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Hostel and Cabinas Secret Garden

Cahuita, Costa Rica
Hostel and Cabinas Secret Garden
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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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Venezia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

I really enjoyed this hostel, the owner is a dutch woman very helpful and available all the time I needed. Rooms are small but nice with private bathroom. The garden is lovely, with a lot of plants. The position of the hostel is also good because you are close to the beach and the national park but far away from... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

We stayed at this cost efficient garden accommodation just minutes walking from the national park beach which allows small donations for entrance. The owner is Dutch and easygoing and has friendly housecats and a dog. The rooms are large with sliding patio doors, but the double room we stayed in did not have a separate door to the bathroom (open... More 

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London
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

I stayed there for 3 days, sleeping in the 5 bed dorm. The owner was friendly, the location is fantastic (2 minutes to the national park and also 2 min into town - some hostals are a 10 min walk from town with the risk of being muged at night) and the setup very beautiful. My bed was very comfy... More 

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Bellevue
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

The good things are the location, the garden,,security,and good internet. The bad things are the dirty room,the dirty kitchen, and the owners saturday night parties til 3 a.m. Perhaps we just had one of the bad rooms here. Our bathroom was very moldy and not very clean. All of the baseboards in the whole room were covered with dirt and... More 

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Colfax, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

In October of 2011 my wife and I stayed at the Hostel Secret Garden. We would go there again. The house is clean, quiet and above all secure. I had no fears about leaving money pasports and camera gear locked in our room while we explored. The owners were helpfull and let us use their cmoputer for e mails daily.... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

After traveling 2 days, The Secret Garden was heaven! Flowers everywhere, howlermonkeys that wake you up in the morning, good free coffee, relaxed atmosphere, big clean room and last but not least the owners Koos and Willeke the sweetest people. Koos and Willeke told us alot about the tico way of living, so that was information the we needed to... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Willeke and Koos are of one of the nicest people we have met in Costa Rica and they have created a nice and comfortable hostal in Cahuita. The location is good (the town isn´t that big) and more important the rooms are very spacious and clean. We enjoyed our stay at this place.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

I only stayed one night at the Secret Garden in one of the dorms. It was very comfortable, had a great laid back vibe and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Location is perfect. The kitchen can do with some updating though.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

It felt like paradise. The Secret Garden is located ad the edge of a national park. It has a beautifuf tropical garden. The animals of the park like it there too: int.al. howler monkeys and sloths. Two Dutch owners Koos en Willeke de Vos are very friendly. It is located near the centre of the village, but not to near.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

The owner Willeke and Koos are great people to stay with. We started out by staying only 3 days but ended up being there 10 days. The Secret Garden had 5 large private rooms with private bathrooms and 1 dorm room. They have a place where you can wash your clothes by hand and hang them out on the clothes... More 

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