Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Elodie and Pierrick are happy to welcome you to the Secret Garden Hotel, perfect location and for families. You can enjoy a large terrace and a lush garden where fruit trees (coconut palms, mango, banana trees ...) and animals of the park (who visit us). A shared kitchen is available to our guests. You can also relax in hammocks. You can enjoy a large terrace and a lush garden where fruit trees (coconut palms, mango, banana trees ...) and animals of the park (who visit us).

Your accommodation is located in the center of Cahuita, 125m from the national park and the beach, 180m from the bus station. In addition, we are near to some of other attractions of our city such as Punta Cahuita, Playa Negra and Tree of Life Costa Rica.

We have several types of accommodation options to suit and satisfy the wishes and needs of our guests and travellers. We have in addition several common areas where the guests and travellers can get together and exchange past experiences and future plans. A shared kitchen is also available to our guests.

Secret Garden Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 7 days before arrival.

Check in from 15:00 to 20:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes not included - 13.00%
Breakfast not included.


The reception service is open from 08.00 to 20.00
No curfew.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days.
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    Everyone was so nice! The location is perfect and the staff is really helpful with everything you need 😁
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Mar 2019
    Great little hostel in a perfect location. Clean and comfortable nice common area with hammocks and chairs and a deck in the garden. Dorm is crowded but fine. Would recommend.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Mar 2019
    This was a very peaceful place to stay. There was a mix of guests from elder couples to young children. We felt very relaxed, and have already recomended it to others :)
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Jul 2019
    Great hostel! Fans by each bed, reading lights for each bed and free towels were all very welcome! Beds were really comfortable. Located right next to the national park, 5 mins from the bus station and a supermarket/ most of the restaurants. 15 minute walk from the playa negra. Would really recommend- the kitchen was the best kitchen in any of the kitchens we used on our trip!
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Jul 2019
    Good facilities, very nice staff and just next to the cahuita entrance!
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Aug 2019
    I saw the reviews on Google and was kind of scared to stay here but the rooms were for the most part very clean and the beds were comfortable with a fan, wifi, and several charging outlets.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 May 2019
    +Nice place super close to the national park and bus station. We saw lots of birds and some animals there. Fan, light and outlet for each bed. -The dorm is a bit cramped, and there is only one bathroom for 10 people
    Norway, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    25 Jun 2019
    Secret Garden was a nice place to stay- very close to the national park trail, about 3 min walking to bus station, and close to restaurants in Cahuita. Friendly, helpful staff. Nice spaces to hang out.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Aug 2019
    Overall, my stay was pleasant but there were a couple things I wish were better. I stayed in the dorm and it was extremely tight and not a lot of room for large backpacks that everyone had (backpackers). Also, the trash can in the bathroom was way too small for 7 people to use so it became full really quick. I was only able to get wifi in the dorm and not in the spacious kitchen/lounge area so that was uncomfortable. The staff was super polite though and that was nice.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 2.9


    30 Mar 2019
    The owners of the hostel were really rude and treated us very bad! We had booked and already payed a private room for 2 nights. But after 1 night we returned from a trip and they had just thrown all of our luggage and personal belongings (including valuables) out of the room and said we had checked out too late. Which obviously we hadn’t. After their mistake they didn’t even feel sorry for grabbing our private stuff (and messing it up) and just said we can search for a new hostel if we want.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Cafe