Caro is such a warm person. You can't not like her. We talked all through dinner about India and Germany and how different our families and our lives are, and in a way how similar. We decided to go to a hostel bar next, and ended up at the Euroyouth hostel bar. This random girl ...

    Austria and Munich

    A travel blog entry by windystevej on Jul 11, 2014

    27 photos

    ... on holiday. Highlights of Munich included seeing the hotel where Michael Jackson hung the baby over the balcony (and the shrine attached to a random statue outside), having a huge beer at the Hofbräuhaus beer hall and watching the surfers. Eh? Yep, I was amazed to find that Munich has a thriving surf scene but with a wave that's there 24 hours a day, every day - a large river stopper. It's not uncommon to find wet-suited surfers standing next to ...

    Day 185 - Hungover & Homeward Bound

    A travel blog entry by costin on Apr 03, 2014

    ... in front of a full house on a crucial Champions League occasion. After our tour, we took the metro back into tour for our “last supper”.  We picked another traditional Bavarian style beer hall/restaurant and sat outside.  It was odd to think, that the next time we sat down for dinner, we would be at home.  We sat over a drink and recounted our trip, scarcely able to believe that all these tales that we were telling were things that we had experienced ...

    Fests: Oktober and Pumpkin

    A travel blog entry by jkodai on Oct 05, 2013

    ... the tower and shout for Rapunzel to let down her hair and the braid would lower down. After trying and failing dismally to shout "Rapunzel Rapunzel let down your long hair!" in German we were shown up by a little 6 year old girl who easily called the phrase in flawless German and watched the hair lower.

    This weekend was a lot of fun and so much less stress than trips out of the country are. Sorry for the late update, pictures will come ...

    Traveler Photos Creatif Hotel Elephant Munich

    Creatif Hotel Elephant
    Munich, Germany