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The Nunnery

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wow, what a place! We booked two beds in a dorm and were upgraded to a twin private. Aircon was out of this world good. Staff friendly, atmosphere amazing. Kitchen was a bit small but people were friendly and considerate with the space. I want to go back!

Thank Juliet L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've got bed bug bites from the Nunnerry, and there were 3 more girls had got bed bug bites from the same building. It was late night that I found bites on my body and I heard that my roommate actually had seen a bug on her bed, so we told the reception and moved to another room. I had...

Thank Sinceregourmet
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely one of the better hostels in Melbourne, and basically the only one in the hip Fitzroy area. Not a party hostel and relatively quiet, though it is still a very social hostel. Beds are cheap IKEA bunks that shake whenever your bunkmate moves. No free wifi (they offer paid wifi) and shared power strips for device charging. The rooms...

Thank kgrote
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostel in a great location directly opposite the Melbourne Museum and really close to Brunswick Street. I stayed in the guest house in a clean, comfortable room with great facilities. The free breakfast is a bonus.

Thank leannehowat
Sydney, NSW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd stayed here once before for a night, so I tried a 4-night stint this time. It's in a great location right near the 86 and 96 tram stops, and a short walk from lots of great eateries and bars in Brunswick & Gertrude Streets in Fitzroy. The free breakfast was pretty basic but reasonable, there were lots of bread...

Thank jebskulker
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good value for money in a nice area of Melbourne. Friendly staff and good vibes. I loved the nun gimmick. Great breakfast and a big commons room to hang out with other travelers. They should include free wi-fi in the price.

Thank Freeman P
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great hostel, great location - opposite melbourne museum amd only 2 stops outside free tram zone, great staff they offer a good breakfast - the rooms are large compares to other hostels it is clean friendly and fun

Thank vb545
Teddington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in the guest house. The room was clean and comfortable and there were laundry facilities. However, I wouldn't recommend it for the older traveller as it was more like a backpackers hostel than a guest house.

Thank Lesley A
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Possibly the best backpackers I've ever stayed at. The showers and toilets were cleaner than some 4 star hotels that I've stayed at, the staff are the friendliest people ever, they're as accommodating as possible if you arrive or depart before check in or check out. I stayed on the top floor in a 12 person dorm for a week...

Thank Marlee h
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I found a bunch of bed bugs in my room and requested a new room. The new room had bed bugs. They would not give me a refund. Be cautious if you are looking to stay here and inspect your room carefully.

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Staying in Fitzroy

Neighbourhood Profile
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 neighbourhood that embraces both old and new.
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  • Breakfast included
  • 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
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Yarra > Fitzroy > Fitzroy
Price Range: $36 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 75
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“If you are ok with bed bug bites, this hostel is not that bad.”
 of 5 bubbles Sinceregourmet, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“staff allocate rooms”
 of 5 bubbles vb545, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Top floor: minimal noise considering it is on a relatively busy street. Room is huge and comfortably fit 12 people (6 bunks)”
 of 5 bubbles 458marleeh, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“don't stay in the main house if you must go there - it's pretty hard to get any sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles geoffp112, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms with less people will naturally be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles gildachance, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
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