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.
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  • 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
  • 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 8.8

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Apr 2019
    This was my first hostel I’ve ever stayed at and it was an amazing experience. Great social atmosphere but not over done. All the beds had personal lights, USB ports, and outlets. Free tea at the balcony all the time. Free walking tour that helped you make friends. It made my first few days in Ecuador alone feel like I was surrounded with friends. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Mar 2019
    I honestly cannot fault this place. Easily the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable, location is perfect for exploring the old town, rooms are clean and spacious, plus the rooftop terrace bar is absolutely incredible with cheap drinks, great views and an amazing atmosphere.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Mar 2019
    We stayed here one night in the private room on the ground floor, before heading to the sister hostel in Cotopaxi. Room was spacious and comfortable, although you could hear a lot of noise as it's sandwiched between the luggage storage room and the laundry room, plus it's close to the entrance. So bring ear plugs and you'll be ok! Water was hot and WiFi mostly worked. Rooftop bar has a brilliant view. Breakfast isn't free but was pretty good and very cheap.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Mar 2019
    Really happy I stayed in the secret garden. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Great atmosphere, great location, tasty breakfast. There are lots of great facilities in the hostel like walking tours etc and they also help you to organise other tours. I will definitely stay here again.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Apr 2019
    Great location and fab staff who create a friendly, fun atmosphere.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    28 Mar 2019
    It's a really good hostel. You have amazing view, delicious dinner and happy hours. Some dorms are not comfortable but in general they are good
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    03 Apr 2019
    Stayed a few times while in Ecuador. Not our favorite part of Quito, but well located for all those just in town to see the center and then go on elsewhere. The rooftop has a great view and good for chilling/working during the day and meeting people at night. The check-in process is a little annoying (reception is upstairs, signs not immediately clear), but overall staff and volunteers are helpful and would recommend a stay.
    Mexico, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.6


    31 Mar 2019
    Basic rooms with a fun backpacker atmosphere on the rooftop. The entrance could be more welcoming (it was a little confusing reception being upstairs). Location is good for the centro historico, but I prefer to spend more time in other neighborhoods in Quito. It's a good spot for a short stay and to meet other travelers.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    20 Mar 2019
    Cool hostel located in old town. Best part is definitely rooftop terrace view and friendly staff, especially Edwin-he's so nice and helpful! Little bit of a pain that the reception and meals are on the rooftop so have to go up 3-4 floors if you need anything, but I guess you get the views then. Hammocks on the ground floor are a cool feature. Bathrooms are tinyy but you get hot water! Room size is okay (not spacious) and felt a bit musty, but beds are comfortable! Would recommend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    22 Mar 2019
    Overall not a bad hostel, but don't stay here if you want to sleep. The room was right below the bar which closes at 11 really probably 11:30, then around 2am people come back from the bar which is fine if they enforced quite hours but they don't so plan on being keep up by loud drunk people from 2-4. Then at 6:30 they set up for breakfast making enough noise to wake anyone up. When I'm staying anywhere I'm paying for a place to sleep, of which I got 3 or 4 hours here. The rest was ok.
    USA, Male, 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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