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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 703 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.

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 579 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 1,946 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.

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 1,552 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.

Cairns Gateway Resort
Cairns Gateway Resort
7.9 Good
1/21 Anderson Road, Woree, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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5.9 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 230 reviews
7.9

Situated in Cairns, the resort is within a 20-minute drive of Cairns Airport and provides a waterfall pool. It has a day spa, as well as a children's play area, a tour desk and a garden.

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.

The Lakes Resort Cairns
The Lakes Resort Cairns
7.8 Good
2 Greenslopes Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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2.8 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 112 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.

The Abbott Boutique Hotel
The Abbott Boutique Hotel
8.5 Excellent
69 Abbott St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 145 reviews
8.5

Centrally positioned, The Abbott Boutique Hotel allows for easy access to Cairns's popular tourist attractions. It also offers a dry cleaning service, a tour desk and free Wi-Fi.

Cairns City Sheridan
Cairns City Sheridan
6.4 Good
157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.7 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 950 reviews
6.4

Offering a swimming pool and a waterfall pool, Cairns City Sheridan is a boutique hotel set in the heart of Cairns. Guests also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

Riley's Apartments
Riley's Apartments
9.7 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1 review
9.7

Centrally situated, Riley's Apartments offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also features an outdoor pool, luggage storage and a Jacuzzi.

Tips for booking a Cairns hotel

Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Cairns:$148/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$12/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Friday
$49 - $241
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$88 - $226
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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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201 Lake Street Apartments
201 Lake Street Apartments
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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Cascade Gardens
Cascade Gardens
8.7 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 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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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.

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Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
8.5 Excellent
62 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns 

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel is located centrally in Cairns. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with plasma TVs and free wireless internet access.

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Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.6 Excellent
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns 

Conveniently situated, Cairns Plaza Hotel offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It boasts views of Trinity Bay and provides a wide range of facilities, such as a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and complimentary wireless internet.

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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 

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.

Cheapest hotels in Cairns, Queensland

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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.

$16
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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.

$16
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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,  

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.

$25
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Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
8.2 Excellent
78 Kewarra Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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18.6 km from city centre,  

Boasting free Wi-Fi, a private beach and an outdoor heated pool, Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa is located in Cairns and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers meeting rooms, massage services and a 24-hour reception.

$47
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Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
7.1 Good
49-61 Little Pease Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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3.6 km from city centre,  

Cairns Sunland Leisure Park provides a comfortable setting while in Cairns. It also features an express check-in and check-out feature, an outdoor pool and a kids pool.

$56
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Cairns Gateway Resort
Cairns Gateway Resort
7.9 Good
1/21 Anderson Road, Woree, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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5.9 km from city centre,  

Situated in Cairns, the resort is within a 20-minute drive of Cairns Airport and provides a waterfall pool. It has a day spa, as well as a children's play area, a tour desk and a garden.

$63
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Globetrotters International Hostel
Globetrotters International Hostel
8.6 Excellent
154-156 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.9 km from city centre,  

Situated a short drive from Cairns Convention Centre, Globetrotters International offers cosy accommodation in Cairns. It also provides an outdoor pool, luggage storage and a tour desk.

$63
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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,  

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.

$68
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Hotel prices in Cairns

2 stars or below

$16 - $82

Cairns City Motel

No. 1 most popular

$82
Avg. per night
Globetrotters International Hostel

No. 2 most popular

$63
Avg. per night
Caravella Backpackers

Best value

$16
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3 stars

$25 - $150

Cairns Gateway Resort

No. 1 most popular

$63
Avg. per night
Cairns Plaza Hotel

No. 2 most popular

Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.6 Excellent
$125
Avg. per night
Cairns Central Yha

Best value

Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
$25
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$47 - $294

Hilton Cairns

No. 1 most popular

$277
Avg. per night
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns

No. 2 most popular

$216
Avg. per night
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa

Best value

$47
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?

    Hilton Cairns (7.8/10 from 1,538 reviews), DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns (8.3/10 from 1,199 reviews), and Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns (7.8/10 from 3,458 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Cairns.

  • What is a good hotel near Cairns Esplanade?

    DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is a good hotel close to Cairns Esplanade - it has scored 8.3 over 1,199 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

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

    For a good hotel near to Barlow Park, consider Hilton Cairns - it is rated 7.8/10 from 1,538 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Cairns cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Cairns is $208 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data. The average price of a 4-star hotel in Cairns around is $216 per night, whereas for a 5-star hotel it’s $396 per night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Cairns?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Cairns starting from $12 per night in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Cairns tonight?

    Prices for a hotel in Cairns tonight are about $202 on average, but HotelsCombined users have found prices as low as $62 for tonight in the last 3 days.