Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge. We invite you to come and relax in our enchanted 5 acre, subtropical haven. Laze by the pool, swing in the hammocks and soak up the friendly atmosphere for which we are universally famous. The Arts factory Lodge is the birthplace of much of the fame and spirit of Byron Bay and still maintains that original spirit today.

Located only 10 minutes walk from the beach, we offer a wide range of groovy accommodation and funky abodes, ranging from teepees, island bungalows, share spaces, doubles and even jungle camping.

Our funky workshops include Talent Show, Bush Tucker Walks, Bracelet Making, Fire by Friction and Yoga Just to name a few. In addition to our nightly and daily activities we offer table tennis, basketball & volleyball.

We are an integral part of the Arts Factory Village which incorporates the Historic Buddha Bar Restaurant, The Byron Lounge Cinema,Buddha Gardens Day Spa and Buzz Studio, the Arts Factory very own recording studio!

Don't miss the experience of a lifetime! Come stay with us ...relax, rejuvenate, recycle!

Please Note:
Free parking is subject to availability
We do not take bookings for schoolies directly, please contact us through email.
For groups of 10 pax or more please contact us through email.
All bookings must be over the age of 18.
We have a minimum 24hrs advance notice cancellation policy. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 May 2022
    This is one of the coolest places i have ever been! Staff are 5 star, hostel is well cared for and the people all want to be there and give something back to the hostel. The camping is cool and its not far to town, yet surrounded by nature and cool animals!
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Apr 2022
    It’s a lovely place to get out of the routine.
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    20 Apr 2022
    Bloody good time 10/10
    New Zealand, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    19 Apr 2022
    Place was fine for a few days and beds were comfortable. Sometimes didn’t feel that safe as anyone was able to walk onto the property and no lockers that we were aware of. Kitchen is big which is nice. Found it difficult to meet anyone as there’s a lot of people staying long term so groups are formed.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    29 Apr 2022
    A friendly hostel with a nice vibe and the location was good - easily walkable to town. Staff were great and was nice to have a cafe and a lake but the facilities were not the cleanest and the kitchen very small with not much equipment for the amount of people.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    24 Apr 2022
    Suggestive atmosphere, really nice location but a little bit far from the city centre. The facilities weren’t so good (ex. Wifi didn’t work)
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    20 Apr 2022
    First impression of the Hostel was good, staff were friendly and our private room looked comfy. Then saw a couple cockroaches in our room, which I could get over since they're common and the property is next to a wetland area. But then I found one frozen in the fridge in our room and it made me feel like the room was dirty and that's why the cockroaches were there. There were lots of ants crawling up the wall and lots of dust behind the curtains and fridge and under the bed. There were also some earrings
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.3


    07 May 2022
    Honestly the place felt so unclean. Whether it be a mixture of the staff not caring enough to clean properly or the long term backpackers staying there making it a pig sty. Our private room smelt horrible, dirty floor and walls and the fan in the room was poor, provided no cool breeze. However this was nothing compared to the uncleanliness of the kitchen, I actually gagged and walked out. Wi-Fi was shocking. Location was abit far out to really enjoy Byron Bay. The only good thing this place had for me was a
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 3.1


    20 Apr 2022
    Everything was dirty, the kitchen, bathrooms, rooms. It is far from everything in byron bay, wouldn’t recommend anyone to stay here.
    Peru, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0


    29 Apr 2022
    I would never recommend this hostel to anyone. I have never felt so uncomfortable in my life. It is gross and dirty, rooms only have a limited amount of plug ins and the people who live there for months(or years) use them all up. The couches are falling apart and are absolutely disgusting. Everywhere smells like sweat because nothing is properly cleaned. Never stay at this hostel, go to wake up.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi