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The Secret Garden Cotopaxi

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Via Pedregal, Quito E460, Ecuador
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes it is beautiful, and the food is pretty good, but I had a really bad experience. They did not give clear directions, and I was left in the pitch black on the side of a motorway. When I range them I was offered two options - 1) pay $50 for a taxi, or 2) flag down a bus on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the views, to the staff, everything was excellent. There's no WIFI and it's excellent to disconnect. Their free waterfall hike is a beautiful view, but for the more adventurous, I would suggest the glacier line hike! It's a great get-away and we met a lot of amazing people from all over the world. Meals are served at one large... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right from the word go this was clear this was an incredible hostel. If I am honest it feels less like a hostel and more like you are part of a community living with the staff. From the moment we had made the reservation the staff were on hand to give us clear directions, help and provide a driver to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked 4 nights in the Secret Garden Cotopaxi, 2 nights in the dorm and 2 nights in the private Cabanas both rooms were lovely, clean and comfortable. The food was lovely and plenty of it, especially pizza night. We complete the Cotopaxi Glacier walk and Pasachoa walk, both were fantastic and good value for money. The staff and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was really beautiful, and the hotel was in the mid of the fields and elevations. A direct view of snow mountain Cotopaxi. The evening was cool. There are different hotel rooms, I stayed in the hostel and each room has a fireplace. The Sauna was quite relieving. The place is really clean. It was freezing, but they arranged... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is amazing and in fact is one of the best hostels we have ever stayed at! We loved our time there but there were a few things I was concerned about in regards to safety. Pros The whole ambience of hostel is amazing really friendly and laid back No internet wifi policy is amazing it makes guests interact... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Just come back from a 2 night stay here and just wished I could have stayed longer. Such a great location, beautiful views and excellent food. The volunteers were great especially Jamie, who really went out of his way to help us and took us on a great hike! The fire, dogs and friendly staff and guests were just what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had an amazing time at the Secret Garden. It is a beautiful hostel and it is a great place to chill and relax. The views are breathtaking! Very beautiful nature and just watching the Vulcano is impressive. They have good tours that take you around in this nice area and ofcourse to get on top on this vulcano. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Worth the trip, stay 1-2 nights. Walk up Cotopaxi- a challenge but very rewarding. Met some awesome people! Great hot tub to enjoy. Take the hike to water fall and take pics with the llamas! Bring a book and read in the hammock while watching the clouds move over Cotopaxi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Some hostels are successful on their own merits, this stunningly situated spot is more like an alpine ski lodge than a backpackers. With all the (very tasty) meals included and some breathtaking hikes on offer this place simply cannot fail to impress. With a big comfy sitting room and a hot tub with arguably the best view in Ecuador this... More 

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