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.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
14/05/2017 15/05/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel

    Meters East Of Stella Restaurant 200, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    Save
    May 14
    May 15
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (44)
    Pool & Beach (10)
    Room & Suite (7)
    La Botella de Leche
    255 reviews
    #1 of 78 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
     
    La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp
    143 reviews
    #17 of 78 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
     
    Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp
    210 reviews
    #16 of 78 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
     
    Tamarindo Hostel Resort
    220 reviews
    #6 of 78 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
     
    Overview

    • Excellent53%
    • Very good20%
    • Average9%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible11%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Beachfront
    Bar/Lounge
    All hotel details
    {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
    La Botella de Leche
    255 reviews
    #1 of 78 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
     
    La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp
    143 reviews
    #17 of 78 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
     
    Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp
    210 reviews
    #16 of 78 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
     
    Tamarindo Hostel Resort
    220 reviews
    #6 of 78 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
     
    Rooms
    14 May15 May
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view 0 other deal from
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Tamarindo hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "2bff3668d58747939d0eda4b1cdd03ee", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":618708,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":14,"month":5,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":15,"month":5,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"2bff3668d58747939d0eda4b1cdd03ee","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"The Chocolate Hotel and 5 Star Hostel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjJiZmYzNjY4ZDU4NzQ3OTM5ZDBlZGE0YjFjZGQwM2VlIiwiQUlLIjoiYWZhZmFjNzU1MTA3NGE1ZGFkNGFiMjI1MTNmZmU5NjEifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "14/05/2017", "checkOut": "15/05/2017", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/hotels\/sherpa-TA.png\"\/>"}
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    Reviewed 16 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

    Helpful?
    Reviewed 4 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

    Helpful?
    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

    Helpful?
    Reviewed 2 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

    Helpful?
    Reviewed 17 April 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...More

    Helpful?
    La Botella de Leche
    255 reviews
    #1 of 78 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
     
    La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp
    143 reviews
    #17 of 78 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
     
    Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp
    210 reviews
    #16 of 78 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
     
    Tamarindo Hostel Resort
    220 reviews
    #6 of 78 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
     
    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
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
    Photos
    Traveller (44)
    Pool & Beach (10)
    Room & Suite (7)
    Dining (1)
    Nearby
    Nearby Hotels
    La Ramona Charming Hotel
    24 reviews
    .17 km away
     
    Hotel Paraje del Diria
    10 reviews
    .53 km away
     
    Hotel Arco Iris
    550 reviews
    .21 km away
     
    Hotel Nahua
    170 reviews
    .31 km away
     
    Jardin del Eden boutique hotel
    97 reviews
    .53 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    La Bodega
    522 reviews
    .28 km away
    Cafe Tico Tamarindo
    424 reviews
    .44 km away
    Shrimp Hole
    373 reviews
    .45 km away
    Seasons by Shlomy
    1,158 reviews
    .21 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Snapper Surf School
    32 reviews
    .54 km away
    Kingpin Sportfishing
    127 reviews
    .50 km away
    Tamarindo Farmers Market
    81 reviews
    .42 km away
    Casino Diria
    121 reviews
    .58 km away
    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Bill B
    have you fixed the screens in the bath's dorm? Zika virus lives outside the protective screens.. also the dorm door will not close. This was 8 months ago when I was there.. I requested a reply on this over 8 months ago i'm coming back but will not stay at you place until you take care of the problems.
    29 September 2016|
    What is your answer?
    Posting guidelines
    Submit
    Bill B
    When does your low season end? and the dorm price for low season.
    10 January 2016|
    What is your answer?
    Posting guidelines
    Submit
    Bill B
    Jessie, did you fix the dorm rooms bathroom screens to keep out the mosquitoes. They are rotted and open to these guys. I had over 50 bites last time I stayed. Also the door to the dorm would not close. Scorpions love to come in and sleep with the guests as well as spiders and other creatures of the night. Let me know when it is fixed. I would like to come back and say hi. Bill
    10 January 2016|
    What is your answer?
    Posting guidelines
    Submit
    Room Tips
    "The top rooms are a little more expensive, but the private balcony is worth it!!"
    Read review
    "The rooms are large and it s possible to be 4 adults! Great value if traveling in a group!"
    Read review
    "Ask for a 2nd level suite to make use of the large patio overlooking the pool"
    Read review
    "Do not stay at this dump!"
    Read review