It has been widely known that a big cities are identical with the word “expensive”. The foods are expensive, the stuffs are expensive, transportations are expensive, and a million other of expensiveness.

Luckily, Surabaya still leaves a little bit of moving spaces for budget travelers who are interested in stepping their feet on that City of Heroes, either it is for business purpose, tourism, or even just a little bit curious with that Madame Risma’s city.

At this biggest city in East Java Province (and also the second biggest city in Indonesia), there actually are several comfy accomodations with the prices that are still safe for budget travelers’ pocket. Furthermore, if you search more scrupulously, you will even be able to find 3-star hotel or better with the rates of around $16. Isn’t it fun?

But, surely there are some “terms and conditions applied” that budget travelers need to understand. If searching for a cheap accomodation, please don’t be hopeful to find hotels that are located strategically on the center of crowd.

And of course, don’t dream of finding hotel with millions of facilities that are spoiling the guests. But at least, these hotels below are offering enough comfort when you need to rest off after spending the whole day exploring Surabaya, with the rates that are friendly to travelling budget. Let’s just check out these recommendations below:

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1. Frugal and Comfy Accomodation in Surabaya Can Get Started by Peeking On Grace Setia Hotel, Its Cheapest Rate Could Start From Around $12/Night! 

Grace Setia Hotel, via agoda
Grace Setia Hotel, via agoda

Having a frugal vacation plan to Surabaya with family? Maybe you can peek on Grace Setia Hotel as a choice of accomodation while you are there. This hotel, which is located on the main road Surabaya Eastern Ring MERR, is offering a hotel with family-friendly concept, so it is suitable to visit with your lovely family.

Entrance, via agoda
Entrance, via agoda

The interesting thing is that this hotel has a very rational rate. Even though their cheapest official rate is strating from around $16/night, turns out that actually the hotel rates are oftenly starting from $12 when there is a special discount promo.

Considering its super strategic location, which is only 1 minute away to Galaxy Mall, around 5 minutes to Manyar Kertoarjo Restaurant Center, 5 minutes to Kenjeran, and 15 minutes to Kapasan/Pasar Atum, there’s nothing wrong for you to start peeking on Grace Setia Hotel as your second home in Surabaya, isn’t there?

Let’s start peeking on the hotel ambience, shall we?

Lobby and receptions, via agoda
Lobby and receptions, via agoda
Dining are dan shops, via agoda
Dining are dan shops, via agoda
Elevator, via agoda
Elevator, via agoda
Corridor, via agoda
Corridor, via agoda
Corridor, via agoda
Corridor, via agoda

Grace Setia Hotel has 53 rooms which are divided into 3 types: standard, superior, and deluxe. Standard room is a single room, and this room is the one whose price is oftenly discounted to the max. Superior room is equipped with sofa and larger bathroom, while Deluxe is equipped with minibar as well as larger comfy room.

All the 53 rooms are located on the third floor. But don’t worry about getting difficulties in reaching your own room, even for the wheelchair users like elderly people or people with difabilities. Even though the rate is very cheap, this hotel has already been equipped with an elevator facility to ease the mobility within the hotel area.

The looks of room area are about like this:

Standard Room

Corridor, via agoda
Corridor, via agoda

Superior Room

Room Ambience, via agoda
Room Ambience, via agoda
Room Ambience, via agoda
Room Ambience, via agoda

Deluxe Room

Room Ambience, via agoda
Room Ambience, via agoda
Room Ambience, via agoda
Room Ambience, via agoda
Bathroom, via agoda
Bathroom, via agoda

As an other additional information, Grace Setia Hotel doesn’t only oftenly give out discount promotions. Sometimes they also give out other interesting promo, such as not increasing their rates during Ied Fitr holiday period. Isn’t it just great?

Address: Jl.Ir.H.Soekarno K.158/47 MERR Timur (next to a gas station), Surabaya
Check in: 13.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from around $16/night (weekdays, low season), Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, shops, 24-hour receptions, elevator, public lounge, car park, massage, garden, fishing

Book now from Booking.com
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2. This Rumah CASSA Guesthouse is Ready to Be Your Second House in Surabaya (With A Friendly Rate).

Rumah CASSA Guesthouse, via booking
Rumah CASSA Guesthouse, via booking

Wanna find an accomodation that reminds you of home nuance but is still close to a hotel nuance? Try checking out this Rumah CASSA Guesthouse.

