Address116 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 Melbourne.
Description provided by property
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.
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
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
Services & facilities
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle Parking
- Book Exchange
- Common Room
- Breakfast Included
- Ceiling Fan
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Towels Included
- Luggage Storage
- Tours/Travel Desk
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