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The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge

2.0 of 5
Skinners Shoot Rd | Arts Factory Village, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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    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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The arts factory seems to be controversial, which is usually a good sign for all great things. It is dirty, and feels more like staying at a festival than a nice smart hostel. But you get an amazing vibe staying there. i stayed in the mojo teepees, met tons of awesome people, loads of music going on, yoga, bracelet making... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights while in Byron Bay. This place is one of the most relaxed places I've ever been to. We were supposed to be in a 6 bed room but got bumped up to a 4 bed Island retreat across 'The Swamp' at no extra cost. However this meant the bathrooms were miles away which was pain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 nights in a 4 bed island retreat room, loved the relaxed atmosphere and met some great people the hostel was generally clean and the common room was a great place to drink and make new friends.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the hostel to be very dirty. The bathrooms especially are abysmal. The dorm room looked like it had never been cleaned. There was other peoples rubbish still in the room. The hostel itself is basically situated in a swamp and you will get bitten by a heap of mosquitos. Also, don't ride the courtesy bus- it's a terrifying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started four nights in a twin dorm -"Cube #3." Staff were accommodating, friendly and welcoming. Rooms and amenities clean.Walking distance to township with regular courtesy bus running. The $10 all day bicycle hire is good value for money (a good laugh too!) and there are planned activities on offer daily. Thank you for a great stay :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The facilities and grounds are okay, but there is simply no or very little policing of the behaviour of people staying there. If you are happy to be kept awake each night until 2, 3 or 4am then this is the place for you, but if you are an active person and would like a decent sleep (which let's face... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner stayed here for 6nights. We were instantly impressed with the atmosphere throughout the backpackers and the brewery across the car park. We were in a six bed dorm and it was very spacious and there was plenty of space for your bags and valuables. We really enjoyed the entertainment if the talent show and also the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 4 nights and was initially impressed by the atmosphere and buzz of the place - exactly what i was expecting. Cockatoo Paul and 'mr pickles' added to the quirkiness, his bushtucker walk is a must! If I were to stay again, I would choose a 6 bed purely for the proximity to the bathroom. My 10... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I booked for a short stay as we needed a break from Sydney and heard this was a fun place to go in Byron. It has a very hippy and cool atmosphere which was totally up our street yet we were disappointed with a few things during our stay. 1) The staff at the front desk were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 15 people occupy both 10 person dorm's. The top bunks got wet when it rained heavy but overall the place was good. Cool beach volleyball court and its handy that they have a little restaurant there for when you get hungry. Its also beside a brewery which came in handy, and if your out late... More 

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