Room Types Arts Factory - Lakeside Cottage

Here at The Arts Factory Lodge we have a whole range of budget accommodation options to choose from and yes they are ALL funky abodes (funky as in cool!!).

There are shared dorm rooms available for backpackers travelling together or alone, some mixed rooms and some female only. You might prefer to stay at our campground... If you’re travelling with your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, life-partner or good friend we also have private rooms available, if you’d like to have a few nights by yourselves... The Loveshack with ensuite facilities is perfect for a bit of ‘couple time’ and the Island Retreats are available as double or twin rooms.

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Mixed Shared Dorm Accommodation

There are five mixed shared dorm accommodation options. Traditional Dorms, The Wreck & Tallows, The Space Room, Island Retreats and a Teepee.

The Wreck The Wreck and Tallows

These surfer inspired large dorms are decorated in a surf style theme. Set away from the main part of the hostel it is a short walk to the bathrooms and kitchen. Celebrate the surfer within. Yeah, Dude!

Island Retreats - 4 and 8 share

Island retreats are surrounded by a small tea-tree lake and they come in either a 4 or 8 share dorm. If you want to get close to nature, and yet have the conveniences of modern living a short stroll away, then these Island Retreats are perfect for you.

The Space Room The Space Room

Located on the bottom level of the hostel, The Space Room is close to all amenities. The Space Room has been decorated to bring out the astronaut in all our Byron Bay backpackers!

Traditional Dorms

Dorms are six share and are located around the swimming pool in the main building. There is an individual locker for each backpacker and it is only a short walk to the bathrooms and the communal kitchen. Pillows and linen are provided free of charge but if you do need a blanket there is a $10 refundable deposit.


See below for more information on our Teepee accommodation.

Female Only Shared Dorm Accommodation

There are four female only budget accommodation options for backpackers to choose from at The Arts Factory… The Nunnery, The Lakeside Cottage and The Pentagon and 6 share dorms.

The Nunnery The Nunnery

This budget accommodation option is a girls only six person dorm which has it’s own kitchenette. The nunnery is also supplied with doonas (duvets!). So if you want to keep away from all those smelly boys, The Nunnery is the perfect option for you girls at The Arts Factory Lodge. The Nunnery - Keeping all the good little girls good!

The Pentagon

The Pentagon sleeps eight backpackers and is a female only dorm. Made out of canvas and surrounded by nature it is truly a unique experience. The Pentagon looks out over the tea tree pond and is an excellent choice for the single female traveller. (Please be aware due to the canvas structure and the central location of the Pentagon it can be a little noisy at times.)

Lakeside Cottage Lakeside Cottage

The Lakeside Cottage really is as beautiful as the name suggests! This is shared dorm accommodation and sleeps up to ten female backpackers. The Lakeside Cottage has it’s own bathroom and kitchenette facilities and to help you relax after a hard day chilling out in Byron Bay there’s a large wrap around deck that overlooks our very own Tee Tree Lake to sit on and mull over your day.

Shared Dorms

6 share female only dorm accommodation is also available.


One of our most popular and unique style of shared accommodation.

Big Teepee Big Teepee

The Big Teepee is a mixed shared dorm which sleeps 10 in single beds (no bunk beds here) each with it’s own individual locker. There is even a pot belly fireplace to keep you warm in winter.

Small Teepee

The Small Teepee sleeps 6, also with single beds (no bunks)

The Wagon

The Wagon sleeps 10 people and is situated right next to the Big Teepee and the beach volleyball court.

Private Rooms

In addition to finding your usual, and very unusual, Byron Bay accommodation for travellers, The Arts Factory Lodge has 3 types of private rooms available, doubles, twins and double rooms with an ensuite bathroom. Couples wanting a bit of privacy can choose from Cubes, Island Retreats or The Love Shack. To find out more about these private doubles or twins at The Arts Factory please see below.

Island Retreat Double or Twin Rooms – Island Retreats

Island Retreats are surrounded by a small tea tree lake and they come as either doubles or twins. If you and your partner want to get close to nature, and yet have the conveniences of modern living a short stroll away, then these Island Retreats are perfect for you.

Double or Twin – Cubes

Located on the lower level of the main building and adjacent to the swimming pool are the Cubes. Perfect for couples they have a fridge, table and chairs and a fan for your comfort. Duvets and pillows are provided free of charge.

Love shack Ensuite Double – The Loveshack

Just as its name suggests this Byron Bay accommodation option, The ‘Loveshack’, is perfect for couples and has it’s own ensuite shower, toilet and a fridge. It overlooks the swimming pool and the general courtyard.


A popular accommodation option, particularly at The Arts Factory Lodge, set amongst the trees we have a small walk in campground. There is a communal kitchen area and girls and boys showers and toilets. read more...


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