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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
RickH1991 Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here with Mojo Surf in a Teepee camp. This place is a hostel and campground in the forest, a little overpriced, but you should go here for a typical Byron Bay experience. They organise a lot of stuff (talent show, drum lessons, etc.), nice sitting places to eat and chill and their café has got a good breakfast... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Essentially this hostel is overpriced. The atmosphere is the only reason this review isn't a terrible, set in a jungle by a swamp it's pretty cool and has lots of activities. Unfortunately for us, we weren't given the room we paid for and in fact were in a small shed away from the main hostel, full of spiders and cockroaches.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had two cuts on both of my knees when i got here that got infected. I could barely walk. The first night i got a top bunk wich was hard for me toget up on. Asked to switch room the next they wich they did, and they even helped me carry my bagage because i was in so much... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for 2 nights in a private double room during our trip up the east coast. It was the cheapest place we stayed on our trip so we wasn't expecting much but we were pleasantly surprised. Its fairly basic and a little bit dated but that seemed to add to the atmosphere! Theres a nice pool and communal... More

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Notting
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe this hostel only has 47%. We loved this hostel it was one of our favourite in Australia. the Atmosphere is chilled but fun. There are activities organised every night such trivia etc. We stayed in the Big Teepee which was really fun and the beds weren't bunk beds for once and they had lockers under neath. The... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the all-girls teepee for 2 nights, and I would say that this would be my best hostel experience ever. The entire place had a great vibe, which was great for hanging out and making new friends. I loved that they had something going on every night - they had an open mic talent show on the first night... More

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

Dear Joy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we looking forward to hosting you again. Happy travels:-) More

Stafford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our reason for only rating 2/5 was mainly due to the price - one of the most expensive hostels in Byron Bay yet little things like wifi, tea and coffee, pots and pans were not free. Having said that, the arts factory do offer a range of free activities such as hoola hooping and yoga, which is beneficial for some,... More

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

Dear Maddie, thanks for your feedback. I will point out that use of pots and pans is actually free, but you need to leave ID to borrow them, otherwise we end up with a kitchen full of filthy pots and pans! As we lease the café out, we cannot offer things like free tea or coffee, as this wouldn't be... More

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed with my husband in a dorm room after not being able to find affordable and 1 night only accommodation for a weekend in Byron Bay. The staff are quite good and efficient with check in and showing you around the hostel on arrival, but feel that they are slightly over worked at times, which shows when there are... More

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

Dear CestLieVie - thank you so much for your feedback. The comments you noted about the birds (and also the water dragons are a problem too!) are so valid. We do actually have signs with information and "do not feed the native animals", but they are obviously too small so we have ordered more and larger ones. This has been... More

Leipzig, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love it here. It's a backpackers paradise. Feels like your in the movie the beach. So relaxing. Could stay forever. I've stayed 5 times and every time I feel amazing. Lose your shoes, make new friends, laze about in hammocks, swim in the pool. Cool, alternative. Makes you forget the boring side of your life and makes you feel... More

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

Dear JVSTravelbug - You have stayed with us 5 times! That is so awesome, thank you for your great feedback and comments. Please come introduce yourself at reception next time you stay! Happy travel bugging! :-) More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stayed in 4 bed dorm Good points: -nice atmosphere -always stuff going on -good cafe and eating area -clean kitchen -ok showers -near a good pub and cool cinema -friendly people -shuttle bus Bad points: -Nowhere really to get own space -tiny room -quite noisy -a bit grubby -no air conditioning

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

Dear Vee, Thank you so much for your review. It is great to see you found some good and some bad, but overall enjoyed your experience. We will take on board some of the negative feedback on how we can work at improving our facilities. Happy travels :-) More

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Also Known As:
The Arts Factory Backpackers Hotel Byron Bay
The Arts Factory Backpackers Hotel
Address: Skinners Shoot Rd | Arts Factory Village, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 55 Specialty lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge 2*
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