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Arts Factory Lodge Reviews

Skinners Shoot Rd, Byron Bay, Australia

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574 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 76%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.


Staf that was not helpful and uninterrested and lazy to help. As if it was to much to communicate the where abouts of the place. To make you find your way in the gigant complex, knowing the rules, how to use WIFI , etc. We have to wait for four hours before we could check in. They said it was tot clean up the place and do the beds. When at last it was time ours bed had no sheets. So what was the waiting for? They couldn't give an answer that was satisfying.

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


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.

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