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 8.0

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2020
    One of the best hostels i've stayed at. The people were nice and they'd built a community where people knew each other and even held parties when someone was leaving. Everyone was inviting and it really made me feel welcome during my stay in Byron Bay!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    07 Mar 2020
    Arts Factory is a home away from home. I’m yet to stay in a hostel with a more welcoming presence, making it an incredible place to meet people and have a great time chilling in Byron! I fell in love with it’s many wee quirks; murals covering the walls, a guitar constantly being strummed, the feeling of being surrounded by jungle. The staff are beyond ace, always providing a friendly face and helped plan the rest of our travels. Special thanks to Harry & Janine for making our trip so exiting!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Oct 2020
    This hostel is hands down one of the friendliest I have been to. As a solo traveler, I have an easy time meeting others as long as there is a good atmosphere, but never before did I come to a hostel where I felt completely comfortable talking to just about everyone, regardless of whether or not we were close friends. The hostel has a hippie vibe to it, with lots of guests sporting dreadlocks and artsy clothing. The location is a 15 minute walk from town, but is set by a beautiful wooded pond.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Oct 2020
    Really cool place - however no hygeine and cleanliness was carried out the entire weekend i was there. There are three cubicle for girls on 1st floor and the entire weekend there was either little to no loo roll as well as two of the cubicles completely blocked. That was the only downside to an awesome location
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    06 Jun 2020
    We had a really fun weekend, full of unexpected adventures! The hostel have a really nice outdoor area and social vibe. The room could be a bit better. Yeah you can definitely have fun and meet new people!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    05 Mar 2020
    Enjoyed our stay however the kitchen was disgusting, I understand it’s not the hostel fault but couldn’t see any CCTV so maybe that would help make people clean up their mess! Bit unsettling how there was no lock / security on luggage room but that aside our room was really nice and we enjoyed our stay overall! Friendly staff and we would come back in the future.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    19 Mar 2020
    Hard to give the best review due to circumstances but I think it’s a cool spot to stop for a few days, some interesting character and events
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    07 Mar 2020
    Nice place for lost people and those ones who want to explore the Australian back packing community. Especially the camp site is worth it to lookout for to see some real backpackers. The private rooms are quite okay, but the showers and toilets are never really clean and need a renovation. Still a fun place to stay!
    Germany, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.3


    11 Mar 2020
    So, we stayed in the tipi, and obviously that’s gonna be pretty noisy, so if you do the same get ear plugs, it was a cool experience tho. The room did feel a bit dirty... It’s a bit far out, 15 min walk maybe, but there is a shuttle bus. If you wanna spend most of your time at the hostel that’s okay, but if you intend to do more stuff in the centre maybe look elsewhere. Staying there is an experience in itself, strong hippie vibes haha! Rough and ready for sure.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    26 Jul 2020
    Really loud, bath rooms were disgusting, cabin was full of black mould would not recommended to anyone Tho the grounds themselves are in a spectacular area
    Australia, Male, 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