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Bohemia Resort Cairns
Bohemia Resort Cairns
6,7 Good
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1,9 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 591 reviews
6,7

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.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
7,8 Good
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,9 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 3 669 reviews
7,8

Located in Cairns, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is an easy drive from Kuranda Scenic Railway and provides on-site parking at an additional cost. It features a fully-equipped gym, 3 outdoor swimming pools, and a heated outdoor spa.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8,3 Excellent
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,4 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1 590 reviews
8,3

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.

Mantra Trilogy
Mantra Trilogy
7,2 Good
101 - 105 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,6 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 2 260 reviews
7,2

Conveniently positioned, Mantra Trilogy allows for easy access to Cairns's best sightseeing areas. It also provides supervised child care/activities, a kids pool and an outdoor pool.

Koala Beach Resort
Koala Beach Resort
7,3 Good
137 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,3 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 194 reviews
7,3

Centrally located, Koala Beach Resort Cairns allows for easy access to Cairns's main hot spots. It also offers an outdoor pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

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 1 431 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 Central Plaza Apartment Hotel
Cairns Central Plaza Apartment Hotel
7,8 Good
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,1 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 445 reviews
7,8

The property is situated in Cairns and is close to nearby landmarks, including the Cairns Civic Theatre and Night Markets. Just a short stroll from Cairns Central, it offers air-conditioned apartments with complimentary wireless internet access.

Cairns Aquarius
Cairns Aquarius
8,6 Excellent
107 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,6 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 423 reviews
8,6

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.

Piermonde Apartments Cairns
Piermonde Apartments Cairns
8,8 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,8 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 538 reviews
8,8

Conveniently situated, Piermonde Apartments allows for easy access to Cairns's main tourist attractions. Only a short walk from The Reef Hotel Casino, it provides comfortable apartments equipped with an iPod docking station, a private balcony and a spa bath.

Comfort Inn Cairns City
Comfort Inn Cairns City
7,7 Good
183-185 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,7 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 934 reviews
7,7

Boasting a saltwater swimming pool, Comfort Inn Cairns City is located in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

Tips for booking a Cairns hotel

Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Cairns:R1 777/night
Absolute cheapest price found:R108/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
R1 394 - R2 655
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R1 245 - R2 503
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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, QLD, Australia 

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

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Cairns Aquarius
Cairns Aquarius
8,6 Excellent
107 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

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.

3
201 Lake Street Apartments
201 Lake Street Apartments
8,4 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,8 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

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
8,5 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,5 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

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
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, QLD, Australia 

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, QLD, Australia 

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, QLD, Australia 

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
8,3 Excellent
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

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.

R175
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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.

R191
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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.

R254
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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.

R254
Avg. per night
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
8,2 Excellent
80 Kewarra St, Kewarra Beach, 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.

R286
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Bohemia Resort Cairns
Bohemia Resort Cairns
6,7 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.

R540
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Globetrotters International
Globetrotters International
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.

R699
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Cairns Rainbow Resort
Cairns Rainbow Resort
6,1 Good
179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0,9 km from city centre,  

Situated in Cairns, the hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Cairns Airport and provides an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It offers pool views and complimentary Wi-Fi.

R778
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Hotel prices in Cairns

2 stars or below

R175 - R2 033

Koala Beach Resort

No. 1 most popular

R1 136
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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
R175
Avg. per night
3 stars

R254 - R1 429

Cairns Plaza Hotel

No. 1 most popular

Cairns Plaza Hotel
8,6 Excellent
R1 254
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Reef Plaza Hotel

No. 2 most popular

R1 312
Avg. per night
Cairns Central Yha

Best value

Cairns Central Yha
8,4 Excellent
R254
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

R191 - R3 049

Hilton Cairns

No. 1 most popular

R2 334
Avg. per night
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

No. 2 most popular

R1 397
Avg. per night
Bounce Cairns

Best value

Bounce Cairns
8,4 Excellent
R191
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, rated with a score of 7,8 from 1 595 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Cairns. Other top stays include 201 Lake Street, with an average rating of 8,4 from 299 reviewers, and Crystalbrook Riley, with a score of 9,2 from 2 492 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Cairns Esplanade?

    A good hotel close to Cairns Esplanade is Hilton Cairns (rated 7,8/10 from 1 595 reviews).

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

    Hilton Cairns is the most recommended hotel near Barlow Park on HotelsCombined (scoring 7,8 over 1 595 reviews).

  • How much do hotels in Cairns cost?

    Hotels in Cairns cost an average of R2 064/night according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours. A 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairns had higher average prices of R2 652/night and R3 620/night, respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Cairns?

    R111/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Cairns by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.

  • 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 R333 and the average price has been R1 763. If you’d prefer 4-star accommodation, expect to pay at least R619 for this evening.