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Arts Factory Lodge Reviews

Skinners Shoot Rd, Byron Bay, Australia

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571 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Best hostel I ever stayed at, atmosphere is great, loads of really talented musicians so there is always music playing somewhere. Everybody is very friendly and In for a party or a quiet night in. The surroundings are amazing, a little pond with bushturkeys and lizards a around it and even a sort of rainforest at the campsite. Not the cleanest hostel but clean enough. Only downside was that my food got stolen a couple of times, so be careful. Other than that, just go cus it's amazing.


Good atmosphere but hostel was extremely cold especially in the rooms no heating anywhere. Hostel was freezing. Femals showers were dirty. Had to take a bus very early in the and was told someone would be at front desk and no one was there. Poor wi fi connection even though I paid $12 for it. Check out other hostels in the area before choosing this one.


Shame you have to pay for literally EVERYTHING; e.g. wifi, lockers, washingpowder, pan, mug, towell, etc. etc. Things should be included in the roomprice so that we can fairly compare it with other hostels.


The Arts factory is very chill with a lot of different folk coming through. My brother and I stayed in a twin share small bunkroom - - comfortable beds. Cold at night , warmish days in July. TeePees, Totem poles and earthy surroundings, staff were fantastic - they actually lifted my spirit - Cheers guys! Friendly vibe chatting in communal kitchen and group games of volley ball out the back near the beautiful pond... Big pub just across car park - good fun having a play at Open Mic nights!


Cool Hostel. Everything in reach but it's a little walk.


Good atmosphere across from the Byron Bay Brewing Co.


You got to pick the right times to use the kitchen as peak times get pretty hectic, but other than that i've only got good things to say! Best hostel i've ever stayed in. Feels like your at a holiday resort. Theres everything you need and more. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Such a wide variety of guests, everyone will find someone they get along with. Fantastic week, will definately recommend to others.

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It's a huge hostel and pretty well run considering how large it is. It has good facilities and good cheap food and drinks available. Very loud hostel. But if your looking to party in Byron this is a great spot for you.


Room was filthy and very overpriced for what it is - kitchen was awful and there were no lockers i could use in the room. Only good thing was the open mic night.


Art Factory was our favourite hostel we stayed in while traveling up the east cosst! We even tried to extend our stay but it was full. Such a chill environment! Loved it here!!

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