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The Northern Greenhouse

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Aberdeen, Scotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked well in advance of our arrival and I asked for a twin room apartment in a quiet spot as my son is only 4. The room we were given was in a quiet spot and we did have twin beds. When I asked for clean bedding, it wasn't a problem. The room was very clean and tidy. The...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to stay in town on a budget! Rooms are clean and airy. Great common places to do your own stuff and catch up with fellow travelers. The hostel is close to everything -- supermarket, restaurant, post office and the fleet terminal.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favourite hostels we stayed at. Me and two friends were here for 4 nights and are so glad we picked this place. The rooms were spacious with a kitchenette, ensuite, balcony and were clean as well. Would 100% recommend this hostel. Also we booked our tours through the hostel as well and the staff for...

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

Hi Mackenzie, Thanks for leaving such a great review. The tour desk does have some great deals and all the info on the best tours and activities in Cairns. Thanks again for the awesome review.

Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed in a private room for 3 nights and it was perfect. The room was very large, and even had a kitchen, and an en-suite! Near the pool. I've enjoyed my stay, the staff were great and there's a good vibe here!

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

Hi Helena, Thanks for the awesome review. We enjoyed welcoming you! Happy travels.

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed April 1, 2017

I was doing a big backpacking trip all across Australia and the Northern Greenhouse was probably the best hostel I stayed in. The dorms are big, open, bright and clean. They even have there own kitchenette complete with a fridge, sink and storage, in addition to its own ensuite which was super handy! As well, there are big lockers that...

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

Hi Kate, Glad to hear there was only one downside. We are working on upgrading our WiFi connection now, so hopefully we can welcome you back and get the full five stars next time. Thanks again for the great review.

Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

We only stayed for 3 nights but really liked it here, big lockers which fitted our hole backpack in! Very helpful staff, clean and tidy and we had a small balcony as well, great location, not too far to walk from the bars / restaurants and lagoon!

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Lyon, France
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

I you seek a quite place but still in the backpaker style the northen is for you. Placed in the center with everything that you look for accesible by foot. The room are Well equiped. Fridge, locker with Energy plug, bathroom,...,...

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

Hi Picrrr, Thanks for the awesome review. We liked your style too. Hope to see you again soon. Happy travels!

Poitiers, France
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I was in a girl dorm, and it was clean, except for some ants around the sink. But they never invaded us and never came near the beds. The bathroom was quite nice. Breakfast is free and basic but OK. The staff is mostly nice, it depends on people. The great thing is that this hostel does tours for free...

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

Hi CXour, Thanks for the great review. We put a lot of work into the tours and everything we do, so it's always great to hear how much people enjoy their stay. Thanks again!

Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

There are roaches, there are ants, and there is grime, oh my. Odd stains on various pieces of cloth. Don't get me started on the bathroom. If that doesn't frighten you, then have at it. Highly recommend the Sydney youth hostel for best hostel in Australia.

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

Hi Jacqueline, Are you sure you meant this review for us at Northern Greenhouse? Sydney is a 27 hour drive from Cairns and we haven't had any guests come to reception to tell us about the issues you've discussed. Please feel free to get in touch via our homepage if you would like to follow up.

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Location - central, 5 mins to the lagoon, mall with Coles, Woolies and everything else Connection - Free airport shuttle if you book on NG website prior to arrival Parking - Free parking Condition - Gated (secure) and very clean Atmosphere - Only 35 rooms (200 people max), friendly and helpful staff Vibe - Non-party hostel, friendly and considerate backpackers...

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

Hi Dean, Wow, that is a great review. Amazing to hear how great you thought your stay was. We are already talking through your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon. Thanks for the awesome review!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
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: $17 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Northern Greenhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“All rooms are the same. Buy your own padlock, towel and washing powder and you're sorted”
273deanp, Mar 17, 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a dorm room with a lower bunk available-I had terrible luck with top bunks here.”
BrieLBC, Feb 6, 2017 | Read review
“we wanted an apartment and there are only a few to chose from”
662emiliek, Jan 15, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground floor might be cooler during the day.”
DerrickNgMel, Jan 8, 2017 | Read review
“If you're a girl traveling alone, I really liked the 6-bed all female dorm personally. They're usually not full, so it's really nice.”
275arianae, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
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