Arts Factory Lodge
Lonely Planet review
For an archetypal Byron experience, pull up stumps here. The complex has didgeridoo lessons and yoga and meditation workshops delivered in a serene hippie-esque setting on a picturesque swamp. Choose from colourful six- to 10-bed dorms, a cottage, tepees or wagons. Couples can opt for aptly titled ‘cube’ rooms, island retreat canvas huts (both $90) or the pricier love shack with bathroom ($100).
Our independent authors have visited Arts Factory Lodge and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Byron Bay.
Services & facilities
- Internet access
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Tours/travel desk
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Common room
- Games room
- Pool table
- Bicycle parking
- Free parking
- Linen included
- Outdoor terrace
- Wheelchair accessible
Description provided by property
Welcome to the Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge. We invite you to 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.
In the 70s, a group of hippies, locals and international artists created the Arts Factory! In the 80s it was an internationally recognized rock and roll venue. This is the birthplace of much of the fame and spirit of Byron Bay and it still maintains that original spirit today.
Located only 10 minutes walk from the beach, we offer a wide range of groovy accommodation and funky abodes, ranging from teepees, island bungalows, dorms, doubles and even jungle camping.
Our funky workshops include didgeridoo-making and yoga. Join in a game of table tennis, basketball or volleyball. Jump in our heated pool. Hang out in hip Byron Bay or relax on the spectacular beaches only ten minutes walk away.
If you are musically inclined, come and record your songs in paradise at Buzz Studio, the Arts Factorys very own recording studio!
Every evening in the Buddha Bar you can enjoy DJs, bands and live performances, as well as the Zany Talent Show every Monday night.
We are an integral part of the Arts Factory Village which incorporates the Historic Buddha Bar Restaurant, The Byron Lounge Cinema and Buddha Gardens Day Spa.
Dont miss the experience of a lifetime! Come stay with us ...relax, rejuvenate, recycle!
We do not take bookings for schoolies, Bucks nights, Hens nights or footy trips.
Amex cards are not accepted.
All bookings must be over the age of 18.
Interesting places nearby
Balinese-style day spa.
Byron Bay Gliding
Flights over coast and hinterland; 30 minutes from $150.
Byron Bay Microlights
Whale-watching ($180) and scenic flights ($100).
Arts Factory Lounge Cinema
The Arts Factory Lodge has a 135-seat cinema that shows classic reruns and art-house flicks nightly.
Byron Farmers Market
An open-air temple to regional food.