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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lima, Peru
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Decided to spend 2 nights at the hostel and had an amazing time. Although the dorm was $39 per night the hostel (if you can even call it that) was incredible. Its like a big cabin set in the countryside. All meals and snacks included and the food was great. Super nice place to relax and sit on super comfy... More 

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Blackpool
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

such a fab place to stay, stunning views, lovely staff, completely chilled! I'd highly recommend it. We stayed for 3 nights in the honeymoon lodge, nice to have a private bathroom, amazing views of Cotopaxi and so cosy with the log burner going! All food was provided as you are literally on your own. Food was yummy and plenty of... More 

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Yorkshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights and enjoyed it immensely, fantastic views of Cotopaxi from my cabana that I will never forget, the food was good and the staff were first class, I want to mention in particular Jennifer the volunteer from Germany who was one of the guides on our climb to Pasachoa she was very helpful and a great... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've backpacked around 30 countries so far, and this has to be one of the best hostels in the world. Fantastic spot, the staff are top notch and the communal atmosphere is great. All meals are included, there are no hidden fee and they offer great hiking / tours. Highly recommend if you're in South America!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hostel unlike any other. In the middle of nowhere with a perfect view of Cotopaxi, has to be seen to be believed. The staff are so welcoming, thank you Victor and Maria! Ignore the cost it's worth a few extra dollars for the place and wonderful home cooked food. I loved going to sleep with a fire... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We spent 3 days and 2 nights in Secret Garden Cotopaxi. A time we wil never forget! The food is great: 3 meals a day, homemade cake and coffee all day. The views are breathtaking (at 6 am we had a stunning view of Cotopaxi), the atmosphere in the hostal is nice. As there is no internet, people are just... More 

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Lima, Peru
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15 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here. The location, in the country side, is stunning, you can do beautiful hikes/walks to a variety of mountains and waterfalls. We used the hikes as acclimatization hikes before climbing cotopaxi. The owner was extremely helpful in helping us organise the cotopaxi hike and the volunteers were interesting and helpful as well. We stayed in... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is really an excellent hostel. While staying at The Secret Garden Quito, the owner talked to us about paying a visit to The Secret Garden Cotopaxi. We originally had not planned to stay at Cotopaxi, but the pictures and stories were so great, we decided to give it a try. I'm definitely glad that we did. Near the Cotopaxi... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Beautiful location, warm and friendly environment, extremely helpful and personable staff and volunteers! The property is incredible...beautiful waterfall and paramo hikes from the lodge, in addition to day trips to Cotopaxi, Pasachoa, etc. At first I thought the prices sounded higher than what I'm used to, but they include 3 good meals, and many extras (coffee, cake, etc..). And a... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Secret Garden Cotopaxi has an extremely good marketing plan. Unfortunately, it does not live up to our personal expectation. During the New Year holiday the owners were obviously after quantity rather quality. In my opinion it was booked way passed capacity with little room for eating, showering and toilets. During eating times we had up to 52 people and... More 

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thesecretgarden2014, Owner at The Secret Garden Cotopaxi, responded to this review

Whoa !!!! Sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your stay, but we certainly need to clear up a few points here… Approx 91% of our guests rate The Secret Garden Cotopaxi as the best place they stayed in Ecuador, and more than 70% extend their stay. Thank you for saying we have “an extremely good marketing plan”, but we... More 

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