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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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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we arrived, there was no transfer shuttle to the hostel, but this was fine as it was an easy walk to get there. The staff were friendly and even offered a lolly pop on arrival :) just accross the car park, there is the Buddha Bar which is a restaurant, bar and a lounge cinema all in one! Also... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't really sure what to expect when reading the reviews on this hostel, we booked a private 'cube' but still had a communal shower. the room was much like a prison cell and the rules stated no hair dryers, straighteners, deodorant or food or drink .... There was a mini fridge in the room.... I'm not sure why! Showers... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the vibe and the workshops they had to offer. We stayed in the big teepee and the nights were cold! It is cool because there is a stove/fire in the middle but they would only light it at 10, which in my opinion is a tad late.

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

Great atmosphere and exactly what you would expect in Byron Bay! This is the most popular place to stay in byron by miles. There's a swimming pool too which is nice on a hot day! Book early and enjoy a chilled out stay!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 August 7, 2014

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 August 7, 2014

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 August 3, 2014

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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Address: Skinners Shoot Rd | Arts Factory Village, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge 2*
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