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The Nunnery

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wiehl, Deutschland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first checked into the nunnery, we were so excited. Beautiful building, excellent location, and charming from the exterior. But, after staying for two weeks, looks can be so deceiving. Here are some of the top reasons that the nunnery has made me lose faith in humanity. My fellow travellers, please be weary and read on: 1. This hostel... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Pune
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Belmont North NSW
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would live there. BEST EVER! Clean and respectful and such good value for money. The staff go out of their way and they are respectful as are the general guests. $34 dollars will get you better value than the SOFITEL The might staff are helpful and I literally had the best hotel/backpacker sleep of my life. The electronic keycard... More 

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