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The Northern Greenhouse

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117 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shooting Star Apartments)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in a real bad hostel in Sydney so that was a big contrast with TNG. If your looking for a good place and not looking for partying all night in the hostel then this is the place for you. They arrange (I think free) activities all week and on Sunday's free BBQ and later a movie. Rooms are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We were so impressed by the kindness of all the staff members we met. They very kindly let us store our luggage in their locked luggage room before we checked in and after we checked out, and had answers to all our questions about what to do in the area. There is free breakfast (cereal, milk, toast, peanut butter), free... More 

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

Hi Celeste, Thanks so much for the awesome review. We thought you were a five star guest. Happy travels and hopefully we can welcome you at our Melbourne, New York or Miami hostels soon. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The private room was clean and fully equipped with a fridge, microwave and cooking utensils. The common area was well maintained, except the kitchen. Staff was excellent and friendly. Location is central; walking distance to the shopping centre, markets, beach etc.

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Victoria, Canada
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61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I stayed in a six-bedroom, female-only room. It was very clean, with a private bathroom and little kitchenette. They had free breakfast every morning (although it was mostly just cereal, but still cool). In a great location, just down the block from the party hostel (Gilligan's), which means you can stumble home to sleep in peace! And FREE Wi-Fi!!!

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Thank orion3000
Jonathan L, Guest Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Orion, Thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay! Let us know if you are heading to Melbourne, Miami or New York, as we have hostels there too so you can be our guest again :) More 

Long Island, New York
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Nothing bad to say about this place - it seemed as if the place may have previously been a motel that was turned into a hostel, which would explain a lot (in a good way!) My room/all the ones in the front and what I would assume is lost if not all of the rooms have balconies, rooms have a... More 

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

Hi dBella, Wow, thanks for the great review. We were all excited to read it and hear that you had such a great time staying with us. Hopefully we can welcome you back soon. More 

Upplands-Vasby, Sweden
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in a 6-bed room and it was spacious and clean with ensuite wc and shower. The beds were wide and comfy and the AC worked well. I really appreciated the fridge/freezer in the room as well as the large lockers where you could charge your things inside. The free breakfast was basic but hey - free! The wifi was... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I have been to Cairns 3 times, and to my relief i dont need to search for budget accomodation, since the last two times im going straight to TNG. There are so many backpackers in Carins, but this suits my style the best. Cool bananas!

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

Hi Billy, wow thanks so much , we loved having you here too. Looking forward to your next visit. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Friendly staff who will do anything to help you. Rooms are clean and nice, cannot recommend enough. Beds are comfortable, general atmosphere is a friendly one, and communal area is really great to relax in. There's even a pool if you want to cool off.

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

Hi Mr. Chopstick, thrilled to hear you had a great time with us :) Thanks for the review. More 

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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at The Northern Greenhouse for 4 nights in a 6 bed female dorm with en suite. The rooms were great, with a sink and fridge/ freezer in each room, cupboards, a balcony, full length mirror in room and a large mirror also in bathroom. Free air con and ceiling fans as well. Everything was super clean, the communal... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Great hotel in Cairns and perfect location to the party locations as well as to the beach / zoo and the harbor.. everything is in a walking distance. The accommodation itself is clean and offers service a little above used average.

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

Hi Frank, Thanks so much for your review. Thrilled to hear you had fun and to get your feedback. Happy travels! More 

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