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The Northern Greenhouse

117 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shooting Star Apartments)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I'm not a huge fan of hostels, but as a budgettraveler, sometimes it's what you get… My travel agent from Byron recommended me this hostel after telling her I was looking for something clean, upscale and rather quiet. This was spot-on! En-suite bathroom, spacious dorms, free breakfast, great! The common area might lack a bit of atmosphere, I can agree... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The Northern Greenhouse was my first stop on the East Coast and was perfect for recovering from the epic journey over from the UK. (Female only) dorm was clean, airconned and quiet with loads of storage including lockers with power sockets and trolleys under each bunk. En-suite bathroom was an added bonus. Loads of communal spaces to hang out, although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The clever layout and beautiful design make this place a lovely hostel to stay in.. Free wifi, free breakfast and the lovely canopy and deck means that you seem to have more space to base yourself in other than just the room. Two seconds walk from Prodive too. I would definitely go back!

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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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