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
  • Superb 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 8.6

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Nov 2019
    Arts factory is a really cool, unique place - it's very open, nice events such as the talent show and trivia night with prizes and lots of friendly people and staff - shout out to Elliot for the tips on what to do in Byron!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Oct 2019
    Amazing hostel! Had an great stay at the Arts Factory. The staff are great, the cafe food rocks and the overall vibe is really fun. We were in the Loveshack right near the volleyball courts and had no issues whatsoever with noise. Had 1 problem during my stay and reached out to a staff member after check out. The general manager Alix responded and sorted it out promptly. Very happy with the great service, and would highly recommend the Arts Factory.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    14 Nov 2019
    Fantastic hostel. I booked one night and ended up extending for a week. Classic story in Art Factory. Depends what you're looking for. Obviously it is not the most clean hostel you will see on the coast ( though except for the kitchen that gets really busy at dinning time, all communals rooms are cleaned every morning ) but I haven't seen such a such family's vibes in a hostel that very often. Banging staffs, banging people. Would go back to Byron just to stay here again.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Nov 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay at The Arts Factory! I truly felt a sense of community here. I wish that I could have extended my stay!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    25 Oct 2019
    The hostel is great value and the atmosphere is great. The staff are very friendly and happy to be there. Will stay here again for sure.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    14 Nov 2019
    WiFi and electrical sockets could use an upgrade. The hostel was perfect otherwise
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    03 Nov 2019
    When we first arrived at the Arts Factory, it was not at all what we expected. The hippie culture was very prominent and it took a while to feel like we fit in. However, after a few days we realized how unique of a place it is and learned to love it :) About a 20 minute walk from town which wasn’t the most convenient, however all the activities and the chill atmosphere made it worth the trek. Definitely an experience we don’t regret, but make sure you have an open mind upon arrival :)
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Oct 2019
    Super chill vibes, nice pool and lots of cool people. WiFi is terrible and showers don’t seem to have hot water for very long, but this place is great if you’re super easy going and wanting to meet a lot of hippies !
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Nov 2019
    Lots of chilled vibes, but can also be quite loud. Staff are useless they never help. The kitchen was a bit small and the fridges were so cramped of bags they need more plus more sinks always a queue. Be mindful of your rooms as people just give their key codes to anyone and they just walk in even if they don’t stay so not great! Could do with tea and coffee making facilities. Only a ten minute walk to town or free shuttle bus. Quite an experience shall we say! Wouldn’t recommend.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 2.9


    09 Nov 2019
    Room was filthy. No clean sheets on bed. When I requested clean sheets I was assured they would be brought to me but they never were before reception closed for the night. I slept without sheets. When I attempted to check out the next morning, the staff member on duty said he was clocking off and to wait for the next person. The next staff member didn't come to the front desk for half an hour.
    Australia, 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