Tips in Ecuador
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 hostal book exchange, chat with our friendly Ecuadorian and foreign staff, check your email in our internet cafe, or just fall asleep in a hammock listening to any of our wide selection of music.
NEW - SPANISH CLASSES AT THE SECRET GARDEN!!!
Get more from your time in SA with a better knowledge of the local language.
We are fast becoming the most popular place in Quito to learn Spanish. Our low overhead costs mean better teachers at cheaper prices. Email ahead for more information.
A SECOND SECRET GARDEN!! That's right - we've just opened a second hostal high up in the Andes. You can find it thru hostelworld by searching 'Ecuador' and then 'Cotopaxi National Park'.
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