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
  • Brilliant 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 7.3

  • Security 7.4

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 7.9

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 6.2

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2021
    Awesome place, good location and is full of fun like minded people and is too cheap not to try
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 May 2021
    What an amazing stay! Definitely a unique experience, you have to come check this place out if you go to Byron! The staff were amazing and super friendly, everyone I met there was so relaxed and open minded. Not sure what other reviews are talking about with the kitchen and bathrooms, they were fine! Perfect place to meet new people and spend some time soaking up the Byron bay atmosphere.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 May 2021
    Awesome place! Connor at reception is a legend, the live music is great and the team kept the whole place clean as. What an awesome atmosphere and amazing people and staff. Will recommend!
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    26 Apr 2021
    I enjoyed a lot my staying in art factory during my trip to see Timmy Trumpet :)
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    19 Feb 2021
    A very friendly atmosphere, with great staff and nice location in the forest. Bathrooms were camp ground cleanliness and the twin room was well-equipped with a fridge and couch which we loved. It would have been great to have a broom in our room as we were staying a long time. Overall, a nice, friendly atmosphere at a relatively cheap price
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    07 Jun 2021
    Lots of people seem to live at the hostel, I found it quite hard to get involved because everyone seemed to already know each other. The women’s showers upstairs were also not working and one shower was cold, the other two were sort of warm. It was ok, and I see the appeal, but it’s very much a party vibe 24/7.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    13 Feb 2021
    Don't leave your stuff around anything could be taken...
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    28 Feb 2021
    Pool area was filthy The hostel seams to attract a crowd of absolute flogs Tent city looks horrendous I can’t believe people would live or camp there and I have camped in some horrendous places The place needs to get a knew reputation seams to have become very stale
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    23 May 2021
    This hostel is perfect for you if you are a hippy haha ... unfortunately not my vibe at all. Drunk people everywhere and d***** too. 1 bathroom for all the dorms; was not the cleanest ones I’ve seen but I’ve seen worse too. Slept good cause I had earplugs but I think otherwise it can be quite loud. The girl at the reception was absolutely lovely tho. So yeah, if you want a quiet place, don’t go there. But if that’s your vibe, you’ll love it ! I won’t go back there
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4


    25 Jan 2021
    Location is good. Our room was super dirty, and also the kitchen. The worst part was that somebody STOLE our Speaker from Our ROOM. The door has a lock with code, we leave the speaker Inside of it, charging the battery, and when we return (2 hs later) it wasn’t there. We didn’t received any answer from the staff, and obviously nobody saw nothing. So guys don’t leave your staff inside.
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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