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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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... More 

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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. More 

Ohio City, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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... More 

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

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 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,... More 

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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. More 

Cairns, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

A good location, not to near the party streets but near enough to walk anywhere you need to go in 5 mins. The rooms are spacious with lockers. There is a swimming pool with tables around. the communal areas are well maintained and as the free wifi only works on the terrace its a good place to socialise. Movies are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Awesome hostel that has a pool, free breakfast and free trips/stuff nearly everyday. Free pancakes on Saturday mornings and free Sunday evening BBQs are a real treat. Rooms are big and are basically converted apartment/hotel rooms which means the en-suite is really nice and you have a balcony to hang out any wet towels. All rooms have fridges which is... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

Had an awesome experience in Aussie, and a great place to stay topped it off very well. Free breakfast (nothing special but saves you from going out shopping), beautiful pool, very nice rooms, great service and free WiFi. I highly recommend staying here.

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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.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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... More 

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Amenities

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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $23 - $57 (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.”
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“Obviously the less people in one room the quieter but all rooms are quite good depending on your budget.”
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