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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 2 days ago
mariefrance512 Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The private rooms are clean, the air is fresh, the pool is a great feature, and the staff is really friendly, always there to help you and give you recommendations on nearby restaurants/activities, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are nice, clean and very specious, fully equipped with a small kitchen, ac, warm water and a swimming pool. The girl that works there is really nice and funny, she was really helpful and always with a smile. Very nice place to stay and VERY decent price. The whole area is really expensive, this place offered a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Chocolate is definitely a level above other hostels in the area, perfect if you are looking for somewhere less expensive than the hotels in the area but still much nicer than the average hostel. Friendly, helpful staff; very clean, and relaxing environment. Pool is awesome. Would recommend to younger travelers or families and adults.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I went with a tour group and this place was a top hostel of the trip. Large rooms, comfortable for 5. AC, balcony, good wifi, fridge, very clean. Pool was small but clean. Fruit for breakfast and free coffee. Close to the main road. Definetly recommended for others!!

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I stayed there for a week with my boyfriend and we had a great stay : We liked : - the balcony with a hammock, a couch and a table with chairs. - the pool : it isn't big but it's a small hotel of 9 rooms only! So never crowded! - all the rooms have a kitchen, Tamarindo isn't... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 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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