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The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge

Skinners Shoot Rd Arts Factory Village, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Australia
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#22 of 102 Speciality lodging in Byron Bay
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Free parking
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, German, Italian
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Maddie wrote a review Nov 2020
Sawtell, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is in such a lush beautiful location and really has so much potential. We stayed in one of the Island retreat rooms. It was pretty basic and dirty for what we paid. The place really needs a revamp. It also needs enthusiastic and friendly staff that care. When we checked in on the Friday afternoon the guy wasn't friendly or welcoming at all. The bathrooms were filthy. We got about 3 hours sleep on Saturday night due to the literal rave that seemed to be happening. There was a number in the room to call the night duty staff for noise issues. We rang that number about 6 times, no answer. There was no night security or staff monitoring, clearly no cut off time at all for noise. Of course being a backpackers there is going to be noise and people partying but this was a whole other level. Drug and intoxicated people screaming and arguing and trashing the place til the sun came up. I stayed here years ago and had a very different experience, a much more positive one so I'm really disappointed. There are beautiful trees and water dragons and so much nature to enjoy but it's completely ruined by the lack of care.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
olguita_boop wrote a review Nov 2020
Brisbane, Australia32 contributions12 helpful votes
I give it 1 because I can't give it 0. A hostel where on Friday there was a party until 5 am and on Saturday there was a party but because it started raining, everyone moved to the bathrooms with music and drink. People scream at any hour of the night and they don't respect that there are people sleeping. A hostel where drugs are sold, where people cut in the rooms and where the anti-Covid rules of maximum number of people are NOT respected. A hostel where the cleaners turn the mattresses and my friend slept one day on the docks, until the next day some girls told us that it was very typical and that we had to turn it over ... but WHAT THE HELL? Very dirty bathrooms. It is a hostel where you don't stay unless you like everything I've mentioned before. I could confirm that it is the WORST hostel I have ever been in my life.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Dont stay here
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2 Helpful votes
Morris Family wrote a review Sep 2020
15 contributions1 helpful vote
Before reading this please know I am a Sydney born employee of a 5 star hotel so my standards are quite high. I’ve stayed here twice and both times absolutely LOVED my stay! First stay was in an island room, loved the vibes. I stayed with a group of girlfriends and it had electricity and comfy enough beds for me to enjoy my stay. Next stay was in the love shack which was private and had everything we needed! So many activities to do, trivia nights, talent quest, nature talks... has a shuttle bus going to town frequently but it is easily walkable also (Don’t be lazy guys!). The uniqueness and quirky decor of this place truly makes it such a magical place to stay. They had cool hammocks to chill in by he water but they were gone on my second trip. They also have a cafe on the grounds which is reasonably priced and open late. If you’re looking for a real Byron experience THIS IS IT!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Lyra wrote a review Aug 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom24 contributions2 helpful votes
Hostel itself is really cool; really good social area with amazing art and lots of places to socialise. Lots of permanents who are mostly very friendly and inclusive, although they do tend to group together! Really chilled vibe and even had a cafe which is open until 11pm and pretty good value for money, perfect if you’re craving a snack!! Lots of free parking available too, which is really good as parking in central Byron is $4 an hour. Only bad thing is the hostel is pretty outdated and not very clean. Kitchen is tiny and gets messy quickly, and the rooms themselves are also pretty rubbish. If you value socials and good vibes over cleanliness then you’ll love this hostel, however if you like somewhere clean, quiet and organised then this is not the place for you! We had a good time here, but the messy state of the hostel made it quite hard to relax sometimes!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Arts Info, General Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge
Responded 17 Aug 2020
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your comments and hope you enjoyed beautiful Byron Bay. We do go to great lengths to keep everything clean however sometimes we do not get everything right. We clean the communal bathrooms and kitchens three times a day however with such a high number of guests using these facilities they can get messy especially during peak times. We hope this didn't affect your stay too much and that we seen you again next time your in Byron Bay. Happy Travels!!
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emily a wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution
I stayed here with 3 of my friends for a couple of nights and the staff were really attentive to everything that was going on around them and really looked after all the guests. George and Marco went above and beyond their expectations. Will definitely be recommending this hostel to friends :)
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
USD 41 - USD 67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Byron Bay (1.0 km), Byron Bay Farmers Market (0.6 km), and The Rails (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a fireplace, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manna Haven, Betty's Burgers, and Chihuahua.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Byron Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Dutch.