The Nunnery



116 Nicholson Street Fitzroy MelbourneSee nearby area


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    Lonely Planet review

    Built in 1888, the Nunnery oozes atmosphere, with sweeping staircases and many original features; the walls are dripping with religious works of art and ornate stained-glass windows. You’ll be giving thanks for the big comfortable lounges and communal areas. Next door to the main building is the Nunnery Guesthouse, which has larger rooms in a private setting (from $130). It’s perennially popular, so book ahead.

    Our independent authors have visited The Nunnery and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford.

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    NEW 11AM checkout

    The Building
    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.

    Free Events
    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

    Reception is open 8:00am – 1:00am with Mother Superior available outside these hours to let you in.
    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.

    From 1pm
    We can look after your bags free of charge from 8am.

    Services & facilities

    • Parking
      • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast
      • Free Breakfast
    • Recreation
      • Board games
      • Book Exchange
      • Common Room
    • Housekeeping
      • Laundry Facilities
      • Linen Included
      • Towels Included
    • Guest services
      • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Luggage storage
      • Security Lockers
      • Luggage Storage
    • Air Conditioning
      • Ceiling Fan
    • Transport/transfers
      • Airport Transfers
    • Wi-Fi/internet access
      • Internet Access
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