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The Secret Garden

Hostelworld.comUS$20*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Its a very nice hostel, great place to meet other travellers and in the beautyful old town. It is from walking distance of the cultural monuments of the old town. They have an excellent taxiservice, and great advice.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Wifi is absolutely awful. When you are able to actually load a page it is painstakingly slow. They only have a router on the terrace and then the 3rd floor - this means no wifi in rooms or other floors unless you're next to the router, even then it barely works. If you need to do research for your trip...

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This was centrally located to everything you would need and want as a tourist. The market (which had cheap and filling meals), the Cathedral, and the balcony with amazing views of the city! Breakfast was available (extra charge) but worth it and again, the view is what you'd be looking at over your meal. There was free water, coffee, tea...

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the secret garden in Quito on 3 separate occasions whilst exploring Ecuador in between trips to the Galápagos Islands, Cotopaxi Volcano and the Amazon. The hostel is organised and welcoming and usually full of travellers (generally in their 20s and 30s) either working their way south through South America or north through Central America. It has a...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Secret Garden in Quito was a nice hostel in downtown Quito. Our room with an inbuilt bathroom was clean, although the shower with onbuilt warmer system with open electric cables was primitive.The rooftop bar and the restaurant with beautiful views overlooking Quito was nice .The free wifi connection speed was average.

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The toilets are dirty, so is the shower. The rooms are noisy and the staff start their cleaning work at 7am. The food is good and cheap, so that's a plus. At the highest floor you can enjoy the view with a nice beer. If you don't like loud backpackers, don't come here! If you are looking for company, do...

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Thank Wesley B
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed staying here and ended up staying 3 different times on my various visits to Quito. Very sociable with a brilliant terrace. Lovely food. Really useful to have a tour agency on the ground floor. Only one negative is you may have to go to another floor to find a hot shower.

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Seattle
Reviewed 7 October 2016

For those looking for a cool spot to stay in Quito on a budget, do go to The Secret Garden. The same location also has tour operators which can help you get the most out of your stay in Ecuador.My favorite thing about the garden is the awesome roof garden and restaurant. It has a magnificent view of the old...

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The double room was quite small. There was a travel agency in the hostel which was handy. Not a whole lot around the hostel to do. They offered food each night which was good as there is no restaurants around.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Ok hostel with great social vibe. Double room with shared bathroom was basic and loud due to the many communal areas. Great upstairs bar area that is always crowded and sells food and drinks (not cheap and dinner does sell out). Within walking distance of the old town. Best for singles.

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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 

Additional Information about The Secret Garden

Address: Calle Antepara E 4-60 los Rios | Sector San Blas, Quito, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: RM48 - RM154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 63
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“check in is on the rooftop and you'll be breathless by the time you make it to the top :)”
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Rob13501, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You get placed in the rooms, so there isn't really a choice”
849gracee, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A room with inbuilt bathroom”
ISMETCENGIC, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Spend time on roof garden to mingle”
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eaglecadd, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Just make sure to ask where the good showers are”
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