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The Secret Garden Cotopaxi

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Livingston, Guatemala
Reviewed 11 July 2016

My partner and I spent 3 nights at the Secret Garden and didn't want to leave. It was bliss! For our first 2 nights we were booked into the private cabañas. They are two floors of heaven with a bathroom (full bath) and a wood fire on the ground floor and the bed upstairs. The water is hot and the...

Thank ashleearnold
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This hostel is one of the best I have ever stayed at. The location is amazing with the most stunning views. It is super relaxed atmosphere but with so many activity options you will never be board. We did the 3 day package with all food and accomodation and 3 activities included. The cabañas were awesome with its own fire...

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I was there for two nights and had an amazing experience. It's a beautiful place perfect for outdoor activities and relaxing. Our hobbit cabin was beautiful and cozy perfect for a romantic weekend. Food was good and the staff was friendly. The jacuzzi it's perfect relaxing after the activities. My favorite was the horseback riding, the views were stunning.

Thank Veronica A
Boone, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 June 2016

You HAVE to go to this magical place! It is totally worth the trip. If they're still offering the 4 day deal, TAKE IT. They have options that will get you from their sister hostel in Quito to the hostel in Cotopaxi. Only about 1-2 hours away from the city which isn't too bad. There are multiple hikes or excursions...

Thank Pattie H
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This hostel is one of a kind. Located in Cotopaxi, the views are breathtaking. There is a ton to do at the hostel whether you want to relax, go mountain biking, go in the Jacuzzi, go horseback riding, or hiking. The atmosphere is social and the workers are very friendly. You can not go through Ecuador without coming here!

Thank Dylan S
New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This place is a great price for all you get. All meals are included (although lunch tends to be a little light). They also include a free waterfall hike which was nice...the biking activity is a little pricey and doesn't seem worth it, but the horse-back riding for $35 is a great price for 2 hours and can ride freely....

Thank Lysa21
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The location of this hostel is unbeatable! It is absolutely beautiful...there are views in every direction. The hostel provides dorms and private rooms, we stayed in one of the private rooms (fireplace and bathroom included). We had a perfect view of Cotapaxi from our room. The food is delicious and everyone eats in a communal area in the main house....

Thank ARSR2012
Reviewed 27 May 2016

When you arrive at this out of the way hostel you are welcomed by the head staff member saying "Welcome to paradise" and it soon becomes clear that this is indeed where you have arrived. I did the inclusive package sold by the Quito Secret Garden which was great value to start with. Add to to this the great food,...

Thank alih71
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I stayed in many hostels while travelling Ecuador but this is the one that I think was my favourite. A quaint little cottage in the middle of nowhere, it has wonderful views of the mountains and the rooms are extremely comfy, even when there were 8+ in the same room. (It also provided my first hot shower in about three...

Thank Katie D
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend stayed at Secret Garden Cotopaxi three nights. We bought a package including a walk to a waterfall on the day of arrival, a hike to a 4200 m peak and a biking tour inclusive fishing at a trout farm with guarantee getting a fish - and then eat it:) We had beds in a dorm plus...

Thank miab1978

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Katherine and Tarquin, the owners/creators of The Secret Garden Quito, have moved to the countryside where they have been building their dream home and hostel. It's spectacular mountain scenery, it's a beautiful traditional lodge made of mud bricks and thatched roof, it's an eco-friendly self sufficiency project, it's great homegrown herbs and spices,with an exquisite home style food, it's considered an adventure center and it's a relaxation center. ... more   less 

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Address: | Via El Pedregal, Quito EC170350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: RM311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Choose the hobbit room 1 to have great view and it also closer to the toilet and shower”
 of 5 bubbles thaonhung2201, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to bring cash, no credit cards accepted!!!”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Hobbit House”
 of 5 bubbles FollowTheTurtles, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you're a fan of lotr you have to book the Hobbit House!”
  • View of Cotopaxi! You can almost see it!
  • Staying in a hobbit house = dreams met
 of 5 bubbles PattieH166, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Heard positive things about all rooms, so just book depending on your budget and if you need privacy, your own bathroom, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles ddraper3, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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