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The Round House

La Pintada | in between the hot spring and canyon, on the Rio Dulce, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
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Ranked #1 of 10 Livingston B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

After having spent a stressful week in Antigua (without passports as they were stolen) Rio Dulce and more specifically The Roundhouse was THE perfect location to unwind. As it's name suggests the hotel is a 2 storey, spacious tree house like structure set only metres back from the peaceful river. the wide open spaces afford privacy and most of all... More

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Utila, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I stayed at the Roundhouse for just 3 days and I wish I could have stayed longer. Pretty sure I'll be back in the December time frame for a much longer stay. The owners Chris and Dani are great fun to be around and talk to. They provide a great atmosphere. On top of the owners being awesome the Roundhouse... More

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munich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

What a great place - you just wish you would not have to leave. A perfect place to relax - hammocks close by the river, excellent food, wonderful tropic surrounding, great people (including owners, staff and long-time-visitors :-) - there is nothing else you need. In fact, the food is one of the best we had in central america so... More

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Bergkamen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Yes, you can settle back and stop looking for a hostal right now! The Roundhouse is definitely the nicest place to stay around Livingston and Rio Dulce...and for sure in my top 5 of all central america. The food is absolutely amazing and acually too much for the price you pay, the beds are very comfortable, it's perfect for going... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Great, relaxing atmosphere. Surrounded by nature. Dani and Chris were fantastic to chat too and very knowledgeable about all of Central America. Take the kayaks for a paddle to the hot springs (only 50Q for a double)! We stayed in the dorms and it was spacious, clean and cheap!

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Antigua, Guatemala
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I only had time for two nights at The Round House or I would happily have stayed weeks. Dani and Chris could not have been more welcoming, fun, and hospitable hosts from our first meeting, and the hotel itself is something not to be missed. Built into the jungle, The Round House feels like part of its natural surroundings, and... More

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Leon, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

It starts with a boat trip up the river that will be the highlight of your day - the jungle rising out of the river on both sides, dwarfing the boat, is spectacular and not to be missed. And then you arrive at the Round House. It's a funky space designed to welcome nature and blend with the natural environment.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Round House while visiting Guatemala and it was an amazing experience. When we first arrived at the Rio Dulce dock, Chris was already waiting for us with his boat to drive us to the hostel. Once we arrived at the hostel, we immediately fell in love with this place. Their private dock with... More

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Kemah, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Based on a recommendation (thanks Stuart at Casa Nostra restaurant in Livingston) and a quick glance at TA I made arrangements for a night visit to the jungle lodge on the Rio Dulce. Chris, the proprietor met me at my hotel and with a fellow traveler we boarded his panga and headed upriver. A nights say ended up as three... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

This was the first hostel that I stayed in during my 3 week trip in Guatemala. I was a bit worried because this was my first hostel stay and I solely decided to stay because of a random reference I received on a travel forum. I was also second guessing my decision to commit 5 nights to a hostel that... More

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Address: La Pintada | in between the hot spring and canyon, on the Rio Dulce, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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 
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