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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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Bogota, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Life doesn't get much better when backpacking than free coffee and hot showers. Maybe I got it at the right time of day, but my shower was scalding (in the best way) hot with amazing water pressure, a god send for a curly headed man like myself. They have free water oft the tap as well, good to save a... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Secret Garden while traveling with 4 other friends. We ended up staying 5 nights instead of 3. Nightly dinners and morning breakfast is great, though neither are free, it is reasonably priced. There is a travel agency on the first floor (I highly recommend hiking Cotopaxi through them). Beds are typical for a hostel. As mentioned in most... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing view from roof terrace restaurant! Cheap clean beds, great location near the old town. The food was great! A nice place to have dinner. The staff was helpful, but some of them seemed to have a bad day... A great place to meet other backpackers!

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing view from the roof top bar and resturant. Rooms were clean and of a good size. One of the best bunch of staff and volenteers I have come across in South America. They Helped with my Spanish and when my card wasnt working in the local ATMs the Ozzie owner was happy to lend me his phone to make... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We're traveling as a a family of five through Ecuador and have used the Secret Garden 3 times as a base to explore different regions of the country. We keep going back there because there is an excellent atmosphere on the rooftop bar / common areas. It's a great place to meet other backpackers and share stories. The meals are... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The hostel is clean and quite nice, especially the rooftop bar which has a great view over the rooftops of Quito. The hike up 4 or 5 flights of steps to the rooftop bar/reception is a bit of a pain though. Seems to be a great social vibe going on as well but is very noisy as a result as... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I don't think anyone under the age of 25 would enjoy staying here. If you want to get any rest I suggest you stay somewhere else. I had arrived from a very long journey that started at 5 a.m. in the Amazon. After a 3 hour boat ride, 30 minute flight, and hour drive from the airport, I just wanted... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Secret garden hostel is well located in the old town, walking distance to anything you need, but the streets aren't so safe at night so the big social dinners served on the rooftop are great. The hostel has a very social atmosphere, and is very noisy especially in the evenings. Earplugs recommended if you have a neatly morning and need... More

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Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

others have said this, the Secret Garden is a delight on many levels but with some downsides too. The first floor rooms (doubles) are VERY noisy, and it goes all night as backpackers arrive at all hours and make a racket. The volunteer staff are just great, really friendly but I can't say the same for the paid staff. Rude... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

First I have to say the view from the terrace is absolutely AMAZING. Worth staying a night just to eat dinner overlooking central Quito and wake up and have breakfast there too. Location amazing, just 5 mins walk from central although obviously a 15-20 min cab ride from Plaza Foch for the bars (there is Nothing to do around central... 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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