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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The long bumpy drive and a sore bum which seems like forever is all worth it when you reach Secret Garden, Cotopaxi. The beautiful 3 llamas and the ever so gorgeous and friendly cow as you drive up the driveway. You are greeted by daisy, mash (sausage dogs) & milo the Dalmatian. As an extreme animal lover they had me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Secret Garden Cotopaxi. If you just need a time out from travelling, enjoy reading a book by the fire or playing some cards with other travellers. It was a nice change not having any internet and actually interacting in the communal and cosy lounge room (there is a computer with internet for emergencies). If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing as everyone else has said. The staff are brilliant, Kyle, Jamie and Bobby were so welcoming and supportive on the hikes. The manager at the time was also really helpful, I've forgotten his name but he has great curly red hair, unforgettable. They've completely mastered the setup of the place, I was hesitant to go initially... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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 May 3, 2015

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 April 26, 2015

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 April 24, 2015

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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