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Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

Nice and big rooms.Comfortable beds.Clean.Very good and nice staff at the receiption.free wifi.free tours.very close to shops and espanade.all in all one of the best hostels during my trip through Australia.

Thank anholz
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 19 July 2013

We were four friends doing a roadtrip across Northern QLD and decided to stay one night in Cairns. I did a bit of research online and saw all the great reviews about this location so went ahead and booked it. Since we were 4 people and we needed ensuite bathroom facilities, we opted for the family apartment. It was very...

Thank Nishadi L
Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm and a private double. The 6 bed dorm was clean. Was also really good to have a bathroom in the room and a sink and fridge. The private double was even better with our own kitchen, bathroom, tv and balcony. The only problem was there were lots of smalls ant like insects in...

Thank Natasha K
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Very well run hostel, the staff are all excellent, full of knowledge, respectful and friendly. This ain't no Gilligan's, so it's not the place you wanna be if you are after a ruthless goonbag bender every single night. There is no bar here, but that wont stop from having a good night, there's a bottle-o down the street, and plenty...

Thank Rock1984
New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 June 2013

This hostel was so great I ended up staying an extra three nights, and I wasn't the only person who extended their stay here. It's a good price, the rooms are clean, beds comfortable, air-conditioned, and the main lounge area is very chill. I met a bunch of cool people here, very friendly atmosphere. Huge kitchen, clean, good staff, they...

1Thank Lisssssss4
Reviewed 19 June 2013

I stayed at the Northern Greenhouse for 2 nights and had a pleasant stay. The rooms (I was in a 6 sharing female dorm) are what you would expect, but very spacious and the bunk beds were reasonably comfy. There was wardrobe space in the room, and wire crates under your bed for storage which were great !! We had...

Thank nikkieg
Reviewed 18 June 2013

I'm travelling for over a year now, and visited loads of backpackers, and this is one of the best so far! big pool, clean rooms with own showers/toilet and even a fridge and a kitchen plate with water/sink! Everyday they organize activities, today I went to a remote beach for free and for tomorrow I go sailing for just 15...

1Thank BenvanZijl
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 17 June 2013

the atmosphere of this hostel is chilling in every hour of the day. You can stay on the big deck and play pool, watch a film, meet people use the free wifi rooms are clean every day. you have your room bathroom, fridge and free air-con, very comfy bed, lockers and a useful big trolley under you bed where you...

Thank EdoardoSangiorgio
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Stopped in a 6 share dorm with en suite. Rooms had a fridge, sink and storage space. Rooms where very clean and bathroom facilities where excellent. Free breakfast is good, makes you get up in the morning. Not the cheapest hostel in cairns but you get a good experience. Would recommend for group and individuals to stop.

1Thank jkh18
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2013

The Northern Greenhouse was perfect for my first solo travel experience - relatively small, friendly and with great communal areas. It's not a party hostel, like Gilligan's down the road, but has a great chilled out feel. The spacious communal deck and kitchen area, and the pool area on the ground floor provide the perfect place to meet fellow travellers....

Thank AAcred

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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: ₹ 1,158 - ₹ 2,920 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Northern Greenhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“If you want a quiet room ask to be away from the decking / kitchen area.”
 of 5 bubbles Katen49, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Its all good”
 of 5 bubbles ThelastJourneyman, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Go to the free activity days”
 of 5 bubbles moniquew105, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Obviously the less people in one room the quieter but all rooms are quite good depending on your budget.”
 of 5 bubbles 860ljw, 5 Nov 2014 | Read review
“If you stay in a double room, ask for one on the upper floor!”
 of 5 bubbles stimela, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
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