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The Secret Garden

Calle Antepara E 4-60 los Rios | Sector San Blas, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #35 of 137 Specialty Lodging in Quito
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Brooklyn, New York
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think anyone under the age of 25 would enjoy staying here. If you want to get any rest I suggest you stay somewhere else. I had arrived from a very long journey that started at 5 a.m. in the Amazon. After a 3 hour boat ride, 30 minute flight, and hour drive from the airport, I just wanted... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Secret garden hostel is well located in the old town, walking distance to anything you need, but the streets aren't so safe at night so the big social dinners served on the rooftop are great. The hostel has a very social atmosphere, and is very noisy especially in the evenings. Earplugs recommended if you have a neatly morning and need... More

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Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

others have said this, the Secret Garden is a delight on many levels but with some downsides too. The first floor rooms (doubles) are VERY noisy, and it goes all night as backpackers arrive at all hours and make a racket. The volunteer staff are just great, really friendly but I can't say the same for the paid staff. Rude... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First I have to say the view from the terrace is absolutely AMAZING. Worth staying a night just to eat dinner overlooking central Quito and wake up and have breakfast there too. Location amazing, just 5 mins walk from central although obviously a 15-20 min cab ride from Plaza Foch for the bars (there is Nothing to do around central... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

The first night I stayed in a private room on the ground floor. Here I had a lovely sleep because it was nice and quiet. The second night we moved to a dorm, because this was cheaper. We were put in a dorm on the third floor, somewhere in the corner. The bunkbeds were really low. Can't recommend these to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This hostel is slightly over priced, but you are paying for a great location in the old town and an AMAZING terrace with panoramic views of the city. The terrace has a really friendly vibe, with a restaurant and bar so it's easy to make friends. The breakfasts aren't included but they are really cheap and tasty. This is a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Do not stay in room A1 or A2, it is on the bottom floor where everyone comes pass your room night and day dragging their bags talking at the top of their voice! The security guard lets people in and out all night and hasn't got the brains to advise people to be quiet as there are people trying to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We hadn't booked anywhere when we arrived in Quito and the first few places we tried were full. We thought we were lucky to get the last free twin room, but it was expensive at $33 including tax. In the evening the bar was crammed and cold with no where to sit, there is no wifi in the rooms, the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Sure some give the secret garden a low rating for it being noisy... it is. But it is good noise. Not some bored receptionist listening to some tv show all night like we had in Cuenca. It is the noise of vibrant city life, people enjoying travel, meeting others and having a good time. If you don't like that, certainly... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Everyone knows that kid in class that has great potential yet somehow always fails that important test. Well that kid left school and opened the secret garden. The place has great potential but is ruined by one important factor... the staff. Before I rip into the place I should start off with the good points. The location is great, the... 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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