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Arts Factory Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers

Overview of Arts Factory Lodge

Arts Factory Lodge

2.0 star property
Adults-only lodge in Byron Bay with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.4/10 Good

196 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is AU$163
Price available on 15/12/2022
Skinners Shoot Road, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Free area shuttle
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway) - 31 min drive
  • Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) - 47 min drive
  • Lismore, NSW (LSY) - 53 min drive
  • Mullumbimby Station - 21 min drive
  • Free local area shuttle


  • The Mez Club - 11 min walk
  • Bayleaf - 12 min walk
  • Manna Haven - 12 min walk
  • Cicchetti Byron Bay - 14 min walk
  • Combi - 14 min walk

About this property

Arts Factory Lodge

When visiting Byron Bay, Arts Factory Lodge is a great choice to consider. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Cafe and Juicebar, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff.


Dutch, English, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for AUD 4 per hour (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 4 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Breakfast costs between AUD 6 and AUD 28 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Arts Factory Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Arts Factory Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Arts Factory Lodge?
As of 9 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Arts Factory Lodge on 13 Dec 2022 start from AU$136, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Arts Factory Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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.
Is parking offered on site at Arts Factory Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Arts Factory Lodge?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Arts Factory Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes basketball and volleyball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Arts Factory Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Cafe and Juicebar. Nearby restaurants include The Mez Club (11-min walk), Bayleaf (12-min walk) and Manna Haven (12-min walk).
What's the area around Arts Factory Lodge like?
Arts Factory Lodge is a short 17-minute walk from Main Beach and 10 minutes' walk from Byron Community Market.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Filthy, disappointing, not worth the money
Reception staff were friendly & helpful, location was pretty good but for the price there are so many other places closer to town that would cost around the same. The hostel was filthy, the floors were covered in dust & dirt constantly, the bathroom was cleaned once in the week we were there, the kitchen was absolutely disgusting, bins overflowing, old food sitting out stuck to the sides & dirty plates and pans just sitting in the sink… it would have been fine for a night or 2 but after that we were fed up. No aircon as advertised - just a fan in the room stuck facing the floor… the lights didn’t work in the room either! Wifi barely worked & in the room even the 4G signal was poor. Pool wasn’t cleaned once in the week we were there & full of leaves & debris. Other guests left empty cans/bottles/rubbish around in the communal areas so it was difficult to enjoy the creek view being surrounded by mess… Hugely disappointed as I was looking forward to Byron Bay but the hostel kind of ruined it for me…
5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Helpful staff, vibrant atmosphere,
Helpful efficient reception staff, helping me to find a bed in different rooms for the remaining three nights when I had problem with the room for the first night. Vibrant atmosphere, with some organised daily activities. Bed was fairly comfortable. Toilet and shower were tidy and reasonably clean.
Clara, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved the different atmosphere it was fun and will be back
Kerri, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Tucked away in a quiet part of Byron.... yet a short stroll to everything Great vibe & the Talent Show downstairs was actually good! Large kitchen where many can prep own food together. Nice little cafe. My ONLY issue... I could not get Telstra phone or phone internet to work in my private room (9 downstairs), not in most common area either Only in the carpark.... so as I was WFH 0700 - 1500.... I spent most of my time in my van & not the room I paid for A simple enough fix!
Dave, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Arts Factory Lodge has seen better times, the facilities and rooms are in need of a revamp. On the positive, staff were all friendly and accommodating.
Cristina, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Fiona, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Luke, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

After a long series of lockdowns I was going a bit stir crazy, so a quick and close getaway sounded like a great idea. I arrived to the Arts Factory and instantly I was surrounded by a breath of fresh air. The warm welcoming community spirit of the backpacker community whisked me away and transported me to the times of international free travel. Once again I was socialising with people from all over the world, the most kind hearted, considerate and accepting group of people who are still living the dream. I recommend anyone who is sick and tired of dealing with the opinions, politics and restrictions of this pandemic go book yourself in and embrace the individualist yet accepting culture that the people at the Arts Factory have retained.
Lawrence, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review