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6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Playa Grande, Province of Guanacaste

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lakeharri...
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“My daughters favorite accommodation in all Costa Rica!”
Reviewed January 6, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We stayed in 3 pipes for our family of 5. We slept like babies! You can't hear anything outside of the pipes and the a/c in the pipe worked great. We loved the vibe here..very open layout with tons of common space. My son played on the slack line (like a tightrope) and my daughter hung out on the hammock. We cooked breakfast in the morning and all the amenities were there. We ate dinner at Bula Bula and it's a 2 minute drive away and we loved it! My kids just wanted to hang around the Pipe House and not even hang out on the beach! Would definitely stay here again. Filipe was also super helpful with finding it..just ask him for the GPS coordinates and it will lead you right to it! (good luck finding it without them!)

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Management Response
Jan 7, 2017
Thank you so much!! I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the PipeHouse! Hope to see you again! Pura vida!
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Cyrwheel
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Wonderful Place, Awesome Owner , great nature”
Reviewed December 5, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Wonderful! Pipe Houses are cute , lovely , great experience.The owner, Felipe is a great great soul, humble, friendly and sincere ; helped a lot and so lucky to met him. Pipe House are located in a beautiful Natural Beach ,Playa Grande , stunning sun-sets and awesome beach and Ocean, perfect for surf lovers as well. Taco and Blanquita were cute friendly dogs of the house which fill your heart. Beach is perfect,miles of beach with best sun-sets ever, every evening it was a different cloud sunset show ! You can 3-4 min walk to boats at the beach-river to pass Tamarindo(1$ or 500colones,which is nothing) , boat pass is like 20 seconds!! . So many thing to do; Ask Felipe for kayaking at river, it was relaxing, nice; he also recommends lots of activities... If you are going to learn surfing ask for Marcos from YouareCostarica . Pipe Houses are great experience, lovely people, one of my best decision. So happy to be there,Everything was just perfect and will always remember and will be back with my nephews for sure . As they say all the time : Pura Vida( Pure Life) ☺️

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Rallie_b
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3 reviews
“SO lucky to have found this place”
Reviewed October 6, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This place, and especially Felipe, deserve more than 5 stars! Long story short, my husband and I got lost on the beach at night (I know, so smart) and happened to have the best luck ever by wandering up to The Pipe House. Although we didn't actually stay here, Felipe made what was a really frightening experience so much better. He was immediately so welcoming and hospitable, offering us information about where we were and what to do. He sat and talked with us while we were waiting on our ride to come pick us up, and we got to know a little more about him and his vision for his awesome hostel. I can't brag on him enough or fully explain how thankful we are for his generosity. We would revisit Costa Rica just to stay at The Pipe House and see Felipe again!

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Michael K
Bentonville, Arkansas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“AMAZING Beach and Excellent Vibes ”
Reviewed September 2, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Traveling with my wife for a getaway trip.. We stayed in the Pipe house for 4 nights. First, you could not find a nicer host. Felipe always has a smile on his face and an incredible attitude.. He genuinely creates the Pipehouse Vibe!
Highly recommend Playa Grande versus Tamarindo... Relaxing, Quiet, and much less tourists but close enough to visit Tamarindo If your looking to check it out...

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Relaxing
Quiet
Less Tourists
Private

Pro Tip - Have Transportation - Pipe house is perfect with a car or bike but can be challenging without..Also check out La Huerta - Best food I've had in a long time and very reasonably priced. Lastly
find Marcos at Youarecostarica and get you a surf lesson. Well worth it!

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HareKrish...
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“paradise beach”
Reviewed March 31, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

this place is fantastic!

felipe is a wonderful host. he is super friendly and you can tell he really loves sharing his little slice of paradise with his guests.

the kitchen provided everything you'd need to make home cooked meals and everything was always clean and tidy.

there are lots of places to relax on the property (hammocks, dining room table, lounge chairs, etc) so it's easy to find private space if you need some quite time.

this place is perfect if you are looking to get away from it all. the sunsets are epic! as are the waves. nature abounds here and we saw lots of monkeys, birds, and even some salt water crocodiles in the estuary. there is a market and even a few restaurants within walking distance. if you need more action, you can easily cross the channel via water taxi to get to tamarindo.

yes the pipes are small but they are super efficient and the A/C works great! we fit our suitcases under the bed and there's plenty of shelf space on one side of the bed. the bathrooms are modern and clean. there are also clothes lines to hang your clothes.

keep in mind, this place it at the end of the line! keep on driving...you'll get there! we only noticed one sign (the very last right hand turn). but the remoteness is what makes this place so magical.

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Liked best: proximity to the beach
Liked least: we happened to be there during a heat wave (95º!)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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joe_sm1
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“AMAZING stay! Best hostel in Central America”
Reviewed March 21, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We absolutely loved our stay in the pipehouse! We were definitely sad to leave! Felipe is such a great guy and really made the hostel such a fun place to stay. He even drove us to a fiesta in the town and back at night! Really makes you feel like one of his friends! The amenities were the best we had experienced in a month and half of travelling through Central America. Very modern and always kept so clean. The beach is literally a few steps from the hostel, I have never stayed that close to the beach before. A beach that is pretty much private as there was barely anyone on it when we were there. The pipes are so comfortably and the AC was amazing! The pipes are surprisingly big inside, we never felt cramped. Would definitely go back there again!!!

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Sarah R
Victoria, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A creative, relaxing oasis!”
Reviewed March 1, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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The owner, Filipe was SO friendly and accommodating. You could tell he was very well liked in the community and genuinely wanted his guests to enjoy their stay. Honestly, so far he's been our warmest welcome in all of Costa Rica. We thought the concrete tubes were so neat, they turn into glorious little ice boxes with the the A/C which was a welcome repreive from the heat but perhaps not everyone would appreciate the tight quarters. The communal kitchen and outdoor living space was perfect for us, kitchen was well stocked. The bathrooms were clean and had a modern flare. The only downside we noticed were that the beds were not very comfortable, the thin mattresses were sagged in the middle on top of wood slats. This place is a hidden gem quite a ways from the main road so I'drecommend having a car to get here as it also isn't very close to amenities.

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Liked best: Friendly host, clean
Liked least: Poor mattresses
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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