The Northern Greenhouse

117 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia, Distance from city centre: 0.4km
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Rating: 88%from 3 reviews

  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 80%Staff
  • 93%Security
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 93%Value for money
  • 86%Facilities
Awarded BEST BACKPACKER ACCOMMODATION 2008, 2009 & 2010 (Tourism Tropical North Queensland)

Finalist BEST BACKPACKER ACOMMODATION 2008 & 2009 (Tourism Queensland)

The Northern Greenhouse, located in Cairns, is a famous backpacker resort catering for budget travellers looking for a tropical getaway.

Described by the Lonely Planet as 'a cut above the other backpackers', the Northern Greenhouse prides itself on its world-class facilities and activities. Modern terrace apartments overlook a central swimming pool and abut a large wooden entertainment deck littered with cosy couches, internet stations and a pool table - a social hub to meet likeminded travellers and reminisce about your favourite travel destinations.

Embrace the free WIFI throughout the premises, enjoy the spotless kitchen facilities fit enough for Gordon Ramsay, get stuck into the beer on tap at the 6-Links bar, enj oyweekly movie screenings, start your day with a complimentary breakfast, wake to the aroma of fluffy golden pancakes on Saturdays, tuck into an Aussie BBQ fit for a King on Sunday evenings and start planning your fancy dress costume for the regular in-house parties.

• FREE transfer to a magically hidden tropical rainforest at 1.30pm

• FREE transfer to the Flecker Botanical Gardens at 12.30pm

• Come sailing with us at 12.00pm for $15 followed by a BBQ
• Play a game of sunset tennis for a $10 court fee. Free bus transfers to the court depart at 6.15pm
• Movie night on the entertainment deck

• Need a naturally brewed beer to quench your tropical thirst? Take a FREE bus transfer at 2.45pm to the Blue Sky Brewery and participate in a microbrewery tour for $12

• Spend Friday afternoons swimming and lazing about at Ellis Beach. FREE bus transfer leaves the hostel at 1.30pm and returns at 5.00pm, FREE sausage sizzle supplied

• FREE pancake breakfast from 11.00am - the breakfast after a well deserved sleep-in

• FREE Sunday night Aussie BBQ at 5.00pm (vegetarians catered for)
• Movie night on the entertainment deck

Room options comprise of spacious six-bed dorms (single and mixed gender), king/twin self-contained apartments, and family friendly four-share apartments. All of which include a private ensuite, hairdryer, storage, air-conditioning and a balcony or garden terrace.

FREE secure car parking
FREE WIFI internet
FREE daily breakfast
FREE movie nights with popcorn
FREE Saturday morning fluffy pancakes
FREE Sunday evening Aussie BBQ
FREE luggage storage
FREE tea and coffee

24-hour reception
Multilingual staff
Self-catering kitchen
Swimming pool
Onsite laundry with irons
In-house bar, 6 Links
Secure car parking
BBQ facilities
Outdoor entertainment decking with pool table
Big Screen TV area showcasing the latest sports
Single/mixed gender rooms
Air conditioning
Electronic key card access
No lock out/curfew
In-house travel desk
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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Taxis from the airport will cost around $20 (10 minutes travel time). A transfer shuttle bus will cost $10 single, $15 couple (40 minutes travel time).

We are located just around the corner from the Premier Bus Depot (1 minute walk), and 10 minute walk from Greyhound coach stop at Reef Fleet Terminal.

Located Near

Across the road from the City Cinemas.

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