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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at the Nunnery when I moved to Melbourne to study whilst I tried to find a permanent home and it was fantastic. Couldn't have asked for a better hostel experience. It was full of people- travellers, students and semi-permanent residents, who were all really friendly so I never felt alone. The staff were all incredible, never annoyed if... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When I arrived in Melbourne I was told to go stay at The Nunnery and I'm so glad I did!!! Being a solo traveler/new to Australia and looking for a job upon arrival- The Nunnery was an awesome first "home." I stayed for 6 weeks while looking for work and getting settled in and it is the best hostel I... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best hostels I've stayed in of all my time travelling I lived here for three months in 2013. The building was an old nunnery and it's a very cool building the rooms are a good size for the amount of people in them and have lockers for valuables. When I stayed here all the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a bit older now I'm not into multi-dorm living so I cant comment on that but I had a really nice single room: TV, very clean, towel provided, linen already on the bed. I shared bathrooms/toilets but I never had to wait to use either, they were very clean, hot water all day. The professional cleaners cone in about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is in a great location in Fitzroy close to the CBD and on the tram line, and the staff is very helpful and friendly. The layout of the building itself is great too--nice common room, well stocked kitchen. Free breakfast is rare in Australia, so that was helpful. The main challenge was that the hostel can get a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stay at the nunnery because of the friendly ,accommodating staff, central location, airport pickup facilities and tram access.The kitchen is well stocked with breakfast and all day tea/coffee. I would recommend it to all my friends who are visiting melb :).

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Sydney, NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's pretty much across the road from the Melbourne Museum and a tram stop, so it's a handy location. It had all the amenities I needed, and staff were friendly and helpful. There seemed to be a fair few long term residents but they seemed fine. I've noticed that's a common thing around most Melbourne hostels and they weren't too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in this hostel for almost two months last year. The Location is just perfect: walking distance to the CBD and to the vibrant Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. The stuff was just lovely and very welcoming. Thanks to Tully, Jen and Alyse

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 6 months of living in another hostel in Melbourne, I decided to give The Nunnery a try and stay my last 4 nights there to see what the fuss is about. This place is definitely over-hyped and overpriced, and average at best. Yes, it is in a great location and I quite liked the free bread in the morning,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed at the nunnery as part of a school trip and the ambience of the accommodation was fantastic. Staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble, breakfast each morning was fresh and plentiful. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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