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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing views from rooftop, lovely place to sit and enjoy the free tea and coffee that is available all day. Good free walking tour available daily from the hostel. Dinners available which are reasonable and in our opinion very good. Very hot and clean showers. Lockers in rooms for valuables. Travel agency available at the entrance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

VIBE As with a number of hostels in the historical part of Quito, Secret Garden is set in a huge labrynthical colonial building. Set over five floors, you could seriously get lost, with each day bringing the discovery of a new corridor or section. Is it a party hostel? No. Instead, it's a really social and friendly atmosphere amongst guests... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hostel, friendly staff, great views of Quito & reasonable prices! Definitely the hostel you want to stay in! They also have a taxi service especially for the hostel which makes traveling much easier when relying on Ecuadorian transportation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel has the makings of a gem- nice rooftop terrace, good food being offered, taxi service and local info, helpful travel agency downstairs. However there's an off putting money grabbing vibe here. A basic, grim double room with shared bathroom is $33.60 a night here. (A far nicer room in the pricey Galápagos Islands with private bathroom wouldn't even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 2 months in South America, mainly in Chile/Argentina and Ecuador. Torres del Paine, FitzRoy peak and Galapagos all were spectacular but if you are coming to South America then a stop at The Secret Gardens is a must! Viewed an awesome lightening storm over Quito from the deck; with great food, cold beer and warm hospitality make The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 April 14, 2015

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 April 9, 2015 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 April 7, 2015

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 April 6, 2015

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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