The 3 Best Hostels in Surabaya, Indonesia

The 3 Best Hostels in Surabaya, Indonesia
Surabaya is a port city on the Indonesian island of Java. It is a vibrant, sprawling metropolis that mixes modern skyscrapers with canals and buildings from its Dutch colonial past. It has an Arab Quarter whose Ampel Mosque dates to the 15th century. Surabaya has quixotic little corners of interest. Its historic Arab quarter is fascinating: a labyrinthine warren of lanes leading to a historic mosque that's a place of pilgrimage. Surabaya also has one of Indonesia's biggest Chinatowns and a roster of impressive, though disintegrating, Dutch buildings. Surabaya is closely linked to the birth of the Indonesian nation, as it was here that the battle for independence began. Surabaya is locally known as Kota Pahlawan (City of Heroes), and statues commemorating independence are scattered all over the city, such as the Tugu Pahlawan (Heroes Monument), which honors the independence battles waged in Surabaya's streets in 1945. There are plenty of things to see and do in this city, and, luckily, there are also several cost friendly accommodations to help you enjoy your stay here too.
How much do hostels in Surabaya cost?
Average Dorm Price $9 ($5 to $12)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $21 ($16 to $28)

A comfortable hostel in the city center

Dorm Bed: $9.76
Private Room: $8.85
Overall Rating: 78%
Jl. Ciliwung 66 , Surabaya Indonesia
Krowi Inn, a boutique backpackers hostel in Surabaya, welcomes you with clean, comfortable spring beds and hospitality with a home-away-from-home feel right in the city center. It is the perfect place for short or long stays. The spring beds and sheets are of high quality, and all rooms are non-smoking and have air conditioning.

The facility offers hot showers, free WiFi, drinking water, and personal lockers. PC, LCD TV, and cable channels are also available in the common room. Krowi Inn is also able to help arrange your Mt. Bromo and Mt. Ijen tours for you. The property is located in the city center, in the business district of Darmo and Diponegoro, it's close to everything that any travelers could possibly need- bus station, cheap eateries, convenience stores, ATMs, post office, the Zoo, Sutos mall, and more. Limited parking space is available and a complimentary simple breakfast is also provided. Linens and towels are included with your stay.

A terrific hostel surrounded by shops and restaurants

Dorm Bed: $5.30
Overall Rating: 20%
Jl. Duku II /190, Pondok Candra Indah, Surabaya 60 , Surabaya Indonesia
Da Rifi Hostel is located near the Surabaya airport and has a constructed tropical environment. Da Rifi's helpdesk is happy to help with information on tourism and traffic and with your journey to see sights such as Taman Safari Indonesia (Indonesia Safari Park), beautiful Batu City with agro-tourism, Bromo mountain which is an active volcano, Madura island with its new bridge from Surabaya to Madura island, Ijen volcano producing surphur, Watu Ulo beach, and heading around Java and Bali. The hostel offers only dormitory rooms and provides free breakfast and hot and cold drinking water 24 hours a day. The hos9el offers free laundry and ironing service, or you can use the washing machine free anytime you want as well. Some food sellers pass by the hostel from 6 am till 8 pm and Dunkin Donuts is only a 2 min walk away, or there is the Superindo Supermarket within a 3 min walk and the Giant Hypermart is only a 10 min walk. Some restaurants nearby also offer delivery service. Airport shuttle is available for an additional fee. The bus into the city center is only a 2 min walk and the bus runs day and night. Breakfast, linens, and towels are all included in your stay and cars are available for hire.

A cozy, quiet hostel in the city center

Dorm Bed: $9.14
Private Room: $11.64
Overall Rating: 77%
Ngagel Jaya Selatan 3 / 3 , Surabaya Indonesia
IKIRU is a family-run place to stay in Surabaya in an Indonesian "kost" or "guest house". Located in residential area in the city center, it provides quiet but convenient stay. Cheap food stalls conveniently pass by in front of the house day and night, and there are also many nearby shops, restaurants and cafes. Within just a few minutes' walk are the main roads where you can get public transportation to other part of the city easily. The property is only a 5-minute walk from a local traditional market, Pasar Krukah, a popular local supermarket, Bilka, and a popular discount bookshop, Uranus. It is only a 10-minute drive from the Gubeng Railway Station and popular shopping malls like Tunjungan Plaza and Galaxy Mall, and a 30-minute drive from Surabaya Juanda International Airport. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property for guess to catch up with friends and family and get information over the internet. Free breakfast is provided and parking space is free upon availability. The shared room (dormitory) is only 3 beds and not a bunk bed. Communal dining space with common refrigerator is available for guests.

The facility also provides tea, coffee, and Indonesian snacks, as well as a TV and book library. They are happy to help with travel and touring plans as well as transportation questions and towels and linens are included with your stay.
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