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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Bohemia Resort Cairns
Bohemia Resort Cairns
6.8 Good
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.9 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 710 reviews
6.8

Located in Cairns, the hostel is a short drive from Cairns Central and Kuranda Scenic Railway. Those staying at the property have access to an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

Cairns City Palms
Cairns City Palms
8.5 Excellent
199 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1,976 reviews
8.5

The property is located in Cairns and is close to Cairns Esplanade. It is a 10-minute drive from Cairns Convention Centre and provides on-site parking.

Crystal Garden Resort & Restaurant
Crystal Garden Resort & Restaurant
7.5 Good
18-24 James Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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2.0 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 581 reviews
7.5

Located in Cairns, Crystal Garden Resort & Restaurant is an easy drive from Cairns Central and Kuranda Scenic Railway. It provides a fitness centre, as well as a sauna, an outdoor pool and a free shuttle service.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8.1 Excellent
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1,959 reviews
8.1

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is ideally located in Cairns, and features an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a private beach. It is surrounded by landscaped grounds and also offers free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
6.9 Good
274 Draper Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 308 reviews
6.9

The hostel is located in Cairns and is a short walk from Cairns Railway Station. It also provides a swimming pool, a tour desk and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.2 Excellent
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1,550 reviews
8.2

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
7.8 Good
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 61 reviews
7.8

Located in Cairns, Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments is within a 10-minute drive of Cairns Airport and offers an outdoor pool. It also features a coffee bar, a kids pool and a kids club.

Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments
Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments
8.1 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 544 reviews
8.1

Situated in the heart of Cairns, Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments commands views of the Great Barrier Reef and is a popular base for those looking to explore local tourist attractions. This property is set in the heart of the city.

The Lakes Resort Cairns
The Lakes Resort Cairns
7.8 Good
2 Greenslopes Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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2.7 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 114 reviews
7.8

Featuring an outdoor pool and a waterfall pool, the resort is situated in Cairns and offers relaxed accommodation. It also provides free private parking on site and Cairns Central and Trinity Bay are a brief car trip away.

Freedom Cairns
Freedom Cairns
8.2 Excellent
1/7 Shields Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 348 reviews
8.2

Conveniently located, Freedom Hostels Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's popular hot spots. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

Tips for booking a Cairns hotel

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Cairns:C$ 142/night
Absolute cheapest price found:C$ 10/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Thursday
C$ 93 - C$ 209
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C$ 63 - C$ 270
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
9.0 Excellent
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns 

Situated in the centre of Cairns, this hotel features an on-site casino along with a rooftop pool. It also offers a Jacuzzi, outdoor tennis courts and a sauna.

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Cairns Aquarius
Cairns Aquarius
8.6 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns 

Centrally situated, Cairns Aquarius allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. The multiple facilities this charming property features include an outdoor pool, a sauna and outdoor tennis courts.

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Cairns Beach Resort
Cairns Beach Resort
8.8 Excellent
129-135 Oleander Street, Holloways Beach, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Holloways Beach 

This comfortable property in Cairns offers free wireless internet, as well as a swimming pool and outdoor tennis courts. It also provides a coffee bar, a beauty centre and a playground.

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201 Lake Street
201 Lake Street
8.5 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns 

201 Lake Street is situated in Cairns and is close to Cairns Esplanade. It also provides a tour desk, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

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Caravella Central
Caravella Central
7.0 Good
72 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns 

Centrally situated, Caravella Central offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Cascade Gardens
Cascade Gardens
8.7 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns 

Centrally situated, Cascade Gardens allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. The multiple amenities this stylish property offers include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

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Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
8.5 Excellent
93A Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Cairns 

Conveniently situated, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront allows for easy access to Cairns's popular hot spots. It provides free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a swimming pool.

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Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre, Cairns 

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Cheapest hotels in Cairns, Queensland

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Freedom Cairns
Freedom Cairns
8.2 Excellent
1/7 Shields Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Conveniently located, Freedom Hostels Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's popular hot spots. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

C$ 11
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Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
6.9 Good
274 Draper Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre,  

The hostel is located in Cairns and is a short walk from Cairns Railway Station. It also provides a swimming pool, a tour desk and an express check-in and check-out feature.

C$ 12
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Caravella Central
Caravella Central
7.0 Good
72 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Centrally situated, Caravella Central offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and an express check-in and check-out feature.

