Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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.birthplace of much of the fame and spirit of Byron Bay and it 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, dorms, doubles and even jungle camping.

Our funky workshops include didgeridoo-making and yoga. Join in a game of table tennis, basketball or volleyball. Jump in our heated pool. Hang out in hip Byron Bay or relax on the spectacular beaches only ten minutes walk away.

If you are musically inclined, come and record your songs in paradise at Buzz Studio, the Arts Factorys very own recording studio!

Every evening in the Buddha Bar you can enjoy DJs, bands and live performances, as well as the Zany Talent Show every Monday night.

We are an integral part of the Arts Factory Village which incorporates the Historic Buddha Bar Restaurant, The Byron Lounge Cinema and Buddha Gardens Day Spa.

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 48hrs advance notice cancellation policy. View House Rules


Come and soak up the fun-loving Byron Bay spirit among the tropical gardens of Arts Factory Lodge. Join us in the workshop for didgeridoo making or yoga – you could even sign up to our weekly talent show. We host live music every night on the outdoor terrace, and during the day, it's a great space to get some sun (after a dip in our outdoor pool, of course). Budding musician? Head down to Buzz Studio and lay some tracks at our recording studio! Reward yourself with an ice-cold beer at Buddha Bar.


Most guests arrive into Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (a 30-minute drive away). To make your trip super simple, we offer a free shuttle service. You'll soon discover that our hostel is part of the Arts Factory Village – along with our friends Buddha Gardens Day Spa and Byron Lounge Cinema. Entertainment really is just a few steps away. Plus, Byron Beach is just a 24-minute walk across town for surfing lessons and beach volleyball!

Rooms and Dorms

How about a night under the stars in one of our jungle tents? Or maybe you fancy a bit more comfort in a teepee or bungalow. In the main building, you can book female-only or mixed dorms and twin or double private rooms. Linen's included with all our beds, and bathrooms are stocked with free toiletries. Our rooms have great air con, too.

Extras and activities

Head to the communal kitchen to whip up an Aussie-style feast – or if you're too busy having fun to cook, stop by our on-site restaurant. Whichever corner of our 5-acre haven you choose to hang out in, make use of the free W-Fi to share your location with friends or touch base with family. Got energy to burn? Get a group together for a game of basketball, or ask one of our team about bike rental.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 6.4

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    01 Dec 2020
    main advice: take earplugs, its really noisy until early hours. also there are ppl living there so some rooms are super messy. other than that loved it and will be back !!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    19 Feb 2021
    A very friendly atmosphere, with great staff and nice location in the forest. Bathrooms were camp ground cleanliness and the twin room was well-equipped with a fridge and couch which we loved. It would have been great to have a broom in our room as we were staying a long time. Overall, a nice, friendly atmosphere at a relatively cheap price
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    02 Dec 2020
    The arts factory is the most unique hostel I have stayed in, in the past 5 years of travelling. The atmosphere is exceptional, with the dorms and jungle flooded with very open, honest and kind people. Everyone there is inspirational and are eager to share ideas and experiences. The staff are all very similar except one night manager who needs anger management. The hostel is slightly out of town but not too far and the kitchen is big enough but lacks cooking/eating utensils.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Dec 2020
    Overall the hostel was fine, the only issue was the cleanliness of kitchen and some outside areas. However this was due to guests, as sinks were often left filled to the brim with dirty pots and bins were left over flowing at bedroom doors so that bush turkeys could get into them and spread the rubbish. There were also limited amounts of cutlery in the kitchens, again I imagine due to guests keeping them so this was annoying, otherwise the hostel met all our needs and was a good price for byron
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    13 Feb 2021
    Don't leave your stuff around anything could be taken...
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    25 Dec 2020
    Hippie haven. If you know what you're getting yourself into and you're into that kind of thing then you'll love it. Otherwise, no. The place is crawling with dreadlocks, hemp clothing, ankle bracelets, drum circles, and some people who seem to have never heard of a washing machine or shower - again if this is your crowd you'll enjoy it. But looking at it objectively, the location is far, bathrooms/rooms dirty, some staff quite unfriendly, and the atmosphere is lacking, very chill.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    28 Feb 2021
    Pool area was filthy The hostel seams to attract a crowd of absolute flogs Tent city looks horrendous I can’t believe people would live or camp there and I have camped in some horrendous places The place needs to get a knew reputation seams to have become very stale
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    26 Dec 2020
    If it was between staying here and a ditch, we would pick the ditch. The kitchen was filthy and had a horrendous stench. The fridges were dirty and wet. The rooms were full of stuff and looked like they had never been vacuumed. We had to ask 3 times at different points in the day for blankets because they kept 'forgetting'. Very dirty. Avoid like the plague.
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 3.4


    25 Jan 2021
    Location is good. Our room was super dirty, and also the kitchen. The worst part was that somebody STOLE our Speaker from Our ROOM. The door has a lock with code, we leave the speaker Inside of it, charging the battery, and when we return (2 hs later) it wasn’t there. We didn’t received any answer from the staff, and obviously nobody saw nothing. So guys don’t leave your staff inside.
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 2.9


    10 Dec 2020
    Rude and filthy. Certain staff are very disrespectful and would rather pay a little more to stay somewhere else other than the arts factory. Big let down..
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • 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