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The Secret Garden Quito Reviews

Calle Antepara E4-60 y Los Rios, Sector San Blas, Quito, Ecuador

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1161 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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The view from the terrace makes the stay worth it. Other bonuses are the in house travel agency, meal service and filtered water dispenser. Some rooms are loud, but nothing ear plugs can't solve. Excellent location for walking around old town, or a slightly longer walk through the parks to mariscal.

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Thanks for recommending our free purified water dispenser - it's not just a great cost saver for guests, but also has a real positive impact on the environment. We do recycle plastic bottles - but not very many because thankfully most guests rinse and refill their water bottles many times over.


The Secret Garden Hostel is worthy of its title as the best in Ecuador for 2014. I'm a 77-year-old, vigorous, around-the-world hosteler and I found a wide range of ages here, seniors, backpackers & young families. This colorful environment is stacked into a five story building, with Reception/Dining/Patio space on the top floor where the view is stunning. However, there are a BUNCH of steep stairs to climb always and the hill outside is very steep too. Don't come if you have physical problems.

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