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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We planned to stay at Finca Tatin but the owners told us it was all booked, so they sent us to Round House. Honestly, this couldn't be better. Round House is as nice as Finca Tatin, but cheaper and smaller. Also, all the staff is very welcoming and helpful, they manage to keep this relaxing ambience running all the time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The people are the nicest people and make this place such an enjoyable experience. You are met with smiles and treated like family. If you are looking for a place to relax and disconnect from the world for awhile there is no better place. You can relax on the river in a hammock and then jump off the deck when... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The Round House has it all, fun and partying, no kids (none while i was there), good service, comfortable rooms (for the price of course, nothing too fancy, yet nothing horrid, great food and perfect location. Morning start with coffee and a nice book at the dock. Sunlight hits perfectly in the morning and lunchtime, and starts to fade towards... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This place is so peacefull. Its on what to me is one of the most beautiful rivers I've ever seen. Chris and Danny, the owners are really nice, the place is clean and well maintained. I highly recomend taking a kayak down to Livingston..it is spectacular

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely the place to stay if visiting the Rio Dulce area. Located on the river it's the perfect place to just relax on the dock and take a swim in the river. Or you can hitch a boat ride into town or kayak if you feel up to it. The staff are great, making you feel totally at... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Reading the reviews brings back memories. I had drinks and diner at the roundhouse in March of 2013. I arrived by sailboat. I can't help but wonder if the master Dutch sailor one traveller mentioned was the man I was sailing with. He was Dutch had a beautiful sailboat and was well acquainted with the owners. I didn't stay in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Even though getting there was a little bit hard us because no boats where going that place, the owner went and picked us up and took us there. The place is comfortable, quiet and surrounded by nature, Chris and Dany where so nice, they introduced us to everyone staying there, we had drinks and a great dinner family style. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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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: La Pintada, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Price Range: $16 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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