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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 3 days ago
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    3 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
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed my time at the Arts Factory. It is a bit out the way, but the hostel runs a bus at set times throughout the day, and also runs every 10 minutes between 10pm and 4am - this is a really nice touch! All staff I encountered were very helpful and friendly, especially the Scottish girl on reception. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to stay at the Arts Factory for many reasons - The Inbetweeners 2, the fact people had recommended it, the teepees and huts. This review isn't completely negative, it is a really cool and laid back place, the food is great and Doug, the bus driver is fab! However.... We paid for it in a package but were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Arts Factroy Lodge, is definitely a different hostel to the others down the East Coast; its a great relaxed atmosphere and so cool to be close to nature with water dragons and bush turkeys just wandering around! We stayed in Island Resort, which was a nice set up, however was a little cramped and a long distances away from... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were only in Byron for 1 night and so we chose to stay in a "cube" which is one of their private rooms at the Arts Factory. We were picked up at our bus stop by one of the hostels extremely lovely and entertaining staff who drove us to the accommodation in a hippie-looking mini van with Bob Marley... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of wanna-be hippies around, but the brewery across the road is incredible. Good food, and cheap beer (which is a blessing from the heavens in Australia). A friend had an iPod stolen one day from one of the wigwams, but as with everywhere you go - a hostel is always a risk.

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

Ha! Andrew, it reminds me of the Arctic Monkeys lyrics - "fake tales of San Francisco are running through my head"....and yes it is true. I love your balanced and fair feedback, thank you! Happy travels :-) More

Royan, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we were supposed to stay there only one night but we ended up staying 3 ! The staff is awesome and always smiling and nice whatever you ask, everything is always super clean and there are a lot of activities you can do ! Super good place where we will probably go back one day !!

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

Thanks for your awesome review a- brouilette! Glad you enjoyed your stay! Happy travles ;-) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Arts Factory as part of a 4 day surf and stay with mojo surf. My accommodation was in a Teepee and I loved it! It was all pretty clean, not perfect but totally fine. The bathrooms inside the building for the dorms are much nicer and cleaner so I used those sometimes. There are various types... More

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

Thanks for your awesome review Kirtsy - so glad you enjoyed your stay! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you ignore the bad reviews you will have a great time, we are a couple who are 50ish. We stayed in a double room called the love shack! Very comfy and clean. The hostel has a cool vibe and is loud in the evening but always went quiet around 11. The cafe is awesome for food and fantastic coffee.... More

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

Dear Nik and Ad - congratulations, you get the Award for my favorite review (as the manager) It is fair and impartial, and you are in your 50's! Come on down - if you are interested in a free night sometime in the future, please contact me at peggy@nomadsworld.com I hope your travels are going well! More

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

This hostel is an acquired taste and is probably best suited to the under 25's. There is continual noisy day and night. The Brewery across the car park adds to the very lively atmosphere. Only book for one night before committing to more nights.

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

Thanks for your feedback Wendy - the Arts Factory is not for everyone, we agree! The only input I would have is that we have had many, many people over 25, or even 35, that have totally enjoyed the place, I don't think it is an age thing! But anyway, thanks again for your input. Happy travels :-) More

Bern, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title already says pretty much everything: The beds were great, the people were amazing and if you met Paul and did the bushwalk with him you've probably had an amazing experience. Although it's not far to go to town, there is a bus running regularly ("bus to tooooooown, fiiive minuuuutes! ;-)), even at night! Only the bathrooms weren't that... More

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

Thanks for your awesome response Licrine! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back again some time! 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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