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Sparkling Backpacker Hotel

Jl. Kayun 2A-2B, Surabaya 60271 , Indonesia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I stayed on the top floor. The room and sheets were clean, and I had an attached shower. The shared toilet however looked as if it hadn't been cleaned for months. Good wifi, TV working and air conditioning in good order. The staff don't know anything about the town and were really unhelpful. I read in a previous review from... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Arriving in Surabaya after 10pm we were looking for a room and told ourselves not to be too critical. Arriving at the Sparkling Backpackers hotel we should not be expecting too much for the price charged, but when we looked closely, we got more than initially expected... Broken furniture, dirty sheets, ants, construction materials across the several floors, sigarettes... We... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I was at this hotel the first days of januari and did check it on tripadviser before, but was to stubborn and decided to go anyway. I had a room on the fourth floor (no elevator) and the floor was covered with long black hair (wich isn't mine) and the bed had them too. The tv doesn't work, but the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The best part of this hostel is the location is 5 minutes away to train station. So if you're heading to Jogja and Bandung this will be easy. At night, in front of the hostel there is a hawker selling fried rice and also coffee stall. Surabaya Plaza also is just nearby to hostel. In terms of room, it was... More

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Cyberjaya, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Really a deceiving horrible hotel, until now they are still under renovation, narrow stairs half way renovate, The room floor are sticky god know why, they don't clean the bathroom, and the bathroom lamp was off and my friend need to scolded them to make them fix it. Don't think to watch tv coz there's only tv without channel and... More

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Alassio, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

The room so called ..suite.. Is dirty smelly old, rats outside door, geckos inside, toilet downstairs, breakfast poor, all floors in mess renovation.. And staff strange! The only pro is wi-fi...working well and fast. Location is ok near Gubeng station and Surabaya Plaza but nothing special! Dont come you will find better place to stay.

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Krakow, Poland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The only advantage of the hotel is location - just 5 mins to the railway station. Our room was called "deluxe"!, but it was very poor, without window, with mould on walls, very humid! the breakfast meant 2 slices of bread and dirty jam jar. We cannot recommend it.

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Sandakan, Malaysia
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Service and location is excellent. But the room is like never ever be swept or mob or clean. Filthy! I felt this ichiness on the bed, consistently, either mosquitoes or lices! Expensive! The towels smell!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Stayed at this place in May 2012 for a short visit to Surabaya. Location is great as it is close to train station & shopping mall. Hotel even helped me to buy train tickets in advance. Clean & comfortable rooms, now should be better as renovation is completed. Highlight of my experience at this hotel is the manager really went... More

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Newman, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

This place was filthy, and I've stayed in $1 places all around Asia. This place failed to impress from the moment we arrived when the staff didn't speak English and walked us up to the room carrying our towels but not offering to help with the numerous small bags we had, up a filthy, chipped, cigarette butt covered stair case.... More

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Address: Jl. Kayun 2A-2B, Surabaya 60271 , Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Surabaya
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