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The Northern Greenhouse

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 3 weeks ago 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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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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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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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 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Really nice and mostly quiet hostel in good location. The travel staff are helpful and booked me on some great tours. Rooms have A/C and there is a pool (though I'd recommend the Lagoon in town instead). I'd recommend and stay again. Free breakfast is only toast and cereal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

One of the best hostels I have stayed at. Since check in I felt very welcome and the staff were more than happy to assist the entire time. The rooms are extremely clean and the cleaners come in everyday. Each room has a fridge which is good because I didn't want to leave my food in the main kitchen fridge... More 

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

Hi Monique, thanks for the great review. Loved how our in-room fridges allowed for midnight snacks. Happy travels! More 

St. Gallen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

It is a quite Hostels close to everything that you need. Breakfast is included and on Sunday there is a tasty free BBQ. There is a small Pool and a huge chill out Lounge. Negative: Wifi works sometimes slow and you have to logg in many times, Pans in the kitchen are over the years.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: $19 - $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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