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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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    Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

    After being recommended this place by a number of friends as encompassing all Byron had to offer, we were left disappointed and wondering what the hype was about. No value for money when you consider the location and cleanliness of the amenities. In trying so...More

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    Response from artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge

    Hi Adam, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It is odd to me that most of our reviews are 3 - 4 stars, but yours is one. I am really concerned with your comments about over charging you for Fraser Island and...More

    Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

    You're between 18 and 28 (some are 40) and you want to have a good time? The arts factory is the place to go to. Camping in the jungle is the hippy life! Everyone is happy, barefoot and smiling. Living in the dorms is great...More

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    Response from artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge

    Wow Naila, thanks so much, this is a very extensive review and absolutely awesome! So glad you have such a good time and really enjoyed the property. We hope to see you visit us again some time. Happy travels :)

    Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

    We paid 32 dollars a night (two people) to park outside and use the facilities at the Arts Factory. Whilst the hostel itself was pretty dirty, tired & outdated, I would recommend travellers come here just to experience this place. Probably the most stereotypically 'hippie'...More

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    Response from artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge

    Thanks for your review Jessica. I am not sure I get what is strange about our activities, I hope you made the most of them and got involved. They are also offered free, which is ot bad when you pay only $16 a night i...More

    Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

    This place is much more than just a regular hostel. The Arts Factory is a magical retreat in the forest, you could spend all your time in the hostel, without going anyhere else, and still have a legendary time. Next to normal dorm rooms it...More

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    Response from artsfactory_13, Manager at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge

    Thanks for writing your very extensive review Paul - AUSTRALIA'S BEST HOSTEL! Wow, we are so pleased to receive such an accolade!

    Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

    Hubby and I stayed here for a friends birthday. We got the 'Love Shack' room lol. I think it may have been the only room with its own private bathroom. I was actually surprised. I haven't stayed in a back packets for years and it...More

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    Thanks for taking the time to write a review Natalie. We are very happy to hear you are pleasantly surprised! We hope that encourages you to come back and visit us again :-)

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    Kylie S
    Do the 6 bed rooms have their own bathroom?
    4 April 2017|
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    Response from artsfactory_13 | Property representative |
    Hello there, all our dorms have share bathroom and no ensuite.
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    Lboedt
    Does anyone know how much it costs to camp? We have our own tents, supplies, etc. Just need a spot to pitch our tent :)
    31 January 2017|
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    Sam S
    Does the arts factory have a shuttle service to the ballina Byron airport?
    2 January 2017|
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    Response from artsfactory_13 | Property representative |
    Hello there, our shuttle only services the local bus station. However there is a Ballina/Byron airport shuttle. You can contact them on - phone: (02) 6685 7447 or email easy bus byron-bay Best wishes
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    "Private rooms were available if you want privacy, but probably not worth the extra $$"
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    "The common areas can get quite noisy at night"
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    "Book ahead if you want your own room"
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    "Don't think it makes a lot of difference, all the rooms are on the most quiet locations possible of the..."
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