Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 7.9

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Mar 2019
    Brilliant atmosphere. The setting is a wicked environment for socialising and having a good time
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Mar 2019
    Nah it was Pretty Banging. It was my first ever Hostel I’ve ever stayed in and I slipped right into the crowds. Just sling out a deck of cards and make friends with your roommates and you’ll be set. Location is pretty good too, secluded yet close to Byron Bay.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Apr 2019
    Too good!! Julia was the beez kneez!!!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    12 Apr 2019
    We had a good time even though we only stayed for one night. We were 3 and we were given just one key - but then found out that the door couldn't really be locked which wasnt ideal, but overall we felt secure. Better than your average hostel in terms of vibe and things to do, but same in terms of noise, cleanliness and charges for every little add on (towels, lockers etc.). Location was okay with a car. Friendly staff and guests
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    07 Apr 2019
    Great atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff! However the kitchen was a mess from 6pm, and there was very limited crockery!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    31 Mar 2019
    Great stay at arts! Stayed in the jungle area which was great for the atmosphere but beware of the mosquitoes, to be expected as this is a swamp area. Socials and facilities are great, their cafe do some fantastic dishes too! Would stay again
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Apr 2019
    Good Lodge overall, good sized rooms. Only downside is... Its need a major overhaule in the kitchen and make it bigger... More electric hobs and pans, over 100 people live there daily and only 12 hobs avaliable. Otherwise its damn busy. But other than that.. Its a cool lodge
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Apr 2019
    There was only thin sheets but it was really cold in the room. Only on demand we got a bit warmer blankets. I have frozen the whole night. So bring your own sleeping bag with you and it’s fine.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    01 Apr 2019
    Small rooms. A reading light per bunk bed would have been appreciated. Need to improve recycling facilities in kitchen. Otherwise cool, quirky spot.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    06 Apr 2019
    I got off the bus in the centre of town to be told by other hostel shuttle buses that there will be a arts factory bus on its way. I waited 20 minutes for this but there was no sign so contacted the art factory via email but this was ignored. Both the female and male bathrooms had blocked toilets . Then the kitchen was disgusting not enough utensils or hobs and everything was dirty. I would not recommend this hostel. We took the shuttle bus into town and feared for our lives, shocking driving.
    England, Couple, 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