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The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge

Skinners Shoot Rd | Arts Factory Village, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

3 words to describe the staff at arts factory lodge. Rude, obnoxious and VERY unhelpful. When asking for assistance from a member of staff I was told, listen I would rather go home it's the end of my shift. Every question we asked was greeted by a sarcastic response. I understand it's a very chilled laid back environment but a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was one of the few who didn't book Arts Factory based on the second Inbetweeners movie, so I was pleasantly surprised with what I stumbled across. I loved the atmosphere, the surrounding nature and the Acai berry smoothies, although they were $9 a pop! Overall it was a groovy experience, the only downsides were an overcrowded, basic kitchen and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arts factory arts factory you have to stay there, the inbetweeners film was filmed there ! That is usually the selling point if this place and while it's by no means the worst place I've stayed in it's definitely not a must. The kitchen is filthy, I couldn't cook there during my stay and you have to put down money... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The arts factory - the name explains it perfectly! If you're there at the talent show night you'll see.. You'll meet wonderful people here and have a great time that's for sure! Though it could be cleaner and the kitchen closes very early... But I'd be back anytime :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arts factory is a MUST STAY if you're coming through byron bay. Amazing location, I like that it wasn't in the centre of town! Beautiful atmosphere each day, friendly happy people. Always had someone to talk to! Had so much fun! Loved the daily workshops. Good clean rooms, kitchen sometimes lacked but that's bound to happen in most hostel's. Good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel has a very special vibe to it, and while it wasn't something for us I'm sure other people would love it. The pool was great and their transport to the village very convenient. The rooms felt a bit humid which made it difficult to sleep and the price (rather expensive for an aussie hostel) did not include breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been just there 3 days because I was on a roadtrip and no time enough, but I wish it was longer. Definitely coming back as soon as I can! People were very friendly, location was good, staff was really nice, and the vibe was just amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed in the teepee, something a little different and loved it! Hostel has everything you need with a brewery across with cheap drinks and food! Mini bus service throughout the day and every ten minutes at night to the town. Perfect! Only down side was the rude receptionist with black long hair when checking out who lacked people skills. All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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 April 13, 2015

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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