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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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West Wyalong, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a private room here so I could leave all my belongings without having to cart them to the luggage room all the time while I looked for a place to live. The room literally had nothing besides the bed--not even a chair or shelf or table, so everything ended up splayed all over the floor. The front desk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since coming to Australia I've slept in a lot of hostels (20) and maze is by far the best. It's clean all the time, something you don't find with most hostels. The kitchen is nice and has everything you need (apart from an oven but you don't get that in any hostel) the staff are great, from the manager down... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a hostel virgin before maze and didn't really know what to expect as the reviews are very mixed on here and I was expecting the worst... However I loved every second! The rooms were a good size (stayed in a twin) a bit old fashioned but clean! toilets and showers cleaned on a very regular basis to a good... More

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

Thank you for your friendly review! The Entertainments and Management teams here at Maze are relatively fresh, it's great to see from your feedback and the other recent feedback that the place is improving. We try to provide great service and a fun time in our old central building. We would welcome you back ANYTIME! More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just left, Stayed in this hostel for around a month. Location is good as is the staff is general. The only thing I will say is the housekeeping staff (which are people working for accommodation) were very very rude. I stayed in the green area and the 2 English girls that done the housekeeping there regularly were so grumpy and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maze hostel where to begin...... I lived in maze for a couple of months! I was placed in a room with other long termers which was great! they have a big kitchen but be careful with fridges, I have several times had meats stolen from my fridge bag! stupid backpackers..... there's a tv room, and a pool table area, great... More

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Canberra, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Maybe I was unlucky to be there on Friday night. I have to admit that maybe since i am getting older, i start to hate drunk people. But at Saturday morning i woke up very early (like 5.30 am) since i had a flight, and the hostel was so dirty and horrible that i cannot recommend this place to those... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

the room was enough for us, and the location was really close to China town, lots of resturants you can chose and it's much better than city site. 位置真的很棒,剛唐人街非常近,是熱鬧的區域!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I stayed at the Maze on two separate occasions. It got some bad reviews for cleanliness on Hostelworld, but I really didn't think it was too bad. Naturally, in any large hostel, you just won't walk on the bathroom floors without your shower sandals, but the bathrooms were very clean for the most part. It's not glamorous by any means,... More

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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*
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