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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 638 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 1,990 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
7.4 Good
18-24 James Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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2.0 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 512 reviews
7.4

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
8.2 Excellent
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1,674 reviews
8.2

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 282 reviews
6.9

Located a short walk from Cairns Railway Station, the hostel is a convenient base when in Cairns. It also provides a swimming pool, luggage storage 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 1,471 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.

Summer House Backpackers Cairns
Summer House Backpackers Cairns
8.3 Excellent
341 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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2.3 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1,079 reviews
8.3

Boasting an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace and a private beach, Summer House Backpackers Cairns is situated in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It is located a 10-minute car ride from Cairns Airport and an airport transfer is provided for guests.

Tropical Queenslander
Tropical Queenslander
6.1 Good
287 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.8 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 827 reviews
6.1

Tropical Queenslander provides a comfortable setting while in Cairns. It also features a 24-hour reception, an outdoor pool and bicycle rental.

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 540 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 109 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.

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Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Cairns:$117/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$11/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$78 - $163
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$101 - $152
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Summer House Backpackers Cairns
Summer House Backpackers Cairns
8.3 Excellent
341 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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2.3 km from city centre,  

Boasting an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace and a private beach, Summer House Backpackers Cairns is situated in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It is located a 10-minute car ride from Cairns Airport and an airport transfer is provided for guests.

$11
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The Jack Backpackers
The Jack Backpackers
7.8 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.

$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,  

Located a short walk from Cairns Railway Station, the hostel is a convenient base when in Cairns. It also provides a swimming pool, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$14
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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.

$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.

$16
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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 provides an outdoor pool, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

$16
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Global Backpackers Cairns
Global Backpackers Cairns
9.2 Excellent
67 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre,  

Centrally situated, Global Backpackers Waterfront offers easy access to Cairns's main tourist attractions. Just a short stroll from Esplanade Lagoon, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a ceiling fan and free wireless internet access.

$19
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Mad Monkey Central
Mad Monkey Central
8.2 Excellent
100-102 Sheridan St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.1 km from city centre,  

Centrally located, Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It offers free Wi-Fi, a sun deck and an outdoor pool.

$20
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Hotel prices in Cairns

2 stars or below

$11 - $959

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

No. 1 most popular

$14
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Jjs Backpackers Hostel

No. 2 most popular

$136
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Summer House Backpackers Cairns

Best value

$11
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3 stars

$8 - $148

Bohemia Resort Cairns

No. 1 most popular

$63
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Cairns Queens Court

No. 2 most popular

$79
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Coastal Blue

Best value

Coastal Blue
8.6 Excellent
$8
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4 stars and up

$16 - $313

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

No. 1 most popular

$128
Avg. per night
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

No. 2 most popular

$220
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Bounce Cairns

Best value

Bounce Cairns
8.4 Excellent
$16
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?

    One of the most popular hotels in Cairns is Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, which has been reviewed by 3,590 users and currently has a rating of 7.8/10. Other top-rated locations include Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns and Pullman Cairns International, which have received 8.7/10 and 8.1/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

  • What is a good hotel near Cairns Esplanade?

    With a rating of 7.8/10 from 3,590 reviews, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is a hotel close to Cairns Esplanade that is highly recommended by HotelsCombined users.

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

    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is the most recommended hotel near Barlow Park on HotelsCombined (scoring 7.8 over 3,590 reviews).

  • How much do hotels in Cairns cost?

    $196/night is the average price of a hotel in Cairns, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Cairns?

    $11 per night is the cheapest Cairns hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.