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Hostel and Cabinas Secret Garden

Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have visited the Caribbean coast in Costa Rica many times, staying primarily in Cahuita. This is the first time we stayed at the Secret Garden and we have had a wonderful stay. The vibe here is relaxed and serene. Although the hotel is near the centre of Cahuita, the gorgeous garden surrounding it truly gives the feeling that you... More 

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Thirlmere, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I had a wonderful stay at the Secret Gardens. It was very quiet and peaceful apart from the howler monkeys in the morning which only added to the experience. It's in a quiet corner of town that's a 5 minute walk to everything; beach, groceries, national park, liqour and bus stop. The price is great for budget... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is very cute. We are a group is three backpackers who stayed in a dorm room with one other roomie. This hostel has a lot of wildlife and plants around it. It's next to the The White Beach and is close to the national park. You can hear howler monkeys and waves from the kitchen/eating area. It's a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Quiet hostel, close to the entrance of the cahuita nature reserve. Beaches and centre in walking distance. Upon arrival we were offered a private room for the same price (instead of the dorm we had reserved) since it was free. Nice host, that gave a lot of tips. The toilets didn't flush very well though. The showers had warm water,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We stayed 4 nights at Secret Garden in a private room with Private Barhroom and we loved it. Then room was huge, had mosquito net over the bed, fan and fresh towels. We had a peek into some of the empty rooms and each has a different theme and design giving them a very homely feel. The Dutch owner was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our room which was a double faced the pretty garden. There was access to a small communal kitchen, were they offer free coffee, sugar and oil which is very kind. After we went out to do some shopping we found out that one of the rooms was leaking pretty bad. We asked to move to a other room, but also... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We rented a room for two nights at the hostel. The owner and the guy working there seemed quite nice. Rooms are mediocre and the secret garden as well. We didn't care much however, since we are not very picky and we didn't stay for very long. Our biggest problem was security. The doors have a terrible locking mechanism and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was my third time at Secret Garden. Beautiful place, nice big room, comfy beds, some mosquito nets, clean, perfect location. Kitchen to cook, close to national park, beach and "town centre", friendliy dutch owner. Will for sure be back! Only thing - kitchen equipment really needs replacing! Old, broken pots etc. But apart from that, perfect!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in Secret Garden and it was perfect. We had a private room and it was really big! A nice, comfortable clean bed, clean bathroom with hot water and most of all a great service. Willeke, the owner, is really nice. Even after we checked out we could leave our bags in her house, use the outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at The Secret Garden in Feb 2015 and i found it to be a really nice and clean hostel...the owner was very helpful with everything...very good value for money as well :)...would definitely stay there again if i am back in Cahuita!!!

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