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Best Atmosphere at our Byron Bay backpackers

Welcome to The Arts Factory Lodge
Our Byron Bay Backpackers

an essential part of your journey

We invite you to come to our Byron Bay backpackers hostel and relax in our enchanted 5 acre, subtropical haven.  Enjoy all our facilities – laze by the pool, swing in the hammocks and soak up the friendly atmosphere for which The Arts Factory Lodge universally famous.

Hammocks Arts Factory Byron Bay Hostel

Byron Bay hostel swimming pool

In the 70’s many hippies, local and international artist’s created the ‘Arts Factory Village’! In the 80’s it was an internationally recognized rock and roll venue. The ‘Birthplace’ of much of the fame and spirit of Byron Bay, as a backpackers hostel it still maintains that original spirit today.

The Arts Factory Village was also the birthplace of the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival and is now home to a diverse range of businesses offering a unique selection of accommodation, food, entertainment, arts, health & well-being..

Byron Bay Backpackers Accommodation

Located only 10 minutes walk from the beach we offer a wide range of budget accommodation. There is a free courtesy bus available for pick-up from the bus station, we also run our bus all night so you can go out on the town.

Island Retreats Arts Factory Lodge

There are plenty of Funky Abodes to choose from ranging from Teepees, Island Retreats, Backpackers Dorms, Private Doubles  & Twins and even Jungle Camping.

Dorm Rooms: Prices from $23 to $30.

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Things to do at The Arts Factory Lodge

Our Funky Workshops include Didgeridoo Making  and lessons, Crystal healing, reiki and massage, African drumming and Yoga. We also have one off workshops too. Join in a game of table tennis, basketball or volleyball or jump in our swimming pool. Hang out in hip Byron Bay or relax on the spectacular beaches only ten minutes walk away from the hostel.

If you are musically inclined, come and record your songs in paradise at our very own Recording  Studio, Buzz Studio! In the evening enjoy DJ’s, Bands at the Byron Bay Brewery or the Zany Talent Show.

We are an integral part of the Arts Factory Village which incorporates the Byron Bay brewery and restaurant, formerly the Historic Buddha Bar,  The Byron Lounge Cinema, The Buddha Gardens Day Spa and The Garden Burees – exotic Balinese style luxury accommodation, perfect for a romantic getaway.

Don’t miss the ‘Experience of a Lifetime’ at this Byron Bay hostel.

Come stay with us… Relax, Rejuvenate, Recycle !

Stay with us at The Arts Factory Lodge! You will find an amazing lifestyle here!

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Author: Arts Factory Lodge

  • Whatwouldjessdo

    hi there, we are a family of 5. two folks and 3 kids (ages 4, 6, & 7) and we would like to come and stay at arts factory for a couple of nights. first question is… are the double and bunk twin rooms near each other? second question, can we reserve both the cube rooms? thanks

  • H G Vrielink

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  • Sam

    Hey. What is the latest possible check in time?

  • Admin

    Hi Sam,

    Reception is always manned therefore you can check in anytime


  • James Ryan 123

    Hey a we’ve got a group of friends wanting to camp from the 30th December to the 4th of January. is there any camping sites available?

  • Admin

    Hi James,

    Camping is done on a first in first served basis depending on availably. See you on the 30th

  • lucy

    hi. I made a reservation few weeks ago. how can I cancel that?

  • Admin

    Hi Lucy,

    Please call Reception or reply to the confirmation email that was sent as we
    need your surname and the booking number to cancel your reservation.


    Matthew Harrison
    *Nomads Arts Factory
    *P.* +61(0)26685 7709
    *F.* +61(0)266 80 8960
    *M.* +61(0)414688643
    *S.* artsfactorylodge
    *E.* matt@nomadsworld.com
    *W.* artsfactory.com.au

  • lucy

    I sent an e-mail to which I received the confirmation e-mail.
    but no one reply it.

