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The Secret Garden Cotopaxi

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Monticello, New York
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Like all of the reviews will tell you, the Secret Garden at Cotopaxi has stunning views of Cotopaxi and the surrounding landscape is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. I stayed at the Secret Garden with a group of 6 people after hearing about this hostel from fellow travelers the moment we entered Ecuador. Once we read...

2Thank Nicole L
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Firstly, lets start with the good. . .this location in nothing short of magical. The beautiful Cotopaxi volcano, nestled in the distance between two other mountainous silhouettes and lush country side. It really is idyllic. I witnessed probably the best sunset of my life here and will remember those views forever. Unfortunately, the hostel and its management leaves something to...

1Thank Wanderlustlane
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The natural beauty surrounding this unique facility (which is located within a short, though far from easy drive of Cotopaxi) simply has to be seen to be appreciated, having not just unobstructed views of the volcano (which, sadly, is currently unclimbable due to last year's eruptions) from every room there but gardens that surround it. Food is savory, delicious, nutritious...

Thank Don B
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here on the whole, the staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay and the views of Cotopaxi from our room and the general area are amazing. We stayed in Cabana B, which seemed to have a slightly broken fireplace. You have to use a metal bar to open it, but the twist mechanism...

Thank Sam W
Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If you tought that heaven does not excist....Well it does. It is the nicest place on earth, nice people, great trekking, great food, great vieuws and no WiFi. We had the best relaxing time in our hobbithouse ;)

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the Hague
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Came here on a recommendation of a colleague. Very pleased, the staff was very friendly with my chaotic changes. I had one night in a cabana and one night I the dorm. Actually preferred the dorm. Pasachoa trek was fabulous. Waterfall also very nice. Views and surroundings fantastic. Food was decent with excellent dessert. Atmosphere is friendly, but I guess...

Thank maarten81
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

If you're in Ecuador you really should organise some time in your trip to visit Secret Garden Cotopaxi. Whether it's for the sick views of Cotopaxi, the warm open fire, the amazing food, the hot jacuzzi, or even just spending a couple of days with the other travellers and excellent staff, it is really worth taking the time to head...

Thank Zane C
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I would not call secret garden a hostel. It's not very cheap and only offers full board. But the experience you get on top of that is well worth your money. The place is amazing. It doesn't matter if you're sleeping in private cabañas, hobbit houses or the dorms. The rooms, showers, jacuzzi (and even some toilets) all have magnificent...

Thank nvcaster
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Secret Garden is one of the most impressive hostels I've ever stayed at. It has everything you need in an unbeatable setting. The staff were extremely friendly and everything was catered for us. If you're into hiking you'll love Secret Garden Hostel in Cotopaxi National Park.

Thank Tim M
Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Everyone has one of those travelling stories that makes their faces light up as they relive the moments in their head. The moments in time where nothing else exists except that time and place. Moments and memories that cannot be recreated in a lifetime. I have had two of these in my short life so far and one of them...

Thank Jammin48

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: ₹ 4,582 (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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