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The Secret Garden Cotopaxi Reviews

Via El Pedregal, Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

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160 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 97%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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Secret Garden Cotopaxi is the gold standard of hostels. The food served was delicious & good portion sizes. Great views of the area. Clean & spacious rooms. The atmosphere & sense of community was perhaps the best part of our stay here. The staff is super friendly and very helpful with organizing activities and travel plans with everyone staying. They helped us split a taxi to the airport with another couple to significantly reduce the cost.


Thoroughly enjoyed staying at this hostel in Cotopaxi. Everything was as good as any review on here will surely tell you. I loved the idea of having no wifi, meaning more socialising! I found the volunteer staff to be a little obnoxious though at times.


This place is AMAZING! Such an awesome location for chilling out. We stayed in the 8 bed dorm, beds great and the indoor wood fire heater was a nice touch! The food was really nice, portion sizes could be larger! And the coffee excellent! We did the horse ridding, well worth the cash! The only down side where the staff, think maybe they think they are too cool for school or maybe just smoking to much of the whacky-tabaky, attitude just needs to improve!


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.

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