The name is indeed a guesthouse. But Rumah CASSA Guesthouse is not just a regular guesthouse. Here you can find a combination of ambience between a residence and a hotel, which interestingly is covered with quite a friendly rate.

The normal rate is around $24. But if you make reservations through various hotel booking sites (such as Agoda), there are times (oftenly, as a matter of fact) this guesthouse is available for you to try with the rates starting from around $16 per night.

The ambience on Rumah CASSA Guesthouse is more or less like this:

Building exterior, via Rumah CASSA Surabaya/facebook
Building exterior, via Rumah CASSA Surabaya/facebook
Car park, via booking
Car park, via booking
Exterior, via booking
Exterior, via booking
Room door, via booking
Room door, via booking

Rumah CASSA has been equipped with several facilities, such as cafetaria and meeting facilities. The atmospheres are about like this:

Cafetaria, via Rumah CASSA Surabaya/facebook
Cafetaria, via Rumah CASSA Surabaya/facebook
Meeting facilities, via Rumah CASSA Surabaya/facebook
Meeting facilities, via Rumah CASSA Surabaya/facebook
Receptions, via booking
Receptions, via booking

Rumah CASSA has 27 rooms that were designed with modern minimalistic style dominated with the color white, with some accents in refreshing light green colors. The rooms are divided into 2 types: Deluxe and Suite. How do the rooms look? Check out these pictures below:

Deluxe Room

Room Ambience, via booking
Room Ambience, via booking

Suite Room

Junior Suite Room, via Rumah CASSA Surabaya/facebook
Junior Suite Room, via Rumah CASSA Surabaya/facebook
Junior Suite Room, via Rumah CASSA Surabaya/facebook
Junior Suite Room, via Rumah CASSA Surabaya/facebook
Executive Suite Room, via Rumah CASSA Surabaya/facebook
Executive Suite Room, via Rumah CASSA Surabaya/facebook

From the pictures above, you can see how the ambience of this guesthouse is considered clean and comfortable, isn’t it? Well, for those who are interested in trying out the ambience at Rumah CASSA, more complete informations can be viewed as below:

Address: Jalan Medokan Semampir no.25, Sukulilo, Surabaya
Check in: 13.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $17/night (weekdays, low season), Check Latest Rate? 
Facilities: WiFi, laundry dan dry cleaning, car rental, 24-hour receptions, meeting facilities, tour, car park

Book now from Booking.com
Book now from Agoda.com 

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3. Staying in A 3-Star Hotel with the Rate of A Guesthouse? Let’s Go Taking A Sneak Peek on Red Planet Hotel Surabaya.

Red Planet Hotel Surabaya, via agoda
Red Planet Hotel Surabaya, via agoda

Generally, 3-star hotels have the rates higher than $24 – $32/night. Not to mention that this is Surabaya, which is a big city. But who would have thought, it turns out that at this city there are still some 3-star hotels that are quite often to offer rather low rates. One of those is Red Planet Hotel Surabaya.

Red Planet Hotel Surabaya can be dubbed as a new-yet-old hotel. The hotel was named as Tuned Hotel, but now it has already changed to Red Planet. Renovations are then done until this hotel really looked like it is a brand new hotel.

Do you wanna know of how the atmosphere is at Red Planet Hotel Surabaya? Well before that, let’s just check out the pictures of hotel exterior and its surrounding environment

Hotel and its surrounding environment, via agoda
Hotel and its surrounding environment, via agoda
Entrance hotel area, via agoda
Entrance hotel area, via agoda

And, here are how the interior ambience as well as the facilities available on Red Planet Hotel Surabaya:

Receptions, via agoda
Receptions, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Business center, via agoda
Business center, via agoda
Meeting facilities, via agoda
Meeting facilities, via agoda

Red Planet Hotel offers 156 rooms which are equipped with various facilities such as AC, working desk, light-proof curtain, 32-inch TV, and high-speed wifi. The room ambience is more or less like this:

Room, via agoda
Room, via agoda
Room with double bed, via agoda
Room with double bed, via agoda
Room with double bed as seen from above, via agoda
Room with double bed as seen from above, via agoda
Room with twin bed, via agoda
Room with twin bed, via agoda
Room with twin bed, via agoda
Room with twin bed, via agoda
Other ambience of room twin, via agoda
Other ambience of room twin, via agoda
Room twin bed as seen from above, via agoda
Room twin bed as seen from above, via agoda

As a conclusion, for those who are curious and want to cross the Suramadu Bridge, from this hotel you will only need about 30 minutes to reach the gate. For you who plan to explore Madura, or just curious to capture the view of Suramadu Bridge, it is time to hunt the room at Red Planet Hotel Surabaya.

