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Utrechtse Heuvelrug, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is no longer under European management, even though their website still says so. The bad: -Feels neglected/ poorly maintained. -Extremely noisy. -Rooms have huge holes to the outside. -Kayaks are overpriced low quality. -Overpriced taxi service. -Poor communication towards customers. -The staff. The good: -Dinners and breakfast are nice. -Excellent location. -Cheap rooms/dorms. We stayed here for three...

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is at beautiful location just 10 minutes from livingston by boat. Boats are available a couple of times a day. The staff is really nice and helpful. The dinner with all guests and staff is a very nice experience and the food is good.

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Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Round house was the perfect place to stay in Rio Dulce, with a beautiful dock to swim off, friendly staff, and delicious family style dinners, our three days were some of the most memorable in Guatemala.

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

While we didn't stay here since we were already booked at Finca Tatin, we had some friends who did and they said it was amazing. We did visit for awhile and found the place to be just as relaxing and welcoming as Finca Tatin, it doesn't have as many private accommodations, seemed more dorm style with communal rooms and rooms...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Roundhouse is located on the river, beautiful and scenic and relaxed. It has a fun area for junping into the river and hammocks for relaxing. There is no internet which makes it a really good place to get away for a few days. A highlight is the family style dinners-delicious meals and gives you an opportunity to get to know...

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the round house hostel for three nights and found our little piece of heaven there. It is located between rio dulce and Livingston and only reachable by boot. This place is calm and beautiful, has great food, hammocks on the water, docks to jump into the water from, and kayaks to explore the area. What more could...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The Round House Hostel is the best hostel I have stayed at in Guatemala. The location on the river is beautiful and the hostel has great hammocks and loungers to soak in the views. The food is delicious and great value for money. The staff (Victor in particular) are very friendly and really go out of their way to make...

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1Thank René T
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent staff (Victor was so helpful, attentive and lovely), amazing food, great value for money, very peaceful. A backpacker's heaven and the best/most luxurious hostel I have stayed in in Guatemala (and possibly Central America).

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Essaouira, Morocco
Reviewed 10 September 2016

My partner and I stayed at the Round House for two nights in September 2016. We wish we could have stayed longer! As soon as we arrived we were greeted by Haime who helped carry our heavy bags and gave us an extensive tour of the hostel. The grounds are beautifully kept with beautiful plants, trees, walkways, intricate wooden furniture...

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Reviewed 17 July 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....

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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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Address: La Pintada, Livingston, Rio Dulce 01800, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Price Range: $20 - $23 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles Wado87, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“privates and dorms are basically the same price if you are a couple”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles fpmadden, 18 May 2014 | Read review
“The private rooms are a great deal!”
 of 5 bubbles International_Mel, 13 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Private rooms are sweet. Dorms are wide and spread apart.”
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