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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 661 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.

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 1,789 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.

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 1,496 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
7.7 Good
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 60 reviews
7.7

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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2.7 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 111 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 Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 175 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
6.3 Good
157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.7 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 888 reviews
6.3

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.

Reef Plaza Hotel
Reef Plaza Hotel
7.0 Good
Cnr Grafton & Spence Streets, 50, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 831 reviews
7.0

Situated in the centre of Cairns, the hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Reef Hotel Casino and Cairns Central. It is located a short stroll from Cairns Convention Centre.

Il Centro Apartment Hotel
Il Centro Apartment Hotel
8.3 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 107 reviews
8.3

Centrally positioned, Il Centro Apartment Hotel allows for easy access to Cairns's best tourist attractions. It also offers a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

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, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 20 reviews
8.2

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.

Tips for booking a Cairns hotel

Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Cairns:₹ 7,781/night
Absolute cheapest price found:₹ 594/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
₹ 3,443 - ₹ 12,282
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₹ 2,372 - ₹ 9,901
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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 outdoor tennis courts, a rooftop terrace and a Jacuzzi.

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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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Cascade Gardens
Cascade Gardens
8.6 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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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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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 

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.

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The Abbott Boutique Hotel
The Abbott Boutique Hotel
8.5 Excellent
69 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns 

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.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
8.3 Excellent
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns 

Boasting a saltwater swimming pool, a swimming pool and a rooftop terrace, DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is situated in Cairns and offers modern accommodation. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

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.

₹ 808
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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.

₹ 882
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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.

₹ 1,176
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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.

₹ 1,176
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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.

₹ 1,322
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Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
8.2 Excellent
83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre,  

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns Waterfront Backpackers is located in the heart of Cairns. It also offers a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

₹ 1,396
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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.

₹ 3,233
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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.

₹ 3,453
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Cairns

2 stars or below

₹ 808 - ₹ 3,233

Globetrotters International Hostel

No. 1 most popular

₹ 3,233
Avg. per night
Caravella Backpackers

No. 2 most popular

₹ 1,176
Avg. per night
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
₹ 808
Avg. per night
3 stars

₹ 1,176 - ₹ 7,494

Bohemia Resort Cairns

No. 1 most popular

₹ 3,453
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Ibis Styles Cairns

No. 2 most popular

₹ 6,392
Avg. per night
Cairns Central Yha

Best value

Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
₹ 1,176
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

₹ 1,322 - ₹ 13,886

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

No. 1 most popular

₹ 11,829
Avg. per night
Palm Royale Cairns

No. 2 most popular

Palm Royale Cairns
8.3 Excellent
₹ 4,555
Avg. per night
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa

Best value

₹ 1,322
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?

    Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns, rated with a score of 8.7 from 2,987 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Cairns. Other top stays include Palm Royale Cairns, with an average rating of 8.3 from 2,616 reviewers, and Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, with a score of 8.2 from 1,789 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Cairns Esplanade?

    Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns is a good hotel close to Cairns Esplanade - it has scored 8.7 over 2,987 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • 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 2,987 reviews rating it at 8.7/10.

  • How much do hotels in Cairns cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around ₹ 15,722/night is normal for a hotel in Cairns.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Cairns?

    ₹ 1,763/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Cairns by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.