Created in the 70’s by hippies and both local & international artists.

The ‘Birthplace’ of much of the fame and spirit of Byron Bay, The Arts Factory Lodge still maintains that original spirit today.

Come and relax in our enchanted 5 acre, subtropical haven.
Laze by the pool, swing in the hammocks and soak up the friendly atmosphere for which we are universally famous.

Located only 10 minutes walk from the beach this Byron Bay hostel offers a wide range of Groovy Accommodation

Our Funky Workshops include Didgeridoo Making, African Drumming and Yoga.
In the evening enjoy DJ’s, Bands, Live Performances at the Byron Bay Brewery or the Zany Talent Show every Tuesday Night.

We are an integral part of the Arts Factory Village which incorporates the Historic Byron Bay Brewery, The Byron Lounge Cinema and Buddha Gardens Day Spa. And if you are musically inclined, come and record your songs in paradise at Byron Hive Studio, our very own recording studio!

Don’t miss the ‘Experience of a Lifetime’. Come stay at our Byron Bay hostel… Relax, Rejuvenate, Recycle!

Check-In: 2:00 pm

Check-Out: 10:00 am

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Arts Factory Accommodations


10 Bed Dorm Mixed

Called the Space Room, with shared bathroom facilities. Includes linen and is close to all amenities. Located on the bottom level next to the swimming pool.


8 Bed Dorm Female

Called the Pentagon, Teepee Style. With shared bathroom facilities.


8 Bed Dorm Mixed

Called the Island Retreat. Ideal If you want to get closer to nature, surrounded by a tea-tree lake. With shared bathroom facilities, which are a bit of a walk.


Teepee 10 Bed Dorm Mixed

Called the Big Teepee as you will be sleeping in one. Includes locker, linen. With shared bathroom facilities.

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Based on 549 traveller reviews
TripAdvisor Ranking #24 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Byron Bay
Most Recent Traveller Reviews
  • 11 October 2017: WORST PLACE IVE EVER STAYED IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!
  • 9 October 2017: Good vibes, but don't stay with MOJO
  • 9 October 2017: Best hostel yet!
  • 9 October 2017: Lovely, friendly place
  • 6 October 2017: Chill out.
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2 Reviews for “Arts Factory”

  1. Izzy B.

    Absolutely love this place! Stayed for a week in the girls only teepee tent thing which was lovely - the girls were all so friendly, the beds comfy and the room really cool! The hostel is so sociable set in a gorgeous surrounding with a lake and hammocks for a relaxing afternoon. The bus to town is really good going...

  2. Nalia R

    You're between 18 and 28 (some are 40) and you want to have a good time? The arts factory is the place to go to. Camping in the jungle is the hippy life! Everyone is happy, barefoot and smiling. Living in the dorms is great as well. Staff is on top, you quickly become part of the family. I know some people who rented 2 nights in a dorm and ended up staying 7 months in a tent in the jungle! This guy has been there for 7 years hahah. There's everything you need, from drum sessions, 1h survival course, make your own didgeridoo, a good fresh smoothie or coffee from the coffee shop, to party nights at the Buddha bar or rainy day cinema day. We enjoyed having a cinema literally right next to the hostel. There's a bunch of comfy cushions at the front to lay down, we'd bring our blankets, cook good food and bring a good wine and laze all day hungover to watch movie after movie. There's the bus to town that travels every hour. It's a 15 min walk to the beach. You can also rent a surf board at the hostel for cheaper than in town. If you are traveling in a van you can sleep in the van camp for 15$/night. I could go on and on on how I'm in love with this place, everyone accepts everyone it's such a beautiful vibe. Check it out yourself! You can't pass by Byron bay and not stay at the arts


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