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The Northern Greenhouse

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've stayed in a private room for 3 nights and it was perfect. The room was very large, and even had a kitchen, and an en-suite! Near the pool. I've enjoyed my stay, the staff were great and there's a good vibe here!

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was doing a big backpacking trip all across Australia and the Northern Greenhouse was probably the best hostel I stayed in. The dorms are big, open, bright and clean. They even have there own kitchenette complete with a fridge, sink and storage, in addition to its own ensuite which was super handy! As well, there are big lockers that...

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

Hi Kate, Glad to hear there was only one downside. We are working on upgrading our WiFi connection now, so hopefully we can welcome you back and get the full five stars next time. Thanks again for the great review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed for 3 nights but really liked it here, big lockers which fitted our hole backpack in! Very helpful staff, clean and tidy and we had a small balcony as well, great location, not too far to walk from the bars / restaurants and lagoon!

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Lyon, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I you seek a quite place but still in the backpaker style the northen is for you. Placed in the center with everything that you look for accesible by foot. The room are Well equiped. Fridge, locker with Energy plug, bathroom,...,...

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

Hi Picrrr, Thanks for the awesome review. We liked your style too. Hope to see you again soon. Happy travels!

Poitiers, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hi CXour, Thanks for the great review. We put a lot of work into the tours and everything we do, so it's always great to hear how much people enjoy their stay. Thanks again!

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via 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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Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Jacqueline, Are you sure you meant this review for us at Northern Greenhouse? Sydney is a 27 hour drive from Cairns and we haven't had any guests come to reception to tell us about the issues you've discussed. Please feel free to get in touch via our homepage if you would like to follow up.

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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 11 March 2017

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 2 March 2017 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 26 February 2017

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!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: RM78 - RM196 (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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