Address: Jl.Arjuna 64-66, Surabaya 60251
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $17/night (weekdays, low season), Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, Meeting facilities, elevator, restaurant, room service, express check-in/check-out, car park

Book now from Booking.com
Book now from Agoda.com 

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4. The Life Hotels, 3-Star Hotel with Futuristic Atmosphere That is Pocket-Friendly.

The Life Hotels, via The Life Hotel Surabaya/facebook
The Life Hotels, via The Life Hotel Surabaya/facebook

Another new hotel in Surabaya that is ready to welcome budget travelers. The Life Hotels, that’s how it is called, is offering a quite interesting concept of accomodation – especially for budget traveler who usually tend to give up with the ambience and facilities offered by the hotel management. Well, how is the concept anyway?

Accoording to the official website of The Life Hotels, this hotel was designed to capture the glamorous life of Surabaya city, but is still offering an atmosphere of staying that allows travelers to feel like they are very far from the city crowd.

Interior decoration at this hotel has a strong modern futuristic nuance, with rooms designed in modern minimalistic nuance. The point is, guests will be guided to feel a different atmosphere, in hope to inspire anyone who stays there.

Confused? No need to be confused. Let’s just go checking out the atmosphere looks at this hotel.

Receptions, via agoda
Receptions, via agoda
Meeting facilities, via The Life Hotel Surabaya/facebook
Meeting facilities, via The Life Hotel Surabaya/facebook
Resto, via The Life Hotel Surabaya/facebook
Resto, via The Life Hotel Surabaya/facebook
Corridor to room, via The Life Hotel Surabaya/facebook
Corridor to room, via The Life Hotel Surabaya/facebook

This hotel offers 50 rooms that are divided into several types: Fun Room and Happy Room. Each room has been equipped with various facilities to allow you enjoying the comforts after spending the whole day exploring Surabaya, such as flat-screen TV, AC, and much more.

The cool thing is, this hotel claims that its area is quite friendly for wheelchair users. So wheelchair users wouldn’t need to hesitate anymore to try staying at The Life Hotels Surabaya.

Randomly, here are the room looks of this hotel:

Room, via agoda
Room, via agoda
Room, via agoda
Room, via agoda
Room, via agoda
Room, via agoda
Room, via agoda
Room, via agoda
Room, via The Life Hotel Surabaya/facebook
Room, via The Life Hotel Surabaya/facebook
Bathroom, via agoda
Bathroom, via agoda

Ah yes, actually the hotel rate is starting from around $24. But considering the fact that it’s a rather new hotel, The Life Hotel often gives out promotions through various hotel booking sites (such as Agoda). At particular moments, the rate could go down to around $16. How fun is that!

Address: Jalan Kusuma Bangsa no 41, Surabaya
Check in: 12.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $18/night (weekdays, low season), Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, car park, valet parking, massage, spa, tour, public lounge, 24-hour security, 24-hour receptions, multi-function shops, restaurant, bike rental, ATM, room service, laundry, business center, coffee shop, bar, elevator

Book now from Booking.com
Book now from Agoda.com
 

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5. Because POP! Hotel is Identical with Cheap Price, There’s Nothing Wrong to Try Out That Colorful Hotel While You Are in Surabaya.

POP! Hotel Stasiun Kota, via agoda
POP! Hotel Stasiun Kota, via agoda

POP! Hotel has been famous as one of favorite budget hotels in Indonesia. Surabaya City itself has several POP! Hotels. One of them that oftenly get their rates down to super duper friendly to budget traveler’s pocket is POP! Hotel Stasiun Kota.

POP! Hotel Stasiun Kota, via agoda
POP! Hotel Stasiun Kota, via agoda

POP! Hotel Stasiun Kota is a rather new hotel in Surabaya. Officially started running on December 2015, this hotel has 160 rooms rated from around $18 per night. The hotel location is considered very strategic, as it is pretty close to Kota Station.