C$ 12
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The Jack Backpackers
The Jack Backpackers
7.9 Good
Cnr Spence & Sheridan Sts, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, The Jack Backpackers offers easy access to Cairns's best tourist attractions. It is located a short stroll from Cairns Convention Centre, The Reef Hotel Casino and Cairns Central.

C$ 12
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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.2 Excellent
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

C$ 14
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Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
8.5 Excellent
141 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre,  

Centrally located, Mad Monkey Backpackers Village allows for easy access to Cairns's main tourist attractions. It also offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a free shuttle service.

C$ 15
Avg. per night
Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
8.1 Excellent
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, Caravella Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee bar and an outdoor pool.

C$ 15
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Bounce Cairns
Bounce Cairns
8.4 Excellent
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre,  

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Cairns hostel is located just a short walk from Cairns Central and The Reef Hotel Casino. It also features a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

C$ 15
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Hotel prices in Cairns

2 stars or below

C$ 11 - C$ 511

Why Not Backpackers

#1 Most popular

Why Not Backpackers
8.3 Excellent
C$ 56
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Caravella Backpackers

#2 Most popular

C$ 15
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Freedom Cairns

Best value

Freedom Cairns
8.2 Excellent
C$ 11
Avg. per night
3 stars

C$ 21 - C$ 170

Cairns Plaza Hotel

#1 Most popular

Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.6 Excellent
C$ 109
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Bohemia Resort Cairns

#2 Most popular

C$ 62
Avg. per night
Cairns Central Yha

Best value

Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
C$ 21
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4 stars and up

C$ 22 - C$ 332

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

#1 Most popular

C$ 207
Avg. per night
Crystalbrook Riley

#2 Most popular

Crystalbrook Riley
9.2 Excellent
C$ 332
Avg. per night
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa

Best value

C$ 22
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Cairns

About Cairns

Located in Far North Queensland, Cairns attracts visitors from around the globe thanks to its tropical climate and access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. The city also provides a number of wildlife and Indigenous culture experiences, along with a family-friendly waterfront esplanade.

Things to do

For an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience, go on a diving or snorkelling cruise directly from Cairns. Looking for a reprieve from urban life? Take a day trip to one of the nearby tropical islands, such as Green Island or Fitzroy Island. Hot air balloon tours provide unparalleled bird’s-eye views of the cocktail-blue water, lush rainforests and intricate reef.

Cairns’ 26-kilometre-long stretch of beaches begins north of the city, but there is a charming esplanade near the centre of town. The Cairns Esplanade overlooks the Coral Sea and boasts a public swimming pool, barbecue areas, grassy lawns, weekend markets and diverse restaurants.

Several shopping centres speckle the region, highlighted by the Cairns Central shopping centre and Stockland Cairns. After a full day of leisure, be sure to sit back and enjoy the area’s mighty dining scene around the harbour. For a heaping of culture, check out exhibits at the Centre of Contemporary Arts or catch a film at the outdoor Starry Night Cinema.

Venture beyond the city limits to experience the world-famous Daintree Rainforest, home to ancient trees, unique Australian animals and cascading waterfalls. Embrace Australia’s Indigenous culture at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where you can witness traditional Aboriginal singing and dancing, throw a boomerang and eat authentic bush food.

Getting around

The Cairns International Airport connects to many domestic and international destinations including China, Singapore and Indonesia. The area serves as the terminus for Queensland's North Coast railway line and is near the A1 Highway, known as the “Pacific Highway”, popular with road tripping families.

Cairns travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Cairns?

    Cairns is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns, which has a current rating of 8.7. For other potential stays, consider Crystalbrook Riley and Bluewater Bed & Breakfast Cairns, which can also be great places to stay in Cairns.

  • What is a good hotel near Cairns Esplanade?

    Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns is a popular hotel near Cairns Esplanade that is highly recommended, with a score of 8.7 across 3,012 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Cairns near Barlow Park?

    Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns is the hotel close to Barlow Park that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 3,012 reviews rating it at 8.7/10.

  • How much is a hotel in Cairns tonight?

    Over the last 3 days, the starting price of a hotel in Cairns tonight has been as low as C$ 7 and the average price has been C$ 148. If you’d prefer 4-star accommodation, expect to pay at least C$ 15 for this evening.