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The Nunnery

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

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!
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Property Description

11AM checkout

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
A variety of delicious fresh bakery bread delivered every morning, served with Nutella, Peanut Butter, Jam, Butter and Vegemite. For those cereal lovers we also have cornflakes, Rice Bubbles/ Coco Pops and canned fruit. All the tea, coffee and hot chocolate you can drink .

Movie night: crowd into our cosy lounge, with the roaring fire place in your Pijamas for movies and free popcorn!

HOMEMADE SOUP: Steve cooks the most delicious winter soup for all inhouse guests.

PUBCRAWL Fitzroy pub Gurus Steve and Aino take you on a night to remember. Super cheap drinks, amazing times and a little a boogie to be had! Non guests welcome!

THE AUSSIE SAUSAGE SIZZLE Steve the BBQ King hosts a very Aussie sausage sizzle. Sausages, bread, onions, and tomato sauce, yum! ANd of course no sausage sizzle would be complete without goon!

PANCAKE BREAKFAST Guy cooks up a pancake storm with your choice of maple syrup, jam and Nutella so you wake up right on this glorious day!

Reception is open 8:00am – 1:00am with Mother Superior available outside these hours to let you in.
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.

From 1pm
We can look after your bags free of charge from 8am.
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The Nunnery Located at 116 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne.
The Nunnery
Melbourne Victoria 3065 116 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy
88% 1389
-37.8023244 144.9742448
The Nunnery
    Rooms available 12 Bed Mixed Dorm 4 Bed Mixed Dorm 8 Bed Mixed Dorm Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom Single Private Shared Bathroom Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom Superior 6 Bed Private Shared Bathroom Basic 6 Bed Female Dorm Basic 4 Bed Female Dorm Deluxe Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom Superior 5 Bed Private Shared Bathroom Superior Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom Superior 8 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom Superior Single Private Shared Bathroom Superior 4 Bed Private Shared Bathroom

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Sat 22 Oct 2016 - Tue 25 Oct 2016 Change

Room Summary

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Latest Review

" We were travelling as a group of two and were upgraded to a room of two, which, whilst probably stopping our abilities to socialise as much with other guests, it was nice. Hostel was in a good location and was ultra easy to get about the city from The Nunnery, staff were very helpful and friendly, hostel was clean. Only downside was the showers on the top floor - one of the two was a bit faulty and made it pretty hard to shower. "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Free Breakfast Linen Included Free City Maps Towels Included

  • General

    Security Lockers Key Card Access Common Room Bicycle Parking BBQ Air Conditioning Adaptors Book Exchange Hot Showers Cots Available Fridge/Freezer Utensils Dryer Outdoor Terrace Reading Light Hair Dryers For Hire Hair Dryers Ceiling Fan Iron / Ironing Board Microwave Card Phones Washing Machine Steam Room

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Airport Transfers Bicycle Hire Luggage Storage Fax Service Tours/Travel Desk Express check-in / out Late check-out Reception (limited hours)

  • Food & Drink

    Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    DVD's Board Games



Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew

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.
    Jacqui, Assistant Manager
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Things to Note

Cash, Eftpos and Visa/MasterCard/bank cards are accepted.

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 above (see 'Things to Note' information).

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