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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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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 Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been recommended Arts factory by so many backpackers so we thought we'd best check it out. We arrived at the bus station and the shuttle didn't show so we walked, which wasn't an issue, after a couple of hours on a bus you can always do with a walk. It's only a 10 min walk, (15 when lugging... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have already been to the Arts Factory and enjoyed it so much I wanted to return. This time I went back with a few friends. We booked a 4 bed dorm on the island with views over the lake/swamp. We checked into the hostel and were shown to our room which had 2 bunk beds, one of which had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some friends and I from Brisbane stayed in the 4 bed Island Retreat for a couple of nights and had the best time! The staff were friendly and the room was great. We brought sleeping bags with us as it's the middle of winter and we were quite comfortable. It was so nice looking out over the lake from our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I definitely loved this hostel accommodation alternative , when I stayed here I had such a great time wondering around the property with lost of green areas , open spaces , bush walks, art spaces and even wildlife friends! such as birds and reptiles. The rooms style are another good attraction of this hostel , they have tepee style ,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is EXTREMELY social. There are always people around and things to do and see. If there is bad weather in Byron then someone at the hostel will be drinking the night away with you haha! However, the showers were rarely hot which was a bit annoying. It's a bit of a walk away from town (ten minutes) -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm starting off by mentioning it is already 5 years since I have visited this hostel, I still remember it as it was yesterday. The Arts Factory is such a lovely place. I stayed around November and it was quite crowded with a whole lot of kind backpackers. Taking into account that this hostel resembles a hippy community, it was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited to stay here as I head it was the most popular place to say in Byron however I was really disappointed. Although the communal areas are spacious and the grounds are pretty, my room was not clean, smelt and was in desperate need of being updated. There were no mirrors in the room and a serious... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A huge hostel next to a swamp and all its moscitos. Alternative accomodation in tipis. Masses of European kids, drinking hard no matter the weekday make sure you will hear drunk people yelling and stampeding til past 2am. Beer I placed in the fridge to cool was stolen within 30 minutes. IT is quite far out, but they offer a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were sleeping in our csmpervan and someone who had already travelled the east coast and recommended it to us so we thought why not see what it was about. Firstly the man on reception was pretty rude when we first arrived which wasn't the best greeting. It was $17 per person to sleep in our van which I thought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Byron bay has a hippie feel and this hostel reflects that. Lots of open spaces and plenty of chill out spots. Staff was friendly. Although maybe they could mention that a lot of their beds are in tents that are way cold (we were there in middle if June). I reckon this would be an awesome place to stay in... More 

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