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The Secret Garden

Calle Antepara E 4-60 los Rios | Sector San Blas, Quito, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service at this hostel was superb! I was fortunate enough to stay here a few nights. The staff was more than accommodating. At the time I was in Ecuador I was vegan (not the easiest or exciting when traveling), but the staff here went above and beyond to make sure I enjoyed my food just as much as the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The moment I stepped inside, I already like this hostel because of its internal design eventhough you have to climb all the way up to the terrace to check in. The terrace is a very good place for making new friends and have a very good view of old town Quito. It's great that they provide tea which is free... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As everyone else, I would rave about this hostel's terrace. The view over Quito is breathtaking and the long tables & homely dinners every night create a great atmosphere. What could be improved? Two of three mornings I had a freezing shower, even though it was 8am (I was advised the electric showers are hot while the gas showers are... More

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Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good: -AMAZING terrace view over the city, you could spend hours here watching the lights twinkle - Clean spacious rooms, adequate beds -Travel office on the bottom floor, Carpe Diem, was super helpful and helped us book a very reasonably priced trip to the Galapagos - Easy and cheap transfers to the Cotopaxi location -The owner was lovely Bad: -... More

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England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked this hostel the view is epic in the day and at night, its a nice place to meet people have have beer on the roof with a beautiful view over the city. It has a good location in the city and it has a tour booking agency on the bottom floor with great information about Cotopaxi, they... More

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Bogota, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Life doesn't get much better when backpacking than free coffee and hot showers. Maybe I got it at the right time of day, but my shower was scalding (in the best way) hot with amazing water pressure, a god send for a curly headed man like myself. They have free water oft the tap as well, good to save a... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stayed at Secret Garden while traveling with 4 other friends. We ended up staying 5 nights instead of 3. Nightly dinners and morning breakfast is great, though neither are free, it is reasonably priced. There is a travel agency on the first floor (I highly recommend hiking Cotopaxi through them). Beds are typical for a hostel. As mentioned in most... More

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Oslo, Norway
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Amazing view from roof terrace restaurant! Cheap clean beds, great location near the old town. The food was great! A nice place to have dinner. The staff was helpful, but some of them seemed to have a bad day... A great place to meet other backpackers!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Amazing view from the roof top bar and resturant. Rooms were clean and of a good size. One of the best bunch of staff and volenteers I have come across in South America. They Helped with my Spanish and when my card wasnt working in the local ATMs the Ozzie owner was happy to lend me his phone to make... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We're traveling as a a family of five through Ecuador and have used the Secret Garden 3 times as a base to explore different regions of the country. We keep going back there because there is an excellent atmosphere on the rooftop bar / common areas. It's a great place to meet other backpackers and share stories. The meals are... More

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Address: Calle Antepara E 4-60 los Rios | Sector San Blas, Quito, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
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Number of rooms: 63
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