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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a total of 4 nights, in a triple room (there were no double rooms available when we checked in, so we stayed in a triple for the price of a double). Some reviews complain that it's a party hostel, but I didn't find it too loud there. The floorboards are a bit squeaky,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Review of the restaurant only: We read great reviews on this place (for food only - we didn't stay at the hostel). The view is amazing but the food is limited to one option only. You might want to call ahead to see if you are interested in eating. Otherwise it's not worth climbing the five flights of stairs to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real mixture of people in the hostel, everyone was friendly, staff and visitors. Dinner is served to everyone around a great big dining table on the terrace which is great to get to know everyone! Can recommend the red wine and the free coffee!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had high hopes for the Secret Garden but overall we left disappointed. First off, the price. We paid $30 + tax for a perfectly OK, but old and musty room. That is not great value - we've had much better for $20-25 all in. Some rooms look far better, with huge windows overlooking the courtyard, instead ours (C4) just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After staying in this hostel's sister hostel in Cotopaxi, we were slightly disappointed. We were given a private room on the bottom floor. We were woken up as early as 7:30 am, three mornings in a row, from the noise of a construction project happening outside our door. We were quite disappointed with the lack of professionalism when it came... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great hostel with amazing view of the city. Staff are great and good atmosphere. Quite a varied mix of ages at the hostel. Beds are very comfy but the floorboards in my room were insanely loud so bring some earplugs if staying in a dorm. Found the bar prices a little expensive and the cocktail list a little limited. With... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great welcome, super roof top bar and lively suppers. This is one if the best hostels we've stayed in despite the many stairs! For single travellers it's perfect as its a very friendly place It's also got Carpe dm tour ofice downstairs. Perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for a few nights in a private room with shared bathroom. We really loved it here. It seems a very narrow place with five floors, the top floor being reception and where you socialise and it has an amazing view of the city. It's hard to believe this hostel can sleep around 100 people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I stayed here for more than a week in total, first in 6-bed dorm with nice big bathroom, then an 8-bed dorm with not-so-nice-but-still-ok bathroom and finally in a private double room. The layout of the hostel is a bit unusual so it's difficult to meet other people unless you are in the same room or you hang out at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Ok place to stay. Nothing to rave about apart from the magnificent view from the top. It was lovely to eat breakfast and dinner looking out onto quito. Rooms all have floorboards so they can be quite noisy at night and rooms away from the bar are probably a better choice. A good hostel vibe at a good price.

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