Arts Factory Lodge

1 Skinners Shoot RoadByron Bay2481Australia
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About Arts Factory Lodge

Situated opposite the Cumbedin Swamp Nature Reserve, this unique lodging has a two-star rating and mixes art and culture on five private acres of subtropical forest.

A mixture of accommodation styles are available at the Arts Factory Lodge including dorms, cottages, and teepees. Some have shared bathrooms while others feature en suites. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and a mini-fridge.

Various facilities onsite include an outdoor pool, coin-operated laundry facilities, and a day spa. Guests can also take artistic themed workshops, fitness classes, or record their own music in a private studio. A free shuttle and bike rentals are also available.

The Buddha Bar Restaurant offers a beer garden and live entertainment. Breakfasts, sandwiches, and smoothies can be found at the Café & Juicebar. Guests can also use a communal kitchen to prepare meals.

Only 10-minutes from the Arts Factory Lodge is the centre of Byron Bay as well as the beach. Guests can also easily reach The Wreck surfing area and Cape Byron Lighthouse.


1 Skinners Shoot Road, Byron Bay, 2481, Australia
Telephone: +61(2)66857709 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Bungalows
  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Kind and patient staff members.

Reviews about this accommodation consistently compliment the staff members. Every employee is very friendly and good for a conversation yet also professional and attentive to the needs of visitors.

Cool activities and quirky accommodations.

The atmosphere can’t be matched at this unique lodging that offers a variety of guest accommodations. Fitness classes and musical performances are scheduled throughout the week lending to a hip communal facility that is great for artistic travellers.

Secluded feeling, but still close to highlights.

Set on five private acres, this lodging has a peaceful ambiance that makes it ideal as a retreat. However, travellers interested in tourist highlights can still reach the centre of town or the beach following a 10-minute walk.

Negative Reviews

Not worth the price for every guest.

Some of the accommodations on the property cost extra to provide a more modern experience. Guests who pay for these don’t feel like they are getting much extra though, as parking is hard to come by and Wi-Fi access is not included.

Other guests can be noisy.

Free workshops and classes encourage more spirited travellers to stay at this lodging. People who aren’t looking for a party atmosphere might want to consider other accommodations, as the preferred clientele can be noisy well into the night.

Some facilities are reported as dirty.

Areas of the lodgings need to be better cleaned, according to reviews. Mould has been found in the communal kitchen and the private bathrooms are likewise not in the best of shape.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1266 reviews across the web
7.3 /10
  • Expedia
    7.2 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.0 /10
    7.4 /10
    6.0 /10
  • other websites
    7.3 /10
7.3 out of 10 based on 1266 reviews