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El Albir, Spain
Reviewed 23 April 2016

One of the best experiences in Australia! One has to go to this amazing place if visiting Autralia. It is close to the beach, where the waves are quite nice, so its handy to just wake up and walk 8 mins and get there. The staff was great and the freestyle atmosphere makes it a very special place.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write e review. So glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again soon. Happy travels :)

Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

This hostel is fantastic. Has a really cool, chilled vibe and is in beautiful location. Staff are awesome, rooms are really clean food is lovely and very affordable. 5-10 minute walk to Byron centre and there is a free bus that runs all day and night which also picks you up if you arrive by bus.

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

Thanks for your review Alice, so glad you enjoyed your stay! Happy travels :)

Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 5 nights and must admit I loved it. I first arrived from a 12 hour coach journey armed with only half a hours sleep. I got off the coach to realise there was a free minibus back to the hostel which was a nice surprise. The hostel is a 10 minute walk from the town, but...

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

Thank you Luke - not only your first hostel, but your first hostel review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us, and wow, what an extensive and very helpful review! We hope you enjoy your travels, and if nothing else matches up - please come back and stay with us again! Happy travels :)

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

You can stay in a dorm or private room, camp in a tent or park your campervan to sleep in and use the facilities. Clean showers, nice pool with loungers, a big kitchen. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere with lots of people hanging around cooking, drinking, sunbathing. BYO alcohol is allowed and there are lots of cool places to sit and...

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

Hi Anna - thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and what we offer. Please come back again sometime! Happy travels :)

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I don't go out of my way to write a bad review unless I really didn't like it, and this place was just awful. My friend recommend I stay here because the vibes are good and the people are cool. That's the only thing this hostel has going for it. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm for 3 nights,...

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

Sorry to hear of your bad experience Samantha. We are upgrading the kitchen facilities this year, so hopefully that will make a huge difference. We will also look at the four share dorms that are canvas (island retreats) as it has been a very humid summer, so they are probably a bit mouldy, and sorry for the lock experience, as...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Good place, nice people, friendly staff. A bit too much weed in the mornings, but the overall vibe is good, relaxed. I enjoyed the morning yoga session, for only 5 dollars. The pickup buss from the bus station goed every half an hour and is easy to use. But the hostel/campsite is on walking distance from Byron. ++ they supply...

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

Thanks for your review Karin. Disappointed to hear there is weed, at any time, aas we really don't encourage it, unfortunately being such a big site we can miss it at times, but we will vigilantly get our staff across it! So glad to hear your enjoyed the budget yoga sessions, we really enjoy offering this discount activity to budget...

Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I planed my trip to go to Byron Bay for Easter with my boyfriend. We booked two beds in a teepee at The Arts Factory two months ago and we paid 300 dollars for stay there 3 nights. In the second day we were there start raining in Byron Bay. We were on the beach and we just decided to...

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

Hi Milena, I am so sorry, this is unacceptable. I will follow up your booking to offer a full refund, if you don't hear from me, please email me peggy@nomadsworld.com and we will follow through to work out some compensation. Apologies for this terrible situation. Kindest Regards.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I intended to stay for 2 days and ended up staying a week. There are just so many fun people from all over the world, I have never experienced such a relaxed yet crazy (in a positive way) atmosphere in any hostel in Australia. Will fedinitely come back and stay longer!

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

Thanks for writing a review Cris - and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Please do come back and stay longer - we would love to host you! Happy travels :)

Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a private double room ( cabin 4 ), we had our own fridge, comfortable bed and fan. We used the communal bathrooms which were clean and not far from our room which was ideal. My only issue would be the need for more cooking stoves in the kitchen as it was pretty busy in there with people...

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

Thanks for your feedback Paisley. We look forward to hosting you again. FYI - the kitchens will be getting a refurb in 2016, so more cooking space! Yew!

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 21 March 2016

At first I didn't find the hostel, because it is located a little bit off the main road/town. The hostel does provide a shuttle bus, but it didn't arrive at the same time as the Greyhound coach and so I had to wait for 45minutes. What bothered me a little bit was that nobody told me about the bus or...

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

Thanks Daslieschen for your very extensive review. There is some valuable feedback to us as managers to take in what you found. Also,we are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay! We would love to host you again sometime, so please come back! 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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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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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 Shire > Byron Bay
Price Range: RM204 - RM399 (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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“Take one of the normal dorm rooms located around the swimming pool when its colder, Otherwise take one of the cute lake-side-cottages.”
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“Island retreat, its on a little island so its more quiet and very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles rakefets2016, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want a quieter room pray you don't get put next to reception”
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“Camp in the jungle!”
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“Wreck Dorm can get live music noise. Booking.com identifies it as 10 person mixed dorm. There are 2 other dorms meeting that description.”
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