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1 room, 2 adults

Arts Factory Lodge

2-star2 stars
Skinners Shoot Road, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481, Australia

Adults-only lodge with outdoor pool, near Main Beach
  • Free parking
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  • Awesome vibe and energy. Great food and bery clean amenities Jan. 10, 2020
  • Chilled atmosphere, awesome staff very friendly,hot showers and heaps of facilities,…Dec. 23, 2019

Arts Factory Lodge

from A$65
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • 10 Bed Female Cottage
  • 4 Bed Dorm
  • 10 Bed Dorm: Surf Shack
  • 6 Bed Dorm
  • 6 Bed Female Dorm

What’s around Arts Factory Lodge


  • Main Beach - 17 min walk
  • Tallow Beach - 41 min walk
  • Wategos Beach - 45 min walk
  • Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Byron Tourist Information Centre - 11 min walk
  • Arakwal National Park - 19 min walk
  • Belongil Beach - 27 min walk
  • Cape Byron State Conservation Area - 29 min walk

Getting around

  • Coolangatta Airport (OOL) - 47 min drive
  • Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway) - 34 min drive
  • Lismore, NSW (LSY) - 57 min drive
  • Mullumbimby Station - 22 min drive
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 50 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: Dutch, English, German, Italian.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Health club
  • Basketball on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Italian

In the cabin

Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Cafe and Juicebar - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Arts Factory Lodge’s small print

Also known as

  • Arts Factory Lodge Byron Bay
  • Arts Factory Lodge
  • Arts Factory Byron Bay
  • Arts Factory
  • The Arts Factory Backpackers Hotel Byron Bay
  • Arts Factory Lodge Lodge
  • Arts Factory Lodge Byron Bay
  • Arts Factory Lodge Lodge Byron Bay


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between AUD 6 and AUD 28 per person (approximately)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 4 per hour (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 4 per hour (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Arts Factory Lodge

  • Does Arts Factory Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Arts Factory Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Arts Factory Lodge?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Arts Factory Lodge?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Arts Factory Lodge?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Arts Factory Lodge?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Arts Factory Lodge?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 46 reviews

Very good 8.0
A cute, homey and cosy community
Stayed for 3 nights as part of a solo trip. Overall stay was great! Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Lots of fun activities everyday, open space, kitchen area and awesome pool. Stayed in a 6 bedroom dorm, smaller than expected but the bed was super comfortable. I didn't sleep too well the first night as it was really cold but the reception is happy to provide extra comfy blankets for free. In terms of the cleanliness - its not as disgusting/dirty as some of the other reviews claim and is pretty much what you expect from a backpacker hostel full of young adults. The workers do a great job of consistently cleaning the toilets and showers every morning. My biggest complaint would be the noise levels at night, but again its to be expected with the Byron night life/party scene and isn't necessarily the hostel's fault. Also, its a 10 minute walk from the town but they do provide a shuttle service in the day. Overall a great stay and would recommend as an affordable place to stay with good vibes!
Tyra, au3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good vibes
I had booked a twin room that had a fridge, upon checking in and going to the room it had a double bed. We were able to get moved into a different area with two beds which was like a permanent tent structure, but with no fridge. Aside from that the overall stay was good, cleanliness isnt paramount however for the price it was clean enough for me. There is a great atmosphere with lots of people in the communal outdoor area or around the pool, however it was never so busy there wasnt enough space for everyone. Town is a 10 minute walk away, and I believe they offer a shuttle service if needed.
Monique, au1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Arts Factory Review
It was hot in Bytron and subsequently, the dorm room was really hot, despite a fan from the roof and portable fan as well. Room needs more power points. Overall it's the people that stay and the vibe of the staff make the place. Also the cafe on-site is great (get the pancakes!), saves you from walking into town and you can get stuff there until midnight.
au2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved all but the cottage’s on...
Lakeside Ladies’s cottage great except cleanliness poor particularly in bathroom ewwww. I gained an infection in my toe ewww.
Rachel, au12 night trip
Very good 8.0
For a couple of OLD backpackers! Very convenient.
We booked a night for convenience to the Byron Bay Brewery as our friends band was playing there that night. It's a 1min walk to the venue. The last time i stayed at this hostel was in the 80's when i was the age then of the majority of guests now but hey, as i said it's very convenient. Things don't seem to have changed much in those 30 odd years!! We had a double room which was a bunk bed, double on the bottom, single on top. It was comfy, the sheets crispy clean and towels (also provided) were clean, fresh and soft. The room was small but had everything you would need....fridge, kettle, fan, safe, hooks to hang stuff and a bed lamp, so no complaints there. Unfortunately there were only shared bathrooms and i can't say the same about them. The bathroom was old and dirty with many mosquitoes! I would say with the amount of guests using the shared facilities they would need a full time cleaner. Not just a quick mop! But having said that the showers were hot with plenty of pressure. Just a shame they're not a bit more environmentally conscious, having old shower heads and not water savers was disappointing. There's a nice pool and a party vibe and plenty of activities on offer if you so desire. Bit noisy but by the time we got back to retire around midnight it was mostly quiet and we slept well. They even left you little bags with earplugs :) nice attention to detail!
Anne, au1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Iconic, magic and a bit grubby round the edges
It’s iconic and it’s still has some of the magic but it’s very grubby. Just because you are a busy, party, soulful hostel doesn’t mean you need to be grubby. However the service was faultless, the attached bar and brewery are excellent. The shuttle bus is great. The coffee in the cafe is excellent. It’s loud and busy and fun and been there forever - just nit fancy or schmick, and some hostels are now!
Karen, au1 night trip
Good 6.0
Very social and comfortable
Interesting vibe, lots going on at the lodge and can see why it’s so popular. We had a private room with tea & coffee and it was pretty nice. The bathrooms were not in a great state which you’d expect from a busy hostel but 2 blocked toilets for a good portion of the day. One fridge was out so everyone’s food was crammed into the two remaining ones, not helped by leaking liquids on the top shelf running into everyone else’s food, but that’s more a guest comment than the hostel. The staff were great and it was awesome to have a shuttle to the bus stop!
B, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Anytime again
Amazing vibes, very chilled atmosphere, great breakfast offers (a bit expensive though)
Franziska, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Lovely cube rooms
We had a cube room which was lovely. Nice extra touches like NZ Manuka honey toiletries and a kettle which was nice. The only downside for us was that you had to go outside the building to go to the bathroom which isn’t great in the middle of the night and the bathrooms could do with a refurb.
Alice, gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good vibe and would come back
Very enjoyable hostel. Good vibe. Not too far from the main area. Wifi speed could be improved.
Jacob, us1 night trip

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