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The Northern Greenhouse

117 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shooting Star Apartments)
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Ranked #11 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed at the Northern Greenhouse for a couple of nights in a double room. The room is VERY big for hostel standards, it has a little kitchenette, a table on which to have dinner and a couch. Both room and bathroom were very clean. The room also had a little terrace, but essentially it's just a place to dry... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed 5 nights here and the service was wonderful. Clean, large rooms and breakfast and wifi included. The other residents were also nice and it was a fun environment. A nice large pool as well for a quick dip. Highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in 2 private rooms and 1 dorm. All were beautiful, spacious rooms with good facilities and hot, powerful showers. Great location but still quiet both within and outside the hostel. Great for going to the cinema opposite. Friendly, helpful staff. Could be a bit cleaner as there was the odd stray hair in all 3 bathrooms before use... More

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Southport, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've just returned from the most AMAZING holiday in Cairns. As usual, I stayed at the northern greenhouse. Everything is the same as it was last time - AWESOME! Free internet/wifi, Free breakfast everyday, free transfers to and from crystal cascades on Mondays, Ellis Beach on Tuesdays, Botanical Gardens on Fridays and Sailing on Wednesdays ($15 one day sailing membership... More

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Wolfeboro
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I stayed at the Northern Greenhouse many times over the course of about 3 months because of a study abroad program I was on, and this hostel became like a home away from home for me. It was one of the cleanest and most modern hostels I visited in Australia. The rooms are spacious, clean, with awesome air conditioners, comfortable... More

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Panajachel, Guatemala
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

One of the best hostels I've stayed at. Excellent location. The rooms are well organised, very clean and make you feel safe: private bathroom, baskets under the beds, plugs next to the beds and inside the lockers, balcony, aircon, fridge and sink... One missing thing though: individual light at each bed. Kitchen facilities are good and they serve breakfast for... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Best hostel I've stayed at during travels in Australia. By far the most clean and tidy hostel. It is also the quietest one I stayed at! The rooms allow for luggage to be packed and re packed, with baskets under the bed for more items to be contained. Well worth the money! Good kitchen facilities

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Canadian Rockies, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very clean hostel and lovely layout. The covered area is a great place to hang out that is protected from the elements yet still outside. The girls I shared a room with we're very unfriendly (spoke no English) which put a damper on my experience. And the hostel environment was fairly unfriendly- everyone already had their friends and set groups.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Northern Greenhouse was a good place to stay. The rooms have lockers (with plugs) and big bins underneath the beds. There is also a fridge, ensuite, and balcony. Staff was nice, especially the man who helped us with the wifi, which did not work well. The ensuite in the dorm was a little challenging, since there were no other bathrooms... More

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San Diego, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

One week Nothern Greenhouse is equal to one week without sleep. Before 03:00 a.m. you won't close an eye and that's every single night the case. If you are looking for party it will be your 5 star location. Wanna sleep don't choose the Northern Greenhouse. The price isn't bad, the service during the day isn't too. Sorry guys, you... More

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

Hi RTWorld, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Sorry to hear you experienced issues during your stay. This is the first we've heard of this issue, can you please contact us directly so we can address this issue further. Thanks again and happy travels! More

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Address: 117 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shooting Star Apartments)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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