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The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel

200 meters east of Stella Restaurant, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean and nice accommodations. Pool and hammocks are great for lounging around. Extremely nice people who work here. They've got cheap water and beer at the front desk. Couldn't have asked for more!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Well, the pics show things other than the reality and it's just ok.. for the prize and everything we had a good time. Well, concerning the pool it's a tiny pool but it's ok. The rooms are ok but we got some things that were wrong. 1st the rooms have "strong boxes" that cannot be used, it's just "decoration" and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stayed at Chocolate for 7 nights and had a very pleasing experience. Staff was great, rooms are comfortable and all have AC (huuuuuge bonus as many hostels don't have AC.) Tito the manager is the man! He will help you with whatever you need. I wouldn't stay anywhere else next time I come to tamarindo. They have a sister hostel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The staff at The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel is unbeatable! They were extremely friendly and very helpful during my stay. My 2 friends and I stayed in one of their AC suites with a large patio which overlooked the pool. The room was very spacious, with a full kitchen, comfortable beds, and a large bathroom with a hot... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Pictures are very deceiving. We booked for 7 nights but only stayed 3 because we couldn't wait to get the hell out of that place. It was the worst hotel/hostel experience I've ever had in my life. Here are the cons: no soap, no towels, no hot water, very dirty, front wood door had gaps and all mosquitoes were getting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I loved my time in Tamarindo this time more than ever! I stayed at Chocolate Hotel & Hostel and had a great time with two kids! It is the perfect place when you are looking for friendly, trustable and chill out service. The Staff are so nice and always willing to help, the swimming pool was a plus for my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Overall it was a pretty good hostel. Location was within walking distance to main town area. Beds were clean, but definitely wouldn't call it 5 star more like 3. Expensive to do washing! But service was good friendly and helpful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Not sure why it's named 5 Star? It is slightly better than you standard backpacker hostel but still a little rough around the edges. The room was large, included a kitchen and was clean. But the bathroom had a dirty and cold shower. It was decent for the price.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights, rooms were great for value! Jessie was awesome she answered all our questions about the area and helped arrange a private transfer to take us to some local beaches. Maria and Agustin who also work at the hotel were our guides for the afternoon. We stayed at one of the beaches until after sunset.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The walk may be a few minutes in the other direction that the beach is, but the price is perfect for this property. The rooms are large and we had a balcony with a hammock. Better than expected. Large decent local restaurant very near.

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