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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 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... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

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... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. The owners Dani and Chris are very accommodating. The hostel is situated on the banks of the river about 20 minutes from Livingston. Its surrounded by a wonderful garden, the perfect place to stay and relax or go for a swim. They offer canoes if you want to go explore... More 

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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Beautifully situated on the bank of the river, lush garden, great dock to laze in the hammocks. The owners Dani and Chris are great people, and make you feel very welcome at this intimate and cozy place. Very comfortable beds, spacious and airy dorms.There is great food, homemade bread, and wonderful family style dinners. There are kayaks for rent (for... More 

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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had a really great time at the round house and stayed longer then I intended because the place is so relaxed. The food is really good and you can hang out on the dock and go for a swim in the rivier. Staff can arrange everything and are very knowledgeable about the area. Because the building is made of wood... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We arrived by boat to the Roundhouse chris the owner was very helpful and picked us up in Livingston and took us to the hostel. Its a beautiful hostel right on the river with hammocks at the dock which are really inviting to chill out at the river and go swimming. If you wake up early in the morning you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place is amazing, the staff and owners Chris and Dani are so welcoming, the atmosphere is great, the food is delicious, the setting is beautiful, great common area. The only complaint I would have is its impossible to leave! Make sure you have nothing booked after here because you'll probably just end up cancelling so you can stay longer!... 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): $
Number of rooms: 5
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The Round House Guatemala/Livingston

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