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7.3
Very Good
2675 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Good Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

19th century beauty meets the freshness of modern day Melbourne in this totally unique hostel. Situated in artistic, coffee loving Fitzroy and only a 10 minute stroll into the city. The Nunnery is a beautiful piece of Melbourne history with its grand staircases, stained glass windows and courtyards perfect for hanging out with new friends in the sunshine! It's great for travellers looking to be centrally located to experience the best of Melbourne's live music, cafes and bars.

Property Description

About Us
Let us take you on a historical and whimsical stay in Melbourne! Our building was built in 1888 and was a real nunnery, home to many nuns, for over 60 years before it was bought by us and turned into an international backpackers!
The Nunnery is a home away from home to travellers looking to make lifelong friendships or to simply explore Melbourne’s sights over a quick weekend getaway!

Our Staff
Our wonderful staff from all corners of the world, lovingly nicknamed The Nuns, will make sure you do not miss a thing in Melbourne babe! You can also join our weekly events to meet other backpackers and get one on one time with our knowledgeable Nuns as they show you their favourite parts of Melbourne!

Free Amenities
We all like free things such as fast, free Wi-Fi in all rooms and common areas.
We have free towels for everyone, hair dryers, straighteners, myki cards, adaptors, and sporting equipment all which can be borrowed from reception. There’s also free bag storage 24 hours before and after your stay!

Facilities
Staying in? We’ve got a fairy light filled courtyard complete with a BBQ and two resident possums who love to come out and meet newcomers.
Use our fully equipped kitchen to cook up a treat, or swing by our lounge to watch a movie and be social with your fellow backpackers! There are coin operated laundry machines on site for you too.

Location
Dream location for the traveller who wants it all! Feed your soul during the day doing something you can tell your parents about when you explore Fitzroy's art markets, stunning street art, historic gardens, and incredible coffee scene. Don't worry, our friendly Nuns (our staff) are happy to help explain the coffee lingo to you and recommend our favourite spots! As for night, explore Fitzroy's inclusive bars, live music, comedy scene and pub crawls perfect for meeting your new best friends!

Rooms and Dorms
Whatever your backpacking adventuring fund can afford, we've got small dorms, large dorms, mixed dorms, female-only dorms and private rooms to suit. Your comfort is one of our top priorities!

Late Check in?...
Reception is open 8:00am 9:30pm with Mother Superior available outside these hours. Please let us know your arrival time when you book and if you need late night check in assistance!

Our Mission
Something we are passionate about is making every person that stays with us feel like they have a special experience and a second home. We really value creating a safe space, seeing first time travellers’ individuality glow-ups and creating a cosy yet adventurous atmosphere! If we sound like a place you want to be a part of, book in now to secure your spot!

Reviews & Ratings

7.3
Very Good
2675 Total Reviews
  • Security
    7.6
  • Location
    8.7
  • Staff
    8.4
  • Atmosphere
    7.1
  • Cleanliness
    6
  • Value for Money
    7
  • Facilities
    6.3

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Latest Reviews

9.4
Superb
Feb 26, 2024
Great hostel! Plenty of common areas that are nice and comfy to hang out and socialise :) the kitchen is tiny but if you can plan around the busy times you’ll be fine. Would definitely recommend if you’re in melb for a short stay, the location in Fitzroy is amazing too!
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Female, 18-24
5.4
Rating
Feb 16, 2024
Location was good. However we left our $90 worth of food in the kitchen just to find rats had had some in the morning with an added extra of rat droppings. Would avoid.
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Female, 18-24
4.9
Rating
Feb 15, 2024
The hostel is completely trashed. Clothes and actually trash all over the floors. No lockers to lock up your belongings and the only cabinets they had were 1. Not enough for everyone in the room and 2. Completely taken up by people who were living in the hostel. The door to our dorm room was left wide open 80% of the time and when it was closed we witnessed multiple people climb in through the window that was accessible on the staircase. 1000% would not recommend someone stay here.
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Couple, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

The Nunnery says

Creo que lo que nos hace más especiales son los extras que ofrecemos a nuestros huéspedes. Tenemos desayuno gratuito todas las mañanas además de actividades gratuitas durante toda la semana como noche de cine los martes, sopa casera los miércoles, ruta por los pubs los jueves y noche de vino y tapas o barbacoa los viernes. Realmente, nuestro objetivo es ofrecer una experiencia única, después de todo, nuestro albergue fue construido en 1888 y durante 60 años fue un auténtico convento! Estamos orgullosos de ayudar a nuestros huéspedes a que disfruten de la mejor oferta de la ciudad de Melbourne. Los lugares de interés más cercanos son el Museo de Melbourne y el Centro de Exposiciones de Melbourne. Personalmente recomiendo dar una vuelta por los bares, cafeterías y restaurantes por la zona de Brunswick Street y Smith Street.

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