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.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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 May 2019
    Everything‘s class especially Frankie is super helpful.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Apr 2019
    One of the best hostels ive stayed at. Has everything - right amongst nature; Brewery next door; Good party vibe; lots of games, activities and entertainment like didgeridoo making. Attracts good friendly people. Dont be put off by the location. It is an easy 15 minute walk to the centre.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    13 May 2019
    I LOVED IT HERE! So social so easy to make friends, so much going on and always activities to make it fun! The talent show on a Tuesday is amazing and the camp ground is beautiful
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 May 2019
    Great place to hang out and meet lots of people. I love that there are yoga and meditation classes and there are some other activities. The downside is that the kitchen is too small for the amount of people that are here. And the rooms get pretty cold at night. If you come here expect to extend your stay, chill atmosphere surrounded by nature.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 May 2019
    Interesting place to stay! Really chilled and laid back.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    13 May 2019
    My 6 bed teepee was very spacious and comfortable, basically like ‘glamping’. The location was only a 10 minute walk from the main town and really beautiful in the forest. Everyone at the hostel was sociable and the café had really good food. Staying here is a totally different experience to anywhere else but I’d definitely recommend it. It was just a shame was that there weren’t any daytime activities on during my stay.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 May 2019
    Chill vibes in a unique hostel. Go to the talent show on Tuesday nights. But if a walk from town but not awful. Would definitely recommend.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    26 Apr 2019
    A great vibe and atmosphere, but the hostel is so penny pinching that it put a real downer on my experience. At night it is FREEZING I literally had to go have a hot shower at 5am to stop from shivering and all you get is a thin sheet blanket. You also have to rent mugs for $5 at reception for the kitchen because they’re so desperate for you to buy drinks from the cafe. It’s a cool place but kind of feels like it’s sold out.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    26 Apr 2019
    Ideal place to stay if you are looking for a hippy vibe and the staff were very helpful. However the WiFi is bad, not much phone signal in the rooms, showers run hot and cold, it’s in a swamp so there are a lot of mosquitoes and also there are turkeys that wonder around in doors.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    16 Apr 2019
    The staff are amazing and super helpful and its a great location. However don’t expect to get ANY sleep, people party all night, every night. I had food stolen, a coffee cup stolen and a friend had a phone charger stolen.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
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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