A different beginning
Our foundation is something that we’re proud of and that sets us apart from other youth hostels and guesthouses in Munich.
We decided in the 1980’s that we wanted to be an ecological forerunner in the hostel and hotel business – which was rare at the time – and set up our business as an ambitious not-for-profit association. Back in 1988 we renovated our building to be the first ecologically conscious guesthouse in Munich. This is still our dream today and we realize it with every new project we take on at the 4You.
The concept behind the 4you Hostel & Hotel was an ambitious project formed by the Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband organisation. As a guesthouse we are still pioneering in our ecological aims. Our organization never tires of striving for new and interesting projects while simultaneously providing the best experience for our guests, so you can enjoy our hostel & hotel while we do all the hard work!
Leading by ecological example
We decided that we wanted our innovative building to be an example for other hostel & hotels and in 1988 renovated to optimize efficiency and and to see our business aims include protecting the environment.
Our ambitious project to lead in the ecological sector saw us change the way we used water and electricity, recycled and reused. We began by adding solar panels and minimising cleaning agents and water waste through efficiency and water saving innovations. We also created a new refuse sorting and avoidance system and installed our furniture manufactured from ecological sources. While we renovated we also created new bathroom facilities throughout our three floor hostel – bring the whole place up to date.
These renovations were a success with guests and with our ecological goals and so inspired us to create a gastronomy area. Three years later this idea came to be as we transformed our basement to host a kitchen, dining area, restaurant and integrate the whole dining experience with our quiet courtyard.
Creating this ultra-modern facility for our guests was the highlight of our transformation project and we were thrilled to be able to open our bright, new eating area. At the same time we also created a new innovation centre for guest use – our Seminar Room. Looking over our courtyard this room offers all modern facilities and technology required for conferences, right in the heart of our building.
We could never have dreamed of our success and are pleased to see guests return year after year.
The efforts we made to provide a great service while also protecting the environment have paid off and we are delighted that our guesthouse has been full since our 1988 dreams were made. As you, our guests, continue to reward us with your generous feedback and great reviews, we will continue to strive as an ecological guesthouse and commit ourselves to making even more steps towards a greener future.
Welcome to 4you. We love our hostel & hotel but we made it 4you!