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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was just a beautifull place to stay. The small cabins close to the lake gives a great holiday touch. The living room looked really nice with the two pools. There is a good atmosphere there and the staff is really good. Just try to get the free shuttle to go to town if you don't want to walk. I... More 

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Thank Philippe L
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hippie beach themed hostel is perfect for those looking for a quirky stay. There is a fun, easy going and friendly atmosphere and staff were nice. The on-sight cafe was super and did great meal deals all day-perfect for backpackers! The common spaces were lovely and rooms spacious and clean with lockers. The other options for accommodation looked great-I... More 

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Thank Amy-Rose96
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arts factory is one of the best hostels I've stayed in. It is absolutely great and I loved the cabins next to the lake. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff is super friendly, the rooms are clean and price is good. I'd definitely recommend this hostel!

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Thank lucypearson1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arts Factory is the best hostel I've stayed in so far. It has a really relaxed atmosphere and all the staff are friendly. The cafe has good food and there's hammocks, a swimming pool and a little lake in the communal area. If I didn't already have other things booked I would extend my stay and definitely want to come... More 

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Thank Zara B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The arts factory has character. It provided a clean room.We stayed in rectangular prism # 9. Good service at the right price. Loo's and showers a little grotty. Quite a few drunks feeling the need to speak loudly until early hours although topics of conversations quite humorous. Cafeteria great value and friendly staff. Must be fun when the brewery is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rocked up solo on a Friday and stayed in the 10 mix dorm room to meet some people for 5 days. Best decision I've made!! Every night at this hostel was unique! Full of energy/life and very talented musicians. This hostel definitely has that hippy chill vibe, flexible rules and a sense of community. Wish I never left!!! 10 min... More 

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Thank Karina K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

THE ARTS FACTORY.should be renamed paradise.vidited a few years ago and was blown away.first impression was "ewww a hippie commun" then I arrived.tucked away in beautiful byron bay this is the ideal place for backpackers to stop and relax. I stayed in the camp area and never felt more welcome.evening entertainment was good but it's better to just chill with... More 

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Thank Carl L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Place was very nice and clean. Close to town and there's a free bus that takes u around. People are very friendly at the arts factory. Very relaxing. Very nature. I love the set up of the hostel. Stayed for three days and it's affordable. Toilets are clean.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Juanita, so glad you enjoyed your stay and it seemed to be positive all round for you! Happy travels :) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I stayed at this hostel almost 10 years ago and had an amazing experience. It felt like family. So 10 years later, I decided to return. Unfortunately, I feel the vibe is not the same as it used to be. It is now owned by Nomads World (I remember it was independently owned the first time I stayed). The hostel... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Gabasaurus! Plus great to have you as a return guest. Sorry to hear you feel it is not the same vibe as it used to be. Correct that it is now owned by nomads, and you are right, it was owned by a family before that. Many of the staff and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The reason why I was going to ByronBay is because i want to learn how to surf. First, I just planned to stay at Byron Bay for one night, but after me and my friend arrived, we just fell in love with this city, which famous for surfing and weed! Lol. So we decided to stay one more night. We... More 

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

Dear Arichi, so glad to read your review and read that you enjoyed your stay at the Arts Factory.The big tent you are talking about is our big teepee that sleeps 10 guests, and the very best thing about it in winter is that it has a wood fire stove to keep you toasty warm! While we do charge guests... More 

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge

Address: Skinners Shoot Rd | Arts Factory Village, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Price Range: $36 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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