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Poitiers, France
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in a girl dorm, and it was clean, except for some ants around the sink. But they never invaded us and never came near the beds. The bathroom was quite nice. Breakfast is free and basic but OK. The staff is mostly nice, it depends on people. The great thing is that this hostel does tours for free...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

There are roaches, there are ants, and there is grime, oh my. Odd stains on various pieces of cloth. Don't get me started on the bathroom. If that doesn't frighten you, then have at it. Highly recommend the Sydney youth hostel for best hostel in Australia.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location - central, 5 mins to the lagoon, mall with Coles, Woolies and everything else Connection - Free airport shuttle if you book on NG website prior to arrival Parking - Free parking Condition - Gated (secure) and very clean Atmosphere - Only 35 rooms (200 people max), friendly and helpful staff Vibe - Non-party hostel, friendly and considerate backpackers...

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

Hi Dean, Wow, that is a great review. Amazing to hear how great you thought your stay was. We are already talking through your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon. Thanks for the awesome review!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a dorm of 6. The room was clean with a cleaner coming in everyday. We had an en-suite bathroom which was very convenient. There were lockers in the rooms with also extra power charging points. We had free breakfast which included cereal, fruit and teas/coffees. There is also a luggage storage facility and staff were friendly and...

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

Hi Anna, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. Our 'free unlimited wifi' is usually only set up in the common areas, that way you get to hang out with all your new friends while online. Sometimes, some rooms may get a small signal, but the system was built for the common areas only. Thanks again for...

Campinas, SP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. Very close to restaurants, supermarket. A few blocks from the esplanade. Good rooms with large lockers! Quiet hostel. Simple breakfast: bread, jam, peanut butter. WIFI was a joke. Just don't count on it.

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

Hi Murillo, Thanks for the feedback. We've spoken to the team about our internet and our 'free unlimited internet 24/7 for all guests' should be working fine. Thanks again for the feedback.

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights and we were very happy with our stay. Great location, fine size room and very helpful staff. Daily room service and the free breakfast was an added bonus. I would highly recommend it.

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

Hi Clara, Great to read 'happy, great, fine and helpful'. That is what we always aim for. Thanks for the great review!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I stayed here twice-wouldn't return after my second stay. The outside area is great-nice and spacious, comfortable couches, and the location in town is good. Loved the private bathroom in the dorms. The bed/pillow comfort, cleanliness and service were so-so. With the exception of the friendly guy working 1/27/17 in the morning who helped me with diving reservations because the...

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

Hi Brie, Sorry to hear you had some air-con problems during your stay. We wish you would have decided to come down and let us know, as we could have fixed it for you. We hope we can welcome you back soon to show you our great town.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Really enjoyed my stay at this hostel - thanks to Dave in Sydney for the recommendation :) Felt like a friendly motel, was a really nice surprise after some of the other hostels I previoulsy stayed in. The location is great, close to bars and restaurants, to the night market and to the esplanade but far enough from the party...

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

Hi TravellingNutter77, We would like to give your review A++++++ too. When I showed our North Queensland Manager, he e-mailed it to everyone to share the pride. Great to hear you loved your stay and we hope to welcome you back a third time :)

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

It's in the center of town and accessible to everywhere. It was probably a motel before and turned into a hostel. I was told most rooms are 6 bed dorms with ensue toilet. Pros: Big kitchen, 24 hr front desk, 24 hr aircon, pool table, swimming pool, parking, travel desk, not a party hostel, relaxed environment, fridge in room, all...

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

I am an adult traveler who was on a volunteer program with my teen son in Cairns. We have done multiple trips like this and I generally brace myself for this type of lodging, as I am more accustomed to high end hotels. What a great surprise! The service of the front desk honestly matches that from a hotel concierge....

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

Hi Emilie, Wow, what an amazing review. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and tell us how much you enjoyed your stay. It was great having you stay. Happy travels!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: RM84 - RM203 (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”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 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
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