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The Secret Garden Cotopaxi Reviews

Via El Pedregal, Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

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157 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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Our high expectations were absolutely lived up to. Without a doubt the best hostel we've stayed at in so far in Ecuador. The owners were amazing, volunteers amazing, food was amazing. Wish we could have stayed longer!


A really great, relaxing place

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Don't let the price put you off! It is all worth it! Book it NOW! I absolutely loved my stay here.


We splurged a bit for our "Honeymoon" part of the trip & stayed in private cabins. They were tight (if +6' -most things are small in Ecuador) Very lovely spot w/ an incredible view of the surrounding volcanoes, incl. Cotopaxi(obviously) Rooms are clean & the food is FREAKING DELICIOUS! Meals are served in a fun family vibe kind of way. Everyone sits at a giant table & eats together which makes for great conversations. The staff are very nice & welcoming, inc. volunteers! We loved it!


Amazing place to stay. Perfect actually, apart from the prices for the tours!


If you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of life, this is the place to go. The staff were all so friendly and the facilities were wonderful. The Eco friendly concept is great. The prepared meals were really delicious. Although you are isolated, there are a variety of organized activities available to book. We loved it here.


Incredible place to visit. Likely the highlight of my trip. Food was delicious, staff are awesome, beautiful place to stay. We loved it here


The price is quite high in comparison to other hostels in Ecuador, We would prefer to give prices including the 12% taxes, because this was the only time we were surprised by an extra tax at the end of our stay. Food is many carbohydrates, and few vegetables, little bit of fruit, this could be improved. The atmosphere is great, and the views stunning. We found it strange that also the excursions were not including the 12% tax. We had a great time.

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very cool, accomodating staff, plenty of delicious food, and a very comfortable vibe. Out in the middle of nowhere which is perfectly situated for access to the countryside and especially mighty Cotopaxi. I would recommend it to anybody.

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uruguay
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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