For you who visit Surabaya by train, could really consider to stay at this hotel. Its strategic location is also proved by its short distance to several popular spots in Surabaya, such as Pasar Atom Mall and ITC Surabaya, so you don’t need to worry about running out of activities if you want to explore around the hotel area.

The hotel atmosphere are more or less like this:

Lobby, via agoda
Lobby, via agoda
Hotel interior, via agoda
Hotel interior, via agoda
Hotel interior, via agoda
Hotel interior, via agoda
Hotel interior, via agoda
Hotel interior, via agoda
Meeting facilities, via agoda
Meeting facilities, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda
Restaurant, via agoda

And as for the room ambience, it’s not too different with other POP! Hotels. The rooms are dominated by the color white with major accents in light green and minor accents in other cheerful colors. There area 160 rooms in total at this hotel.

Room, via booking
Room, via booking
Room, via booking
Room, via booking

More detailed information regarding POP! Hotel Stasiun Kota can be viewed as below:

Address: Jalan Waspada 58, Surabaya 60161
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $18/night (weekdays, low season), Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, meeting room, 24-hour receptions

Book now from Booking.com
Book now from Agoda.com
 

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6. Looking for A Budget Accomodation Around Tunjungan Plaza? CitiHub Hotel @Sudirman Really Needs to be Considered.

CitiHub Hotel @Sudirman, via citihubhotels
CitiHub Hotel @Sudirman, via citihubhotels

It has been widely known that Tunjungan Plaza is the most popular shopping center in Surabaya. The neighborhood around is also famous as business district, so no wonder that there are many kinds of hotels scattered around.

Even so, budget travelers, if you are looking for an economical accomodation that is positioned not too far from Tunjungan Plaza, one of the hotels deserves to be considered is CitiHub Hotel @Sudirman.

Alright, actually the normal rates of this hotel are at least around $24. But, this 22-roomed hotel oftenly set their rates down to $18. Considering this hotel has a super strategic location, rates around that would feel very reasonable, wouldn’t it? Moreover, this hotel has several facilities to ease up their guests just in case they feel too lazy to get out of the hotel. One of those is the minimarket facility that sells various stuffs, starting from cold beverages to toiletries.

Images of atmosphere at CitiHub Hotel @Sudirman are about like this:

Lobby, via citihubhotels
Lobby, via citihubhotels
Front desk, via citihuhotels
Front desk, via citihuhotels
Mini market, via citihubhotels
Mini market, via citihubhotels
Mini market, via citihubhotels
Mini market, via citihubhotels

The rooms at this hotel are divied into 3 types: Standard, Deluxe, and Executive. Total there are 34 rooms that have been equipped with Wifi, AC, working desk, and TV. More or less, the room ambience would be like this:

Standard Room

Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels

Deluxe Room

Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels
Room Ambience, via citihubhotels

As an additional information, when staying at this hotel, don’t get surprised if they demand you to pay deposit of about $16 while checking-in. It is true that CitiHub Hotel @Sudirman are demanding deposit money from all of their guests. But don’t worry, as that money will be returned while checking out.

Address: Jalan Panglima Surabaya 70 II, Surabaya
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $19/night (weekdays, low season), Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, 24-hour receptions, business center, public lounge, shops, elevator, garden

Book now from Agoda.com 

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BONUS:

Below are some other recommendations of hotel with rates under $20 (weekdays, low season). Who knows maybe you can find a hotel that suits you better according to the rates, atmosphere, location, or even room availability on your desired date:

Sentosa Homestay, starting from around $18/night
Book now from Agoda.com

Homestay Kalijudan, starting from around $17/night
Book now from Booking.com
Book now from Agoda.com

Loxy Inn Surabaya, starting from around $17/night
Book now from Booking.com
Book now from Agoda.com

Hotel Paprica Dua, starting from around $16/night
Book now from Booking.com
Book now from Agoda.com

D’Best Homestay, starting from around $18/night
Book now from Agoda.com

Graha Ara Homestay, starting from around $17/night
Book now from Booking.com
Book now from Agoda.com

Soerabaja Place Guest House, starting from around $18/night
Book now from Agoda.com

 

For hotels with unique concepts in Surabaya, please stop by to this article:

Believe It or Not, These 5 Unique Hotels in Surabaya Are Less Than $32/Night. How Cool Is It!

 

Note:
Prices may change unexpectedly. Kindly Check Latest Rates to get the updates regarding the rates on your desired date.
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