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The Nunnery

Hostel | 116 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia 3065

90.6% Overall Rating

203 out of 226 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/08/2015)

"It was comfortable, had character [old converted convent], provided a free basic breakfast and used its convent past to create a sense of history in a respectful, humourous way. Staff were friendly and helpful."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 9:30

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Melbourne?

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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! Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

12 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

3 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Executive Double (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

Budget Double (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

Budget 2 person (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

Single (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

Deluxe Double (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

Budget Twin (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

Budget Triple (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

Executive Family Room (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

About The Nunnery

This beautiful old Nunnery was built in 1888 and features intricate stain glass windows, grand staircases, and outdoor balconies with some great views of the city and surrounding area. The lovely vintage charm and character has been maintained over the years, adding to the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the hostel.
We offer both exquisite dormitory rooms as well as a beautiful private rooms in the Guesthouse next door which has its own kitchen and bathroom and those wanting the privacy of their own room.

Accommodation Information

Everyday breakfast: Continental breakfast is included each day. This consists of freshly baked bread delivered daily, cereal and your choice of tea, coffee and hot chocolate all day.
Soup Night: Delicious soup made by one of our lovely staff every Wednesday
Pub Crawl: Bar tour around the local Fitzroy area every Thursday night
BBQ: Friday afternoon in our lovely courtyard, in the sunshine!
Pancake Breakfast: Sunday mornings

Location Information

The Nuns are all local Melbournians who can direct you to all the hotspots in town and help you with any questions at all.
All rooms are provided with bedding, towels and heating for winter or fans for summer.
Shared bathroom facilities, laundry facilities and a fully equipped guest kitchen.
Reception is open 8:00am – 1:00am with Mother Superior available outside these hours to let you in.
24 hour free baggage storage