The Secret Garden, Quito

San Blas
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The Secret Garden is a friendly Australian/Ecuadorian run hostel conveniently located in a quiet, friendly 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.

Our beautifully restored colonial building features a rooftop terrace/restaurant/bar with breathtaking views of the historical ‘Old Town'. Feel free to browse our book exchange, chat with our friendly Ecuadorian and foreign staff, or just fall asleep in a hammock listening to any of our wide selection of music.

Learn faster with Narda Vacas and Monica Machuga, two of the best Spanish teachers in Quito - only $4.50/hour for one-to-one classes, less than $3/hour in mini-groups (subject to availability). Email ahead for more information.

We are one of the most highly recommended hostals in Quito (check out 'Thorn Tree' on Lonely Planet's website to see some of the latest comments).

Hasta Pronto

Tarquin & Katherine

Location and Contact


• From the bus terminal, expect to pay around $3 for a taxi.
• From the airport: we offer an airport pickup service – the cost is $10 (total, not per person), however we recommend catching a taxi. The taxi service is safe, cheap and easy to use and there is always a taxi rank assistant who speaks English.
• 1. To catch a taxi : when you are in the baggage collection hall, go to the tourist information desk on the left hand side – tell them you have a reservation at The Secret Garden and ask them for one of our business cards (it has a map on the back). The tourist information people can then show you where to buy a taxi voucher ($5 per taxi). The taxis are right in front of the arrivals terminal – you give the voucher to the driver when you arrive at The Secret Garden.
• 2. Airport Pickup: If you wish us to pick you up from the airport, then please email us your flight details (incl, date, time, flight number and where you are coming from). When you walk out of the terminal, just look for a person holding a nice, bright "Secret Garden" sign. You pay the $10 direct to the driver.
• IMPORTANT – However you are coming, please make a note now of our details – just in case!! "The Secret Garden" , Calle Antepara E4-60 y Los Rios, Sector San Blas, tel (02) 2956 704.
• We look forward to welcoming you to Quito.
• Hasta Pronto!!
• Tarquin & Katherine



Address: Calle Antepara E4-60 y Los Rios, San Blas, Quito, Ecuador

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Website The Secret Garden Quito
Phone Number: (02) 2956 704
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Facilities and Amenities


Digital Nomads

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Concierge/Info Desk

Cultural Tour/Class

Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental



Walking Tours

Credit Card Payments


Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

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