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The Nunnery

116 Nicholson St., Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place! I stayed in The Nunnery for the best part of a year an loved every minute. The Nunnery is in a perfect location in quirky Fitzroy and within walking distance to the city, trains and trams. The hostel is over 3 buildings, one of which is quieter and accommodates families and couples and is therefore more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many things to say about the Nunnery! The staff are great and very very friendly, with daily events during the week such as pub crawls and pub quizzes. If you stay long enough, you'll know everybody and the staff become your friends! The beds are comfy, and it seems to draw the most interesting of people. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Nunnery is a nice and clean hostel in Fitzroy, a place where you can find lots of restaurants and bars. It is located in front of the Melbourne Museum and close to the famous Exhibition Centre. The hostel itself is in an old convent, it has a familar atmosphere. You can sit in the "living room" read a book,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I stayed at the Nunnery for 3 weeks with my friends from Canada and I can honestly say it was the worst hostel experience imaginable. This is after 8 months of backpacking the coast and travelling all through Asia (by far our worst hostel experience EVER). What could have been a pleasant, stress-free stay while finding a flat in Melbourne,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Hostel is at great location just opposite the Melbourne museum in the heart of the city with lots of cafes located and all the amenities are good. The staff is very helpful and will clear all your queries. But if you are looking to meet new people this might not be your first choice. This does not has the touristy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Good luck getting a good night sleep! The staff allow guests to party late at night in the outdoor entertainment area. Noise complaints are not welcomed or actioned. Stay elsewhere if you're tired or if you want some peace. Even music in my ear phones couldn't drown out the noisy people at the back. The location is good (although outside... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The best part about The Nunnery is the building itself, which is spacious and gorgeous with its stain glass windows. The only downside was the kitchen's small size, and the sometimes too relaxed staff who weren't ready to check me in when I arrived. The other downside was that, as a single woman traveler, I would've liked to have been... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The hostel is located in fitzroy - great area for bars, cafés and vintage shopping. It's also within walking distance of the free tram zone, which is a definite bonus. The building is beautiful but the fit out is somewhat lacking in character and charm. Social areas weren't so social, but that's hard to control. Free pancake Sunday breakfast was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were a group of four friends staying in a 4 bed dorm visiting Melbourne for a weekend away from Sydney. The dorm had an amazing location and so was worth staying in for this alone. The hostel was fine, it was clean and has a nice vibe about it. However I wouldn't say it was anything special and in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Beautiful old place with quirky references to Nuns and Brothers ... Lovely building with very friendly and helpful Staff . It was very quiet and great location . I stayed in the backpackers accommodation , the bathrooms were dated but adequate . Rooms were extremely clean and the beds were comfortable . Lots of powerpoints to charge phones \ cameras... More 

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