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Every day we sadly (*tear) have to say goodbye to another group of wonderful backpackers seeking new adventures and travel destinations.

Their memories and thoughts from their time at the Northern Greenhouse are here for all to read. Read testimonials from previous guests … 

  • I stayed at the Northern Greenhouse at the end of my holiday after a week in Palm Cove - and it was incredible. I booked one of the private apartments, and it was well worth the money. In fact, my sister and her new husband stayed at the Harbour Lights - and even they thought that my accommodation was much, much better than theirs.

    I will be recommending Northern Greenhouse to anyone who asks - and well definitely be stayinger here again if I come back to Cairns!!
  • I stayed here for 2 weeks back in July 2011, and it was awesome! It's like a 5 star hotel for backpackers! The daily activities on offer were really good (particularly the trip to crystal cascades, the trip to the botanical gardens). Something like that would normally cost extra. Also, great bar prices ($3 pints for happy hour when i was there), Movie nights, and much more - I will definitely be staying here again on my next visit to Cairns. Jamie  
  • Je n'y suis restee qu'une nuit mais quel acuiecl!!! Calme assure dans ce beau domaine et table d'hote tres sympathique. C'est sur j'y reviendrai pour un sejour un peu plus long. Bonne chance dans votre aventure! Maureen  
  • I stayed 4 nights at the Northern Greenhouse in Cairns.

    This place has won the award for best hostel 3 years in a row and no doubt as to why. First, let me say that most rooms are 6 share dorms, however you can also stay in a private studio apartment with either one king or two twin beds. I stayed in one of these studios.

    The hostel was clean and well located, on Grafton street not far from the main strip to get down to the beach. Beach was a 10 min walk maximum. Grocery stores and shopping mall are nearby (<10 min by foot).

    The front desk is manned 24 hours. This is rare in hostels and was very handy considering my 11pm arrival.

    There is a large kitchen that is pretty clean and was used by many of the guests to cook their own meals. I believe the wifi is free, and if you don't have your own laptop, there are two desktop computers that you can use free of charge. The Lounge area has a pool table and nice couches. They have one free daily activity, such as sailing, trip to the waterfall, etc. There is also a swimming pool available for use. I did not use it as I went down to the esplanade by the beach but it looked clean and others were swimming there.

    There is a travel desk, but I didn't book anything there so cannot comment. The front desk staff was helpful, making some calls for me after my flight was cancelled, even though I had already checked out.

    I would definitely stay here again.

    Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
  • Excellent hostel near the bus transit center, the place is very nice, the rooms are very large and clean and have the kitchen. The common room is very spacious and well kept. Breakfast is FREE and if you have a laptop the wireless is FREE. I recommend strongly, is a very quiet hostel there aren't parties every night like in other places, but you can still go out and go and look elsewhere ...

    Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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