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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You're between 18 and 28 (some are 40) and you want to have a good time? The arts factory is the place to go to. Camping in the jungle is the hippy life! Everyone is happy, barefoot and smiling. Living in the dorms is great as well. Staff is on top, you quickly become part of the family. I know... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid 32 dollars a night (two people) to park outside and use the facilities at the Arts Factory. Whilst the hostel itself was pretty dirty, tired & outdated, I would recommend travellers come here just to experience this place. Probably the most stereotypically 'hippie' place we have come across in Australia.. Think guitars by the fire, morning yoga, palm... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is much more than just a regular hostel. The Arts Factory is a magical retreat in the forest, you could spend all your time in the hostel, without going anyhere else, and still have a legendary time. Next to normal dorm rooms it offers a lot of different types of accomodation. If you like the hippie byron life,... More 

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

Thanks for writing your very extensive review Paul - AUSTRALIA'S BEST HOSTEL! Wow, we are so pleased to receive such an accolade! More 

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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I stayed here for a friends birthday. We got the 'Love Shack' room lol. I think it may have been the only room with its own private bathroom. I was actually surprised. I haven't stayed in a back packets for years and it was surprisingly cosy and clean haha. The backpackers itself was quirky, funky and unique. I... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Natalie. We are very happy to hear you are pleasantly surprised! We hope that encourages you to come back and visit us again :-) More 

Tweed Heads, Australia
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of a short stay at The Arts Factory, it was a friendly community orientated place. Set among the beautiful trees and lush wetlands, plenty of wildlife to observe. The rooms are clean and tidy so was the linen provided. I stayed in the lake house cabin which I adored it was so cosy and warm.

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

Thanks for your review mleekahart, very glad to hear you enjoyed the hostel and its lush gardens, and your accommodation. We hope to host you again sometime soon. Happy travels :) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large hostel which was noise on the first night of my 2 night stay but the second night was quiet. Don't know what else to say on this place, found the staff ok. Place was clean, not much space to store your things when you're in 6 dorm. Most of the rooms I could see face the... More 

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

Glad to read in your review that you found the hostel clean, sorry to hear the noise was loud on the first night. It looks like you enjoyed your stay as you gave us 4 stars! Thank you. More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely love this place! Stayed for a week in the girls only teepee tent thing which was lovely - the girls were all so friendly, the beds comfy and the room really cool! The hostel is so sociable set in a gorgeous surrounding with a lake and hammocks for a relaxing afternoon. The bus to town is really good going... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Izzy, so glad to hear you loved staying sith us and our hostel. Please let us host you again sometime! Happy travels :) More 

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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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

Thanks for writing a review Phillipe, so glad you had a positive experience and enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back to stay another time! Happy travels :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

It's a nice set up of the hostel, all rooms are located around the pool. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Free parking. Also very convenient that they have a cafe if you want to get tea/coffee in the morning. It's very relaxed, very easy to meet other backpackers as everyone hangs out in the common areas. It's a... More 

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

Hi Dennis, thanks for the awesome review, so glad to hear you enjoyed our space and the positive feedback for the team.Please come back and stay another time! Happy travels :) More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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

Thanks for your review Amy, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed the hostel and staying with us. Please come back again some time! Happy travels :) More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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: $31 - $77 (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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