  • Admin

    Hi Naomi,

    For all rates and availability please go to the book now page on our website.


  • K Playle


    Im wanting to check rates for Tee Pee’s, Wagon n Dorm accom please. I have jumped onto the Book Now page and it wont let me select anything? Im looking from the 6th jan for roughly 5 nights or so.

    Cheers Kristy

  • Admin

    Hi Kristy,

    We are fully booked for those dates, please select a different date of


  • emma


    im having problems checking rates on the Book Now site.
    im looking for 13th of jan and staying for 3 nights in a Double or Twin – Cubes.

    Thank you, emma

  • Alexander Kahl

    hey, I just successfully booked a 6bed dorm from 7th january to 14th, do I get like a confirmation or something? and does that secure my bed? It’s just a bit confusing because when I wanted to book on the nomads page it told me that there are no rooms available, but on this page it was possible? Hope everything is alright.

  • Aaron

    Been trying to get on to your book now page but it is not working….. just wanted to get availibility and prices from 1st February for 7 nights?

    Thanks Aaron

  • Admin

    Hi Aaron,

    The Rates are as follows:
    Camping 18.00 Dorms 40.00 Nunnery (Female dorm)
    42.00 4share Dorms
    43.00 Island Retreats (Double or Twin)
    100.00 Cubes (Double or Twin)
    105.00 Loveshack (private Ensuite)

    We also offer discounts if you have a Mad Card for for all of our Nomads
    Hostels, if you don’t have one please enquire on arrival



  • Kajoti

    am i reading the booking form right????? you have absolutly no accomodation on the last weekend in february???

  • Admin

    Please make sure you select the February package on the booking form for all
    rates and availability

    Nomads Arts Factory Lodge
    *Nomads World Hotels*
    *P.* +61 2 6685 7709
    *F.* +61 2 6685 8534
    *E.* matt@nomadsworld.com
    *W.* nomadshostels.com

  • Hambos_heroes

    the bookings a bit messed, it said to me that it was booked all jan and feb. but if u book through a different site it works

  • Admin

    Please select the the date of arrival and also select the appropiate package
    for all availability, rates and minimun night stays.

    Date of Arrival 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
    24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    2011 2012 Number of Nights 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Departing
    No Package
    *Package Information*
    No package selected

    January 2011: Min 2 Nts
    *Package Information*
    January 2011 – Minimum 2 Nights Stay on this package

    BluesFest 2011 Package
    *Package Information*
    BluesFest 2011 Package
    21st – 25th April 2011
    Minimum 5 Night Stay
    Peak Rates Apply

    February 2011: Min 3 Nts
    *Package Information*
    There will be a minimum 3 nights or more in February 2011
    Please select the amount of nights your require

    AFL: Eco-Green Program
    *Package Information*
    Arts Factory Lodge is Eco-Keen and Eco-Green

    By contributing $1 when you stay at the Arts Factory Lodge you will be
    actively participating in reducing the carbon footprint made at this hostel.

    Help us gain advanced Eco-Certification and look after our planet.


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  • Saraames

    when I get home sick for backpacking this is where i miss the most.

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  • Maria

    I’ve travelled all over the world and this place has everything and more that you could possibe want. Its spirit and beauty will always bring me back here whenever I stay in Byron. Thank you guys, you’re awesome
    Maria from the UK

  • Admin

    Thanks so much Maria, we hope to see you again sometime in your travels

  • Admin

    Thanks so much hoe to see you again sometime soon

    BTW his name was Warren

  • Alex_warren

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  • Rachypants

    absolutely loved this place and will come again for sure

  • Admin

    Schoolies bookings are filling fast. All achoolies bookings are handled through our agent http://www.bookschoolies.com.au or telephone 02 5572 7627

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  • Marieke van Boven

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    I made ​​an appointment twice in the same way I accidentally.

    I do not know how to booking confirmation. E-mail does not reach.

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