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Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   417 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • 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
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Marseille, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I won't waste your time and I'm going to say I lived in Maze backpacker for 3.5 months so I know this place very very well and all the people who worked there. I have so many things to say I don't even know where I should start. I won't lie and I will say that the time I spent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great night outs, with the team and guests. Very clean but toilets and showers need upgrading. Great central location, for jobs and site seeing. Would recommend this place to any one I meet on my travels.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maze was a great hostel to go party in. If you want a great location and to get some good deals in clubs this is the place for you. Best kitchen for hostel i have seen so far. Building was kept very clean but the bathrooms are in dire need of refurbishment. Definitely recommended

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Boston, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel was booming! I did like the private room prices, but other than that I disliked staying here. The place was pretty dirty I thought. The rooms had a funky smell too. The place is literally a maze though! A bit loud at night and full of youngsters. :) Excellent location.

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NICK-MazeManager, General Manager at Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm sorry to read that you thought our hostel was dirty, we are trying to improve the building and from most reviews we can see that we are improving, I am sorry on this occasion that our standards have not met yours, we will strive to improve your feedback is important to us. You are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nothing wrong with this hostel at all, it does exactly what it says on the tin. great location and the staff, especially the girls are warm and welcoming plus definitely worth looking at if your lonely. the events team are great and offer a wide range of activities. met some wicked people in this hostel and are even extending our... More

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NICK-MazeManager, General Manager at Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad you had a great time at Maze! We aim to attract a certain type of fun, independent traveller, and these are the type who get the most out of the Maze experience. Many tend to extend their stays and get lost in the Maze for an extended period! Nicole and Ruth our new events co-ordinators do a... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't a massive fan of this hostel. It was quite dark and my experience didn't start well as my taxi driver didn't have a clue where it was. I think in Sydney there are nicer hostels. There's a bar hostel near central station...can't remember the name. But also if you're staying in Sydney for at least a month just get... More

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NICK-MazeManager, General Manager at Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. We do understand that not everyone would like our VERY Central location in Sydney, being located near to the lowest priced CBD supermarket (Coles) and Sydney’s Night Life and a short hop to Sydney’s attractions. Or our friendly team offering Entertainment every day and evening for FREE. Whilst we don’t currently own Sydney’s Taxis, if... More

Zurich, Switzerland
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in a double room. When we entered the room, the rubbish bin was overloaded with waste and the linen looked like somebody else had just used them before. The shared bathroom was quite clean, the staff was friendly and helpfull and the location is great (5min to Central, 10min to Darling Harbour). Overall, it's not a... More

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Seoul, South Korea
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room is filthy, hot, smelly, ... just any bad word would fit to this hostel. I don't know how to say.. a teenager might 'like' this place but guess I'm too old :P Been through a lot of cities in the world but this, is terrible.

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West Wyalong, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This hostel caters to its market - it is definitely a party hostel. I needed a place to crash for a few nights while in Sydney so I ended up booking a bed in an all girls 4 bed dorm hoping it might be a bit quieter than a larger room. First impressions weren't great - all the smokers milling... More

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NICK-MazeManager, General Manager at Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. Yes you've summed up our target audience, whilst anyone is welcome and we have people of all ages stay with us, the majority are young (18+) backpackers. We are usually their first stop after leaving home, so we assist with CV's, interviews, teach them how to wash up and basically enter the grown up world... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

First of all, it's a pretty big place. Lots and lots of rooms and really mazey-like interior as the name would suggest. I'm wondering about the bad reviews, maybe the people are used to too good... It's a backpacker place for christ sake! It's organized well: The front desk is open 24hrs, the common areas and bathrooms are kept very... More

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Address: 417 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Maze Backpackers / CB Hotel 1.5*
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