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The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ran to this hostel from one down the street and were so happy with the outcome. We showed up unannounced and they gave us our own room which was private! Due to our unannounced arrival we did end up in a pretty crappy room. The A/C was broken (it cooled the room, but was so noisy we had to... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

This hostel was one of 10+ throughout my stay in Costa Rica. It was $12/night and included a dorm room with AC, a great typical Costa Rican breakfast of rice and beans and even cheese, a pool, and a kitchenette. The people working the front desks were fellow travelers who made me and my boyfriend feel like family and happily... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I Enjoyed my stay ! And the service was excellent! I'll be back soon ! Everyone was friendly and super nice. The best place to stay at !! I recommend this hotel!! My family also enjoyed there stay ! They won't stop talking about it. I know we're definitely going back in July !

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Thank Jasonrap
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Disgusting! I just found we werent the only unhappy customers. We had the worst experience staying there. We really wasted our money, we cant say anything good about this place. The receptionists are volunteers and they were rude, making our staying really uncomfortable. They should change that or they are going to lose more potential customers. We dont remember her... More 

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Thank EstebanSantana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

It wasnt a 5 star hotel but it was oke. Very nice staffs. We had a private room with our own kitchen and badroom.The rooms are very big. It was the seconde hotel with TV since we have been in costa rica. The swimming pool was also clean. The only thing was that the curtain were too small and u... More 

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Thank Jane E
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I slept at this hostel for three nights and wouldn't recommend it. The matrasses are the worst I've slept on. You could feel the springs. My pillow smelled like someone else's sweat. I was there for four days and the bathroom wasn't cleaned once during my stay. Breakfast is rice with black beans and scrambled eggs. Price was $11,30 p.p.p.n.... More 

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Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We called directly to the Hostel to make a reservation then, they told us to do it online (Hostels.com), so, we did it, we paid the deposit that was requested. Here we are the day before, we called to make sure we have our reservation and they said no, sorry we don't have anything on your name. Sorry!. We called... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Decent for the price. Does its job. It has AC, pool, hammocks, and breakfast. Great for groups of people that want to sit the prices. Every room also has its own small kitchen and refrigerator. Also good for families to stay in one room. It's also nice to just lounge around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

I've passed only one night there, i met so many beautiful people on that day in the hostel. It is really beautiful and the ambiance is really relaxing. Feels really safe and for the price, 11 usd, including a typical breakfast, it is very good. The dorms were containing 8 beds in two opened rooms. It was the cheapest price... More 

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in the bunkhouse and in an apartment room at The Chocolate Hotel and I was thoroughly impressed with both. The front desk staff were marvelous. The accommodations were clean and I felt safe the entire time. Their breakfast and coffee were such an added bonus! I also really liked that The Chocolate Hotel wasn't right in the middle... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel

Address: Meters East Of Stella Restaurant 200, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $47 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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