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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.

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The Nunnery

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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

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.

We also put on free social events most days – our events can include movie nights, BBQs, family dinner nights and free breakfast every morning.
There are even pancakes on Sundays.

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. 

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Dec 2019
    Excellent location, great atmosphere, friendly staff.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Nov 2019
    Great location in cool Fitzroy neighborhood. Great atmosphere at the hostel, very easy to meet people and staff are friendly and helpful. Fun events like free BBQ on Friday and pancake breakfast on Sunday
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    27 Dec 2019
    The Nunnery has a great location with friendly staff! The hostel is located in the Fitzroy neighborhood, which had great croissants and trendy eateries and bars. It was also walking distance to the CBD. My only complaint were the pillows - they were so thin that I’m not sure you could even consider it a pillow. If I was ever back in Melbourne, I would definitely stay here again without hesitation.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Dec 2019
    excellent friendly accommodation in a great location.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Jan 2020
    I enjoyed my stay. There was no locker in my bedroom but was offered one in the luggage room. The kitchen is compact, which leads to plenty of interaction with other guests when cooking as you are on top of one another. The location is great.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    20 Dec 2019
    A really great stay! Got upgraded to a better room also. I was really welcomed by one of the staff members, although another was a bit moodier when signing out. Very good vibe in the hostel and a cool place to stay overall was very fun.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    01 Jan 2020
    I had a great stay here, but most because of my roommates, they where amazing. The barbecue area is a bit worn down, but except for that it was a clean, friendly and nice stay. In a quiet street with the Carlton gardens across the street.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    01 Dec 2019
    The Nunnery is lovely, but is not the cleanest.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    23 Nov 2019
    Great hostel really, just bit on the pricey side. Good size and vibe. Staff helpful. Bunks a bit squeaky, but rooms and bathrooms big. Kitchen isn’t huge so can be busy. But otherwise really good stay. Plenty of places to sit, socialise or hangout. Close to a tram stop and walking distance to cool neighbourhoods.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7

    Rating

    23 Nov 2019
    First hostel experience. The staff is amazing. The hostel's theme is very cute. Overall the place is very unsanitary I recommend cleaning services throughout the day beds should already be made and updated amenities. Bathrooms were disgusting.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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

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