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The Round House Hostel

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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.
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Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Aldea Piedra Pintada, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002 Guatemala
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Puerto Barrios Airport13 mi
Punta Gorda Airport22 mi
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Your in the Jungle Baby and it does get better everyday. After years of research on what country I wanted to live in and months of research on places to stay even using Google Earth I found a Paradise. These staff memebers work 12-15h a day 7 days a week. Things can sometimes
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The second I booked this place I knew there was going to be trouble. They only provide one boat a day (they still charge you $7-8 for that). I knew I would never make that boat as it is only at 2pm. The guy was able to message me but kept telling me that only a private boat
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Extremely frustrating. After booking a month in advance, confirming 2 days before they didn't have the room we booked and sent us to finca tatin,2 girls in front of us had the same thing happen. No WiFi EVER (despite advertising) no customer service from staff who are unhelpful
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The roundhouse is a backpackers place at the river Rio Dulce. They also have a few bungalows. We stayed at the bungalow at the highest point - which is a quiet spot. This bungealow is good and has a special bathroom - where you can expect some small "guests"; but that is logical
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Response from HotelFinca T, Propietario at The Round House Hostel
Responded Aug 4, 2017
We appreciate your feedback. But I am in charge of staff and I would like to know in detail why you felt bad during your stay if you can contact our email would be very grateful fincatatin@yahoo.com
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I stayed there three nights with my girlfriend in a double with private bathroom. The hostel is located right at the river with wonderfull views, having really nice sun decks with hammocks! The was really good and the staff very friendly. Our bathroom was an outdoor bathroom
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We kayaked up to the hot springs too - it depends how strong a kayak-er you are but I think it took us about half an hour and it was certainly quicker coming back as we were going downstream. The owners at the Roundhouse are really helpful, so if you're staying there they might drop you up there in their boat or help you hitch a ride. I'd agree with Yunus that kayaking is the most fun and convenient way to get there. Enjoy!
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Yep, 2 seperate showers and 2 separate toilets to share. But you can always jump in the river. Clean water and just as refreshing as the showers. I did it for 5 months too.
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"The Deck is a great view. The river is awsome with many creatures around to watch in the jungle around the hostel."
"Quiet rooms, very comfortable. Both the dorms and the private rooms are great options."
"privates and dorms are basically the same price if you are a couple"
"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."
"The private rooms are a great deal!"
$19 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GuatemalaIzabal DepartmentRio DulceLivingston
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