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Hostel and Cabinas Secret Garden

Cahuita, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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 4, 2015

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Travelled here with friends in Dec 2014 and found good value for money in a town with only a handful of options. Secret Garden is only a short walk to the shopping centre, National Park, bus stop, other amenities etc. Willeka is a lovely host and although the kitchen is small, it still works. Also, it's super relaxed and if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The place itself is cute, with a big garden and a couple of cats that hang around the common areas. The owner is really nice and helpful, although the other employee isn't much of a greeter. Location is really good, it's right next to the entrance to the Cahuíta National Park, and close to everything else of importance since Cahuíta... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Spacious rooms with mosquito net, nice colors, very friendly hostess and great location (nex to Cahuita National Park). Too many bugs in the rooms though, due to all the holes in the walls and doors. Needs a little renovation and some new sheets and nets. Still had a nice time.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

As a lone female traveller I like to book or at least identify accommodation before I arrive in a town. I emailed secret garden and the owner said she had a room and I made a reservation but no deposit was needed. When I arrived to Cahuita at 8 pm and was escorted by 4 locals to secret garden the... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were poor planners and didn't make a reservation anywhere in advance and everything was booked so we ended up staying here since the other option didn't even have sheets on the bed. It didn't look that bad at first glance but we practically ran out of there the next morning, I didn't sleep a wink that night. I had... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Stayed in a double room for two nights, which was ok, the room is fairly clean and towels are replaced each day. Our room didn't have a door between the bathroom and bedroom which is not a huge problem but it's not ideal. The walls are also quite thin, so you have to be (un)lucky with who is staying next... More 

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