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The Chocolate Five Star Hostel and Crew House

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

It would be a great place, if there would be someone who keeps an eye on the property. There is no staff in the morning, during the day and in the evening. People do whatever they want, you can not check-in or check-out because the staff is sleeping behind closed doors. Dirty yard.

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Thank Chris S
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I stayed at the Chocolate several times and I must say, if you are familiar with hostels then you will definitely like the Chocolate. It has a hostel vibe like the one I've experienced in Europe and South America. pretty cool spot for a few nights, lots of different people stay there, very diverse which is what you would expect... More 

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Thank Hans N
Gainesville, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The so called manager is a joke-customer service skills. When I asked for my deposit back, he said I had to wait till he went to the bank to get some cash-said he usually doesn't have give back the deposit because nobody asks!

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1 Thank gary m
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I walk into the welcome office and there was mud on the floor, where a baby was on the ground as well. As soon as I enter I knew it was going to be a long night. I saw a cockroach in the kitchen. There was a mix of furniture that look unclean. I did not feel safe talking with... More 

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seattle,Wa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My best friend and I (along with another people) waited OVER an hour after check-in time to get checked in. My friend and I ended up go some other place because the girl still wasnt there after being called multipule times. When we called her to cancel we asked if we could not pay the cancelation fee(because we did show... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The main thing was that I felt super unsafe. The people walking around at night are sketchy. The beds are horrible with springs poking in your back, but what bothered me the most was that the door didn't really close properly and there was a guy constantely knocking on my door. I slept alone in a room with 8 bunkbeds,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is not a five-star hostel, but it is a nice budget friendly hotel. Our stay wasn't the best, but it served its purpose. The one odd thing is that you may be sharing it with someone. Sharing a room with several bunks is one thing, but sharing an apartment style room with a stranger is another thing. Luckily we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

That's a horrible place! The location is good and the stuff was really friendly! But it was dirty! Especially the bath room! This hostel needs a better cleaning lady and the room would need more fresh air! It smelled so bad! We have to wash all our clothes because of the bad smell!!! I will never stay there again!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Do Not stay here. I booked over the phone not knowing it was more halfway house than hostel. I actually left 20 min after getting there, of course no refund as no one was in the office and I was told they wound't be in until noon the next day. I've stayed in many hostels, but for this one, I... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I'm having a hard time rating this place, so I'll tell you my story. I was coming into Ft Lauderdale on a Saturday night, and this place worked well with my nonexistent budget. Real horrorshow reviews, as you're no doubt aware (barring all of these 5-star reviews of a hostel from people who have only written TA reviews for this... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at the Chocolate Hostel and Crew House, Fort Lauderdale's nicest apartment style accommodations. We are the best choice to truly appreciate what Florida ,Fort Lauderdale, and Miami has to offer. We will be your little slice of paradise as you explore all of South Florida including South Beach and World famous Fort Lauderdale .Chocolate Five Star Hostel and Crew House is a wonderful place for tourists, travelers, and families. We provide superior large apartment style accommodations at affordable rates. We also cater to the budget minded hostel traveler offering private apartment style dorm rooms.The Chocolate Hostel and Crew House boasts 13 large apartment style suites, Each apartment is fully furnished with all the amenities of home. All of our apartments overlook the pool and the garden and are equipped with:-Central AC-Cable TV (some apartments have 60 Inch TVs)-Full kitchen with all utensils-Separate fully furnished living room-Hot water-Free High Speed wireless internet service and E-net ports-Free local phone calls-Pool and Garden View-Free Parking -Security Cameras -Daily Maid service -24 hour on site Manager These amenities will make your stay at the The Chocolate Hostel and Crew House as reasonable and relaxing as possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Chocolate Five Star Hostel and Crew House

Address: 506 SE 16th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2532
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $27 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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The Chocolate 5 Star Hostel And Crew House
The Chocolate Five Star Hostel And Crew House Hotel Fort Lauderdale
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