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.

Join us on our social network @secretgardenquito (The Secret Garden Quito Ecuador) for more information and pictures. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2022
    One of the coolest hostels I've stayed at.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2022
    Staff was all super friendly!! Reception has a ton of options to explore quito too!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2022
    Probably the best hostel I've ever been to: great atmosphere, nice people, helpful staff, awesome rooftop, clean bathrooms, great location!
    Austria, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Jul 2022
    Great atmosphere with probably the best free walking tour I have ever done. It was 3.5 hours long, included an ice cream tasting, chocolate tasting, and a salsa lesson. The rooftop bar/restaurant is very picturesque, and overall, the staff are super friendly and accomodating. Overall, Quito isn't exactly the most safe or fun city, but staying at Secret Garden made our trip memorable.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2022
    definitely a nice place
    China, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Jul 2022
    Brilliant hostal - they do not get better - above all the people who work there. For a Ca pital City, this place rocks & ticks every box.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    24 Jul 2022
    Very nice hostel in Quito! Really liked the stay here. Everything was very clean. Nice food to choose from! Would definitely go there again :)
    Switzerland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Jul 2022
    Overall had a lovely stay here!! Incredibly helpful staff, really clean/well designed rooms, warm showers, great organized trips/walking tours, & overall super great value for the price. Only downsides are that it’s not in a safe district in Quito & the food was just ok.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    27 Jul 2022
    Problems: lack of hot water, every local told us it was on a very dangerous location. Bonuses: filtered water, great atmosphere, good tours, good staff. Its one of those hostels where everyone stays in so you must too! That way you meet more people as a solo traveller.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Jul 2022
    Lively hostel with a bar/restaurant rooftop terrace with a beautiful view and decent music. Food was reliable, breakfasts were good though a little slow in the early morning. Didn't enjoy having to carry all my bags to the to the reception on the top floor - this should be better communicated. Showers fine + hot water. I give a low mark for facilities because the beds in the dorms don't have curtains which means a lack of privacy. I had a private room which was nice, but it wasn't tidied.
    England, Male, 31-40
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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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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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