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Customer Travel Tips for Surabaya

59% Avg. city rating Rated by 15 customers

Activities / excursions 48%

Restaurants / eating out 69%

Shopping 71%

Chilling out / relaxing 52%

Getting around / public transport 61%

Sightseeing 53%

Culture 55%

Nightlife / partying 52%

Value for money 69%

Customer Travel Tips for Surabaya

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60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


13 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Use Grab Bike to get you around without extra charges on overseas usage of credit cards.

Liked: City closest to Juanda airport for international arrival to explore East Java.

Disliked: Traffic is a bit chaotic to a foreigner with the amounts of motorcycles and honking vehicles.

40% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 80%
40% Avg. rating


05 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Its either a transit place or a place to relax

Liked: Because the city is awful and there is nothing really worth seeing or doing, I just relaxed at my hostel

Disliked: Its a smoggy busy city with loads of traffic and wouldnt recommand people going here, java has way better placed to offer

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


05 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Best travel tip is to make sure you know where to go on a map not by local peoples direction

Liked: I enjoyed that it is a very big culture shock as they don't get to many tourists and make you very welcomed everyone waves smiles and states at you

Disliked: Disliked that there isn't to much to do

44% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
44% Avg. rating


18 Jan 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Don't stay there for too long ;)

Liked: The people are very friendly, though everyone is staring at you when you are looking western

Disliked: The traffic noise. It is really load and you have to walk onthe street cause there are no ways for walking.

51% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
51% Avg. rating


30 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Plan ahead for a festival in Surabaya.

Liked: The purpose of going to Surabaya was to see my friends so but beyond that I did not enjoy it.

Disliked: There is not much going on in Surabaya, you have to take a taxi to get to most places and it seems the citizens of the city use the mall to socialize which is not very culturally exciting.

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
53% Avg. rating


28 Mar 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Go and discover for yourself...if you don't like it ...leave

Liked: Relaxing, view of the real Indonesian life.

Disliked: Nothing

51% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
51% Avg. rating


03 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Always go for the Bluebird cab if you want to move around. Other cabs might charge you much more.

Liked: The people are super friendly . There are lots of nice wall arts that carry meaningful messages. They make Surabaya such a colorful city.

Disliked: Surabaya for sure is not an entertainment city. You can count the pubs with your fingers. If you expect to party around, go somewhere else.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


09 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: House of Sampoerna incl. tours. --> Walk around the corner in the small side streets to sea the real Surabaya. One should plan to get to mt. bromo. --> Haven't been there because of limited time.

Liked: -

Disliked: -

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


09 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at the ikiru hotel

Liked: Ikiru hotel

Disliked: Traffic

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
76% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Very friendly peoples

Liked: Close to the volcano Bromo

Disliked: Nothing

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
58% Avg. rating


06 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Don't stay long; only go if you are going to Mount Bromo area

Liked: You see a bit of real life - it's very hustle and bustle and people are friendly!

Disliked: There is not much to see and do and it's not set up for tourists.

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


14 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: don't know

Liked: real indo

Disliked: no

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


20 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Shopping Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Master up the routes for the angkut/minivan. Get the alphabets correctly for the various colored angkuts. Their pronounciation of 'P' sounds more like pae. 'B' is bae, 'I' is ea, 'A' is ah and so on and so forth. Have it down in black and white. Better still learn the language.

Liked: People are so friendly and ever ready to help with me move around using the angkut. One young man even went from bemo to bemo to ask if they were passing where I was headed. Ladies even helped me to pull my luggage bag up the bus/angkut. There were always ready smiles on the angkut and 1 middle aged lady emphathise with me about not wanting ,to pay 80,000 rp to go to the airport. There were many times, people went out of their way to assist me, like looking out for an empty taxi at dusk.

Disliked: The traffic jams and its accompanying fumes. Never take the angkut during peaks hours. People loves to smoke like in all of Indonesia. The drivers of the public transport smoke as well as the passengers. The tricksters who prey on passengers at the bus terminals. The illegal taxis drivers who shamelessly advertise for the prostitutes, male or female

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
56% Avg. rating


16 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Shopping Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Just stay a night or two and than travel further

Liked: Good for shopping for every budget

Disliked: Traffic

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59% Avg. city rating Rated by 15 customers

Activities / excursions 48%

Restaurants / eating out 69%

Shopping 71%

Chilling out / relaxing 52%

Getting around / public transport 61%

Sightseeing 53%

Culture 55%

Nightlife / partying 52%

Value for money 69%

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