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3.8 out of 5

"Very eclectic and diverse community. 24hrs party place. Loud and boisterous. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 26 Nov 2020

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Hotel Description

At Arts Factory Lodge you'll be 1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Main Beach and 3.5 km (2.1 mi) from Tallow Beach. Highlights at this lodge include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy WiFi, in-room massages, and safes, featured in all 50 rooms. Bathrooms are shared.

The café, Cafe and Juicebar, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the lodge's own lounge bar. Enjoy the health club and pool loungers as well as access to basketball and volleyball. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is available. 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.

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$46* Per night/room 17 Jun. - 18 Jun.

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 74 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 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 (17) Students (2) Family (2)
1 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Apr. 2021

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1 out of 5
It was terribly dirty, I was bitten by a spider in bed, the private room was like a cell, no aircon just a rusty fan. Noisy, I was woken up to five times each night by cars, people, music and more. Never again.

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Mar. 2021 by reece

I am very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay, I hope that you had an awesome time here in Byron Bay in any case, enjoy the rest of your travels

3 out of 5
Very eclectic and diverse community. 24hrs party place. Loud and boisterous.

Posted by on 26 Nov. 2020

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5 out of 5
Chilled atmosphere, awesome staff very friendly,hot showers and heaps of facilities, games and great food at the cafe. I will be keen for a longer stay in the future

Posted by on 23 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Dec. 2019 by supervisor

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review of your stay! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed so many aspects of your time with us and we look forward to seeing you here again soon :) Much love, The Arts Factory team

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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Property Features

Arts Factory Lodge offers its guests an outdoor pool and a health club. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room are also featured at Arts Factory Lodge. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Byron Bay lodge.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


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

Room Amenities

Arts Factory Lodge offers 50 accommodations with safes. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Safe

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy 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 time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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 may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. 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; guestroom 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 sanitizer; 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 onsite 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 (3rd party expert - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Caters to adults only
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety


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
  • Arts Factory Lodge Lodge
  • Arts Factory Lodge Byron Bay
  • Arts Factory Lodge Lodge Byron Bay

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
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*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.