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    The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel

    Meters East Of Stella Restaurant 200, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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    27/8/2017 28/8/2017
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    Overview
    • Excellent55%
    • Very good20%
    • Average9%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible11%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
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    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Pets Allowed
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    1 - 5 of 103 reviews

    Reviewed 7 May 2017

    Located literally 5 minutes to the beach, stores, main street, good pool, room has all that you need. Had some issues that I won't mention cuz I think they were also out of their hands but overall very good.

    Thank Migumari
    Reviewed 15 December 2016

    was a nice hostel to stay in for 55 us a night. Clean rooms and full kitchen with a fridge was nice. Definitely a hostel so dont expect the ritz but you shouldn't for the price. Definitely pack a lot of bug spray as we...More

    Thank Jordan H
    Reviewed 3 August 2016 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....More

    Thank Shayna M
    Reviewed 1 July 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...More

    Thank Dara D
    Reviewed 1 June 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....More

    Thank Jasonrap
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$15 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Tamarindo
    • Also Known As
    • The Chocolate Hotel And 5 Star Tamarindo
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    Hotel & Grounds (29)
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    Room Tips
    "The top rooms are a little more expensive, but the private balcony is worth it!!"
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    "The rooms are large and it s possible to be 4 adults! Great value if traveling in a group!"
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    "Ask for a 2nd level suite to make use of the large patio overlooking the pool"
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