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.

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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


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 8.1

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2019
    Amazing staff(Arno is a legend), nice vibes,
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    15 Jun 2019
    Amazing hostel, hard to leave, stayed an extra week as there's so much to do. Would definitely stay again
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Jun 2019
    Unique hostel & Hippy vibe! If you've seen Inbetweeners you know the place already and it lives up to expectations
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 Jun 2019
    Everything was great except no hot water, or not hot enough, it was a very cold night but the difference between cold and hot was just not enough.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    29 May 2019
    This place is like stepping back in time to the hippy era of the 70s. It’s a really cool vibe, room’s nice but can be cold! The kitchen was a good size but no one cleans up after themselves. Bathrooms were clean but cleaning hours are at a inconvenient time (b4 check out time). Sunrise trip is a must!! Get up for that. Cafe was lovely, the common areas were great & there’s even a brewery onsite. Only real downside it is a bit out of the way, but there is a shuttle bus.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    09 Jun 2019
    A quirky hostel with a hippy vibe. There is a brewery/restaurant next door which does great burgers. Our double room was good value for money - very clean, spacious and the bed was comfy enough. The staff were very pleasant and even reminded guests to keep noise to a minimum in the morning - which doesn’t often happen at a hostel! The WiFi was useless in our room - but this is fine if you’re not staying long. Also the showers run cold in the lower bathroom. But would still recommend nonetheless!
    Scotland, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Jun 2019
    Different to any other hostel I have been to in Australia so far. A good kind of different though. Whether you will like it or not depends completely on the type of person you are. I definitely enjoyed my stay there, great atmosphere and funky location.
    Luxembourg, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 May 2019
    The bathrooms could be cleaner, bedrooms are okay. But the staff is very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is amazing! Would come back
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    31 May 2019
    The Arts Factory could great for some people but definitely wasn't for me. There was A LOT of smoking, all over, and the staff didn't enforce the no smoking areas. I would be eating my meal and people were smoking at the tables and next to the rooms. Really disappointing that no staff did anything about this. The internet was terrible. Yoga was good. Security very bad. Twice there were random people in my room. If you're surfing it's on the wrong side of town, it's a 2km walk with a surf board.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1


    08 Jul 2019
    Never been so cold in my full life. The room we stayed in didn’t have proper windows and literally felt like we were sleeping outside, this combined with the spiders webs everywhere didn’t make for the best nights sleep. The room was so dirty and stank of weed. I think the right kind of backpackers would enjoy this place but if you don’t like getting stoned and sleeping surrounded by dirt and spiders give it a swerve.
    England, Female, 18-24
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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