We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Nunnery

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
The Nunnery
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 239: English reviews
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at The Nunnery for 2.5 weeks when I first moved to Melbourne. It's a lovely old building, has a really nice lounge and courtyard to hand out in. Lots of events like free BBQ on Fridays, bike tour on Wednesdays (I would recommend!), pub crawl and trivia night. The atmosphere is really friendly and the staff are very...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rebeccasheehy
Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago

great location, amazing building, clean facilities, friendly staff, comfy beds and good views! lots of nooks and crannies to tuck away to read or chat. lovely people staying there and made friends very easily.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank livgrayy
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. There is loads to do and loads of life in the hostel. It's really relaxed and chilled out. There's a lot of things put on by the hostel (BBQ night, Movie night, pub crawl etc.). The staff are amazing and friendly. It's a bit more expensive than other hostels...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LupeBrown91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The nunnery is a lovely building, it's all kept pretty clean and the location is great! Quite a few long term people staying there which creates a certain vibe when you are only there for 3 nights. However, we mainly just needed a bed to sleep on and it provided.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Will T
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. Great staff, really well run, awesome location. Very easy to get sucked in and want to stay forever. Good balance of long turners and people passing through. String community vibe, highly recommended.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mark L
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night to explore Fitzroy. It's a bit more expensive then other hostels, I stayed in a co-ed room with 12 other people, originally in the main building but it was so messy and people were drinking in the room and taking pills. I asked the girl at reception if there were another rooms available as it was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rachel K
Reviewed September 14, 2016

The building(s) where the Nunnery is located are a bit old, but it gives the hostel a cool look that's very charming and full of character. There are a number of fun cafes and activities to do nearby and it's a 15 minute walk to the city center. The Melbourne Museum is directly across the street along with a beautiful...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Blake Z
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed September 14, 2016

I love the quirkiness and history of this place. Pros - the location is great, right near a tram stop and just walking around the streets of Fitzroy is a very pleasant way to while away some time - lovely lounge area with a big dining table near the front window, a very pleasant place to hang out - Very...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank cb_from_oz
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I stayed for two nights in the guesthouse with my two daughters. We had an excellent stay. All the staff we met or dealt with were absolutely brilliant. I had email queries before we stayed which were answered very promptly and positively. During our stay the staff were very kind, friendly and helpful. The converted buildings are quite beautiful, and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank SandraN653
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed September 5, 2016

We had a pleasant stay for 2 nights. Our twin room was simple and comfortable. Kitchen facilities on the ground floor included free breakfast. A bonus was the Friday night sausage sizzle and pancakes on Sunday morning :) The staff were very friendly and helpful. Great location for easy access in to town and an easy tram ride from the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tania R
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

33 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (22)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Fitzroy
Parkville
Art Series - The Larwill Studio
Chapel Street
Hotel Claremont
Hotel Claremont
#99 of 157 in Melbourne
364 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Home at The Mansion
#46 of 119 in Melbourne
109 reviews
Central Business District
United Backpackers Melbourne
United Backpackers Melbourne
#4 of 119 in Melbourne
422 reviews
Central Business District
Space Hotel
Space Hotel
#9 of 119 in Melbourne
742 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Breakfast
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
11am Checkout! 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. The Nuns (staff) help create a relaxed and social home away from home, offering FREE breakfast every day (pancakes Sundays) as well as FREE weekly pub crawls, soup nights and BBQ's with wine also supplied. The Nunnery - it's Heavenly ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Nunnery

Address: 116 Nicholson St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Yarra > Fitzroy
Price Range: $33 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 75
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your The Nunnery reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Nunnery Hotel Melbourne
The Nunnery Fitzroy, Greater Melbourne
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Nunnery staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“the 4 bedroom was great, wouldnt go for dorm just cuz there are too many people, views from the second floor are awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles livgrayy, 1 week ago | Read review
“We booked a private room for some additional space and security.”
 of 5 bubbles 479blakez, Sep 14, 2016 | Read review
“Guesthouse was quiet, suitable for families with large rooms and cooking facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles SandraN653, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Street facing had some traffic noise but settled down overnight. No lifts so be aware if unable to negotiate stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles TaniaR701, Sep 5, 2016 | Read review
“Pub crawl Thursdays and wake up in time for the fresh bread at breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles lindseym886, Aug 15, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay