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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    25 May 2019
    One of my favourite hostels ever!!! Absolutely loved this place. Arts Factory is so unique and really brings an incredible variety of interesting and colourful guests. The atmosphere is one of the best I’ve ever been at, and I made some great friends. The facilities and location are so cool, in the middle of a swamp/forest. Great events each night. Friendly, helpful staff always make you feel welcomed. Come here for a human experience, not to stay in some modern soulless accom. You won’t regret!
    England, Male, 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
  • 9.1


    13 May 2019
    I LOVED IT HERE! So social so easy to make friends, so much going on and always activities to make it fun! The talent show on a Tuesday is amazing and the camp ground is beautiful
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 8.6


    22 May 2019
    Boy oh Boy... where do I begin. This place is an experience. I don't know any other place like it. I'll get the bad out of the way first: crappy wifi, cold in the winter, loud all night long... GOOD: Awesome workshops and events all week long, friendly helpful staff, wicked natural environment, amazing hippies! Beware this place is like Hotel California, you can check out anytime you'd like, but you can never leave. And that can be a good or bad thing. That is up to you XD
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 May 2019
    Interesting place to stay! Really chilled and laid back.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 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

    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
  • 2.9


    22 May 2019
    I got bed bugs, would not recommend. Strange atmosphere everyone is very hippy and it’s far from the town so you don’t get to actually experience Byron.
    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