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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Awarded 2014 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 IN 2012.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2019
    The secret garden is awesome! The rooftop hangout is very cool and comfortable, and there’s other hangout rooms with couches in the hostel too, if you’re just looking to chill for a few hours. The bed was really nice, and sheets were totally clean. It felt really safe. It’s a really good spot to spend time at, I would definitely come back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Jun 2019
    Great views over the city. Huge hostel with a good vibe and wonderful staff.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2019
    Fantastic hostel, with our personal highlight being the friendly staff and general upbeat atmosphere in the hostel. The party bus ran by the hostel is a great way of meeting fellow travellers.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2019
    Clean, good location, secure. Main congregation area is upstairs terrace with awesome view and great breakfasts and dinners. Both are customizable and good. Meet guests and staff from around the world!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Jul 2019
    Nice place, two old character places bashed into one. Only warning is when the roof bar closes they shunt everyone into the echoing bowels of the bldg so if there is a boisterous crowd and youre tired sleep may prove elusive. If youre luke warm on tasteless ecuadorian beer, bandido microbrewery a couple of blocks away has a fine IPA. And the c4 trolleybus between the old town and south terminal is stress free, in dedicated lanes.
    Afghanistan, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    24 Jun 2019
    Nice rooftop and the food is great. The only downside are the bathrooms-not super clean and the door doesn’t lock.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    27 Jun 2019
    Great spot good place to hang out had great social atmosphere and location us great. Food available ect
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    23 Jun 2019
    What you’d expect to be delivered is exactly what is delivered. Good hub for meeting people and finding things to do. Very laid back atmosphere. A pleasure to stay there.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Jun 2019
    Nice community vibe with breakfasts and dinners on the terrace along with the amazing view of Quito. Staff were helpful however some mornings we were woken up by cleaners playing rather loud music while still asleep. Also our room was at the front of the hostel so the smell of smoke drifted in and some nights kept up by those being loud outside. Overall we really enjoyed our stay at this hostel and would recommend their 3day/2night deal in Cotopaxi!!!!!!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    02 Jul 2019
    There is nothing wrong with the hostel however, our room was literally like a prison cell with no window and it stank of damp. It has a friendly vibe though, it’s just not great value. Breakfast isn’t included which is a bit naff considering the price and how tired the building is. Bathrooms are clean enough. The whole place is purely fine, but wouldn’t rush back, especially in comparison to their Cotopaxi location which is amazing.
    England, Female, 25-30
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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
  • 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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