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Hostel and Cabinas Secret Garden

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Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Nice garden and porch area to chill in, Kitchen was super dirty, looked like it hadn't been cleaned in weeks. The room we stayed in was really tired, the sheets were threadbare and toilet didn't flush the whole time we were there, the owner had to come in with a bucket to flush it every time it needed to be... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Secret Garden earns his name by its beatiful garden, lots of flowers and hammocks. It's located very close to the entrance of the Cahuita National Park. The kitchen is simple, but clean and everything you need is provided. I only spent one night, because I did not have time to stay longer, but I think this place is a really... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed here for 2 days on our way back from Manzanillo. We had just left the Mar Y Sol in Manzanillo and loved it there. The owner recommended this hostel and they were right about the Lazy Mon so we tried this too. We stayed in a private room and were very happy. The room was a bit cluttered,... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I stayed at Secret garden again this year and again liked it very much. This year I was not in teh dorm but in a private room. Beds were comfortable, towels are included and are changed regularly. Only downside in room was, that there is no door to teh bathroom - but that is not uncommon in Central America. The... More 

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are spacious and clean but lack a bit of tlc. The bed was also rather hard and uncomfortable. Our room looked out onto the communal area so was quite noisy. But the other guests were respectful about not being noisy late at night. This hostel is an animal lovers dream as there is a resident dog and 3... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Hostel has a lot of potential - cute and cosy - but let itself down on a few fronts. Kitchen is gross, really dirty. Cockroach poo on utensils. You don't want to cook there. We ended up eating out as we didn't want to use it. Our room was disappointing, it was dark and depressing. The only natural light was... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

If you are used to 4 stars hotels this place is a bit dirty and not that nice. If you are a seasoned backpacker this place is heaven. When we arrived the hostel was empty so we had the opportunity to briefly visit all the rooms, they are more or less all the same. Big room, bathroom, hot shower, all... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We had only planned to stay 3 nights here but ended up staying 5. The owner Willeke is friendly and helpful; she will give you helpful advice if you ask but doesn't try to pressure you into any tours etc. The room we stayed in was big, clean and comfortable, with hot water and a tv for $20 US a... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stayed in Secret Garden for several days last week. Overall we are satisfied with our experiences, but several things could be done to significant improve our stay. I would probably rate this a 3.5 and not a 4 star, but since the owner was so nice, the rooms big and clean, the shower warm and pressurized, towels changed daily,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Big rooms, nice relaxed hostel.. Friendly staff ,very close to the national park

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Hostel and Cabinas Secret Garden

Address: Cahuita, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Price Range: $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Hostel And Cabinas Secret Garden Costa Rica/Cahuita
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