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Reviews of Travellers Trax @ The Barley Corn

Hostel | 177, Johnston Street, Melbourne, Australia VIC 3066

68.3% Overall Rating

22 out of 36 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/01/2015)

Thom de Serville thinks…

"The staff are full of heart and character and so is the building. This is by far the cheapest hostel in town and it is in an excellent location. If you want the standard sterile hostel then this…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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68.3%

Overall Rating

22 out of 36 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Travellers Trax @ The Barley Corn'

Atmosphere
70.4%
Location
69.6%
Facilities
65.6%
Cleanliness
56.0%
Staff
80.0%
Value
72.8%
Safety
64.0%
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37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

David Hall

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 January 2015

Liked: only good thing is it's cheap

Disliked: Broken taps in every sink or shower, lockers that don't lock, far too many beds to shower toilet ratio, no common room, money making owner not too concerned about actual client

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 January 2015

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: Everything.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Thom de Serville

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

06 January 2015 Thom would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are full of heart and character and so is the building. This is by far the cheapest hostel in town and it is in an excellent location. If you want the standard sterile hostel then this definitely will not be your choice. This is the budget choice but let me tell you that there is something very magical about this quirky abode and I shall return to stay with a big smile on my face and awaiting me :)

Disliked: I do not dislike this hostel but do not expect a 24hr reception or everything handed to you. If you want wifi: go explore the tarantinoesque neighbourhood of coffeeshops, bars and restaurants. Hint: there is a bar (Forgotten times) and a laudromat (Soapranos) within 1 minute of the hostel. If you want a hot shower make sure (like most hostels) that you shower before everyone else.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 January 2015

Liked: Good location if you like the Hipster area of Melbourne! Cheap!

Disliked: The wifi didn't work, there was no hot water in the showers, no soap in the bathrooms. The included plastic cutlery was not washed properly, one bathroom door was broken, the dorm was extremely hot to sleep in. There was no washing detergent in the kitchen and most rooms need some maintenance. In the morning you were woken up by staff members who started hoovering in the room. They played very loud trance music while cleaning and the backyard was full of people getting high. But if you're a young backpacker this might be the vibe you're after. The promised entrance codes weren't sent to you, so I recommend you be at the hostel during check in hours.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

James Parker

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 January 2015 James would recommend this property

Liked: Great people going to miss it a lot. Perfect location as bus and train a stones throw away. Old style hostel with HUGE character. Lots of love.

Disliked: James left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ashley Barrett

Alone

Work / volunteering

02 January 2015 Ashley would recommend this property

Liked: Good people good atmosphere.

Disliked: Small fridges

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good vibe, good people, good times

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2014

Liked: Easy to get there from the city.

Disliked: It wasn't that clean there. One morning there were 3 people sleeping in front of our door in the hallway. They can't really check who goes in and out there. In our room there was now glass in the window.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Hector Florez

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 November 2014

Liked: The reception and lobby are nice

Disliked: Bathroom and room so dirty. Very far away from the city center. Service so bad.

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Ilka Mettelsiefen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 September 2014

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: It was really really dirty. The room don't lock in.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

01 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: You get what you pay for. This is a pretty good hostel if you are on a budget and willing to let one or two things slip. The staff was extraordinarily nice and all the facilities are there. The price I have paid was unheard of in other parts of the country and since I am on a budget and not picky it was pretty good!

Disliked: You have to be willing to overlook one or two flaws. Let it be a not working water tap in the kitchen or a shower that might not be up to par with your standards of hygiene. Smelly feet and loud noise can happen anywhere.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Moses Nyemah

Alone

City break

20 August 2014 Moses would recommend this property

Liked: People friendly

Disliked: All good thanks

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

29 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff and good times

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close too the City

Disliked: Nothern

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Elliott Smith

Alone

Events / festivals

07 June 2014 Elliott would recommend this property

Liked: Great character and diversity of guests from all over the world. Really positive and friendly staff. No problem attitude. Great value!

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Michelle Ding

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 June 2014 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: Amazingly huge, quiet and comfy lounge area - with great music. Super friendly and helpful staff. Cool location near Abbotsford (AND Abbotsford Convent, home of the institution : Lentils as Anything). It's probably the lowest price accommodation you can find in Melbourne city.

Disliked: It's very basic, not so clean, but I guess you get what you pay for. It's decent for the price you pay.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Chelsey Fletcher

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 May 2014

Liked: As the wifi does not work on apple products they offer computers to use for free... Little slow but worked fine

Disliked: Could do with a new kitchen or a good clean, people who are staying there for a long time live like slobs and my room was full of used dishes and takeaway rappers. I think the hostel would be fine if the people staying respected the place and cleaned it after themselves

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Shopping
Work / volunteering

06 May 2014

Liked: The staff was very friendly that's all

Disliked: It's a very cold place, very durty and stinky place, nothing to cook and the rain came in my room because the window is broken

40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Chaliaw Promsopha

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

30 April 2014

Liked: Close to the shop and resturants.

Disliked: I staid with 18 pepole, 4 of them getting drunk at night about 10-12 pm make very noisy, 1st tolet have no tolet parper, 2nd tolet also have no tolet parper, 3rd tolet can not torn the shower tab. They crean 2 times a week, abit dirty.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

28 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and honest stuff. Free. Wifi is fair and this hostel makes no money with Internet with Backpacker. A little bit far From City but nice area with old fashioned noble Cafés and Restaurants.

Disliked: A little hard to open the key door in the nicht. But for small people it could be easier.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Nathan Cook

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 April 2014 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: It was exactly what I expected it to be. There check in and check out process was both functional and easy. Staff were friendly!

Disliked: It's just lacking I a few areas. Organising social events etc.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: not clearn

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice people, free internet and computers very close to lentals

Disliked: A little hard to find and renovations down stairs were noisey

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big kitchen and large, clean and modern bathrooms.

Disliked: Messy guests in a ten bed dorm. Such a mess made it easy to misplace belongings.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Alex Chalumeau

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 January 2014 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Very easy late night access with safety codes, well organized procedure.

Disliked: Having to take a cold shower at 4.45am in the dark ! I wasn't prepared for that !