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Maze Backpackers

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I arrived on the 7th without any prior notice. They were fast and uncomplicated in booking the room for me. Big plus: I was allowed to use the luggage department and shower before checking in. Also the staff was very helpful and friendly! Especially the dark haired girl at the reception was really outstanding. Unfortunately I forgot the name. But she has a pretty face and is really customer oriented. Even though I already checked out, she gave me a key card from them, so I could get the (quite good tbh) discount at the Bavarian beer garden. Yesterday (Thu) I had the chicken with rice. Quite spicy imho. If you like it spicy, that's your best call! If you don't... It's for free. So suck it up ;-)

Emily is the most AMAZING event manager I have ever met and I have stayed in sooo many places! She works harder than anybody I've ever met! She makes everything so fun and even when I feel like I want to have a quiet night I just can't help it when Emily knocks on my door she always manages to get me out and it's always so worth it! I always have the best nights out with her! I would 100% recommend staying at Maze backpackers purely just for the great nights out you will have when Emily is the organiser! WHAT A WOMAN! She's hot too lads. Just saying...

Boycott this hostel, the shower rooms are absolutely disgusting I'm pretty sure I caught a foot infection from the putrid shower mat.The whole place is in need of a DEEP clean. If you are using this as a party hostel you will be fine, however if you actually want a decent night sleep without random strangers knocking on your door through the night go somewhere else.

Had a amazing time at Maloneys and World bar yesterday, a party bus picked us up from the hostel and there was free drinks which is always good, it was well organised and Emily the event manager was helpful and kind :)

The hostel was great and in an amazing location, conveniently near central station and Emily made sure everyone had a great time on the nights out! Really enjoyed my stay at maze, all the events were great!!

Best hostel ever. Very cool trips with Byron. He is a very friendly and funny guy of the Maze staff. Free food, drinks and Partys. Very clean and good vibes. Very good to stay for some nights or a long time. We had a great time there. Thanks to Byron for Great activities.

The wonderful emily fun helpful friendly organised a great night out fun and sociable stayed hear for the second Time close to the station staff very helpful would recommend to anyone looking for a good time in Sydney Australia

Recently stayed in maze for a few weeks with my girlfriend. Brilliant location right in the heart of Sydney, less than 5 minutes walk to the nearest public transport, this hostel is ideally located for anyone wanting to explore the city. The hostel itself has a really chilled atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and helpful, especially Henry the receptionist who’s always smiling behind the front desk. On top of the great room rates, you also get free meals throughout the week and events are on pretty much every night. Special mention to Byron the events guy for keeping everyone entertained! Definitely recommend this hostel.

The building could be better, but the location is great. Some days you get free food and drinks, and Byron, the guy who organizes the events is super fun and makes you feel comfortable and helps you to have fun during your stay!

Great Hostel! People are really friendly. Location is excellent too. Great atmosphere. There are always activities for meeting new people and making good memories! The events manager ~Byron has helped me a lot with advice to manage around as well as organise perfect going outs! Totally recommend it!

417 Pitt St Haymarket NSW

Hotel highlights

  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Sydney Central Business District, Maze Backpackers is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Sydney Opera House and University of Sydney. This 200-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like an arcade/game room, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk. Located in central Haymarket, the hostel is also near Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay.


All 200 rooms provide ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find WiFi. Bathrooms are shared.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1800, Maze Backpackers offers WiFi in public areas, an arcade/game room, and laundry facilities. Airport transportation is made easy with a shuttle from the airport to the hotel at scheduled times for AUD 14 per person. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. This adults-only hostel also has a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

32.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 803 reviews