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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a bit to get use to with all the Turkeys and Lizards running around. My first impression was not very good but I have to admit, I had a great time there and would return. Kitchen is average. Cafe food is great. Talent night is a lot of fun. This is a unique hostel and one should be prepare...

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Haag in Oberbayern, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We spent 3 nights in one of the Teepee's at Arts Factory which was pretty cool. Unfortunately we got only a thin blanket and therefore the nights were freezing! (You can borrow a blanket at the reception if you leave your ID as a deposit there. But be careful: the staff lost my friends driver license) We also had to...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Loved this place. So many hilarious characters. The staff were helpful and amusing. Plenty of activities if you chose to engage or if you just want to hang out and make new friends then that's totally cool as well. The only thing that sucked was the bottle bins getting emptied early in the morning but that's probably because I went...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Arts factory is perfect if you only want to smoke and drink. But if you're interested in clean rooms, showers or not living in a zoo, go somewhere ells. The cafe and the people are great though. There were about 15 spiders living in our room and birds on the roof every night. Sooo loud!

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Emanuel777
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, chill with lots of friendly people. The cafe had great coffee and food. The rooms and showers were a little dirty but the beds were clean and comfortable. It didn't look like the floor in my room had been cleaned in a long while. But then who goes to a back packers to hang in there room? Kitchen...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good value and great atmosphere. Clean comfortable basic accomodation. Stayed in the 5 bed cabins. Need mosquito repellant otherwise all good. Pool table and good cafe. Brewery also good next door. Comfy beds and clean showers / toilets.

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Malaga, Spain
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The common areas are nice, big pool, cafe available... but the toilets are very dirty! They should clean them more than once a day specially in peak season like long weekends.. The rooms have the correct size and the beds are fine. Is quite far from the beach and the town (like 10 minutes walking) so I wouldn't recommend it.

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Rooms and bathrooms especially were disgusting. The hostel sits right beside a swap which means the entire place is full of Mosquitos. Quite far from town as well about a 15 minute walk in complete darkness. Do yourself a favour and stay anywhere else.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The hostel is amazing and very nice vibes. We personally don't have light in our room in all the weekend and we claim twice and nobody take care or fix it, a shame. Beside that, the rest was fantastic

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 1 night in the "Love" room which has a double bed and private bathroom. The hot water was lukewarm, but we only expected cold water so it was fine. The bed was surprisingly comfortable and there was a fan in the room instead of AC. The weather was crisp and the windows had screens so we slept with...

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

Thanks for taking the time to write an extensive review effexpat. I will chck out why the shower water was just lukewarm, as it should be hot! So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Happy travels :)

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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 Shire > Byron Bay
Price Range: RM211 - RM357 (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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“Private rooms were available if you want privacy, but probably not worth the extra $$”
E7104UHemmab, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The common areas can get quite noisy at night”
Merysapemu, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book ahead if you want your own room”
405chrisbbb, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't think it makes a lot of difference, all the rooms are on the most quiet locations possible of the building.”
rinkedehond, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Dorms are comfy and conveniently located near restrooms.”
EddieWren, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
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