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Hostel and Cabinas Secret Garden

Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Hostel and Cabinas Secret Garden
Ranked #15 of 33 Specialty lodging in Cahuita
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011 via mobile

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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Cologne, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

The dutch owners Willeke and Joos are very friendly and offer some rooms with separate entrances and a dorm. The low priced rooms are clean and have there own toilet and shower area. A separate 'outdoor' kitchen is also available. The atmosphere in the garden is amazing with a lot of birds and bloomers. There are hammocks, a covered sitting... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011

we stayed 6 nights in this hostel and really enjoyed it,the rooms are big,showers hot,and the owners very friendly and helpfull,you can use their own phone if you need to book something. the garden should not be a secret because it is beautifull and filled with birds. there is a communal kitchen wich is to be to renovated,so you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

We have stayed at Secret Garden in March 2010. Good quality for a good price! The owners, Koos and Willeke, are very kind and their hospitality is great. We hope to come back some day!

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Address: Cahuita, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hostel And Cabinas Secret Garden Costa Rica/Cahuita

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We are located 1 minute from the National Park of Cahuita, also the centre. This is a peaceful place to relax, watching the humming and other birds and butterflies in our garden. We have a terrace with roof, so when it rains you still can sit outside. The howler monkeys come very close in the backyard. ... more   less 
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