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The Nunnery

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here twice over my travels in Australia and haven't got a bad word to say. The hostel is fantastic. Great location, great rooms, comfy beds, etc etc etc. The staff here are super friendly and knowledgeable about the area, they also organise events every night so it's easy to feel welcome and meet loads of new people. Noise levels...

Thank RobynMerridue
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in a double room with shared bathroom. The place is lovely, old rooms with high, high ceilings, clean sheets, a ceiling fan, some great shared spaces, and a simple free breakfast. The staff were lovely and very helpful. Plenty of bathrooms available with minimal waiting. They shower nearest us needed a new washer to stop...

Thank Kimmerbellum
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Reviews and pictures make this look like the best hostel in Melbourne, however do not be deceived. Spent a few weeks here, originally got put in the guest house for the first week - this was a great week, not one complaint about the hostel, 10/10 for the guest house. Yet the guest house is obviously the reason behind the...

Thank Sophia C
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed December 13, 2016

I stayed in the guesthouse in a private room. The pluses are the location and access to a kitchen and the bed was comfortable and the reception desk staff are friendly, knowledgable and effecient. I would recommend if you have never stayed in a place with a shared kitchen and bath to only pay for a few days at once...

Thank Laura W
Reviewed December 12, 2016

I stayed here for 4 days in the middle of November in the 6 Bed Female Dorm. Large rooms with lots of space for everyone. Plus having the en-suite Bathroom was great. Close to the free transit zone (About a 15 minute walk) and Fitzroy itself is a great an awesome area to explore! It was my favorite Hostel that...

Thank Hannah N
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 3, 2016

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...

Thank rebeccasheehy
Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed November 27, 2016

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.

Thank livgrayy
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed November 24, 2016

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...

Thank LupeBrown91
Reviewed November 22, 2016 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.

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.

Thank Mark L
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Staying in Fitzroy

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Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots, hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic. Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll find little independent shops where local clothes and furniture designers display their wares. There are specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its cuisine and art galleries, but if you want to buy an old-fashioned snooker table, there is a shop for that too. Small pubs still exist, tucked away on the corners of suburban side streets that serve up traditional Sunday roasts. Live music abounds, and the street performers play so hard you worry to tip them would ruin their concentration. Venture to the Spanish quarter on Johnston Street and you may even find street dancing. It is all happening amidst off-beat street murals and the shuffle of a very funky neighborhood that embraces both old and new.
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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 > Fitzroy
Price Range: $26 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 75
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The Nunnery Fitzroy, Greater Melbourne
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“Get a Miki Card from the front desk if you don't wish to pay the deposit for one.”
 of 5 bubbles 346hannahn, Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
“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, Nov 27, 2016 | 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
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