3.9 out of 5

"I stayed in the Arts Factory for 4 nights and they were the best 4 night of my stay in Australia! Made a lot of friends, just walked in 10 minutes to ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 29 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

At Arts Factory Lodge you'll be 1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Main Beach and 2.8 km (1.8 mi) from Clarkes Beach. Highlights at this lodge include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and free self parking.

All 50 rooms feature WiFi, in-room massages and safes. Bathrooms are shared.

The café, Cafe and Juicebar, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy the health club and spa tub as well as access to basketball and volleyball. Additionally, you'll find WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of a free area shuttle.

With a stay at this Byron Bay lodge, you'll be 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from Wategos Beach and 4.1 km (2.6 mi) from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$52* Per night/room 19 Aug. - 20 Aug.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Arts Factory Lodge ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Arts Factory Lodge

Everyone (52) Couples (16) Students (2) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Good hostel . Clean and tidy. Friendly staff. Room was fine. Would stay here again

Posted by on 20 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Mar. 2019 by Jax

Hello there! Thank you for your awesome review of your stay with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff so friendly, as of course this is what we aim for :) We hope to see you again soon! Safe travels, The Arts Factory Team

2 out of 5
The facilities were great, the staff were amazing, the bed was comfy. But it was WAY too hot in the rooms to sleep, like really just way too hot!!! I had to leave early into the night to find alternate accommodation so i could get some sleep. I was not able to get a refund which i understood.

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Feb. 2019 by Supervisor

Hello! Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and our awesome staff! As it is the Summer period, we do understand that it has been a bit hot and we are sorry to hear that this affected your stay so much. We hope that despite this, you choose to come stay with us at some other time in the future, maybe when it's less hot :) Much love, The Arts Factory Team

5 out of 5

Awesome hostel

I stayed in the Arts Factory for 4 nights and they were the best 4 night of my stay in Australia! Made a lot of friends, just walked in 10 minutes to the beach, supermarket and main street with a lot of great streetartist! I'm probably going back to this hostel in April cause it was amazing and really fun😊

Posted by , from Woolgoogla on 29 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5

Great experience as always

We love it here, so friendly, laid back, convenient, close to town, great cafe and facilities. Only thing is the bathrooms, may just need to keep a more regular eye on the female toilets, they were pretty bad this time. Thanks guys, stay awesome! :)

Posted by , from brisbane on 21 Nov. 2016

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4 out of 5

Lovely lively vibe, always full of worldly folk

I have stayed here a few times, always fun and cheap. Nice location - just a 10min walk from the main part of Byron and they even have a shuttle bus which goes to and fro all day and night. Staff can be super nice but sometimes they seem a little annoyed - probably because there's often a bunch of young people getting drunk about the place - but still, most of the time everyone is lovely.

Posted by on 19 Oct. 2016

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2 out of 5
I wouldn't stay here again. The room was called a cube - and it's basically just a dog box. Extremely loud from 6am so no sleep ins! It's a rip off for what you get!

Posted by on 30 Jul. 2016

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3 out of 5

Didn't realise how noisy it would be :/

Was noisy until 1am. On a Monday night. This is a party place. Do not stay unless you want to party. Like really, really want to party. Receptionist at the desk (older guy at night) was very unhelpful and did not care to help at all. Receptionist during day (girl with accent) was wonderful, helpful and friendly. Do not ask the guy for anything. No point.

Posted by on 29 May 2016

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1 out of 5

What do you expect for a backpackers

Cell like room constantly lit by outdoor lighting & insufficient window coverings, the zero noise tolerance from 10pm obviously referred to staff only as we didn't hear a peak out of them as the party goers revelled! Perfect for the under 22's, what were we thinking?!?

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2016

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3 out of 5
interesting setup, eco friendly, a bit of a walk to town

Posted by on 24 Dec. 2015

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3 out of 5

Lovely during the day...no sleep at night

The setting, staff, location are all wonderful...but if you're looking for a good nights sleep...keep looking! The music and other guests movements are quite noisy...I had ear plugs in and a pillow over my head but still struggled to sleep through the noise.

Posted by on 14 Nov. 2015

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. Arts Factory Lodge offers its guests an outdoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Tour or ticket assistance, an arcade/games room, and a garden are also featured at Arts Factory Lodge. Self parking is free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Games room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) (67.9 km / 42.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Arts Factory Lodge offers 50 forms of accommodation with a safe. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guests have access to shared bathrooms.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Safe

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 6 and AUD 28 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 4 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 4 per hour (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.