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The Maze Backpackers Reviews

417 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia

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1075 Total Reviews
  • 66%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 59%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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Pretty good value, got a cheap single room. Atmosphere seemed alright, cleanliness was ok, but was a very noisy hostel, from outside and inside. Old building, be warned there is not lift!!! But the guy at reception was nice enought to help me bring my bags up!


we being there twice before, we had our luggage in the storage in the baseman but when we arrive for the third time they could find our reservation so the put us in a dorm fot the same price we had pay before for a private room $60 AUS dollars, the also told us that the weekends were $90 AUS and we could be there for the $60 AUS that we had paid before we left, so, we went on line to HOSTEL WORLD and we fund a private room for $50 AUS dollares, them we saw how she discriminate us.


It was ok, the only problem is that the room was extremely dirty and smelt really bad. Also, the window did not close completely so it was a bit cold at night (but the staff gave me an extra blanket)

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This is the second time I've stayed on a weekend from Newcastle. Great location in the city, especially if you want to party. No lockers in rooms which is a shame and the common lockers provided are super expensive. There is a luggage room though. I will probably stay here again.


Beds were very uncomfortable; felt like sleeping on springs. Also, very loud at night but that is expected. Fun party hostel but not expect much sleep! Airport shuttle from front desk very helpful. Great to have the Coles one street up. Bring a zip up fridge bag!

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location for seeing Sydney, but be prepared to amuse yourself away from the hostel until 11pm if you're not keen to party. If you are keen to party you'll enjoy yourself. However, don't be surprised if you hear that there is an "extra guest" in the hostel room, and lots of long stay patrons... overall it's clean enough and in a great spot.


This hostel caters to its market - it is definitely a party hostel. First impressions weren't great - all the smokers milling about outside the door - but the staff seemed good and checked me in quickly. The room was fairly basic, but had a bad smell. The kitchen seemed good, but I didn't use it. Showers weren't great - could definitely use a makeover and I could only get cold water. If you're here to party you'll have a good time. If you're here to sleep you will be disappointed.


The Maze staff is friendly and accommodating with bookings and suggestions. During my 4 night stay, there were 2 free meals, several evening activities for groups wanting to go out, and we found plenty of nearby eateries and pubs. The showers are hot with good water pressure. A Coles grocery store, bottle shop and other shopping is a one minute walk away. If you like a nice coffee, definitely check out The Shed cafe around the corner on Goulburn. Highly recommended for a price and location.

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Only stayed one night great location a bit loud for us!


Maze backpackers is just perfect with its location. Paddy's market, opera house, botanical garden and central station. Its 10 on 10 for its location. As for the stay there? Its just one or two who really care about the maintenance of the facilities. The rooms have a distinct stale odour that takes time to accept and go to bed. The shower room? There are not enough rules to educate the users to pee with the toilet seat off. The kitchen area is fairly good but the food was stolen after labelling

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The location is best! In the cbd of Sydney and close to the central station. They offer a free shuttle bus if you stay more than 3 nights ( it takes a while to arrive, we waited 1 hour and I talked to an indonesian girl that said that she waited for the bus and it didn't appear so she had to take the train). Other thing is that there is a lot of people living there and they mix the travellers with them so you don't get to know people with the same interests than you. But all the rest is great!

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