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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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The Nunnery

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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 Description

11 AM checkout

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

Reception is open 8:00 am – 1:00 am 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.
FREE BIKE HIRE NOW AVAILABLE. See reception to hire- just leave some ID and a $20 deposit.

From 1 pm
We can look after your bags free of charge from 8 am.

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- cozy up in front of the TV and settle in for a night of movie magic and popcorn of course!

SOUP NIGHT- free delicious homemade soup and garlic bread made by the beautiful Alyse.

PUB CRAWL- Fitzroy pub Guru Brad will take you on a night to remember. Super cheap drinks, amazing times and a little boogie to be had! Non-guests welcome!

BBQ PARTY -The Nuns hosts a very Aussie BBQ. Burgers, Sausages, bread, onions, and tomato sauce, yum! And of course ...some goon! FREE for in-house guests only.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST Our night porter cooks up a pancake storm with your choice of maple syrup, jam, and Nutella so you wake up right on this glorious day! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2019
    Location couldn’t be more ideal. The bathrooms and kitchen facilities are sparkling clean. The hostel is absolutely gorgeous and ideal for long term stays. Amazing people and such a wonderful vibe! I will be recommending it to everyone I know traveling to Australia :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    This place was such a good place for its price. It’s so close to Parliament Station too making it a great location, they provided free breakfast which is so nice, and honestly the facilities and room was really clean. I would recommend it to anyone without a doubt
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Jun 2019
    Everything was great apart from no free Wi-Fi. I would expect this to be a given in this day and age.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    24 Jun 2019
    We loved the staff and the vibe and the location so much we didn’t care that the showers were freezing. One of my most favorite places of all time!!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    21 Jun 2019
    Stayed here 3nights in a 12 bed dorm and for how cheap it was, I was blown away by the place. It's a beautiful old building, has a great room on the ground level to hang out with couches around a fireplace. the staff were really friendly and the beds weren't bad either. No one was rowdy, I slept well every night and there were heaters in the room to keep us warm. The shower was the only downside, low pressure and I found it very touchy, and would go to either really cold or really hot.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Jun 2019
    I enjoyed so much my stay at the nunnery. Everything was clean, the BBQ and breakfast were great. The staff were really helpful when I ask them some questions.
    Mexico, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Jun 2019
    The hostel had a great atmosphere: the living room was very nice, allowed people to mingle. The facilities were clean, the staff was very friendly and helpful. I stayed in the female only dorm room. The bathroom was in the room, which made everything quite easy. It could be a little loud outside probably depending on the group of people staying at the hostel but i did not mind.. There is a bottle shop very close by btw! :D
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    01 Jul 2019
    Beautiful old building, respectfully maintained
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    01 Jul 2019
    good place. I was under the impression there was going to be free wifi but there wasn’t. That was disappointing.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Jun 2019
    Location is great, only one stop out of free tram zone. Staff is nice and helpful. A lot of people in and out of the hostel all the time. Not so easy to sleep. No wifi.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's

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