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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in the six person dorm and it would have been really nice but, when the room was full, someone had to sleep such that the air con blew directly on them whenever it was on. This meant that we turned it off over night so the temperature climbed and climbed all night and I could not sleep past... More 

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

Hi Lizzie, Glad to hear you thought our hostel was lovely. We've often thought of ourselves as a little chilled, but sorry to hear that you were a little uncomfortable during your stay. We are looking into this now. Thanks for the feedback! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a private room for 2 nights in August while on a diving trip to Cairns. For the price we paid, I would say it's a decent place and very basic. I would have expected a bit more especially the beds. The room is of a good size with clean bathrooms and toiletries provided, kitchenette well equipped with fridge... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm as a couple here and were pleasantly surprised at this cheap little hostel. It's set out like an old school US motel with rooms all around and a pool in the middle. There is a small kitchen but we found it to be very quiet 6 out of the 7 nights we stayed!... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, very friendly staff, breakfast and free wifi included. yes Wifi worked best on decking - what a hardship to have to sit there to use it!!!!!!!!!!! We had a family ensuite room, very clean, comfy beds with a good shower and good aircon. Early check in an added bonus. Would definitely recommend and stay again if ever in... More 

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Thank Katen49
Jonathan L, Director of Sales at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Kate, It is a pretty great deck isn't it. Great chance to chill out and meet up with fellow travellers. Thanks for the review and we look forward to welcoming you back! More 

Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights and had booked in between three days of diving. No problem to leave the luggage over there free of any costs. Friendly staff and very clean facilities. Free wifi is offered, quality is great. Also breakfast is included in the price. Need we say more.........? Definitely to be recommended.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Wow where do I even start with this hostel. It is by far my favourite hostel in all of Australia. The location is perfect, less than a 10 minute walk to the esplanade and mall. The rooms are so spacious, so clean, and they even have a fridge in the room. Probably one of the best sleeps of my life... More 

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

Hi Samantha, Wow! Friendly staff, comfortable mattress and perfect location, we love hearing that! Looking forward to welcoming you back. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 5 nights in a 6 bed dorm. Liked: - The clean bathrooms in the room - Lockers in the room with sockets in them - Kitchen is open until late - fridges in the dorms - Nice clean Pool Disliked: - Awful wifi, almost non existent - kitchen wasn't very big and got busy easily - Pool area... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

A nice, quiet, clean and friendly hostel in a great location-tours are able to offer you pick up/drop off services, and it is close to the main lagoon&city. The hostel common rooms were fantastic-very spacious, clean and full of friendly faces. I could not say anything negative about the place! The rooms also have a fridge, sink and kitchen units... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My daughter stayed at the Northern Greenhouse Hostel for three weeks and we couldn’t say anything negative whatsoever; It was friendly, safe, convenient, good value and the perfect point to meet her and then go get our trailer for our expedition to the Australian desert. Trepidation is probably fairly accurate in describing my lovely wife’s unease and foreboding of camping... More 

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Thank ThelastJourneyman
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I loved this hostel. I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm which had our own bathroom which was so great. We also had our own fridge and freezer 👌🏼 nice clean hostel, chilled and only a 5 minute walk from the esplanade. Also free breakfast. 😎 highly recommended

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

Hi Sayed, Well this is like a mutual admiration society cause we loved welcoming you :) Let us know when you're headed to Melbourne, New York or Miami, cause I am sure our other hostels would like to welcome you too. Happy travels! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $18 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Northern Greenhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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