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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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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Lima, Peru
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't get much sleep due to people playing music and yelling until 3 am. Also the sound of people vomiting and having sex. Rooms feel like dungeons. This was the worst hostel I've stayed at. Despite the nice rooftop that everyone raves about, there is a smoking section so expect your view to be ruined by the smell of smoke.... More 

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Seville, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great stay here, there's lots of social areas to chill in. The bathroom in our room was spacious and the water was hot! Lovely. DInner is eaten all together on the roof in the evening. This is nice but it does mean that you can't use the kitchen to cook your own food which is annoying for those... More 

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Secret Garden is definitely overrated. The reception when we arrived was very poor: the boy said nothing too us and and was constantly on the phone with other people. We've paid 30 dollars for a double room. The room was very small, dark and had no window. There was a lot of mold in the bathroom. And overall it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Staff are super friendly and energetic, food they serve is excellent, view from the terrace makes you not need to leave the hostel! Stayed in a double- clean but window is the size of a brick so a bit dark. So much better staying in the old town rather than the mariscal (new area where most hostels are)

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North Pole, Alaska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Secret Garden Quito was professional in communication, organising our reservations and taxi pick up from the airport. However, after arriving at 9 pm from long travels it took the staff over 15 minutes to answer the front door. When walking inside this cave-like maze it was filled with smoke, drunks passed out in the stairs and very noisy backpackers.... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

First trip to Quito. Used Quito as a jumping-off point for the Galapagos. Hostel was a very short walk to a wonderful area in Quito. Hostel was "interesting". . . goofy layout, narrow halls and stairs, and shared baths. You may get lost in the maze depending upon where your room is located. But it was inexpensive (USD$15/person for private... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is the most expensive hostel we have stayed in during our three months in SA and the most disappointing. It was our second time in Quito and our second choice of hostel, Colonial House two streets across was full. The set up of the building is bizarre, reception on the 5th floor with backpacks and narrow stairs isn't fun... More 

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Arequipa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This hostel is situated in the Old Town of Quito which is the best part to stay in. Most other hostels are in The Mariscal which is just an area of clubs, fast food and bars! The terrace on this hostel has a fantastic view and is also where the breakfast and dinner is served. Huge variety of food for... More 

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Address: Calle Antepara E 4-60 los Rios | Sector San Blas, Quito, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 63
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