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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  • Wonderful 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 8.7

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Mar 2021
    Not the most spacious dorm room I've stayed but certainly not the most cramped and the facilities by far make up for it. Designated smoking areas, friendly staff, each bunk has it's own fan, little surface under it's own multi adapters sockets (x2) Shower had enough space, shelves etc for a dry area to change in. Genuinely the best hostel environment I've stayed in. Whether your on a budget or not I would recommend it. Would've loved to stay longer. No space to comment on the kitchen but good.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2021
    The nicest hostel I’ve stayed in in Costa Rica ❤️
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2021
    Would really recommend!
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Feb 2020
    No faults here!! Excellent kitchen, well stocked with utensils. Perfect location for exploring nearby beaches and the nature reserve. Friendly and informative staff. Comfortable hammocks to chill out in after a hard day at the beach!! Dorm was a bit tight space wise, only a little floor space- but very decent sized lockers for valuables. Would highly recommend!
    Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    29 Feb 2020
    I loved this hostel! I think it was my favourite during my time in Costa Rica. It was very relaxing, the garden was lovely and the owners were super helpful.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Feb 2020
    Secret Garden was in an excellent location, less than a two minute walk from the bus-stop, downtown, and the national park, and a 10-15 minute walk to playa negra. The facilities were VERY clean (I stayed in the dorm), we each got our own universal outlet, fan, towel, and locker. I highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Feb 2020
    Great little hostel. The hostess is kind, gentle and very helpful. The communal space is great for interacting with other guests, plenty of space in the kitchen for a few people to be cooking. The only downside I would say is that there are 10 beds in the shared rooms and only one bathroom/shower. Oh, and no hot water. An additional bathroom somewhere in the communal space wouldn't hurt. Literally a 2 minute walk Cahuita National Park and a must see while in Cahuita.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    10 Apr 2021
    It's a nice hostel but the 10 bed dorm is really small and stuffy, and the toilet there was so small I could barely sit down without moving the trash can. Otherwise great hostel with nice staff, kitchen and garden.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Feb 2020
    Very nice little place next to Cahuita park ! Litterally 2 minutes walk from it. Super quiet, nice, clean well equipped shared kitchen. The bathroom was really clean and the shower amazing (best I had so far in Costa Rica) Lots of tables, hammocks, and bench to relax and hang out. Nice dorms and bedding. Each bed have his own fan and plugs. They are pretty small though (10 beds but it’s more a 6 beds dorm so not much space to store bags and stuffs despite the big lockers)
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.0


    27 Apr 2021
    At first the hostel seemed great until the owners got angry at my friends and I talking past 10pm and kicked us all out onto the streets in the pitch black very late at night with all of our bags and belongings on us and refused to help us book a taxi elsewhere. They then became unnecessarily aggressive with us and we’re grabbing our bags without our permission. Awful awful customer service and would NOT recommend staying here unless your prepared to not have any fun whatsoever.
    England, Female, 18-24
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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