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New York, NY
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This hostel was pretty big but the common areas were surprisingly quiet. The front desk was super nice as were the people we met here. We stayed in a mixed dorm which was comfortable as our roommates were really considerate and friendly. Breakfast is basic (cereal, toast and jam) but they have a full kitchen for those adventerous enough to...

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

I've stayed this hostel for 1 month and had really enjoyable time with friends whom I met there!! Some people says this hostel is expensive, but I think it's reasonable because of free wifi + breakfast + locker + WONDERFUL FRIENDLY STAFFS. They always listen to me and give some advise even if it is not about travelling. and it...

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Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 3 October 2013

My first time staying at a hostel and it wasn't as bad as I had imagined it would be. I stayed in an all female dormroom which slept six people and the room was very spacious. Unlike other hostels, our bathroom was inside our room, a huge plus. There was also a small fridge and sink in our room as...

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

Hi Lamb, Thanks for your review. It was great to read about how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Brantford, Canada
Reviewed 2 October 2013

This hostel is honestly the best hostel you will find for the price. The offer free tours (rain forest tour included) free breakfast, free internet, free BBQ on sundays and many other great offers. The location could also not be beat. Also there is an amazing pool to cool off in. I have heard of some really bad hostels in...

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Scotland
Reviewed 2 October 2013

I spent many months in The Greenhouse in 2012, and then a few weeks recently! It is a fantastic hostel bang in the middle of Cairns. Whether in Cairns for a short stay, or working, it is a great choice. The beds are big, and comfortable, big lockers (with plugs!) So you can lock up your phone/laptop etc whilst it...

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I stayed in the ngh for almost 3 months. definitely not in a hurry to move anywhere!!! rooms are clean, big, big beds and the best a bathroom an suite you share with 5 others! the staff of the ngh are amazing helpful and sweet. you have 2 free tours organised by them and they are wonderful! The ngh is...

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Best hostel in Cairns. Amid a sea of loud abnoxious hostels, this place is way better. Reasonably priced, clean rooms (washroom en suite) with outlets in the lockers, free breakfast daily, pancakes on Saturday, and bbq on Sunday, a staff that is so friendly and helpful, free Wifi, a great chill common area, full kitchen, and just overall nice people...

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

Hi MRotenberg, I was thrilled to read you enjoyed our hostel. Thanks for the review.

Ohio City, Ohio
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Stayed here for a week and could not complain. Staff were beyond friendly, really took the time to go the extra mile, have never felt so welcomed and comfortable. Stayed in an apartment, which was perfect well maintained and clean and all the facilities were of similar standards. The location is great, far enough away from the parties but incredibly...

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2Thank Lisa M
Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi LM, It was great to read you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2013

My 10 year old son and I stayed here from 9th-17th August and both of us loved it. We stayed in a self contained room so we had our own bathroom, kitchenette and balcony overlooking the pool which was great. Room was spacious and clean and there were cleaners coming in every day to change the towels, clean the bathrooms,...

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Jonathan L, Director of Sales at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Morphlady, It was amazing to read about your great time at the Northern Greenhouse. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2013

I stayed here for about 3 weeks in July, loved the hostel it was clean, tidy, great location - 5 min walk to mall and 5 min walk to beach! Free wifi and breakfast! Most days have a free tour going on... Staff helpful. I'll be staying at this hostel again when I go back to cairns next year.

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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
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: RM77 - RM198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Northern Greenhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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