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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Extremely small rooms, feel like a prison. No air conditioner, only a fan that sucks. The staff is a bit weird, not very willing to help. Good wifi but to an extra cost. The people were kinda boring. We would not stay here again.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Within walking distance to Hyde Park and Darling Harbour. The staff are welcoming and nice. The hallway and some rooms have a damp smell but you get used to it; just turn on the ceiling fan 😁. It's ok if you're just visiting and wouldn't stay for a long time. WiFi is not free.

Thank Japé Z
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location is great and the staff is helpful and friendly. The room was unfortunately smelly and there was no air con so it was pretty sweaty and hot at times. But the shower was good. Would not go there again and can't recommend it but the location is perfect.

Thank Andrea Bára S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is in a great location regarding the city centre; it is less than 10 minutes walk from Central Station and pretty much in the city centre. The kitchen space is really big with about 20 gas hobs which is useful. However, the rooms don't have air con which makes it incredibly hot and stuffy sleeping at night, especially...

Thank James C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 1 week at the beginning of this month in a twin room along with my friend. The rooms are like prison cells!! No air con throughout the entire hostel. There was a fan in the top corner of the room instead, which only (slightly!) benefitted the person sleeping on the top bunk. I was on the...

Thank RMIxo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews I was a bit worried about this hostel especially as I was there over the Xmas period but turns out it's pretty good. The only issue is there was no air con so can get very hot in rooms if you don't leave the windows open. Sucks considering reception is always blasting air con out. Our...

Thank Scott B
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the nicest backpackers I've stayed in with a good balance between clean, up to date facilities and down-at-heel-charm which comes from it being in an old hotel. Located just up the street within a two minute walking distance from Sydney Central Train Station which makes it convenient for those arriving into Sydney by plane, just hop on the...

Thank JosephSmythe
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

A fantastic stay at the maze backpacker hostel. I cannot praise them enough. Firstly, Holly and Nick who are behind reception gave me a cheap rate over Christmas which financially helped me a great deal. Holly even lent me a charger when my charger broke which was lucky. Their fellow colleagues behind reception were always in a great mood which...

Thank louis282828
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

IN GENERAL Reception staff were nice and solved the problem with our private room quickly and with no hassle. The location is also very good, close to Coles and the CBD. There were also free meals available twice a week with pancakes on Sundays. The place also felt secure, with a security guard and key cards in place to deter...

Thank tdlewis123
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I walked in genuinely excited, great reception, rapid AC and a warm welcome. Now for the record, I have "roughed it" many a time over the years. As it was the new year period the hostel insisted on a 10 night minimum stay, I can understand that, it's a business after all but equally frustrating. The kitchen areas are brilliant...

Thank Alan W

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maze Backpackers is centrally located, basic backpacker accommodation. Visiting Sydney, Australia? Stay with us and meet other international backpackers. With Free Activities including some FREE meals, backpackers love staying with us, while they explore Sydney. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maze Backpackers

Address: 417 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Shuttle Bus service
Price Range: $56 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Maze Backpackers 1.5*
Number of rooms: 204
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“Level 2 is quieter than level 1”
 of 5 bubbles NataSHAA001, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the road is noisy at night but if you're a heavy sleeper and enjoy the city breeze - go for it!”
 of 5 bubbles illyanaw, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“sometimes the 4 dorm room are cheaper than the 8.”
 of 5 bubbles DylanhuffenNL, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“blue and yellow section”
 of 5 bubbles sarahkeles, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“yellow section has nicer showers, usually go there to take a shower”
 of 5 bubbles Ninjalma, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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