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Pipe House Playa Grande

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Children's activities
Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Full-size fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Overview of Pipe House Playa Grande

Pipe House Playa Grande

2.5 star property
Beachfront capsule hotel with bar/lounge, near Tamarindo Beach
9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $68
Price available on 9/22/2023
Palm Beach Estates, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste, 50308
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Premium Double Room, Beachside (#9)

  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Premium Double Room, Beachside (#8)

  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Premium Double Room, Beachside (#3)

  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Premium Double Room, Beachside (#7)

  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Premium Double Room, Beachside (#4)

  • 36 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Premium Double Room, Beachside (#6)

  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Premium Double Room, Beachside (#5)

  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Premium Double Room, Beachside (#1)

  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Premium Double Room, Beachside (#2)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Conchal Beach - 36 min drive
  • Tamarindo Beach - 40 min drive
  • Playa Potrero - 34 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 42 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 43 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 97 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 166 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 113.2 miles/182.2 km
  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 118.2 miles/190.2 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Nari - 32 min drive
  • Tamaonda - 33 min drive
  • Patagonia Argentinian Grill & Restaurant - 33 min drive
  • Pico Bistro - 32 min drive
  • Agua Salada - 32 min drive

About this property

Pipe House Playa Grande

A great choice for a stay in Cabo Velas, Pipe House Playa Grande features an airport shuttle. You can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Blender
  • Mixer


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Cleaning supplies

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Pipe House Playa Grande Hostel
Pipe House Hostel
Pipe House Grande Capsule
Pipe House Playa Grande Cabo Velas
Pipe House Playa Grande Capsule hotel
Pipe House Playa Grande Capsule hotel Cabo Velas

Frequently asked questions

Does Pipe House Playa Grande offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Pipe House Playa Grande does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Pipe House Playa Grande?
As of Sep 21, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Pipe House Playa Grande on Sep 22, 2023 start from $68, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Pipe House Playa Grande?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Pipe House Playa Grande?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Pipe House Playa Grande?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Pipe House Playa Grande.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Pipe House Playa Grande?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Pipe House Playa Grande?
You can check in from 1 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Pipe House Playa Grande?
No, this capsule hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (4.1 mi) is nearby.
What is there to do at Pipe House Playa Grande and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like fishing and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Pipe House Playa Grande like?
Pipe House Playa Grande is located a short 15-minute walk from Grande Beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

The Pipe House was great. Best fit for young travelers looking for a youth hostel type environment. Hip place. We didn’t sleep very well in the tubes but we’re likely spoiled by bug beds and room to spread out. We felt very safe there and would definitely suggest to youthful travelers.
Jonah, 1-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place..:.the pipes are a unique concept. The beds are very comfortable and the pipes are air conditioned. The breakfast is cooked in front of you and is delicious the cooks even make homemade tortillas right there. The beach is amazing it is so peaceful and quiet (if you want a busy more resort fill you can take the water taxi over to Tamarindo) There are beautiful shells all over this beach and the sand is amazing. Phillipe the owner provided surf lessons right in-front of the property for a fee…my daughter had a surf lesson and it was excellent! Definitely a wonderful place to stay in a amazing location with the nicest people. As other have described it feels like a boutique hotel…
Michelle, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Such a unique experience! Pipehouse feels like a home away from home. It’s very intimate and amazing access to the beach! Tamarindo is only a 10-15 minute walk away which gives you perfect balance of bustling crowds and your own quiet paradise. The Staff are lovely and the owner is extremely helpful and accommodating. Absolutely will be coming back!
Shelby, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We stumbled upon this place online after not being able to find accomodation in Tamarindo and I am so happy about that and I cannot say enough great things. Felipe the owner is so friendly and helpful, the staff as well. Breakfast is included - simple but good. The Pipes are more spacious then they look and all have a/c. The vibe is friendly and low key. There is a gym, hammocks and is a 1 min walk to the beach. You are close enough that you can hear the waves crashing on the beach when you are in bed at night. You can take surf lessons or just hire a board for $10. There is a couple amazing restaurants close by and a small market. Just a short walk down the beach and you can take a $2 water taxi accross the estuary to Tamarindo. The ferry stops running at 5 so make sure you are back or you have to take a cab (45min drive) to get back here. The beach here is so quiet compared to Tamarindo and you can swim safely. I would definitely recommend staying
Jamie, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect spot if your looking to surf and hang out on the beach. Close enough to Tamarindo if you need access to certain things but far enough from the crowds. Staff was friendly, grounds were clean and breakfast was great!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nicolas, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Overall great experience
kristina, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Steven, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Unique stay
Very unique place with a feel between boutique and hostel. The location is amazing right on a quiet section of Playa Grande, which has better surf and less people and noise than nearby Tamarindo. Very friendly and helpful host. There is a kitchen you can use to prepare meals, a spacious covered area to relax, a gym area with weights and yoga mats, and a beautiful courtyard with hammocks. The parking is safe and behind a coded gate. Great cafe nearby with great happy hour specials.
Tiffany, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Pipehouse is a gem. Such a quaint spot with a great vibe. The pipes are so cozy and the atmosphere is amazing. A great communal spot to relax in and meet new people. The kitchen is stocked with lots of supplies to cook a meal if you want to. The beach is steps away. Filipe and family are very inviting and make your stay the best. I would highly recommend.
Lorraine, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review