We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Vibe!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Vibe!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I arrived late sunday night from an extremely long day of travel. All I wanted was a cheap accommodations that could provided me with a with a quiet comfortable bed and cold beer. The first hostel that was recommended to me seemed to have all but shutdown all there services for slow season. The Chocolate has provided me with all that I have asked and more for a good rate. There reception personal give the place a great vibe and really make u feel welcome!! Highly recommend the stay here and plan on coming back on my next surf adventure in Tamarindo!! Thanks Guys!! Cheers!!

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
Helpful?
Thank CHLodge
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

155 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    82
    32
    14
    9
    18
See reviews for
13
34
23
3
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Yellowknife, Canada
Level Contributor
226 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

The room was large, tastefully laid out and it had a kitchen which was great: unfortunately most of the pots / dishes were missing and there was no propane / matches (rending the hotplate useless.)
The beds were clean BUT I did cut my toe on a piece of glass that housekeeping had missed.
The staff was supper friendly but sometimes distracted.
This Hostel is a good value for what you get in Tamarindo. I would expect this to be a party hostel during the high season.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Kris J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
13 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2013

The room was very spacious and clean! Every room had a hammock on the outside porch and the outside area was beautiful. It was a bit of a walk from the beach, but it has a pool. The staff was very friendly and played great reggae music! Very chill place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank quebonitaesestavida
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2013

I had the most amazing time here! Clean, cheap, absolutely gorgeous, not to mention the awesome staff! I was there for almost 2 weeks and this place was so nice that some days and nights i just stayed in and relaxed on the hammock and swam in the pool. Everyone there is just so friendly and wants to have a good time. I've made so many friends there!

Ive never been to a place with better service. Tito has really out done himself. He was super helpful with everything and made sure our needs were met, such a nice guy.

I would recommend this place to everyone... I can't wait to come here again! I got one word for this place..... PARADISE!

Chocolate is the best!!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Melissa B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bronx, New York, United States
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Chocolate Hotel is off the main path in Tamarindo, but that means you're not overpaying but still getting great amenities. The hotel is simple but clean, the rooms are huge, definitely more space than what I needed as a solo traveler. There was A/C, a TV, and private bathrooms as well as a kitchen and outdoor eating/hammock area. It's a short walk to the beach, a great way to see Tamarindo! The staff was helpful and even let me know when there were monkeys in the area for me to see!

Room Tip: Any of the rooms are great - mine was near the front entrance, so I heard people coming in and out...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Emily W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Luis Obispo, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We had an incredible time at the Chocolate Hotel. Our private room was more than we anticipated - at $42/night, we have a private bath AND our own kitchenette along with a TV, AC and a ton of space. Also, we stayed in the room below the AC dorm and couldn't even hear footsteps below - it was so quiet and peaceful here. We spent a ton of time out on own private porch, equipped with a hammock and little sitting couch with table. The pool area is a great place to relax and get out of the sun for a bit. They also have free wifi and coffee in the morning.

We ended up staying an extra night because it was so peaceful and nice. The staff was very friendly and helped us arrange all our transportation, along with some good travel tips. Tito was especially informative in helping us plan our itinerary.

As far as location goes, its about a 5-minute walk to the Super Compro and a 10-minute walk to the beach. This hotel definitely made our Tamarindo experience. Would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank cmstoffel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Had an amazing stay at hostel Chocolate!
The staff was very nice and helpful!
Carlos at the front desk helped me plan my itinerary and book shuttles!
He's a very nice guy!
I totally recommend this amazing place!
Awesome place, nice pool, great crowd!
A++

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Drmaxlav
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Tamarindo hotels
0.2 mi away
La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp
0.1 mi away
La Botella de Leche Hostel
La Botella de Leche Hostel
#1 of 75 in Tamarindo
272 reviews
0.4 mi away
Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Tamarindo Hostel Resort
Tamarindo Hostel Resort
#6 of 75 in Tamarindo
222 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hotel Flores
Hotel Flores
#15 of 47 in Tamarindo
102 reviews
0.3 mi away
Pura Vida MINI Hostel
Pura Vida MINI Hostel
#8 of 75 in Tamarindo
172 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel

Property: The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel
Address: Meters East Of Stella Restaurant 200, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 75 Speciality Lodging in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and HostelWorld so you can book your The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Chocolate Hotel And 5 Star Tamarindo

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing