Arts Factory Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers

Overview of Arts Factory Lodge

Arts Factory Lodge

2.0 star property
Adults-only lodge in Byron Bay with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.4/10 Good

192 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
Skinners Shoot Road, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Free area shuttle
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Free self-parking

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About this area

Getting around

  • Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway) - 31 min drive
  • Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) - 47 min drive
  • Lismore, NSW (LSY) - 53 min drive
  • Mullumbimby Station - 21 min drive
  • Free local area shuttle

About this property

Arts Factory Lodge

Property highlights
Consider a stay at Arts Factory Lodge and take advantage of a terrace, a coffee shop/cafe and a garden. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Cafe and Juicebar, the on-site café. Enjoy on-site activities, such as basketball and volleyball. In-room WiFi (surcharge) is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
Other perks at this lodge include:
  • An outdoor pool with sunloungers
  • Free self-parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), a free area shuttle and an area shuttle
  • Luggage storage, a billiards/pool table and ATM/banking services
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Arts Factory Lodge have amenities, such as safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Communal kitchens and daily housekeeping


Dutch, English, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Free local shuttle

What to do

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for AUD 4 per hour (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 4 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Breakfast costs between AUD 6 and AUD 28 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; guest room 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 sanitiser; 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 on-site 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 (third-party expert - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Arts Factory Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Arts Factory Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Arts Factory Lodge?
As of 28 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Arts Factory Lodge on 6 October 2022 start from €67, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Arts Factory Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Arts Factory Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Arts Factory Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Arts Factory Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Arts Factory Lodge?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Arts Factory Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes basketball and volleyball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Arts Factory Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Cafe and Juicebar. Nearby restaurants include The Mez Club (11-min walk), Bayleaf (12-min walk) and Manna Haven (12-min walk).
What's the area around Arts Factory Lodge like?
Arts Factory Lodge is located a short 17-minute walk from Main Beach.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Tucked away in a quiet part of Byron.... yet a short stroll to everything Great vibe & the Talent Show downstairs was actually good! Large kitchen where many can prep own food together. Nice little cafe. My ONLY issue... I could not get Telstra phone or phone internet to work in my private room (9 downstairs), not in most common area either Only in the carpark.... so as I was WFH 0700 - 1500.... I spent most of my time in my van & not the room I paid for A simple enough fix!
Dave, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Arts Factory Lodge has seen better times, the facilities and rooms are in need of a revamp. On the positive, staff were all friendly and accommodating.
Cristina, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Fiona, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Luke, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

After a long series of lockdowns I was going a bit stir crazy, so a quick and close getaway sounded like a great idea. I arrived to the Arts Factory and instantly I was surrounded by a breath of fresh air. The warm welcoming community spirit of the backpacker community whisked me away and transported me to the times of international free travel. Once again I was socialising with people from all over the world, the most kind hearted, considerate and accepting group of people who are still living the dream. I recommend anyone who is sick and tired of dealing with the opinions, politics and restrictions of this pandemic go book yourself in and embrace the individualist yet accepting culture that the people at the Arts Factory have retained.
Lawrence, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

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.
4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Very eclectic and diverse community. 24hrs party place. Loud and boisterous.
1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Essentially this is just a backpackers lodge which has appeal to that market. As such it was an interesting experience to stay there but only for a short stay.
Gregory, 3-night trip with friends
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