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The Nunnery

116 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia
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89%Rating

  • 86%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

19th century charm meets the freshness of modern day Melbourne in this totally unique hostel. Situated in super hip Fitzroy and only a short 10min stroll to the city, The Nunnery is a beautiful old building with exquisite shared and private rooms as well as lounge areas for chilling and courtyards for hanging out… in the sunshine! It's great for travellers looking to experience the best of Melbourne's live music, café's and bars located in and around Fitzroy as well as the famed laneway nightlife of the city. The Nuns (staff) help create a relaxed and social home away from home, offering FREE breakfast every day (pancakes Sundays) as well as FREE weekly pub crawls, soup nights and BBQ's with wine also supplied. The Nunnery - it's Heavenly!

Property Information:

The Building
This beautiful old Nunnery was built in 1888 and features intricate stain glass windows, grand staircases, and outdoor balconies with some great views of the city and surrounding area. The lovely vintage charm and character has been maintained over the years, adding to the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the hostel.
We offer both exquisite dormitory rooms as well as a beautiful private rooms in the Guesthouse next door which has its own kitchen and bathroom and those wanting the privacy of their own room.

Free Events
Everyday breakfast: Continental breakfast is included each day. This consists of freshly baked bread delivered daily, cereal and your choice of tea, coffee and hot chocolate all day.
Soup Night: Delicious soup made by one of our lovely staff every Wednesday
Pub Crawl: Bar tour around the local Fitzroy area every Thursday night
BBQ: Friday afternoon in our lovely courtyard, in the sunshine!
Pancake Breakfast: Sunday mornings

Services
The Nuns are all local Melbournians who can direct you to all the hotspots in town and help you with any questions at all.
All rooms are provided with bedding, towels and heating for winter or fans for summer.
Shared bathroom facilities, laundry facilities and a fully equipped guest kitchen.
Reception is open 8:00am – 1:00am with Mother Superior available outside these hours to let you in.
24 hour free baggage storage
Best For: Culture, Home Cooking

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  • The Nunnery says

    I think what makes us extra special is the extras we offer our guests. We've got free breakfast every morning plus free events all week like movie night on Tuesdays, homemade soup on Wednesdays, pub crawls on Thursdays and wine and nibbles or BBQ on Fridays.
    We really aim to offer a unique experience; after all, our hostel was built in 1888 and for 60 years used to be an actual nunnery! We take pride in helping our guests enjoy the very best Melbourne has to offer.
    The nearest main attractions are the Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Exhibition centre; personally, I recommend guests check out the bars, cafes and restaurants around nearby Brunswick Street and Smith Street.
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      Jacqui, Assistant Manager
  • Latest Review

    We booked a private twin room & opened the door to a cell like bunk bed hideous space! To make matters worse we were at the traffic end of the building with a security light shining into our room. "Inmates" would congregate at the top of the stairs & chat disturbing your sleep, & at 2am on the second night one such person had a Skype conversation in full voice waking us all. My wife had to get out of bed & tell this person to go downstairs as we had to be up at 5am that morning to catch a plane!
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      Anonymous, Australia, Couple, 41+
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Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included


Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

AUD travellers checks, Eftpos and Visa/MasterCard/bank cards are accepted.





The Nunnery Located at 116 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne.
The Nunnery
Australia
Melbourne Victoria 3065 116 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy
89% 893
-37.8023244 144.9742448
The Nunnery
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