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Blackout curtains, WiFi, linens
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Blackout curtains, WiFi, linens

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746 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities


Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationWorld Square Shopping Centre3 min walk
Popular LocationHyde Park10 min walk
Popular LocationSEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium17 min walk
AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)24 min drive

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  • Standard Twin Room

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 8 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Standard Single Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsStandard Single Room
  • Standard Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • 8 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsStandard Triple Room
  • 4 Share Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More details4 Share Mixed Dorm

About this area


Located in Sydney, Maze Backpackers is in the city centre and near the airport. Circular Quay and Overseas Passenger Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Luna Park. Powerhouse Museum and Australian Museum are not to be missed. Surfing/boogie boarding offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours, hiking/biking trails and skydiving nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • World Square Shopping Centre - 3 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 10 min walk
  • Martin Place - 17 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 17 min walk
  • Australia Square - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 4 min walk
  • Sydney Central Station - 6 min walk
  • AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 24 min drive

About this property

Maze Backpackers

Adults-only Sydney hostel in Sydney Central Business District, walk to Capitol Theatre
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hostel has WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a TV in a common area. All 200 rooms offer wireless Internet access (surcharge), ceiling fans and showers.
Maze Backpackers offers 200 forms of accommodation with a ceiling fan and blackout curtains. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (AUD 4 per 24-hour period)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (AUD 4 per 24-hour period)

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge) from 6 AM to 6 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times

Food and drink

  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish


  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access



Check-in between 2:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 6 AM to 6 PM
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to get details

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 24 June 2020 to 30 November 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 20 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 4 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 4 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 14 per person
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Maze Backpackers Hostel Haymarket
Maze Backpackers Hostel
Maze Backpackers Haymarket
Maze Backpackers Haymarket
Maze Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Maze Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Haymarket

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Maze Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Maze Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Maze Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Maze Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Maze Backpackers?
Maze Backpackers doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Maze Backpackers?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Maze Backpackers?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Does Maze Backpackers provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. A fee of AUD 14 per person applies.
Where is Maze Backpackers located?
Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is steps away from Castlereagh Street, Capitol Theatre and World Square Shopping Centre. Paddy's Market and Sydney Town Hall are also within 10 minutes. Capitol Square Light Rail Station is only a 4-minute walk and Museum Station is 5 minutes.
746 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Business traveller, Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
One of many...
One of many… For an extended stay, especially in regards to the location for accessibility and choice of eateries, I don’t book anywhere else. Over the past 18 months I’ve noticed improvements made to the cleanliness of Maze and the staff are largely most hospitable.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Super location
fantastic location !! right downtown, close to everything
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Great price free food perfect location.good shower.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property is huge with so many rooms. Free hot dogs on Monday was a great bonus!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Its a backpacker so you know its going to be a little average in overall cleanliness but for the price... 60 it was for 2.people in private room. cant beat that. eaay check in and check out. no hassles. perfect for a night out where you are hardly there anyway
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

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