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The Northern Greenhouse
Ranked #9 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

This place was very cool. We stayed a few nights before going out to the reef on a liveaboard dive boat.

We loved the communal area.The staff were helpful and the location was great. Free wifi. Huge kitchen and its clean. Perfect for a few nights.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Only stayed for 2 days. Staff was great esp. Dustin! Hostel was clean and quiet. Rooms were big enough and have your own private lockers with shelves for charging your devices. Rooms have fridge and bathroom. Hostel Is 5-10mins walk to shops and restaurants.

Free wifi but it was difficult getting connected...

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Clean rooms, clean kitchen, clean sofas/communal areas. If there are any problems the staff at reception sort it out quickly.

Free unlimited wifi :) which was great! And free trips! Would definitely recommend the Ellis Beach trip and the Crystal Cascades trip. So glad we switched to this hostel. It had a good atmosphere without being crazy and has the best location cause its in the centre but on the quiet stretch of road.

Highly recommend!

Room Tip: Room 29 :) in the corner with a balcony that faces out wards instead of over the communal area.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Although this Hostel doesnt look as fancy as some of the bigger Hostels in cairns, the staff are very welcoming and genuine and the rooms are so much cleaner. I had a very relaxing stay, thankyou to everyone!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

I was very pleased for my stay in this hostel. Clean, quiet, good location, good value for the price, good service, fridge in the room etc etc. Not a party hostel, so if looking for one, there are better options for it. Suits well for solo traveller.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is the 2nd time myself and my partner have stayed here, and it didn't disappoint.
The staff on front desk are so welcoming and helpful, you can do free trips from the hostel with Tom, we didn't do them this time but i would recommend it, he's a lovable grump!
The hostel itself is really chilled out, everyone here is very relaxed and friendly.
The rooms are a good size, we stayed in a 6 bed and it wasn't at all cramped, you even get a fridge and sink which keeps the share kitchen much less over crowded.
Its really clean as well every day the cleaners give your room a good once over.
I cant fault this place at all!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Hi Ruby,
Thanks for leaving a review.
It was amazing to read about how much you enjoyed staying with us.

Happy travels.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

After a week in Palm Cove, I stayed in one of the private apartments for three nights (I am really not a dormitory girl!) - and I couldn't have been more impressed. The room was clean, well appointed - and huge! The price made it truly amazing value ... in fact, my sister and her husband stayed at an apartment hotel on the harbour for three times the price, and they couldn't believe how good the Northern Greenhouse was either.

The location was nice and quiet. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised about how quiet the place was given it is primarily backpacker accommodation.

I would certainly recommend to both singles, couples and familes young and old. In fact, for the price and convenience I couldn't imagien staying anywhere else!!

Room Tip: Upstairs apartments have a nice balcony view over the pool, but are far enough away to avoid the noi...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Address: 117 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Shooting Star Apartments)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: $19 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Northern Greenhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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 
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