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Sparkling Backpacker

Jl. Kayun 2AB, Surabaya Center, Surabaya, Indonesia

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Liew C. Solo travelers Malaysia, April 30, 2015
Budget hotel

Budget hotel,great location & clean
Clean & value for the money
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Ilse F. Solo travelers Netherlands, January 29, 2015
only for an overnight stay

location: close to train station, airconditioning, wifi
Reasonably dirty hostel, only suitable for an overnight stay if you have to catch a train in the morning. Location is perfect, and it's nice that the wifi and aircon are working just fine. Didn't dare to touch the breakfast, so bring your own or buy it at the station. Could've sworn I saw a rat disappearing behind the corner in the staircase.
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Hamzah B. Solo travelers Malaysia, November 2, 2014
Not value for money

Near to mall, easy to get taxi, cable tv
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Thomas D. Solo travelers United States of America, September 22, 2014
Partly Sparkling

Location. Shopping mall 1/2 block away for eats, Near Gubeng train depot
Only there one night and had little time, but did manage to walk along the river where I located the Loving Hut vegetarian restaurant for a fantastic meal. Up early for train to Banyuwangi next morning so left before breakfast was served. My room was nice, with TV, but the bathroom down the hall was far from "sparkling" and with no toilet paper. Bring your own. For the price, it was a fine place to spend a night. If you are going to be taking the train towards Bali, be mindful there are TWO Gubeng stations. The EASY one to get to is not the one, unfortunately, and the newer one to buy tickets and to board the Banyuwangi/Bali train is not connected by tunnel or bridge, so case it out the day before as you will have to do a longer walk to loop around to the newer station. Might want to use a taxi, not because it's far but confusing.
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Peng L. Solo travelers China, May 9, 2014
quite nice

very nice
nice stay lovely staff
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Dong L. Solo travelers United States of America, April 25, 2013

location, easy access to train station
later night arrival, easy to find it by ourselve.
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Daniel S. Solo travelers United States of America, April 3, 2013
Very low end budget stay

There was only one good thing about this place. It was close to the train station.
No toilet in room (there was a shower hose and sink but no toilet. The toilet was on the next floor but did not have toilet paper. The internet was too slow to even check email. I would say, "you get what you pay for" but at a night it was still not a deal.
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Tee H. Solo travelers Malaysia, February 12, 2013
Good location but no good hotel

Near by train station
Location is good. But the hotel need a lot of improvement. Breakfast is simple and may be not so enough if you are late coming down. Not recommend stay here
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Ramesh B. Solo travelers Malaysia, January 21, 2013
short stay

clean, centrally located and easy access to shopping malls
Confortable and the staff were helpful with directions
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Mohamad F. Solo travelers Malaysia, January 19, 2013
Small, wakeup and under renovation

Close to Plaza Surabaya, accessabe to Gubeng Train station
The price should be cheaper because the place is under renovation, room is small and no toilet in the room.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Kapal Selam and Plaza Surabaya
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