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Cairns City Palms
8.6 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,710 reviews
8.6

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.

Royal Palm Villas
8.2 Excellent

1.2 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 42 reviews
8.2

Boasting a swimming pool and an outdoor pool, Royal Palm Villas is located in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It also features luggage storage, an express check-in and check-out feature and bicycle rental.

Asylum Cairns Hostel
8.1 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 107 reviews
8.1

Centrally situated, Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also features an outdoor pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

Crystal Garden Resort & Restaurant
7.6 Good

2.0 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 537 reviews
7.6

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.

Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
6.8 Good

0.6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 288 reviews
6.8

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
8.3 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,416 reviews
8.3

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
8.4 Excellent

2.3 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 917 reviews
8.4

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.

Tropic Towers Apartments
8.3 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 184 reviews
8.3

Tropic Towers Apartments is situated in Cairns and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also offers an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
8.0 Excellent

1.6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 55 reviews
8.0

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.

Cannon Park Motel
8.7 Excellent

4.5 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 45 reviews
8.7

Cannon Park Motel is located in Cairns and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, an outdoor pool and laundry facilities.

Tips for booking a Cairns hotel

Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Cairns:$108/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$10/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Sunday
$74 - $136
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$97 - $139
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Cairns Aquarius
8.5 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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.

2
Cairns Beach Resort
8.7 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Holloways Beach Show on map

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.

3
Caravella Central
7.0 Good

0.4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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.

4
Cascade Gardens
8.7 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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.

5
Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
8.6 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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.

6
Cairns Central Yha
8.5 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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.

7
Travellers Paradise
8.8 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Conveniently situated, Geckos Backpackers offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.

8
Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
8.6 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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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Summer House Backpackers Cairns
8.4 Excellent

2.3 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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.

$10
Avg. per night
Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
6.8 Good

0.6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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.

$12
Avg. per night
Freedom Cairns
8.6 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Freedom Hostels Cairns enjoys a superb position right in the centre of the city. A short walk from Cairns Railway Station, the hotel's convenient location makes it an ideal base while in Cairns.

$13
Avg. per night
Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
8.6 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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.

$13
Avg. per night
Caravella Central
7.0 Good

0.4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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.

$13
Avg. per night
The Jack Backpackers
7.9 Good

0.4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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.

$13
Avg. per night
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.3 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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
Avg. per night
Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
8.6 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

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.

$14
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Cairns

2 stars or below

$10 - $79

No. 1 most popular

$14
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$19
Avg. per night

Best value

$10
Avg. per night
3 stars

$18 - $251

No. 1 most popular

$70
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$56
Avg. per night

Best value

Cairns Central Yha
8.5 Excellent
$18
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$65 - $284

No. 1 most popular

$111
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$115
Avg. per night
$65
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

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 DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns, which has been reviewed by 888 users and currently has a rating of 8.5/10. Other top-rated locations include Mantra Trilogy and Cairns Queens Court, which have received 7.4/10 and 7.6/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

  • What is a good hotel near Cairns Esplanade?

    With a rating of 8.5/10 from 888 reviews, DoubleTree by Hilton 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?

    DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is the most recommended hotel near Barlow Park on HotelsCombined (scoring 8.5 over 888 reviews).

  • How much do hotels in Cairns cost?

    $151/night is the average price of a hotel in Cairns, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days. For 4-star hotels in Cairns, the average price found is $178/night, and for 5-star hotels the average price is $218/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Cairns?

    $9 per night is the cheapest Cairns hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a hotel in Cairns tonight?

    A hotel in Cairns tonight has an average price of $134, but some deals have been found for as low as $27 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Cairns are changing frequently. The best price found for a 4-star Cairns hotel for tonight has been $47.