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The Nunnery

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8.2
Fabulous
2561 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Awesome 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.

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. From Tullamarine Airport take the Skybus to Southern cross station, from there we are about 20 minutes on the 96 tram.

Rooms and Dorms
Whatever your budget, we've got mixed, female-only dorms and private rooms to suit.

Extras and activities
Free WiFi.
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 coin operated Laundry services at your convenience.

Late Check in?...
Reception is open 8:00am 9:30pm with Mother Superior available outside these hours to let you in.
Please let us know your arrival time when you book.

Reviews & Ratings

8.2
Fabulous
2561 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.9
  • Location
    9.4
  • Staff
    8.9
  • Atmosphere
    8
  • Cleanliness
    7
  • Value for Money
    8
  • Facilities
    7.3

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Latest Reviews

6.3
Good
Nov 22, 2022
This was a quirky hostel in a great location. My biggest issues were that the plugs were far away from the beds, meaning you could not charge your phone overnight. Also, perhaps not the hostel’s’ fault, but I felt the place was quite cliquey, with big groups that knew each already and there was not much of a vibe for new comers.
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Female, 18-24
6.0
Good
Nov 19, 2022
Only stayed for one night. Everyone seemed like they've been there for months so was super hard to make friends as a solo traveller. Kitchen was tiny and little bathroom facilities. Rooms were really messy and untidy and the lockers were very small so didn't fit a big backpack
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Male, 18-24
7.1
Very Good
Nov 19, 2022
Overall the Hostel was alright. But definitely needed more attention to detail with cleaning as most areas were grubby and making sure there was toilet paper in toilets. Definitely needs a proactive night manager to move people on who come back at 4 am in the morning and start partying
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Female, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

The Nunnery says

I think what makes us extra special is the extras we offer our guests.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.