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Hostel Quito, Ecuador

6 reviews6

Help us in the best hostel, bar and restaurant of Quito!

Connect with nature
A traveler recommended this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
A traveler recommended this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

For many years we have been one of Ecuador's most fun, friendly backpacker hostels. We have spectacular views from our rooftop terrace/restaurant/bar, making it a great place to volunteer, improve your Spanish, get to know the locals, meet loads of other fun travelers or just chill-out watching the sunset over the historic Old Town. Come help us prepare delicious meals and drinks!

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks

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6 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Developing social awareness

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Meeting locals

1 Practicing English

United States


This was a great experience. The team at the secret garden is super warm and welcoming. The hostel is always busy will fellow travelers, and working in the restaurant made it easy to get to know many of them.

The living space was a little tight, and I wouldn't advise this experience if you really like your privacy/personal space. That being said, the other workers you end up sharing a room with are great people, and the close proximity makes the experience more intimate.

3 months ago



Me gustó mucho la experiencia, el ambiente es genial y puedes aprender mucho sobre la marcha 💕

6 months ago



El lugar es bonito, pero tienen un desorden y manejo que deja mucho que desear. Me toman para voluntario de marketing, sin embargo no tienen claridad en lo que necesitan. Cuando lo tuvieron claro no aceptan opiniones. Si bien valoro el hecho de que me tuvieran sin presionarme por irme, más días después de haberme informado el que no necesitarian de mi voluntariado, creo la comunicación se puede hacer de otra forma.

7 months ago



Ha sido la mejor experiencia que he tenido hasta ahora en Worldpackers :) La gente que trabaja en el hostal es super amable y acogedora , y desde el primer momento me sentí super bien recibido. Tuve también la suerte de coincidir con voluntarios super simpáticos y disfruté de momentos inolvidables con ellos. El hostal es súper bonito y está súper bien situado, y la gente que viene a él es muy agradable. El trabajo es super llevadero, sobre todo gracias a que la gente con la que trabajas son encantadoras. Básicamente me enamoré de Ecuador gracias a mi increíble experiencia en Secret Garden :D

10 months ago



la verdad no me esperaba que mi experiencia fuera tan emocionante, de un momento a otro podías escuchar a lo lejos otros idiomas como inglés, francés, alemán mejor dicho una experiencia única el equipo de trabajo son magníficos todos son super amables y divertidos y muy atentos volvería sin lugar a dudas.

12 months ago

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Response Time
This host usually writes back in 10 days
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