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.

Property description

via Hostelworld

Cash, Eftpos and Visa/MasterCard/bank cards are accepted.


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


A variety of delicious fresh bakery bread delivered every morning, served with Nutella, Peanut Butter, Jam, Butter and Vegemite. For those cereal lovers we also have cornflakes, Rice Bubbles/ Coco Pops and canned fruit. All the tea, coffee and hot chocolate you can drink .


Movie night: crowd into our cosy lounge, with the roaring fire place in your Pijamas for movies and free popcorn!


HOMEMADE SOUP: Alyse cooks the most delicious winter soup for all inhouse guests.


PUBCRAWL Fitzroy pub Gurus Steve and Aino take you on a night to remember. Super cheap drinks, amazing times and a little a boogie to be had! Non guests welcome!


THE AUSSIE SAUSAGE Alyse the BBQ Queen hosts a very Aussie sausage sizzle. Sausages, bread, onions, and tomato sauce, yum! ANd of course no sausage sizzle would be complete without goon!


PANCAKE BREAKFAST Guy cooks up a pancake storm with your choice of maple syrup, jam and Nutella so you wake up right on this glorious day!


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.