About this listing
Located center of East Surabaya. Close to Campus, Mall, tourist attractions, airport and other amenities. Complete with Swimming pool, Gym, Sport center, shopping centers, Offices, Restaurant etc.. It is suitable for a place to rest.
Three days after my booking was finalized, Iwan contacted me asking if I could come days earlier because he wanted to leave for another island ( and would not return for the duration of my trip). He also kept asking me when air bnb would pay him. These should have been sufficient warning signs and I should have cancelled my booking while I still had the time and money to find a replacement. I arrive in Jakarta 2 months later (with zero communication from Iwan) only to be told 2 days before my arrival in Surabaya that there was a problem with the apartment and that I would be staying in his friend's apartment instead. As a student traveling on a research stipend, I knew that I would be unable to afford paying for a new place while waiting for a refund, if any, so I agreed. So this is all to say I can't actually review " The Young Modern Apartment". The studio I stayed in was nice, although I had to pay for bed sheets,towels, cleaning supplies, and I had to coordinate the wifi and cable instillation . The cost to use the gym and pool is not included in the rental cost. You have to pay extra for those listed ammenties. The building itself is in a great central location, with awesome employees, plenty of taxies, a convenience store, and a " food court" with some delicious and cheap options. The pool area offers a pleasant outdoor dining option with cool breezes during the heat of the day. After clarifying that I would NOT be paying any additional fees not listed in the original booking Iwan proved to be a pleasant, though highly inexperienced, host. It also bears noting that if you have no working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia, this might not be the place for you.