Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
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  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

We provide several event meals to add extra value for money, a hot dog night / a BBQ night / chicken & rice night and a pancake morning. We have other weekly activities to encourage you to meet other backpackers.

We take safety and security seriously, with only checked in guests allowed access to the building, we do not allow visitors/mates/strangers into our city centre hostel. We also have an overnight security guard to welcome you back after a night out.

Freshly made bed upon arrival, with agency professional laundered linen, complimentary arrival towel for use during your stay.

** This is a backpackers hostel. A valid passport must be presented upon check in. No other forms of ID will be accepted. **


• We have no facilities for guests under the age of 18 years.

• Please be aware when booking a dorm bed - you are booking an individual bed in a shared room with other travellers.

• If booking multiple dorm beds, the beds may not be in the same room. We advise to book a private Twin or Triple room instead.

• We do not accept groups of more than 4 people. Separate bookings of the same group will not be accepted.

• ALL guests will be required to present a valid passport upon check in.

• The hostel is split on to 2 levels, we do not have a lift, so only pack what you can carry in your backpack.

Christmas/New Year;
If your stay dates fall between 24th December and 3rd January, please note the “balance due” payment will be processed on 1st December.
Card provided at time of booking will be used and should payment decline, reservation could be cancelled.
Any cancellations after 1st December will incur a cancellation fee equal to that of your accommodation. No refunds will be given. View House Rules


Welcome to your fun and friendly home in Sydney: The Maze Backpackers. We bring you together over our free (yep, free) hot dogs, barbecue and chicken and rice nights (say hooray for your budget!). Oh, and don’t forget about pancake morning and our cheap weekly activities. If you’d prefer to chill, check out our common room, which has comfy seats as well as a book exchange. In the evening, join friends in the bar or head for the games room, complete with DVDs and a pool table. At our social hostel, it’s all about meeting like-minded travellers!


You’ll find us right in the centre of the city, only a couple of streets from Hyde Park. If you’re coming from Sydney Airport, hop on the train for 15 minutes and get off at Central Station. From there, it’s just a 5-minute walk. There’s loads to do nearby – catch a show at the Capitol Theatre (2 minutes’ walk away), see the famous Sydney Opera House (a 35-minute walk) or take a half-hour bus ride to idyllic Bondi Beach.

Rooms and Dorms

When it comes to rooms, there’s plenty to choose from, including twin, single, double and triple privates if you’re travelling with your partner or a small group. Solo travellers looking to save cash can go for a mixed or female-only dorm. All rooms have shared bathrooms with towels included. The best part? Your bed will already be made up when you arrive with linen all included in the price – perfect if you’re getting in late.

Extras and activities

Tend to lose track of time in Sydney’s bars? No worries – we have a 24-hour reception and an overnight security guard, so there’ll always be someone to greet you when you come back. (Cook up a post-clubbing snack in our communal kitchen!) If you’re setting off to discover the city on foot the next stay, pick up your free map and plan your route using our free Wi-Fi before you go.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.2

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2019
    impressed with cleanliness of room and location for my requirements for central city needs
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    21 Jun 2019
    a great hostel well worth the money Scott
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    16 Apr 2019
    Have stayed here at least 3 times before, and every time I return to Sydney I will continue to stay here. It's reliable and good. I like that the manager installed the small shelf unit in the private rooms, that was a good touch. Second level bathroom in green and yellow section could do with some love though, leaking pipes, taps that won't turn off properly. A renovation in that bathroom at least, would be good. Reece is friendly at the front desk, good lad, very personable with his service.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    15 Apr 2019
    Nice basic hostel, pretty expensive considering what you are getting and incredibly annoying that you are expected to pay $4 per night to avail of wifi!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    08 May 2019
    This hostel has a great location. However, staff were super werid and offered my girlfriend and I to come to a wet t-shirt show with them. The bathrooms were kind of gross, but the rooms were all individual so lots of space.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.7


    21 May 2019
    The only good thing about this hostel was the free dinner which I actually rated very highly due to the amount of people they are catering for! Apart from that tiny rooms that weren’t exactly clean, paid for WiFi that didn’t even end up working and barely got any sleep due to the windows having gaps in so could hear all road traffic from the early hours!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    08 Jun 2019
    stayed in an 8 bed dorm and people’s stuff was ALL over the floor, literally had to step on random clothes to get to my bed. cold and smelly. would not stay again. close to the central station at least.
    Sweden, Couple, 18-24
  • 3.7


    08 Jun 2019
    It might be a nice hostel, however absolutely merciless I booked on my drive up from Melbourne to Sydney, which was urgent and totally unplanned. I would arrive after 10h driving around 10pm and because I never carry my passport around (drivers license is like a passport in Australia) for that reason they refused my stay and I had to find a place to stay the night that late at night. A merciless hostel manager only referred to there house rules :(
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 3.1


    02 Jun 2019
    The parking is really expensive, told us it was $7,50 (50% of $15) and when we pick the car up it costs us $30!! INSANE. Very uncomfortable beds and smelly bedrooms (private rooms too), we even found old clothes under the bed. The location is awful. Do not go there! The only good thing were the bathrooms.
    Argentina, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.9


    07 May 2019
    This place should be bulldozed. The worst hostel I have ever stayed in. If you are choosing this place as a cheap option, DON'T. Just spend a few extra dollars and avoid this place. The room I stayed in was tiny, dirty, freezing, mouldy, damp and loud. The head of the bed sits right against a very thin window which is no real curtain so you cannot block out daylight. . The shared bathroom was absolutely disgusting (unusable) Both bathrooms I checked were like this. Shocked.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi