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 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Dec 2019
    Had an amazing stay at Secret garden. The lady owning this place was incredible and so nice. The location was great and everything felt very fresh. Perfect place to relax and go exploring or to beaches.
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Oct 2019
    Loved our stay here!! This place is so beautiful and in the most perfect location in Cahuita. It's very relaxed. Our room was SO clean and nice!! We got a private room and it was way better than we had anticipated. Super recommend :)
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Nov 2019
    Outstanding hosts - seriously so friendly. They make you feel like you're staying with a friend not a business transaction. My room was so clean and fresh. Would 100% recommend. Great location. Not much of a social place though.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    15 Dec 2019
    Nice place in a quiet town to stay. Dorms are spatious enough, lockers with keys are provided.
    Belgium, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    18 Sep 2019
    Had a great first stay that I had to book there again on my back. The private rooms were spacious w private shower + bathroom. Pierrick and staff do a good job keeping the place clean. Location was super ideal. Vibe was relaxed and quiet, which I enjoyed. The kitchen was well equipped, waayyy better than most hostels. Garden was pretty and the hammocks provided a good nap after a long day. Not to be underestimated was the ability to make yourself a good cup of coffee whenever you want!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    06 Jan 2020
    Overall great value. The dorms feel very cramped but that's what you expect so it's OK. There are functioning outlets and fans next to each bunk which is really pretty rare and special. They also provide a towel for free. The courtyard has a nice atmosphere and there are plenty of hammocks. Very close to national park and beach.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    07 Dec 2019
    This is a beautiful hostel. Cahuita is tiny and super chill, a great place to rest up for a few days. A welcomed change for us after staying in San Jose. Secret garden is in a great location, less than 5 mins walk to the park, and near super market. Only critisim is that the dorm room is packed with beds, and there’s literally no privacy. The top bunk is at eye level so it just feels a bit weird. But other than that great place to stay, would stay again :)
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    10 Sep 2019
    After reading some reviews, we were a little scared but finally we were, in general, really satisfied. The room was clean and the host was really sweet and gave us good advice on what to do in the small city of cahuita. The location is incredible, just a few meters away from the national park!Bonus : a sloth was in the hostel’s tree! The only bad point was the lack of atmosphere. Not even a small radio with music,just some neighbours singing. And also, the room was hot even though we had a fan.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    18 Oct 2019
    Nice hostel, great location to town and the national park.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 4.9


    17 Sep 2019
    My stay at Secret Garden was okay, the private room was a good size but did not seem that clean and the fan for the room was very small. Staff weren't that helpful, for example after checking out we were told we could have a shower before our journey home (which included a 6 hour bus), however, when it came round to it this involved an outdoor shower and they point blank refused to lend us a towel despite being stood in front of a pile of clean towels. Why couldn't you just be cool?
    England, Male, 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