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The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel Reviews

200 m east of Pasatiempo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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53 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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Didn't even stay the night. When I showed up they had no record of my reservation and the guy at the desk tried to tell me they were charging $22.50/night until I showed him my email confirmation for $16. The dorm was dark, dingy, and filthy. The guys staying there said the maid hadn't been in once in the 4 days they'd been there to even so much as take out the bags of garbage that were piled in the corner. I walked out half an hour later, got my money back, and went somewhere else.


My experience with hostel 1-The credit card machine did not work 2- he manager got on the phone and demanded I pay cash 3-They refused to use the deposit I paid on hostelworld.com…manager said it was not her problem…now I have to file a dispute on my credit card to get it back 4-I spent 2 hours getting cash at bank 5-Room had broken windows, loud dripping shower, barely functioning toilette 6-The room was “rustic” = crappy 7-Every night was loud music late at night 8-Worst hostel in area

  • 8th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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