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Arts Factory Lodge Reviews

Skinners Shoot Rd, Byron Bay, Australia

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73%

Rating
681 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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80%

Cool place.

  • 12th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Slice of hippy heaven. The only real negative was there were no lockers in the 10-bed cottage and the front door was left open most days so somewhere to lock my valuables would have been nice for peace of mind. This is the kind of place you come for the friendly, sociable atmosphere though so you won't care about the minor details once you've settled in. Beautiful place and a definitely 'must see'.


91%

Good vibes

  • 27th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Great hostel with beautiful, friendly people and nothing but positive vibes.


51%

The only available cabins (better said tents) were anything but pleasant to sleep in. You can literally hear everything that your neighbour is talking about, or even better was the live music that was going on next door! Thanks for the heads up that we won't be sleeping on Friday nights. Next to that, buy some heaters! How can you ask money for a room where you need 3 blankets just to keep warm!?


51%

When I arrived it was fine, no information on how to get to the town which is a short walk or information on the shuttle bus to town. There are loads of group activities to join in with, the bush walk wasn't so much a walk but still a good organised to do and learned about which plants are edible ect. Met some nice people in here but there are long termers who make the atmosphere a bit frosty, I understand this having been a long termer so it didn't bother me.


74%

It was a great experience! Excellent atmosphere and staffs! Recommend at all.


89%

Fabulous hostel. Byron would not have been the same had we not stayed here. Staff are great, the facilities and surroundings are great, everything is just so chilled and everyone so friendly. Best hostel stay in Australia so far.


77%

Really cool place with a great atmosphere. Easy to book stuff at the travel desk. Good to have windows for ventilation in the dorms. Half the lockers in the dorm didn't have doors on them and the ones that did couldn't be closed. Of course you can use the lockers you have to pay for... Annoying to have to get dishes from reception but totally understand why! Would be helpful to have an oven.


31%

The bathroom were very dirty and broken. The place is too nosy and in the moorning I nearly get hit by a bottle of biere coming from the floor above me!


40%

I had mold at the wall in my room and it's smells. It was very cold in the night. You have to give your passport to rent cooking equipment.


54%

very good party atmosphere and a good vibe thanks to the guests. it sells itself as an iconic hostel in byron being in place since the 70s. let down by a wierd management decision to keep a lot of things from the backpackers, it ruins the kitchens where there are no plates or glasses available and all cutlery is only plastic. If you want a blanket you must go to the reception desk and request one with your ID which makes guests feel like the staff are suspicious of them and is a real vibe-kill


51%

Bathrooms extremely dirty

  • 8th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Nice, clean hostel! Great location, short walk to the beach/town. Hostel has a very chilled atmosphere!

  • 1st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Good but just to many people sat on their computers or phones to socialise! Had a good open mike night and good service to the town. But was a pain walking to town all the time if you didn't want to wait for the bus!


86%

Arts Factory is an iconic hostel that you almost have to stay in. Good vibe, clean, and lots of areas to mingle with fellow travelers. Opt for a four person room if you can. Travel desk was very helpful in booking excursions. A little bit of a walk to town but they have a shuttle that meets the buses and another that gets you back from downtown after a night of fun.


86%

I really enjoyed my stay at the Arts Factory, it has everything you need, the staff are megga helpful and the location is very central to everything.

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

arts is all about the atmosphere, the price was the highest I paid in all Australia, the room and common areas were clean but the bathroom was not, there were no cups or oven in the kitchen, its out of the town but the shuttle is going all day so location is not an issue. it has a pool and great common areas. The room was not worth the price, a girls only room that didnt have any mirrosr


97%

One of my favourite hostels over a 2 month trip - super chilled, loads of people wanting to have a good time, pool and table tennis etc. shame it's a 15 minute walk to the bottle shop. Dorms are fine.


89%

Cool place, lots going on and. A great locations. The food the sell is good in the bar opposite and delicious smoothies,

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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