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The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel

200 meters east of Stella Restaurant, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

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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Savannah, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Victoria, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I have been trying to stay here for a couple trips to Tamarindo & was finally able to connect my stay with their availability. This is not a large property and they seem to be booked all the time. My patience was rewarded. This is a delightful place just a wee bit off the beaten path. The pool and reception... More

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I arrived late sunday night from an extremely long day of travel. All I wanted was a cheap accommodations that could provided me with a with a quiet comfortable bed and cold beer. The first hostel that was recommended to me seemed to have all but shutdown all there services for slow season. The Chocolate has provided me with all... More

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Granada, Nicaragua
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The room was large, tastefully laid out and it had a kitchen which was great: unfortunately most of the pots / dishes were missing and there was no propane / matches (rending the hotplate useless.) The beds were clean BUT I did cut my toe on a piece of glass that housekeeping had missed. The staff was supper friendly but... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The room was very spacious and clean! Every room had a hammock on the outside porch and the outside area was beautiful. It was a bit of a walk from the beach, but it has a pool. The staff was very friendly and played great reggae music! Very chill place to stay.

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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I had the most amazing time here! Clean, cheap, absolutely gorgeous, not to mention the awesome staff! I was there for almost 2 weeks and this place was so nice that some days and nights i just stayed in and relaxed on the hammock and swam in the pool. Everyone there is just so friendly and wants to have a... More

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Bronx, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Chocolate Hotel is off the main path in Tamarindo, but that means you're not overpaying but still getting great amenities. The hotel is simple but clean, the rooms are huge, definitely more space than what I needed as a solo traveler. There was A/C, a TV, and private bathrooms as well as a kitchen and outdoor eating/hammock area. It's a... More

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Additional Information about The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel

Also Known As:
The Chocolate Hotel And 5 Star Tamarindo
The Chocolate Hotel And 5 Star
Address: 200 meters east of Stella Restaurant, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 46 Specialty lodging in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel is the best choice for great accommodations in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Our comfortable rooms are fully furnished and contain equipped kitchens, bathrooms with hot water, AC, cable TV, wifi and patios with hammocks facing a well maintained pool and tropical garden. Along with 24 hour security and daily maid service, The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel can assist you with tour and shuttle information as well as inform you about discounts around town and special points of interest. We are only a 5 minute walk to the city center and beach. Why rent a room when you can have an apartment? ... more   less 
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