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Reviewed 19 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.

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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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.

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 6 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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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

One of, if not my favourite hostel so far in my 2.5 months in South America. 5 star view of the city from the upstairs breakfast/dinner terrace, which happens to be really social :) great vibes, was easy for a solo traveler like me to socialise. Hot water, and cosy rooms, also sits on top of the carpe diem travel...

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This hostel is by nothing. There is no close by food or anything. I hated the atmosphere of this place is awful. The people aren't welcoming and the staff is rude. We were just sitting on the terrace and they were playing music too loud and just smoking weed out in the open. People who weren't guests were kicked out...

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We had 2 bed in an 8 bed dorm. One of the 2 beds, the mattress was beyond usable. We asked the staff to change bed and there was no issues doing so. That being said the mattresses should be upgraded. No ladder to get on one of the beds so needed a stool to get up. A bit ridiculous...

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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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Address: Calle Antepara E 4-60 los Rios | Sector San Blas, Quito, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: ₹ 672 - ₹ 1,815 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 63
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“You get placed in the rooms, so there isn't really a choice”
 of 5 bubbles 849gracee, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A room with inbuilt bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles ISMETCENGIC, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Spend time on roof garden to mingle”
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 of 5 bubbles eaglecadd, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Just make sure to ask where the good showers are”
 of 5 bubbles ABRreviews, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If possible, request a room away from the bar”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
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