This friendly Australian/Ecuadorian run hostal, voted Best Hostal in Latin America in 2004, offers a range of dorm and private rooms, terrace restaurant and sundeck, Spanish Classes, trekking tour
The Secret Garden is a friendly Australian/Ecuadorian/French family run hostel conveniently located in a quiet, authentic cobble-stone street in central Quito. Our 'barrio', or neighbourhood, is one of the few remaining Colonial districts and even our building is protected by a United Nations World Heritage listing. With a big improvement in security in the Old Town in recent years, plus 24 hour police patrols, our neighbourhood now enjoys a level of safety and security equal to (or often better than!!) most international capital cities.
But there's more!!
Our beautifully restored colonial building features a rooftop terrace/restaurant/bar with breathtaking views of the historical Old Town. Feel free to browse our hostal book exchange, chat with our friendly Ecuadorian and foreign staff, check your email (free use of computer and free Wifi), or just relax listening to any of our wide selection of music.
We have agreed a list of prices with selected taxis to the main destinations in Quito and around, this is safe and fair price guaranteed!
How is your Spanish?
Get more from your time in South America with a better knowledge of the local language.
Our low overhead costs mean better teachers at cheaper prices. Email ahead for more information.
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 6 surrounding volcanoes. IT HAS JUST BEEN VOTED THE BEST HOSTEL IN ECUADOR.
Join us on Facebook (The Secret Garden Quito Ecuador) for more information and pictures.
Still not convinced??!!
We are one of the most highly recommended hostals in Quito (check out 'Thorn Tree' on Lonely Planet`s website and other forums to see some of the latest comments).
Also have a look at the video on the HW page, this a good TV show with a visit of historical Quito finishing in the Secret Garden.
The Secret Garden team
From the bus terminals, expect to pay around $5 to $8 for a taxi.
From the airport we offer an airport pickup service. The cost is $12 for up to 4 people (total, not per person). This service is 100% safe, friendly & easy.
Most international flights arrive between 9pm and midnight, so everything in the airport is still open at that time.
If you wish us to pick you up from the airport, then please email us your flight details at least 48 hours in advance (incl, date, time, flight
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