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
  • Awesome 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 7.9

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    13 Feb 2020
    Wonderful location!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    05 Feb 2020
    If you like party, this is the place to be! Watch out on rainy days the tents can be flood
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 Feb 2020
    This place kicks off! If you're looking to have a biggie this is the place to go! Lots of fun and all the amenities. However it can get crowded and dirty, with people not cleaning up after themselves. This place is huge, so many things to do, a little way out of town but there is a free shuttle available and it's about a 20min walk. This is a HUGE hostel and there is always someone to talk to, great for solo travelers.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 Feb 2020
    Great vibes, but don't be fooled by the free wifi. NO WIFI, it did not work and when I did connect it was incredibly slow. If you don't care about wifi but want to have a good time, then this is the place to stay. But, as a backpacker who is currently working remotely I neeeeeed wifi. Other than that, fun spot.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Feb 2020
    Very bad smell all over the night and hot, bad condition working fan.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    22 Jan 2020
    It is very unusual to lock the toilets in a backpackers, when there is no ensuite option included, late at night. That is unacceptable The bizarre time a cleaner closed the bathrooms with showers and toilets for cleaning was between 7 and 8 am .... Really what a great time to do that work ... Peak hour!!! Funny thing when they reopened the facilities they were still dirty
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    22 Jan 2020
    We stayed at the lakeside lodge.The door was forever left unlocked and, for the few times it was locked, our door code didn't work. There were no lockers in the room and feel as though there should be for such a large room. There was only one toilet and shower (in the same room) for the 10 bed which meant only 1 person at a time could get ready.The hostel is known for a "chilled" vibe but this translates to stoners. The positives,our request for more fans in the room was quickly met, great pool.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 4.3


    03 Feb 2020
    This hostel has been one of the worst places we have stayed whilst travelling...the accommodation was not particularly clean with cobwebs all over the walls. The kitchen when we went in was filthy (though we did cook at 7pm) but some of our fellow travellers approach to food hygiene was questionable - granted not the hostels fault... However, my bed was given away on our last night at the hostel and I was forced to share with my girlfriend.
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 4.0


    10 Feb 2020
    Worst hostel of my life! full of backpackers who do not respect the premises or cleanliness. Low cost camping atmosphere. Non-existent wifi and lodge badly insulated from noise and temperatures. moreover the doors do not close and remain open permanently! I recommend that you flee this hostel and find a better alternative on Byron Bay like YHA. Fortunately the staff is really friendly !
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 2.9


    31 Jan 2020
    If you want to drink water after the kitchen is closed, the staff at the front desk will tell you to drink it from the toilets; they'll be quite rude about it too. And about that kitchen, it's one of the most crowded kitchens you'll find. No phone coverage, even with telstra, meaning you have to depend on the hostel's wifi which rarely works. It's 2:00 am and people are having s** on the bunk bed above you? Don't bother telling the front desk, they won't do anything about it.
    Canada, Male, 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