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The Northern Greenhouse

117 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shooting Star Apartments)
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best hostel i have stayed in while travelling Australia. Rooms are clean, have there own fridge, free wifi and great social area and kitchen. Also great as all the english football does be on in the tv room as they have fox sports. I did'nt use the pool but the pool area looked clean. Staff are also very friendly and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a group of 6 other people which was just perfect because you can rent a room for 6 here for just $25 a night. Staff was friendly and accommodating and they offered free breakfast. The common are for NG is open and inviting. It rained a lot while we were in Cairns, but the common area gave... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to stay. Not too far from anything in cairns such as woolworths, cinema, lagoon etc. The wifi was shocking here though, something bout ip addresses but if you no what the issue is maybe fix it?? The beds are massive... Which is cool. Some hostels feel like a kids bunk bed but not this one.

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cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Northern greenhouse is one of the best hostels I've stayed at so far in Oz. Staff are helpful, polite and friendly and they always provide activities for travellers to do both indoors and out. There are opportunities to book no-pressure tours with them too which is great as you know its an honest deal. Highly recommend staying here!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Northern Greenhouse is AMAZING! It's probably the best hostel I had ever stayed! I have stayed there with my brother for about 10 nights, and it did not disappoint me throughout the way! They provide free basic breakfast (milk, cereals, toasts), free wifi (although it does not work well in the room and had some problems once in a while,... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I recently stayed here 3 nights and was really pleased with all the extra little things they offer here. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm which has its own small kitchen section with cupboards & a fridge to keep food in as well as a sink. Every person has a locker (need to supply your own padlock or buy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Definately a nice and quiet place amongst all the rowdyness of Cairns. If youre 28+ or enjoy a quiet stay id def recommend this. The dormbeds are great and sturdy, rooms are cleaned every day, the kitchen is also pretty clean. Oh and the wifi is very reasonable, as im writing this review on it now.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Being one of my earlier experiences of Australian hostels, this gave me high expectations of other hostels yet to come! I loved the fact that this had "girls only" dorms, which included a shared bathroom within the dorm itself. There are plenty of chill out areas (chairs, tables, sofas and bean bags) for you to relax in and use their... More

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Calgary, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This hostel is really nice, one of the nicest I've seen. I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm and it was clean, air conditioned, had a nice bathroom with shower, refrigerator, sink, small patio, and comfy beds. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful at the front desk and the travel Center. The reception area is 24 hours which is... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The Northern Greenhouse is by far, the best hostel I've ever stayed in. During my travels through Australia, I went back to Cairns/NGH twice, because I just loved it so much. Even after my travels through New Zealand, I just wanted to go back to Cairns and the NGH, my home away from home. I ended up staying there longer... More

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

Hi Tinni, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I was thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we can welcome you back soon. More

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Additional Information about The Northern Greenhouse

Also Known As:
The Northern Greenhouse Hotel
The Northern Greenhouse Hotel Cairns
Address: 117 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shooting Star Apartments)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 
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