117 Grafton Street

Price rates

€ 19.24 average price per Dorm/bed (the price is per 1 night only)

Info & Description

Awarded BEST BACKPACKER ACCOMMODATION 2008, 2009 & 2010 (Tourism Tropical North Queensland)

Finalist BEST BACKPACKER ACOMMODATION 2008 & 2009 (Tourism Queensland)


Lonely Planet's TOP PICK in Cairns
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.

Embrace the free WIFI, enjoy the spotless kitchen facilities, relax and eat popcorn at the hostel's movie nights, start your day with a complimentary breakfast, wake to the aroma of fluffy golden pancakes on Saturdays, experience an Aussie BBQ on Sunday evenings and take-part in a variety of social activities.

•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, FREE popcorn from the bar

•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, FREE popcorn from the bar

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 pancakes
FREE Sunday evening Aussie BBQ
FREE luggage storage
FREE tea and coffee

24-hour reception
Self-catering kitchen
Swimming pool
Onsite laundry with irons
In-house bar, 6 Links
Outdoor entertainment decking
Big Screen TV area
Air conditioning
No lock out/curfew
In-house travel desk

The Northern Greenhouse is a world-class backpacker resort centrally located at 117 Grafton Street, Cairns.
Our hostel location is:
* 400 metres from Cairns Central Station
* 450 metres from the Premier Bus Depot
* 6 minute walk from the Cairns Esplanade - home to a saltwater swimming lagoon and an adjacent park where backpackers enhance their summer glow
* 10 minute walk from Reef Fleet Terminal, a transport hub for travellers wishing to board vessels to the Great Barrier Reef and the pick-up/drop-off point for Greyhound coaches
* 7 kilometres from Cairns Airport.


  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Internet access
  • 24h reception
  • Laundry
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor parking / garage


  • 6 bed/s mixed dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)

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