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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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hostel had a great hippie vibe like most have said, very outdoorsy and friendly guests. We stayed in a private room, which unfortunately we found very cold, and as there are only fly nets covering some of the windows it was really noisy from the brewery next door. We also found that the members of staff were very mixed,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving at arts factory you come in to a large car park and a very unique and hippie style backpackers. I was shown to my 4 bed dorm by a member of staff and was delighted to see a very unique layout of a hostel. The rooms are set up as teepees or cowboy wagon style dorms. The hostel is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here just as the backpacking scene was picking up for the summer and it was very busy. For me this was all good but for others who want a decent nights sleep it could be a bad thing. This place is also quite far away from the main town but they offer a free shuttle service that runs... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hostel but the island retreats are very very cold slept with a woollen blanket a sheet and 2 doonas and was still freezing I am actually sick now from how cold it was. Staff are very friendly and kitchen was clean but a bit small the wood fire in the common area was the only way... More

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although Arts Factory is a bit outdated I would highly recomend it to backpacers. When you enter the hostel it's like you've been transfer to the 70s. It's a hippy place with great organic caffe downstairs. I totally loved it.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there 2 nights. The staff was friendly, the atmosphere was nice. It is not super clean, especialy the bathrooms and the kitchen. Common areas are missing room for everybody and we were in low season... The cool thing is you can choose between a normal dorm room or a tipi dorm room with a fire in the middle... More

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Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for four nights over splendour, the location is beautiful everyone we met at the backpackers was nice and friendly including the staff. There are turkeys and water dragons running around so cool. Would def book again had such a fun time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was very quirky and cool the way it was set out and decorated. We stayed in little huts with boardwalks to each hut, it beautiful if youre an outdoor person. The kitchen is very small and very crowded but the pool area was nice, they had lizards and chickens casually walking around the hostel which was quite amusing.... More

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

We stayed here for 3 nights and got all of about 6 hours sleep. We understand that the weekend we went was Splenda and was always going to be busy but we thought we may at least get a little sleep. The room smelt dirty, and was apparently an 'open room' as every other person in that hostel seemed to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We (my husband and I both in our 40s) stayed here for 3 nights over the Splendour weekend. We had the love shack with private ensuite. Room was nice and cosy and bathroom was big with a fridge. Not much storage, a little noisy at night (take ear plugs), although it was Splendour weekend. We loved our stay and met... 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*
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