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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 4 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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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 25 April 2013

I was very pleased for my stay in this hostel. Clean, quiet, good location, good value for the price, good service, fridge in the room etc etc. Not a party hostel, so if looking for one, there are better options for it. Suits well for solo traveller.

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birmingham
Reviewed 24 April 2013

This is the 2nd time myself and my partner have stayed here, and it didn't disappoint. The staff on front desk are so welcoming and helpful, you can do free trips from the hostel with Tom, we didn't do them this time but i would recommend it, he's a lovable grump! The hostel itself is really chilled out, everyone here...

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

Hi Ruby, Thanks for leaving a review. It was amazing to read about how much you enjoyed staying with us. Happy travels.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 April 2013

After a week in Palm Cove, I stayed in one of the private apartments for three nights (I am really not a dormitory girl!) - and I couldn't have been more impressed. The room was clean, well appointed - and huge! The price made it truly amazing value ... in fact, my sister and her husband stayed at an apartment...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Definitely the best hostel I've stayed in in whole Australia! Was here three times during my travels, and stayed there for about 4 weeks in total. The rooms are awesome, with ensuite, aircon, lockers, fridge, freezer and sink, they get cleaned thoroughly every day. The beds are absolutely comfy and even a little bigger than normal ones. Everything looks new...

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

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

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 March 2013

I really enjoyed this Place. Very spacious and clean Hostel. Terrific Barbeque a lot of Quality Food ! Different kind of Salads! Very tasty! Nice clean rooms with aircondition.Fan, Fridge, Freezer and Mini Kitchen! A lots of cozy Couches! Its enough space for everyone!

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Reviewed 19 March 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in northern greenhouse for 5 nights. The hostel's location is good, it nears to night market, carins central and city place where you could take bus to DFO outlet. Moreover, the reception service is great and the staff are very nice. They got BBQ night and free movie night. Besides, they provise breakfast which other...

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Enjoyed our stay in this hostel - the dorm was a good size with its own bathroom and small kitchen. Having plug sockets inside the lockers are a great touch. The main area is a really nice place to chill out, with a pool table and free wifi. Also enjoyed the movie that they put on one night. The only...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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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  • 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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“If you stay in a double room, ask for one on the upper floor!”
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