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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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel has an awesome vibe and is a great place if you want to meet people. The daily dinners are delicious and the wifi, beds and showers are all good. Awesome view from the top terrace I think unfortunately the price is a little high for what you get and it would be awesome if maybe breakfast was included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hostel really has it all: The view from the rooftop is stunning, the staff is incredibly helpful and nice and the rooms are clean. Food is good too and there is always a fun crowd of backpackers around. Therefore it is also a perfect stay if your are travellig by yourself and probably want to meet some new friends.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel was much more than I expected, as it was the first time I made the change from hotels. The private room was small and clean, located close to a communal bathroom and relatively quiet for being completely full for the evening. There were people there from every corner of the globe who were happy to carry a conversation.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

clean, cheap, well located, great guests, good breakfast available for cheap. Perfect base for a few days in Quito, can also get a shuttle for $5 to their sister hostel in Cotopaxi which is fantastic. They have an in house travel agent to assist with Galapagos or Amazon tours.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Secret garden is a nice hostel at a fairly reasonable price. The rooms are clean and the staff are helpful. The highlight is the rooftop terrace, which offers great views of the old town. Also the Carpe DM tour agency is on the bottom floor which is very handy!

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here because we did not plan correctly for a Friday night. The 4 bed dorms are ok, pretty clean. The worst part are the volunteers who are clearly most interested in their free drinks and parties. Not helpful at all. It is also very loud at night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled here on a weekday evening with my brother and sister...had just landed in Quito for the evening and then headed to San Cristobal the next morning. The rooftop had a great, scenic view of the mountains. They serve dinner and breakfast (though I went out for dinner and left before the 730am breakfast), amd the atmosphere was somewhat social.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Secret Garden was a great hostel! The terrace has a beautiful view on the city and it is a perfect place to meet other travelers. If you are looking for a calm place to stay, that may not be the ideal hostel... Every night the terrace closes at 11 and we can hear many people going back to their... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had my purse stolen from my backpack which was on my bunk! I told staff about this and asked them on a couple of occasions if it had turned up or been handed in. They were not particulary bothered about the fact that it had been taken, or about the lack of security about the place. There was also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel is beautiful inside on the ground floor and the few from the terrace is spectacular. Unfortunately, the service is terrible. I was constantly reminding staff of the drinks and food that I had ordered. The service was slow and the manager was never around to talk to so the place is essentially run by the traveling volunteers who... More 

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