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 on arrival. 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.

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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Awarded Best Hostal in Ecuador, The Secret Garden is a friendly Australian/Ecuadorian run hostel conveniently located in a quiet, authentic cobble-stone street in central colonial Quito. The rooftop terrace enjoys spectacular views of the city. It's a great place to meet fellow travellers,.enjoy the great food and drinks, or just relax with a book or the free high speed wi-fi.

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A second secret garden!! That's right - The Secret Garden Cotopaxi, high up in the remote Ecuadorian Andes, an ideal place to relax and use as a base to acclimatize and climb the Cotopaxi or one of the other surrounding volcanoes. IT WAS AWARDED THE BEST HOSTEL IN ECUADOR.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2021
    Amazing place to stay! The rooftop view is amazing and a great social scene. The food is great and the service from the kitchen staff and servers. Plus the food is half off if you stay there so you can get breakfast everyday under $2 which is a huge plus. Rooms were very comfortable and spacious as well. Great location, would definitely stay here again!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 May 2021
    Great place! Security, clean and beautiful view!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    10 May 2021
    The obvious and best choice in Quito. Shoutout to Julio and the volunteer squad, and I highly recommend the pesto chicken pasta and chicken burrito.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 May 2021
    AMAZING hostel. Loved this place and would totally stay here again. The staff is extremely friendly, the view is phenomenal, and the atmosphere is awesome. The staff are so friendly and will help you with any questions you have. They also organize tours as well. Overall would totally stay here again.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Apr 2021
    A maze of a building, which is kind of whimsical in an enjoyable way. Awesome view from the rooftop! I didn't have great hot water for my shower, but that might have been a one-off problem (I was only there one night).
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    15 Apr 2021
    One of my favourite locations for the view, the cost, the staff. You feel at home, staff are always helping you with what you need, and it was super busy and with great atmosphere even in a pandemic and with curfew. Loved it. Particularly great that they let me check in and gave me a bed when I arrived at 5am after a long night bus. Thanks!
    Switzerland, All Male Group, 41+
  • 9.1


    25 Apr 2021
    Good location and helpful staff. Stays quiet despite the central location. Built on four levels around a courtyard with great views over Quito. Glad they had a deal on the food otherwise the breakfast would’ve been a bit pricey by Quito standards! Lots of cheap places to eat nearby though.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    07 Apr 2021
    The Good: Great location, the hostel is super clean, staff are friendly and the view from the terrace is amazing. I would stay again at this hostel. The Bad: No reception desk, you have to go to the restaurant's counter to check in. The Ugly: I ordered a steak and asked in advance if they had chimichurri, they said yes, which was not true, so they gave me oil mixed with pepper instead Lol.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 Apr 2021
    First room that they gave us had a LOT of hair on the floor. Felt unclean my girlfriend wanted to changed rooms and they did so that was really cool. After that everything was great, the shower was hot, the view is amazing, the restaurant on top with the bar is chefs kiss. Food is okay-good but the fact everything is in-house is a nice touch. Place is going thru some construction but not that noisy. The 3 flight of stairs to get to reception was a surprise haha.
    Dominican Republic, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    10 Jun 2021
    This was overall a great hostel. Some things I was not aware of was they do not have a kitchen for guests to cook in, but you can purchase meals at their restaurant for 50% off, but 3 meals a day this adds up, so a 5% dorm is cheap, but buying meals makes it a pretty expensive hostel. The view is amazing, staff is friendly and helpful. Probably one of the best places to meet fellow backpackers! I would return in the future, would like to see some bathroom updates. But overall a great place!
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Ecuador

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