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Tweed Heads, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2016

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 :)

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 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...

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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.

Reviewed 2 August 2016

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...

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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 :)

Reviewed 23 July 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...

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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 :)

Reviewed 23 July 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...

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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 :)

Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 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...

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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 :)

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Arts factory is one of the best hostels I've stayed in. It is absolutely great and I loved the cabins next to the lake. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff is super friendly, the rooms are clean and price is good. I'd definitely recommend this hostel!

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

It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and get the positive feedback for our team! Please come back and stay again some time! Happy travels :)

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Arts Factory is the best hostel I've stayed in so far. It has a really relaxed atmosphere and all the staff are friendly. The cafe has good food and there's hammocks, a swimming pool and a little lake in the communal area. If I didn't already have other things booked I would extend my stay and definitely want to come...

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

Thanks so much for your positive review Zara, very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, please come back again sometime. Happy travels :)

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The arts factory has character. It provided a clean room.We stayed in rectangular prism # 9. Good service at the right price. Loo's and showers a little grotty. Quite a few drunks feeling the need to speak loudly until early hours although topics of conversations quite humorous. Cafeteria great value and friendly staff. Must be fun when the brewery 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 Mick, we are glad yo hear you enjoyed your stay. We will pass on the feedback to the night team and housekeeping, as it sounds like there is room for improvement in these areas. Happy travels :)

Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Rocked up solo on a Friday and stayed in the 10 mix dorm room to meet some people for 5 days. Best decision I've made!! Every night at this hostel was unique! Full of energy/life and very talented musicians. This hostel definitely has that hippy chill vibe, flexible rules and a sense of community. Wish I never left!!! 10 min...

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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 Karina, so glad you enjoyed you time with us. 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
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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 Bay
Price Range: $71 - $106 (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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