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The Nunnery

116 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy , Melbourne, Australia

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  • 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

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
THE MOST DELICIOUS BREAKFAST:
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 .

TUESDAY:
SOUP NIGHT- Enjoy some homemade soup to warm your tummies this winter.

WEDNESDAY:
MOVIE NIGHT- cozy up in front of the TV and settle in for a night of movie magic and popcorn of course!.

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

FRIDAY:
Sausage Sizzle -Teddy hosts a very Aussie sausage sizzle. Burgers, chicken Sausages, bread, onions, and tomato sauce, yum! And of course ...some goon! FREE for inhouse guests only.

SUNDAY:
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!

Services
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.
FREE BIKE HIRE NOW AVAILABLE. See reception to hire- just leave some ID and a $20 deposit.

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

Check Availability

Mon 25 Jun 2018 - Thu 28 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Mon 25th June 2018 - Thu 28th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Jun 2018
    Best hostel by far. We loved the 'older' feel to the hostel, it made it feel homely and the staff were so welcoming. We got a free upgrade and the parking is cheap if you get a space (only 80 cent an hour). Free breakfast was great and there's social events on all week to help meet people. 100% recommend.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Jun 2018
    Great atmosphere, everyone was really friendly, good breakfast, free activities almost every night, great Sunday morning pancakes, nice bathrooms, several social and smoking areas, one room even has a balcony! Pretty good location, between the CBD and Fitzroy, kept pretty well clean, people can be dirty, but you can definitely tell after the cleaners have gone round. Both a ceiling fan, and a great wall heater in the room, so can keep the room super cosy. Will definitely be staying here again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 Jun 2018
    It was a quirky place to stay. I enjoyed it's character. The location was helpful for visiting the CBD and inner suburbs. The dorm could have been cleaner, but cleanliness largely rests on those staying in the dorm. Dorms are dorms.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 3.1

    Rating

    09 Jun 2018
    I got so many bad things to write about my stay at the nunnery,I would just say a hostel the charges 2$ for two hours of wifi usage in the 21 century is not a hostel worth to stay
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's

Policies

  • 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

Things to Note

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


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