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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 14 May 2014

This was the best hostel I've done in Australia. The fact that I did really enjoy Cairns might be a thing that helped a lot but the facilities were great. First, the hostel offers a lot of free activities everyweek. The sunday BBQ is really great. The kitchen facitily is really good and the commun area are great ! The...

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Florida
Reviewed 10 May 2014

This hostel was so impressive. It used to be a hotel, so all the dorm rooms have their own bathroom. My friend and I stayed in the 6 bunk female dorm. The beds were comfy, the air conditioning was great, and they had these big baskets on wheels that slid under the bunks to put all your stuff in. Very...

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

Hi Lauren, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I was thrilled to read you enjoyed your stay with us in Cairns. We are working towards speeding up the internet, so hopefully you will see some great innovations on your next visit.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

I had a great stay at this hostel, the rooms were very clean and roomy, the fridge, wardrobes, cupboards and sink were welcome extras you don't usually find in hostels! Nice ensuite and great social area. They also do movie nights every week and a free BBQ which is quite substantial, not the usual one sausage in a slice of...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Best hostel i have stayed in while travelling Australia. Rooms are clean, have there own fridge, free wifi and great social area and kitchen. Also great as all the english football does be on in the tv room as they have fox sports. I did'nt use the pool but the pool area looked clean. Staff are also very friendly and...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2014

I went with a group of 6 other people which was just perfect because you can rent a room for 6 here for just $25 a night. Staff was friendly and accommodating and they offered free breakfast. The common are for NG is open and inviting. It rained a lot while we were in Cairns, but the common area gave...

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Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

Nice place to stay. Not too far from anything in cairns such as woolworths, cinema, lagoon etc. The wifi was shocking here though, something bout ip addresses but if you no what the issue is maybe fix it?? The beds are massive... Which is cool. Some hostels feel like a kids bunk bed but not this one.

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cairns
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Northern greenhouse is one of the best hostels I've stayed at so far in Oz. Staff are helpful, polite and friendly and they always provide activities for travellers to do both indoors and out. There are opportunities to book no-pressure tours with them too which is great as you know its an honest deal. Highly recommend staying here!

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Northern Greenhouse is AMAZING! It's probably the best hostel I had ever stayed! I have stayed there with my brother for about 10 nights, and it did not disappoint me throughout the way! They provide free basic breakfast (milk, cereals, toasts), free wifi (although it does not work well in the room and had some problems once in a while,...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed here 3 nights and was really pleased with all the extra little things they offer here. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm which has its own small kitchen section with cupboards & a fridge to keep food in as well as a sink. Every person has a locker (need to supply your own padlock or buy...

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Definately a nice and quiet place amongst all the rowdyness of Cairns. If youre 28+ or enjoy a quiet stay id def recommend this. The dormbeds are great and sturdy, rooms are cleaned every day, the kitchen is also pretty clean. Oh and the wifi is very reasonable, as im writing this review on it now.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: ₹ 1,171 - ₹ 2,927 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Northern Greenhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“All rooms are the same. Buy your own padlock, towel and washing powder and you're sorted”
273deanp, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a dorm room with a lower bunk available-I had terrible luck with top bunks here.”
BrieLBC, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we wanted an apartment and there are only a few to chose from”
662emiliek, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground floor might be cooler during the day.”
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.”
275arianae, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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