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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't listen to people on this website talking about how long the walk is from arts factory to main road its a 15 min walk max and so is fine to deal with. The hostel has a great quirky hippy vibe and so everyone is really relaxed and there to have a good time. The staff aren't necessarily friendly but...

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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The hostel was amazing , really chilled out, very clean and very cool, ALWAYS something going on, free didgeridoo lessons everyday, free yoga everyday, talent shows. Great food and a good price, swimming pool is vey clean. Only thing too not give it 5 stars are the long term stayers, can't be ask to clean up after them in the...

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Thank SavageBarber
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sum of arts factory = hippies + love + no money + Byo drinks Awesome place Chicks/men = ratio 10:1 very safe Get to the pool early for a lounge-bring ur gstring One dude to 15 in the pool Lots of activities Cockatoo Paul been there for yonks Byo drinks is awesome Watch out for snakes in "the jungle"...

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Thank GKJOH1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel should be a fifth of this price as it is completely run down & filthy dirty. I was afraid to touch off anything in the showers as the walls are full of black mould & old soap. No air gets into rooms so they are like sweat boxes! I slept on the top bunk & the walls &...

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Thank Marie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite hostels so far! Stayed here last year too, back then the room was a but old and smelly, maybe they have done some renewing as this time our room seemed to have freshly painted walls and a new floor. Very nice activities, definitely do the bush tucker walk in the hostel, fun and educational! Very chill...

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Thank Klonkku
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is peaceful and has some beautiful surroundings, the pool was a nice touch and the cafe had some reasonably priced food. Nice vibes here from the other guests. Can also take own alcohol on site which was awesome and a massive plus for backpackers. So let's now bare in mind that we were paying $150 a night for...

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Thank jekeable
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a private room. the room had a fridge and a fan, the room standard was not bad. The hostel is loose on their rules, especially noise. The kitchen is DIRTY. The social scene is all right, however the "long term stayers" / people in the tents in the jungle run the show. As a couple this place is...

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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 Ragnhild. It sounds like you sort of enjoyed it! Glad to hear you enjoyed the talent show and our yoga class - this is what we are all about! Very happy to hear your thought the staff were good as well, plus the room standard not bad! These are the bits...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a week and found the staff and guest were very friendly. A very relaxing feel and eager for a good time. Very clean room and kitchen good bus service into town. Our room was in the cottage and was very nice.

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Thank Annmarie S
Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If Byron Bay could be summed up into one place, this would be it! A real mix of people gives this place it's unique character. Check in is a bit late at 2pm and it's a 15 min walk to town, but there are shuttle buses. Dorm was basic, mattress worn and the pillow non existent but otherwise bearable, only...

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

Thanks for writing a review Alex - so glad you enjoyed your stay and rated us 3 stars. Check in is at 2pm because we are such a large and busy hostel, it takes us 4 hours to clean the rooms from check out at 10 am! (this is fairly standard the world over) Yes we do have to get...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is a great place to stay, with cool vibes, didgeridoo making and lessons, animals such as turkeys and lizards roam freely, the pool is pleasant and the facilities are good. However it is a little out of town. Its a 15 minute walk, however they do offer a drop off and pick up service into the bus atation...

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

Thanks for your review Kaiser, so glad to hear you enjoyed most of your stay and gave us 4 stars! Thank you. Also buzzed to hear you enjoyed staying in the same space as the In Betweeners was filmed! Happy travels :)

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge

Address: Skinners Shoot Rd | Arts Factory Village, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Price Range: £41 - £64 (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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