The hostel is a great place to meet other travelers and get a good nights rest. They offer breakfast 7:30-10am. They have good bread, fruit, fresh juice, and yogurt for $2.60. You can add eggs, pancakes or bacon for $1. The also offer dinner that needs to be ordered by 5pm. The rooftop terrace has an amazing view of the city. I spent one afternoon up there just mesmerized by the view. It's beautiful.
The evening staff is friendly and helpful. There is one individual who works in the morning that is extremely unfriendly. At first I thought it was just me but I overheard other travelers complaining about that person as well. The last day of our stay that person had an attitude adjustment so maybe they were just having a few bad days.
Truthfully the condition of the hostel isn't great, the rooms are extremely basic and rustic but very clean. If you're to chose this place it's because of the good vibe that runs through the rooftop terrace. I really loved staying here because you're surrounded by so many great people and it's in a good area of town. I didn't mind walking up all of the stairs to the terrace or my room but would have appreciated a staff member helping me with my bag to my room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Secret Garden Quito is a friendly Australian/Ecuadorian/French family run hostel conveniently located in a quiet, authentic cobble-stone street in central Quito. Our 'barrio', or neighbourhood, is one of the few remaining Colonial districts and even our building is protected by a United Nations World Heritage listing. With a big improvement in security in the Old Town in recent years, plus 24 hour police patrols, our neighbourhood now enjoys a level of safety and security equal to (or often better than!!) most international capital cities.But there's more!!Our beautifully restored colonial building features a rooftop terrace/restaurant/bar with breathtaking views of the historical Old Town. Feel free to browse our hostal book exchange, chat with our friendly Ecuadorian and foreign staff, check your email (free use of computer and free Wifi), or just relax listening to any of our wide selection of music. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Secret Garden Hotel Quito