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Chocolat Hostel

850 West End Avenue, New York City, NY 10025
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Chocolat Hostel
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Halmstad, Sweden
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

We were staying there for 9 days because it was cheap! And we did not dislike it! The staff was horrible, they didn´t even look you in the eyes when you were talking to them. the rooms wasn´t that good but you get what you pay for! The locaion was really great, close to the subway, close to a nice... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

Arrived at the hostel and was told nothing. The girl on the desk was really unfriendly. Told me my room was on the 2nd floor and nothing else. Didn't tell me about the TV room in the basement - took me two days to find out it was there. Got to my room and it was a smallish room with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

Just arrived after a long flight from the uk!! Very ignorant staff!! Place smells!! Full of creepy people!! Room disgusting!! No tv or sink or plug, stains on the walls, dirty bedding!! Burst into tests and wishing I was on next flight home!! Awful awful!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

The Romanian guy at the front desk was incredibly rude, the rooms filthy and roaches running freely. Bathrooms were smelly and filthy as well. Stay away from this creepy dive. They prey on foreigners who are vulnerable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

You should know what you are in for if you make a reservation at a hostel. Don't expect fancy shmancy. Don't expect clean. Don't expect red carpets. Chocotat's location can't be beat and for the price this is the place to stay. Workers are friendly enough and somewhat helpful. Place is in need of a SUPER cleaning; doesn't seem that... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

First off...I booked this room on hotels.com (incredibly crappy organization) for about $100. When I saw the room, I about s*at myself. I wasn't expecting much, but yes, this was nothing like what was depicted on the hotels.com website. No TV, no furniture, no towels...just a rickety metal bunk bed with a pad that was supposed to be a mattress... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

Having never been to prison-I hope that my stay at Chocolat Hostel is as close as I ever get. The room -a single, included a medal bunk bed, had a bare light bulb on the ceiling and NOTHING else in the room. The bath was down the hall-forget about clean, I never risked taking a shower-the tub had at least... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

We stayed here over the holidays. OUr family includes two small children and we were all quiet pleased. We are a conventional firmly upper middle class family who are not scared off by sparse amenities or less than stunning rooms. That said, we know when to say when and I was very concerned about many reviews I had read and... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2010

I stayed here for one week in October with my friend, who stayed in the hostel in May 2010, so the hostel was recommended initially by her. We had no problems checking in, the room was basic, but it had a bed and there were bathroom facilities so that's all I cared about. I found the bed very comfortable, temperature... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2010

Dirty and always smelled like pot. Employee was rude and dishonest.

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