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The Secret Garden

Calle Antepara E 4-60 los Rios | Sector San Blas, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #32 of 132 Specialty lodging in Quito
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    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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Zurich, Switzerland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here based on their website and we were very disappointed. The website said they offered breakfast and dinner! However we didnt realize you have to pay. The breakfast was 2.50-5$ whereas the little restaurant across the street offers better breakfast for 1.50.... And the dinner they offer is 7$ with desert whereas most local restaurants will leave you... More

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Vienna, Austria
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First: dont go there if you appreciate your sleep! Until 11pm people party above your head and at 7am cleaning ladies chat right outside your room. Beside that ask for a room with a window!!! Food is good at reasonable prize. The rooftop is amazing and staff friendly.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything works as it should in a true backpackers hostel. It has the atmosphere, the dinner is good an social - only problem is they will make you go to bed at 11 pm The travel agency on the first floor CarpeDM gets 10/10

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Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in private rooms here on and off over the course of a month period in April - loved it. The staff were incredibly warm and helpful, especially the owners, and the food (especially the roast chicken) was incredible for those nights you just want to stay in. And the view from the balcony is phenomenal... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The owner and staff were great and it was a good place to store bags while we went on different trips round Ecuador. Also good food when nothing in the area was open. The hostel in Cotopaxi was so relaxing and the food was awesome. Only improvement I would suggest would be the showers which were patchy at best.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stayed at this hostel because i wanted to use the travel agents which are in the same building (who are excellent and i would recommend) and i had heard good things. I was, however, disappointed. The reception is on the fifth (top) floor which is very inconvenient, especially when you arrive. The staff when i was there were very badly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This hostel has great atmosphere with a gorgeous roof top terrace, but really I think it's the atmosphere you're paying for as it's quite expensive and technically not any better than other hostels. The rooms are quite cramped though the beds are comfy but the showers are awful! Really really bad even for Ecuadorean standards! To get any heat you... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

this was our first port of call when we arrived in S. A. and we found this Hostel to be a really laid back and relaxing place to stay. A very clean and well maintained building with lots of character. The staff were friendly and helpful and my wife and I were made to feel welcome despite being a little... 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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The Secret Garden Quito is a friendly Australian/Ecuadorian/French family run hostel conveniently located in a quiet, authentic cobble-stone street in central Quito. Our 'barrio', or neighbourhood, is one of the few remaining Colonial districts and even our building is protected by a United Nations World Heritage listing. With a big improvement in security in the Old Town in recent years, plus 24 hour police patrols, our neighbourhood now enjoys a level of safety and security equal to (or often better than!!) most international capital cities.But there's more!!Our beautifully restored colonial building features a rooftop terrace/restaurant/bar with breathtaking views of the historical Old Town. Feel free to browse our hostal book exchange, chat with our friendly Ecuadorian and foreign staff, check your email (free use of computer and free Wifi), or just relax listening to any of our wide selection of music. ... more   less 
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