Sydney’s Best International Hostel Destination

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Why visit Sydney?

It’s understandable why so many people mistake Sydney as being the capital of Australia! The city and its landmarks are synonymous with everything Australian - pristine beaches, rugged coastlines, lush national forests, and of course the Sydney Harbour Bridge! But for most people visiting from overseas, Sydney is half a world away, tucked into its own corner of the world. So why visit? Well -- why not?!

The largest metropolitan city in Australia should be on everyone’s bucket list! With some of the world’s most beautiful beaches (including the famous Bondi Beach), award-winning restaurants and food culture catering for all tastes and nationalities, pleasant weather all year-round and the stunning Sydney Harbour - it’s time to take that trip Down Under!

Sydney is a diverse city, with a large community of people of all backgrounds, nationalities, and denominations. In fact, Sydney is the official stage for the colourful Mardi Gras and is the place to celebrate Pride - with inclusion, diversity, equity, and social justice central to the heart of this communal city.

Sydney also has a rich history with colonial roots. You can explore many heritage areas from this era such as The Rocks, where Captain James Cook first sailed into Sydney Harbour, and also the sacred sites where Indigenous Australians have called home long before English arrival and settlement.

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Where to stay in Sydney?

Sydney is a huge city with plenty of accommodation options to suit every budget. To narrow down your search, it’s always a great idea to select accommodation in the area you are wanting to spend the most time in. For many who are keen to take in the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour, staying within the CBD is your best bet.

There’s plenty of public transport options that are easily accessible even for the most novice of travellers! And these modes of transport can take you from within the CBD to any one of Sydney’s popular destinations and outer-city hotspots. Trains and buses will get you to all the major Sydney tourist attractions such as the Harbour precinct, Circular Quay, Barangaroo and popular shopping destinations like The Strand Arcade, Pitt Street Mall, and the Queen Victoria Building.

The train line will take you to the parklands of Bouddi National Park & the ranges of the Blue Mountains. For travellers who want the comfort and convenience of supermarkets, fresh food stalls and facilities within their reach, the CBD is the easiest destination for accommodation options. But if you’re wanting to stay out of the vibrancy of the city in favour for a beachside stay, you can look to Sydney’s eastern beaches of Bondi, Watsons Bay, or laid-back Coogee where you can walk all along the famous coastal walk to Bondi.

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Sydney’s best budget hostel

On a budget? No worries! Staying at a hostel in Sydney will be your best decision! Not only do they cater to travellers on limited budgets, but they can also be a fantastic way to experience an authentic holiday stay while meeting people from all walks of life. When looking for a hostel, there are a few things to consider. Apart from budget, you will want to make sure the hostel is in a central location; close to all major attractions and modern conveniences.

Make sure it’s in a safe area and within easy walking distance to public transport. While there are many hostels in Sydney to choose from, you need to find one that gives you the best value for money. Just because a hostel caters for an instant noodle budget doesn’t mean it should look or feel cheap - meaning, it should still be clean & presentable with essential amenities and facilities.

At Maze Backpackers, we love to look after our guests. This means, upon your arrival, you will find clean private and shared rooms along with free linen and a welcome towel. You are also treated to awesome facilities that include a laundry, TV lounge room, hi-speed 24/7 Internet, a fully equipped kitchen and even a shopping centre that’s only a 30-second walk away!

Oh, and did we mention free stuff?! Yep, we are big on freebies, which is why we give our guests something for nothing every time. Every week we have a free BBQ, free chicken & rice evening, and a free pancake breakfast on Sunday mornings! We also run free movie nights and an activity to take part in each day. For the more economic of travellers who may have left their bulky hair dryer or straightener at home, we also provide these modern conveniences free of charge.

A lot of travellers or backpackers find relief when they spot an ATM cash machine within easy access to withdraw extra funds if needed. Fortunately, we have an ATM machine right next door, so you don’t have to worry if you’re in need of emergency funds.

Safety is a priority at our hostel, and as such, we provide an overnight security guard as well as a 24-hour reception for your peace of mind. There is an LGBTI Safe Place on-premises too, and you’ll also find our helpful & friendly staff assisting you with anything you need. If you’re feeling jet-lagged or all travelled-out and want to relax for the day at the hostel, you we have a pool table where you can challenge new friends to a social game, relax out on the couch in front of the TV or read up on local attractions with a range of Sydney travel info available at reception.

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Meet like-minded people from all over the world

The best things about backpacking and staying at hostels is that you get to meet like-minded people from all over the world! Whether you’re a solo traveller or travelling in a group, you’re bound to spark up a new friendship with a fellow adventurer!

Maze attracts people from all parts of the globe including Asia, Europe, North America and beyond. This is a great way to network and discover new travelling tips or simply make a connection with someone who you can visit on your next global adventure! It’s always fascinating to meet other travellers and learn about where they’re from. And who knows, you might even make a friendship that will last a lifetime!

Travellers tend to look out for one another, so if there’s someone who needs help or is travelling alone, they will more than likely find a helpful hand or someone who will invite them along on their local sightseeing tours.

The laid-back vibe of our Sydney hostel makes the entire experience feel as if you’re staying at home. As opposed to the alternative more expensive accommodation options like hotels and resorts, we offer a sense of community where you can socialize, share stories and experiences, and feel at one with your neighbourhood.

You will also find that people who work at hostels are often backpackers themselves or are locals with extensive knowledge of the local area. Staff in hostels meet with and engage with backpackers on a daily basis and therefore really know what to provide and talk about, going out of their way to help and make guests feel at home. The homely and personal atmosphere of at Maze Backpackers will make you feel comfortable and able to enjoy your stay in Sydney that much more.

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Maze Backpackers

417 Pitt St
Sydney NSW 2000