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With three levels of accommodation available (Guesthouse, Townhouse and Budget) the charming boutique hotel (Guesthouse) offers old-world style and class. Only five minutes' walk from the City Centre, The Nunnery is ideal for upmarket backpackers and low-key business travelers. But behave yourself-it is said that the ghosts of strict matriarchs still patrol the rambling hallways!
116 Nicholson St, Fitzroy VIC, Australia
1800 032 635
This former boarding house which was once operated by nuns to house catholic ladies, is now one of the most popular hostels in the bohemian suburb of Fitzroy. Due to its incredible location, directly opposite the Carlton Gardens, Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum, it is also popular with tourists, who want to be in the thick of the action. There are two sections of the Nunnery, the budget area which has dorms and simple doubles on offer, and the guesthouse which resembles the standard of an elegant bed and breakfast. There is a comfy communal lounge room that is ideal for meeting other travelers on your stay.