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Reviewed 23 November 2016

the rooms here are fantastic, alays clean. they have their own kitchen areas, fridge and lockers in the room. staff were friendly and helpful. not the most social hostel but that could have been down to the huge group of students staying there at the time, who only spoke to eah other

Thank Claire Y
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Great to hear you thought our rooms were fantastic. Friendly and helpful is certainly what we aim for. Sorry to hear you didn't get a chance to mix and meet other travellers, did you check out our free tours? Thanks for the feedback.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 26 October 2016

- Great place for staying if you are one or more people. - Bit noisy because some room is closed to public area - Located in centre - Room toilet share with roommates. - Little kitchen with refrigerator

Thank muelchow
Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Muel Chow, Sorry to hear you felt the room could get a little noisy, I've spoken with the team about it and they said to let you know on your next visit and they will try to put you in the rooms furthest from the deck. The kitchens are pretty handy. Thanks for the review!

Skive, Denmark
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hostel for 3 nights and we absolutely loved it. The staff was friendly, the price for the room was reasonable and the lobby and kitchen area was really nice and made, so that it was easy to meet other people.

Thank Karen W
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thanks for the review! We absolutely loved you too. Meeting fellow travellers is one of the many awesome things about staying in hostels, so it was great to hear you enjoyed that. We hope to welcome you back or to one of our other hostels soon. Happy travels!

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Me and a couple of friends stayed here for a week in August in a 6-bedroom dorm. The rooms were really spacious and clean, with lockers, and storage for each bed. En-suite bathroom was great and the room had a fridge, sink and cupboard too. The communal space is lovely and spacious and had a relaxed atmosphere. It has a...

Thank Julia-l-g3
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Julia, Thanks for an awesome review! We take a lot of pride in taking care of our guests so it is always great to read about how much it is enjoyed. We hope we can welcome you back. Happy travels!

Hong Kong
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I loved the pool area and the chill out area next to the kitchen. Sunday night there was a free BBQ, which was awesome and made people hang out in the common area. The rooms are clean and there are lockers and bathrooms in each room. I enjoyed staying in the 6 bed female dorm. Had a great time in...

Thank Eva- Christina W
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Eva-Christina, Thanks for leaving a review. Hanging out on the deck with guests is so awesome, sometimes we get distracted and want to join the guests. Have an amazing journey and remember to connect with us next time you're in Cairns or Melbourne as we would be happy to welcome you back.

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Staying in the Northern Greenhouse was my first time in a hostel and I'm left with very few complaints! I stayed in a 6 bed girls dorm which was clean, and had lockers to store my personals. Only issue was faulty room keys, but would recommend!

Thank Monica09195
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Monica, Welcome to the fun world of backpacker hostels! We think our guests are awesome so it's always amazing to read reviews like yours. Thanks again and hopefully we can welcome you to our hostels in Melbourne and New York too. Happy travels!

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the six person dorm and it would have been really nice but, when the room was full, someone had to sleep such that the air con blew directly on them whenever it was on. This meant that we turned it off over night so the temperature climbed and climbed all night and I could not sleep past...

Thank Lizzieperlizzie
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Lizzie, Glad to hear you thought our hostel was lovely. We've often thought of ourselves as a little chilled, but sorry to hear that you were a little uncomfortable during your stay. We are looking into this now. Thanks for the feedback!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a private room for 2 nights in August while on a diving trip to Cairns. For the price we paid, I would say it's a decent place and very basic. I would have expected a bit more especially the beds. The room is of a good size with clean bathrooms and toiletries provided, kitchenette well equipped with fridge...

Thank ashimprabhakar
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm as a couple here and were pleasantly surprised at this cheap little hostel. It's set out like an old school US motel with rooms all around and a pool in the middle. There is a small kitchen but we found it to be very quiet 6 out of the 7 nights we stayed!...

Thank NatashaRachael
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great location, very friendly staff, breakfast and free wifi included. yes Wifi worked best on decking - what a hardship to have to sit there to use it!!!!!!!!!!! We had a family ensuite room, very clean, comfy beds with a good shower and good aircon. Early check in an added bonus. Would definitely recommend and stay again if ever in...

Thank Katen49
Jonathan L, Director of Sales at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Kate, It is a pretty great deck isn't it. Great chance to chill out and meet up with fellow travellers. Thanks for the review and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Northern Greenhouse is centrally located in the middle of Cairns with tour pick up points, night life and attractions less than a five minute walk from the hostel. Every room includes a an ensuite bathroom and shower, air conditioning, private balcony or garden, powered lockers and kitchenette. Guests also receive Free Daily Breakfast, Free Unlimited Internet 24/7 as well as experiences such as a Free trip to a hidden rainforest swimming hole, sailing classes, trip to nearby Ellis Beach, the Botanical Gardens and more.If you are still looking for ideas of tours and day trips, see the experts at our in house Fully Licensed Travel Agency for the best deals on travel and experiences around Australia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Northern Greenhouse

Address: 117 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shooting Star Apartments)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: ₹ 1,183 - ₹ 3,087 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Northern Greenhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Try to get a dorm room with a lower bunk available-I had terrible luck with top bunks here.”
 of 5 bubbles BrieLBC, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we wanted an apartment and there are only a few to chose from”
 of 5 bubbles 662emiliek, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground floor might be cooler during the day.”
 of 5 bubbles DerrickNgMel, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you're a girl traveling alone, I really liked the 6-bed all female dorm personally. They're usually not full, so it's really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 275arianae, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you want a quiet room ask to be away from the decking / kitchen area.”
 of 5 bubbles Katen49, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
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