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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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Lima, Peru
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Ross on Wye
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Lima, Peru
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15 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 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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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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