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The Northern Greenhouse

117 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shooting Star Apartments)
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed for a week with my partner in a self-contained room. Location was great...quiet but close to city centre. Loved the pool. Price was good. Will stay again....but for longer next time ! Rusty's market...around the corner... was fab for stocking up on fresh fruit and veg

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Clogher, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice hostel in Cairns, nice and quiet area away from Bars/ restaurants. Right beside Cinema and shops. Staff really friendly and hostel is kept pretty clean, apart from kitchen ants which I guess are apart of tropical cairns! We did have trouble with someone in our dorm, smoking and excessively drinking and leaving all doors open when no one... More

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 September 14, 2014

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 August 25, 2014 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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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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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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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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Address: 117 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shooting Star Apartments)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 35
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