Hostelworld.com

Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

1/24

The Nunnery

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
Read all reviews
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

Overview
The Nunnery serves up the freshness of modern-day Melbourne with a side helping of 19th-century charm. What's the name about, you ask? Well, our Georgian building was built in 1888 and was an actual nunnery for 60 years. Now we're a small, unique, friendly hostel in the heart of Fitzroy. The Nuns (our staff) are all local Melbournians who can direct you to their favourite hotspots in town and help you with any questions about the hostel.

Location
Fitzroy is Melbourne's hipster hub, which means you only need to pop around the corner to find plenty of bars and shops. It'll take you 2 minutes to walk to Brunswick Street, and Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens are just across the road. We're on the main tram route, 96, but you can walk into the city centre in just over 10 minutes. It's easy to reach Melbourne Airport, you can book a Starbus for $22 and be dropped right outside our door.

Rooms and Dorms
Whatever your budget, we've got mixed, female-only dorms and private rooms to suit. Rooms described as “superior” are located next door in our Guesthouse. This building is semi attached to our main building and has its own shared facilities, for those wanting a little more privacy.

Extras and activities
We now offer new improved Free WIFI. Free bike hire! if that's your thing just head to the reception desk and pay a refundable security deposit. We also have hair dryers, straighteners, myki cards and sporting equipment to rent… just leave some ID.

Facilities
Staying in? Cook up a treat in our fully equipped kitchen, or swing by our lounge, balcony or courtyard areas to chill/socialise with other travellers. We also have 24-hour free baggage storage and coin operated Laundry services at your convenience.

Late Check in?...
Don’t panic our Reception is open 8:00am – 1:00am with Mother Superior available outside these hours to let you in. View House Rules

Overview

The Nunnery serves up the freshness of modern-day Melbourne with a side helping of 19th-century charm. What's the name about, you ask? Well, our Georgian building was built in 1888 and was an actual nunnery for 60 years. Now, we're a unique hostel in the heart of Fitzroy. We put on free group events every day – from movie nights to BBQs and pub crawls – and we'll make you breakfast for free every morning, too. There are even pancakes on Sundays...

Location

Fitzroy is Melbourne's hipster hub, which means you only need to pop around the corner to find plenty of bars and shops. It'll take you 2 minutes to walk to Brunswick Street, and the Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens are a 4-minute stroll away. We're on the main tram route, 96, but you can walk into the city centre in just over 10 minutes. It's easy to reach Melbourne Airport on the tram, or you can book a Starbus for just over $20 and be dropped right outside our door.

Rooms and Dorms

Whatever your budget, we've got mixed and female-only dorms and private rooms to suit. All options come with free bedding and towels, as well as a free storage locker. So you feel at home, there's a free-to-use hairdryer or straightener – just ask a staff member. We'll also make sure you've got a fan at the ready during summer – perfect for beating that sweltering Aussie heat – and we'll put the heating on in winter. 

Extras and activities

The Nuns (our staff) are all local Melbournians who can direct you to their favourite hotspots in town and help you with any questions about the hostel. They'll even let you borrow a bike for free, if that's your thing – just head to the reception desk and pay a refundable security deposit. Staying in? Cook up a treat in our fully equipped kitchen, or swing by our lounge, balcony or courtyard areas to chill with other travellers. 

View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Mar 2020
    Very cool looking hostel. Staff were a great help with getting around the city. The breakfast was nicer than I expected with fresh rolls and spreads. There’s always free coffee, tea and hot chocolate in the kitchen! They offer lots of free social activities in the evenings but due to the coronavirus situation they’re having to cancel some of those (not their fault tho just be aware). I will definitely be coming back!!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Mar 2020
    Clean! Nice! One of the nicer hostels (this and The Mansion). Very similar. Would stay again :) Staff are lovely.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Mar 2020
    Nice hostel, super location close to downtown, staff super kind and useful
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    12 Mar 2020
    This was a great spot, right in Fitzroy and across the street from the Melbourne Museum. The room was lovely, with a closet, a palm tree outside the window and a view of the courtyard. Staff were lovely and helpful and the atmosphere was top-notch. The continental breakfast was a little basic but I don't usually expect much from them. The kitchen has excellent appliances but gets a little crowded in the morning.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    05 Mar 2020
    Nice place in a good location, with the tram line right in front of the hostel. I was staying in a private room - comfortable. The bed was large and comfy though the room got quite chilly at night! Shared bathrooms, but as there were two separate ones right next to my room, there was never any waiting to use them. All in all would recommend to others.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    04 Mar 2020
    The heat water is very weak while other facilities and staff are nice. Just located outside tram 96 make it highly accessible!
    Hong Kong China, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    05 Mar 2020
    I had a great stay at The Nunnery! I loved that you were at Brunswick Street in a few minutes and could do a lot of exploring by foot. The staff was very friendly and helped us out whenever we had any kind of problem.The hostel is not luxurious but a very cute and cozy place to stay. I disliked that there was carpet floor in my dorm but other than that the hostel seemed clean and we felt very at home. We also met some very nice people there. Would definitely recommend when in Melbourne!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0

    Good

    16 Mar 2020
    they cancelled my reservation and were not able to notify me, the bad time at the airport was free, I never book here again... thanks for nothing the nunnery
    Chile, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3

    Rating

    13 Mar 2020
    Unfriendly staff, poor reservation management, run-down facility
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 3.1

    Rating

    04 Mar 2020
    I was very unimpressed with this hostel, staff weren’t very friendly or helpful, my room smelt so bad - i couldn’t work out what the smell was until someone told me they had thrown up in the bin 3 days earlier and no one had emptied it, the only plug sockets were directly behind someone’s pillow so I had to disturb them every time I charged something, there was no safe or locker in my room, the showers were cold and the pressure was rubbish.... for the price I paid I was expecting much better.
    England, Male, 25-30
Read all reviews

Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • 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
  • Utensils
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi


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

×