Hostels in Rio Dulce, Guatemala

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Get to know Rio Dulce (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Rio Dulce. To help you make friends with Rio Dulce before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Rio Dulce is one of the largest towns in the eastern part of Guatemala and is close to transport to Belize and Honduras. While it is large enough that you will find most of your major amenities such as banks, supermarkets, clothing stores, pharmacies, and anything else you may need during your travels, it isn't an overly exciting place to stay for a long time. Most people come here for a day or so and then move on, if they bother to actually stay at all.

Of the biggest attractions in Rio Dulce are boat tours through the spectacular jungle that lines the river here all the way to Livingston. You can take private tours or the boat that goes direct to Livingston. Along the way you may see the Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, a fortification along the side of the river, and many other different types of wildlife. The other popular thing to do here is the Seven Alters Waterfall which you can hike to or take a boat.

Hostels in Rio Dulce are not in the downtown area, but more on the waterfront. One of them is actually a ten-minute ride by boat from Rio Dulce towards Livingston nestled into the jungle, so if you are planning on staying in the Rio Dulce hostels, know that you will be a fair distance from any of the aforementioned amenities and as such if you need them, it is wise to stock up before you get to the hostels.

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FAQ about Rio Dulce Hostels

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A hostel in Rio Dulce costs on average $17 for a dorm. A hostel in Rio Dulce with private rooms costs on average $83. shows all 3 Hostels in Rio Dulce. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 3 hostels in Rio Dulce, Guatemala. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Rio Dulce such as
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Rio Dulce Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Rio Dulce, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$17 Average dorm price
$83 Average private room price
$17 Cheapest hostel in Rio Dulce
Dreamcatcher Eco Lodge is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Rio Dulce
Casa Perico is the best rated
Most Rio Dulce hostels are located in
Barrio El Relleno
7.8 Average rating of all hostels

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Sololá (112 Km / 69 mi.)
Santa Cruz La Laguna (114 Km / 71 mi.)

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