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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...

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LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
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...

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Cairns
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...

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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...

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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.

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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....

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London
Reviewed 15 May 2013

This place was very cool. We stayed a few nights before going out to the reef on a liveaboard dive boat. We loved the communal area.The staff were helpful and the location was great. Free wifi. Huge kitchen and its clean. Perfect for a few nights.

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Dubai
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Only stayed for 2 days. Staff was great esp. Dustin! Hostel was clean and quiet. Rooms were big enough and have your own private lockers with shelves for charging your devices. Rooms have fridge and bathroom. Hostel Is 5-10mins walk to shops and restaurants. Free wifi but it was difficult getting connected...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Clean rooms, clean kitchen, clean sofas/communal areas. If there are any problems the staff at reception sort it out quickly. Free unlimited wifi :) which was great! And free trips! Would definitely recommend the Ellis Beach trip and the Crystal Cascades trip. So glad we switched to this hostel. It had a good atmosphere without being crazy and has the...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Although this Hostel doesnt look as fancy as some of the bigger Hostels in cairns, the staff are very welcoming and genuine and the rooms are so much cleaner. I had a very relaxing stay, thankyou to everyone!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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: ₹ 1,184 - ₹ 3,089 (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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