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The Round House Hostel

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Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

The roundhouse has a fantastic location on the river, making it a great base to explore the Rio Dolce from (by kayak, which you can hire for 30q per person per day). The accommodation is pleasant, but very open, so not ideal if you are squeamish about bugs and the like. The family style meals were nice and generous, and...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 30 May 2015

To me, Round House is, by itself, the reason to stay in the Rio Dulce area. I can see why people stay longer than they thought they would. It's just pleasant, quiet, simple, well-managed, well-designed. You can actually take a nap in a hammock here without feeling like you're missing anything. You're not missing anything. You're supposed to take a...

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St Denis, La Reunion
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

This place is perfectly isolated for those who want to take it easy for a few days. It's a 2 hour boat ride from Rio Dulce and about 20 minutes from Livingston. If you book in advance they can pick you up so it's cheaper than the public boat. The hostel is cute and built on several floors, the dorm...

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Belgium
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We planned to stay only 1 night at The Round House, but we ended up staying for 11 days there. Chris and Dani made this place a home for travellers who love jungle, river, birds and whistling insects, and of course the Eco-life style. I very much enjoyed my daily chilling time at the dock, watching different boats come and...

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Clam Lake, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 18 March 2015

My stay there was very relaxed and I was surprised and interested to see how native folks came and went along the river. The owners and staff were always a step ahead of me if I needed anything. There was no waiting. Excellent food and cleanliness in a beautiful setting.

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 20 February 2015

The hostel was clean, beds comfortable and the evening meals delicious. The location is serene and with the exception of the hostel there is nothing else there. The service was OK, I did not like having smoke blown in my face by bar staff however. My biggest complaint is that being in such a remote location the only way to...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Stayed as a couple at this hostel for 3 nights spanning New Year's Eve. Rain or shine had a fun time. The owner, volunteer workers, and other guests are mostly alternative types, and really interesting / fun / friendly people. Did nothing but relax, eat, drink, visit the local area, and hang out in this jungle escape. ps. Also stayed...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2015

danni and Chris were very welcoming. Rustic accommodation, no frills but nicely done and a bang for your buck in a dorm room. Massive communal dinners and just a good laugh. Would definitely go back and also recommend.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2015

The Round House is exactly that - one large round house, with the common area/bar/kitchen on the main level, and the private rooms upstairs. The dorm room is a loft above the private rooms - you can hear most things through the walls/ceiling. The rooms are also a little dim - the Round House being solar powered there aren't a...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

We can't understand the 5 star review: although the hostel in itself was nice, the vibe was a bit awkward mostly caused by the owners. The owners seem to fight each other. One shared his court battle over another hostel and didn't liked his guests at all. We shared this feeling with another couple we were traveling with, and moved...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Roundhouse is a social place with family-style dinners. We're located right on the beautiful Rio Dulce in the rain forest. The canyon, caves and hot springs are all nearby. Swim, hike, kayak, sunbathe or just take a hammock and watch the river life. We've got a great book exchange and enough hammocks to read. Or if you're up for a drink: there is also a well-stocked (Tequila!) bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Round House Hostel

Address: | Aldea Piedra Pintada, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Price Range: $22 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Quiet rooms, very comfortable. Both the dorms and the private rooms are great options.”
Wado87, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“privates and dorms are basically the same price if you are a couple”
373sophiem, 2 Jun 2014 | Read review
“I didn't stay in the private rooms but they looked fine. The dorm area is super neat. The whole round house idea is great. I like it.”
fpmadden, 18 May 2014 | Read review
“The private rooms are a great deal!”
International_Mel, 13 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Private rooms are sweet. Dorms are wide and spread apart.”
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