Sparkling Backpacker
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8.3
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Sparkling Backpacker

Excellent location
- Inside city center
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From 133 reviewsSee what guests said
5.9
/
10
Value for money6.5
Distance to city center50. Km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportJuanda International Airport (SUB)
Distance to airport13.0 km
  • 300 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Coffee shop

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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Agoda Reviews (133)
5.9
/
10
Review score
Cleanliness4.6
Facilities4.4
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality6.1
Service5.3
Value for money6.5
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4.0
Ahmad from Malaysia
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in November, 2017
Strategic”
The quality is not so good but okay for the money and location.
Reviewed March 27, 2018
3.6
Luiz from Brazil
Business traveler
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in March, 2017
Acceptable”
The place is abandoned, no windows, room smells bad, corridors a mess.
Reviewed March 17, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Jack from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in February, 2017
Brilliant Hostel”
Great dorm, extremely helpful staff, free breakfast, lunch and dinner- this hostel has it all. I definitely recommend.
Reviewed February 10, 2017
2.4
JIYUN from China
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in July, 2016
worst”
Worst, not worthy at all.
Reviewed July 23, 2016
6.3
Good
Noor from Malaysia
Group
Standard
Stayed 1 night in August, 2015
Strategic but under maintenance”
Location, location, price
Reviewed August 24, 2015
6.7
Good
Noor from Malaysia
Group
Standard
Stayed 1 night in August, 2015
Strategic but little dirty”
location, location, price
Reviewed August 24, 2015
3.7
Julie from France
Couple
VIP
Stayed 1 night in August, 2015
Bad expérience ”
Localisation
It was bad : - no clean - a lot of noise - no hot water in VIP room !!!! even of we pay more for that !!!
Reviewed August 12, 2015
5.7
LIEW from Malaysia
Solo traveler
VIP
Stayed 1 night in April, 2015
Budget hotel”
Budget hotel,great location & clean
Clean & value for the money
Reviewed May 13, 2015
5.3
Ilse from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in January, 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.
Reviewed February 12, 2015
4.0
Hamzah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 3 nights in October, 2014
Not value for money”
Near to mall, easy to get taxi, cable tv
Reviewed November 03, 2014
8.7
Excellent
thomas from United States
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in September, 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.
Reviewed October 11, 2014
5.7
sulqipli from Indonesia
Family with young children
Standard
Stayed 1 night in August, 2014
location is strategic”
cheap, strategic location, cheap
Reviewed September 30, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Peng from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May, 2014
quite nice ”
very nice
nice stay lovely staff
Reviewed June 08, 2014
4.7
Orchida from Indonesia
Group
Standard
Stayed 1 night in August, 2013
a budget backpackers hostel near to the station”
location, location, location
backpackers group who need a cheap hostel with strategic location, quite clean room & the important thing is the easy access
Reviewed November 19, 2013
4.0
Nikolay from Russia
Couple
Standard
Stayed 22 nights in July, 2013
Weird hotel”
Internet, location
It was terrible stay in all my experience. I made a big mistake moving from more cheap and clean hotel to this one just because it situated closer to the place i need to visit every day. It was more expensive and dirty. Shower has smell like toilet went from drainage because people using their shower to pee instead going to toilet which is shared. No hot water, so u must be prepared to take shower with cold water. Being at bed u can feel all the springs in mattress by ur body and beddings was in terrible condition too. They said they currently under renovation, but even renovated rooms in terrible conditions. If u'll be "lucky" and get non-renovated room u'll receive real shock as me at my 1st night. They have TV in rooms but signal so bad, it's really hard to watch it. And in my case i got remote control from different tv which wasn't worked with my tv. Breakfast in hotel is very simple and better even don't try it. In the kitchen where cooking that food a lot of rats. And other guest tell me that they using expired ingredients for cooking. Anyway, location of hotel is good, Surabaya Plaza Mall is nearby and it provide free wifi which speed could be from 0 and up to 3mbps. But it's really a bit overpriced. You can find at Agoda cheaper hotels with more clean rooms and get more comfortable stay at all
Reviewed August 02, 2013
4.0
Ramesh from Malaysia
Solo traveler
VIP
Stayed 1 night in January, 2013
short stay”
clean, centrally located and easy access to shopping malls
Confortable and the staff were helpful with directions
Reviewed July 25, 2013
4.0
YONG from China
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in July, 2013
terrible”
location location location
except location I have nothing positive to share about. If it's not we are going to catch the early morning train I will never stay there... the hotel around the corner(just one street away) with a little bit higher price turned out to be much much much better. Next time I will definitely NOT stay in Sparkling Backpacker.
Reviewed July 24, 2013
6.7
Good
Christal from United States
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in May, 2013
Friendly and accommodating staff”
Staff, they turned on our AC before arrival and made sure we had breakfast in the morning
Reviewed May 06, 2013
4.3
astrid from Malaysia
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in March, 2013
I was glad that it was for a night's stay only”
The staff were friendly
Never again as the toilet was bad with cracked tiles and doors that cannot be closed. At least there is hot water available throughout the day. The lobby area is quite dusty and the furniture were shabby.Although the outlet is near a shopping mall and the availability of taxis, it is only suitable for the single backpackers who are used to the rough life
Reviewed April 30, 2013
7.7
Very good
DONG from United States
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in April, 2013
location”
location, easy access to train station
later night arrival, easy to find it by ourselve.
Reviewed April 30, 2013
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