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The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Skinners Shoot Rd | Arts Factory Village, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Flav K Brisbane, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really quirky hostel. Was very impressed to walk in and find turkeys and huge lizards strolling around. Gives a such a good feel to it. There was people learning the didgeridoo in the morning. The rooms are spacious. I also saw you can bring your tent or camper and stay. Definitely a plus. The bathrooms were clean and a shuttle... More 

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artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome review Flav, so glad you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your high regards to our awesome cafe team - please come back and see us again sometime! Happy travels :-) More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights and parked our camper in the car park which was ok and good location. Toilets and showers were such a walk away and kitchen tiny and when busy a nightmare. No dishes or cutlery was ever ever clean so we had to always wash things before using. Girls behind reception nice and helpful, one lady... More 

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artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay with us. I hope the travel person who gave you grief is the one who recently left us.....The kitchen can be chaotic and hard to manage when we are in peak times, We do give it a lot of attention with 2 deep cleans a day, plus constant checks, when I work... More 

Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere and location! I very much enjoyed my stay here as it is very easy to meet people and there is always something happening. The shuttle to town (runs also during the night) is very convenient yet you can easily walk to the city center. Kitchen and equipment could be massively improved though and rooms need to be renovated.... More 

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artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write review - I am so happy to say we are renovating the kitchen and rooms this year! Stay tuned on facebook and social media, we would love to have you come back and see the end results! Happy travels :-) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel was one of the best hostels I've stayed in during my east coast trip of Oz. A little rough around the edges but oozing with character,fun, and cool. people. Got a nice pool and lagoon. Only bad thing I could say is my food was either disposed of by the kitchen cleaners while it was tagged several times... More 

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artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! So sorry to hear about your food being stolen or thrown out :-( let us shout you a sandwich if you come back and stay again! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, hope to host you again some time. Happy travels :-) More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall I enjoyed my stay at the Arts Factory I was in one of the Island Retreats (8bed dorm) they are pretty small and cramped for 8 people and there were no lockers in the room but they are fine to sleep in and they are the cheapest rooms on offer $35p/n I saw other rooms and personally I don't... More 

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artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Zoe, thanks for taking the time to write an extensive review of our property. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay. I really wish I knew which staff member was so rude to you on check out, she wouldn't like it if I ripped your pay cheque in half! I will bring this up at our next staff... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The true spirit of backpacking lives here! It's the overall experience that makes this place so unique. Beautifully located, surrounded with wild vegetation, this places takes you onto the next level of feeling close to nature, while at the same time, with the wonderful atmosphere it enables you to be as sociable as you want. They provide several different accommodation... More 

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artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, 5 start review! Thanks 4-star, so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again sometime - happy travels :-) More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the private tents with lake view. The hostel itself is very open, and feels a bit like your back in the 60s - lots of dread locks/ flowers....some people slightly overdoing it to be the most hippy / travelled person but that was entertaining for us anyway. Random huge lizard and chickens wondering around but... More 

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artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Ryan. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed what is on offer. We are pleased to hear you would come back and stay again - you would be very welcome. Happy travels :-) More 

Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is nicely located outside of Byron Bay and close to the 'jungle'. They provide shuttles between the hostel and the centre of Byron Bay, adjusted to the Greyhound and Premier busses so that you will always be picked up or dropped off at the bus station. I was staying in this cute lakeside cottage. The style of the... More 

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artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Kiirsten. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for all the positive comments about the hostel.It is true that the Lakeside cottage is a great dorm - one of our best! Happy to see it recommended. Happy travels :-) More 

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived in Byron Bay early in the morning and when getting off the greyhound there was someone waiting from The Arts Factory to take people to the hostel. A few other hostels also offered this service. I was not allowed to check in until 1pm (a little earlier than normal check in). I was shown to my room which... More 

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artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

DearRockandrose, what a fabulous review! A real actual review! Well done, you have told it how you see it and explained exactly what you get! There should be more review like this. Thank you, and happy travels :-) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arts factory is a really good for experience, good vibes, good jam in a jungle. So the place is a natural paradise, if you don't know to go there don't think about to much just go and try that !! Enjoy !

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artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Joel - so glad you enjoyed your experience and called it amazing! Indeed the jungle jam must be one of the best one's on the backpacker circuit. Hope to see you again sometime - happy traveLs :-) More 

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Address: Skinners Shoot Rd | Arts Factory Village, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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