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.
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 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.
NEW - SPANISH CLASSES AT THE SECRET GARDEN!!!
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.
STILL NOT CONVINCED??!!
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).
Tarquin & Katherine