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Reviewed 2 January 2014

I'm not a huge fan of hostels, but as a budgettraveler, sometimes it's what you get… My travel agent from Byron recommended me this hostel after telling her I was looking for something clean, upscale and rather quiet. This was spot-on! En-suite bathroom, spacious dorms, free breakfast, great! The common area might lack a bit of atmosphere, I can agree...

1Thank SIrLancelotBCN
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2013

The Northern Greenhouse was my first stop on the East Coast and was perfect for recovering from the epic journey over from the UK. (Female only) dorm was clean, airconned and quiet with loads of storage including lockers with power sockets and trolleys under each bunk. En-suite bathroom was an added bonus. Loads of communal spaces to hang out, although...

Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 26 December 2013

The clever layout and beautiful design make this place a lovely hostel to stay in.. Free wifi, free breakfast and the lovely canopy and deck means that you seem to have more space to base yourself in other than just the room. Two seconds walk from Prodive too. I would definitely go back!

2Thank Sally V
Lubeck, Germany
Reviewed 13 December 2013

It's the third time I'm staying at the Northern Greenhouse now and can definitely recommend it! The rooms are clean and spacious, full air-conditioned and all of them have an en-suite bathroom, lockers with integrated power outlets to charge your laptop or phone, fridge and freezer, wardrobe, kitchen sink and trolleys for your clothes under the bed. The bunk beds...

Thank Willi_Travelbug
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2013

I stayed the Northern greenhouse with a group of friends for a total of four days in a 4-share apartment. The room was large and clean, and contained 2 twin single beds and a double-decker bunk bed. There was a kitchen area at the far end of the room equipped with sink microwave, fridge and a stove, which came in...

Thank TonyNYW
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Stayed at The Northern Greenhouse between 28th Nov -7th Dec 2013 in female only dorms. The dorms itself were very spacious. It included 3 sets of bunk beds, a wardrobe, lockers for each person, trolleys for belongings under the bed, a fridge, kitchen sink and a bathroom. The sheets provided are clean and comfortable (unlike other itchy, rough sheets I've...

Thank Joanne L
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I stayed there for 1 week and I highly recommend this place. Stuff was very friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and very comfy and after one week staying there I had lots of new friends :) also there is free wifi and a nice free BBQ on Sundays. It was truly one of the best hostels I've stayed in...

1Thank dielisa11
Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Dielisa11, I was thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 November 2013

I stayed in this hostel with a group off-and-on for four months. It was a lovely stay. The staff were so accommodating and friendly, and I loved the free Sunday BBQ. It can get a little noisy at night if you have a room next to the main hang-out area, but if you ask the staff they will have people...

Thank TravelerL5234ZA
Ostfildern, Deutschland
Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

The Hostel is quit loud even after midnight. The rooms are clean but very sticky. Kitchen Equipment has seen its best days and is very dirty. Staff very unfriendly and unflexibel in discussions. Worst Hostel so far.

1Thank Thoschm
Jonathan L, Public Relations Manager at The Northern Greenhouse, responded to this review

Hi Thoschm, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay with us. I've asked around but cannot find any information about your stay, can you please send us an e-mail with some more details. Thanks for leaving your review.

New York, NY
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This hostel was pretty big but the common areas were surprisingly quiet. The front desk was super nice as were the people we met here. We stayed in a mixed dorm which was comfortable as our roommates were really considerate and friendly. Breakfast is basic (cereal, toast and jam) but they have a full kitchen for those adventerous enough to...

1Thank Cruzker

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • 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)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $27 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Northern Greenhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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The Northern Greenhouse Cairns, Queensland
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“All rooms are the same. Buy your own padlock, towel and washing powder and you're sorted”
 of 5 bubbles 273deanp, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a dorm room with a lower bunk available-I had terrible luck with top bunks here.”
 of 5 bubbles BrieLBC, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we wanted an apartment and there are only a few to chose from”
 of 5 bubbles 662emiliek, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground floor might be cooler during the day.”
 of 5 bubbles DerrickNgMel, 8 Jan 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 275arianae, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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