We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 134 Sydney accommodations

Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   417 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Hotel amenities
Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Save
You added Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel to your Saves list
Ranked #61 of 134 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Write a Review

311 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    28
    59
    71
    54
    99
See reviews for
6
73
92
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (46)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (311)
  • Mar-May only
    (62)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (69)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (94)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (86)
All months
York, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I stayed here when I first arrived in Sydney as my friends were there. I ended up staying for 6 weeks as the location couldn't be better! Another positive is the staff are lovely, really helpful. The bathrooms were always clean although it's a little annoying when they're closed to supposedly be cleaned and you walk in to a girl... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your looking for somewhere to meet a lot of people this place is perfect. The central kitchen and the different simple social events they have each night mean you end up meeting so many people. They give so much free stuff, if you go out in town with the hostel, you get free drinks and entry, on two of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When I arrived in Maze I didn't know much about backpackers, in fact I'd never been in one before and I think this hostel is really nice and welcoming, specially Claudia, one of the receptionist. She help me settle in there as well as giving me information and helping me getting my first job in Sydney. It was really helpful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hostel. Staff are excellent. More than happy to come back again. I've been there for a while and have never had any problems. Get real everyone. It's a budget hostel so you can't expect too much. As for me, I'm happy with the place. A few blocks from the central train station and everything else is very walkable.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to stay. Staff are bubbly and helpful. Great commercial kitchen. Comfortable rooms. Close to everything Sydney has to offer. Great rates. Theres free food nights and trivia. The thing is there is always something on for you. Staff will always help with suggestions on cost effective outings through their expertise in the industry. Shane O'Donohue.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a few nights in December, great place to meet people! Good vibes, free food and drink too! Room was very clean and so were bathrooms although they could use a refurb - bit dated! All in all awesome stay and loved the reception staff, very helpful! See you again in the future!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
sheff
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed here over christmas & new year in a private double room. so small with no storage just a bed n a chair. smelly & loud every night because of the bar close by. because it was christmas & new year we made the most of it by decorating our room with lights & putting wrapped up presents in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

+ Some of the cheapest locations in the center of the expensive city of Sydney. Big kitchen for cooking meals and once per week BBQ for free. "Lawrence of Tasmania" was really the most lovely guy of the whole stuff and the 'good soul' of the hostel. -The rooms are rudimentary equipped with just a bed and bright neonlight -... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The feeling is amazing. Everyone's kind you get to know lot of people and the price-quality relation is very good and it's clean. If you are lucky you get a twin room for less than usual. The best are the activities they organize. My friend had been at other hostels in Sydney and he says this one is the best.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

I stayed there for some weeks. The reception guys are really nice. But the manager is unfriendly and it ignores you, if you got a problem. The cleaners threw our stuff like: lonely planets, sun glasses, sun creams, socks, knives etc. out. For no reason! I asked them how that could happen and they just answered that we are responsible... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel

Address: 417 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 204
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Despegar.com, Travelocity, HostelBookers, HostelWorld, Hotels.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

52 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (42)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Family/play areas (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay