The Maze Backpackers Reviews
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They clean common areas often, bunks are fine, just a bit noisy place since in summer you have to open the windows to be able to sleep and then it's noisy. But if you stay in the double, great price.
Not good, not bad, just Ok.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Not a bad place, bathrooms were a little dirty, kitchen clean, about average facilities. Location was great, right near george street/central station, plenty of food/shopping/grocery around. Was in a 4 bed dorm with 3 long stay guys though.
I have been travelling for the last year and this is the least clean hostel I have been in. There is a strange smell, stains on the duvet covers & the bathrooms were filthy. The rooms we quite small & not much light gets into them. It's a very busy hostel so it's easy to meet people & the free food etc. is very good.
The room I was staying in was disgusting. Maze was my first hostel I've ever stayed in and was shocked it was allowed to get in that condition to the point of almost calling off my trip in fear they would all be like that. Pictures were taken.
had a very good stay but we were staying on the second floor near the pool table area & the noise coming from this area at night was a bit load when everyone was bringing there own drink in
I have 2 rooms in this one. First one was like sleeping on the street. Second one was ok. In hostel you have to pay extra for everything for wifi, for computers, for lockers, for towels. C'mon in the future you will demand additional payment for bathroom and bed.....
We arrived late, which we had notified when we booked n' were told no problem since the reception is open 24/7. BUT no one at reception @ arrival. Had to wait for 15 min before even knowing if it was open or not. Not very clean. But it's a hostel and I've seen worse. Worst part I think was that at around 09:45 in the morning they have speakers in the hallway were they shout a reminder for everyone to check out before 10. And 10 minutes later they start the vacuum cleaner. So no more sleep.
Worst mattress I think I've ever slept on, and the most pathetic excuse for a pillow! Shocking! Bathroom a little grubby too. But great location and friendly staff.
Had private room but can easily force door open without keys! Booked in for 5 nights and on 3rd night, reception staff accidentally gave same room key to a couple who tried to enter my room at midnight! Overall security was poor! The free airport pick up was a shamble. Got given a direct phone number to call. Got told to wait at baggage pick up point but 4 phones calls later and after 30mins wait, was told the bus has broken down and just catch the train anyway. Use another shuttle service that’s more relia
The staff is not welcoming at all, we had bed bugs in our room and they wanted to make us pay the washing machine before to cleaning the room. What a shame!!! The room was really dirty (especially the floor) without mentioning the toilets, always dirty. I do not recommend this hostel to any one...
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Good location and single room is good value. I would stay here again.
Location is good. However it was very noisy and we can barely sleep, there was party on other rooms until late night and the staff doesn't seem to be bother. The hostel was quite dusty.
I was really disappointed with my stay at maze. Guests were messy, loud, disrespectful- couldn't get a good nights sleep. I understand this may be out of the hostel's control. The blankets in our room were dirty with white marks on them. I couldn't shower- after trying all of them- water was either only scalding, freezing- or none at all. I never saw a clean toilet stall. The common area was trashed with empties. No one got back to me after I left my number with a manager.
My only complaint about this place is that the staff were vaccuming outside my room at 7am one morning and 8am the next day. I understand that they want to keep the place clean but cleaning should be left until 9am. Sydney is such a party city, no one wants to be woken up that early after a big night of drinking.
There were cocroaches in the bathrooms and one in our room. Also the carpet did not look and smell very healthy.
The worst hostel I have ever been too. Came in to a room that looked like a drugdealers prisoncell. Garbage over the whole floor, smelled like someone had died in there. The bathrooms were disgusting. When I asked for my money back they would not give me a refund. I don´t know how anyone can like this place.