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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  • Wonderful 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 8.0

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    08 Jan 2020
    I spent here 4 nights and i definitely wanna go back! The hostel is amazing, as well as people working there. You don’t really need to leave the hostel if you don’t want to: they always have day and night activities, they have a bar where they sell everything except of alcohol (they also sell tobacco, papers, shampoo..). Wifii is not very good but the vibes at the hostel are cool enough to enjoy people and music. Very hippie and chill vibes. You can smoke and drink everywhere. 100% recommended!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Jan 2020
    My husband and I were in the love shack room, we have stsuee I'm many hostels in Australia and this is by far the best. The staff were all so friendly, helpful and accomidating. I love that the place is hidden away and you are surrounded by complete nature and piece, but only a 10min walk down the road you have everything you could need, beach, amazing food, night life, great shops, amazing talented buskers and many more. We will definitely be back and recommend you guys to everyone. Thank you.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    05 Jan 2020
    Great hostel with a good pool and friendly staff. Lovely cafe with good breakfast. The all girl dorm was clean and had an additional kitchen which was really useful.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    17 Jan 2020
    Super relaxed place with tons of friendly and active people just looking for a good time! Although its a big space its not separating or too spacious it still feels cozy and super chill!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    08 Jan 2020
    If you're female I would highly recommend booking the lake house, it's a spacious 10 bed with a private bathroom and kitchen. 100% better than the main building and main kitchen. A private garden overlooking the lake, which is stunning to wake up to. The staff were incredible! With donation only fun activities to get you meeting people and learning new skills. The info desk was awesome, helped plan my whole trip, with so much knowledge, and even colour coded my calander! Best in Byron!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    06 Jan 2020
    It is true what they say about Arts Factory, you come for one night and want to stay for months. The atmosphere is something else (even if you are not particularly hippie-spirited you will have a great time). As for facilities they are mostly really good and clean. The kitchen can get a bit busy and there is sometimes a lack of spoons for some reason. And for those that consider every penny, there is no bar on site and you can bring your own alcohol.
    Czech Republic, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Jan 2020
    I'd heard great things about the chilled hippy vibes of this hostel but wasn't quite what I expected. Very rowdy which if you're up for a party is fine but when there's no escape from noise until well past 2 in the morning and a garbage truck comes at 6 it's not ideal. Kitchen had barely any equipment including metal cutlery - just plastic. Definitely not good for the environment. Absolutely beautiful setting though, and definitely an experience. Depends on your priorities
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Jan 2020
    Good hostel with many different options of rooms to stay in. It’s very social and offers a lot of activities at night. However, the bathrooms and the kitchen were extremely dirty at times... Besides this, I had a great time at the Arts Factory Lodge.
    Germany, Female, 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+
  • 3.4


    12 Jan 2020
    This hostel hosts way too many people. Trying to cook in the kitchen at peak time is a nightmare and good luck finding any space in the cupboards or fridges! The kitchens end up disgusting with no clean side boards or utensils to use. There were many bugs in our room (I would expect some camping but this was a lot!). Thankfully the bed linen was clean. The floors were dirty and the Wifi was useless. We were kept awake until 2am and woken again at 6.30am! Nightmare stay really.
    England, 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