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Hides Hotel Cairns
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Laundry service
  5. Safety deposit boxes
  6. Tours
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Family room
"Had an enjoyable week stay at this hotel. It was my first stay here, having stayed at various hotels in Cairns from 3 star to 5 star. The hotel is very central to all, shopping , night life, adventure tours and dining all within walking distance. Transport is at your doorstep and the friendly staff at the Hides can book any excursion trip. Breakfast was simple but filling. Room was simple and clean, my only vice was the extra pillows I had, had a tear in the pillow case, maybe they need some new linen. Bathroom was clean and fresh. I was down the corridor at the Grafton Street end, and you do get a lot of noise from the backpackers Gilligans across the road, so ask for a quiet room if you are a light sleeper. On whole I enjoyed the stay and will be booking my next visit to Cairns with them. Don't expect anything fancy, but for a clean room in the heart of Cairns at a good price, I recommend Hides."
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7.7

Very good

1217 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 87
Bohemia Resort Cairns
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Check-in [24-hour]
  7. Swimming pool [indoor]
  8. Laundry service
"My partner n I have been staying in different motels , caravan parks n so on in cairns for the past 3 months . So many places were dirty , staff were very rude and alot of our belongings were stolen . Bohemia was far above all of the other places n great value for money. We stayed there for a total of three weeks , Wishing we had of found this place when we first came to cairns as it would of saved us alot of stress n we wouldnt of had nothing stolen .I loved the fact that we could hang our clothes on the line n they would still be there the next morning . I highly recommend BOHEMIA resort for ur budget cairns stay."
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7.1

Very good

794 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 67
Global Backpackers Cairns
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  2. Check-in/out [express]
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Fitness center
  5. Game room
  6. Casino
  7. Laundry service
  8. Nightclub
"Hostel located right opposite of Esplanade Lagoon. Next to Mcdonalds and 3min walk to Woolworths. Receptionist Laura is so helpful and friendly. I'm in love with the 4th floor open concept kitchens and living area I spend at least 4 to 5 hours sitting there to watch sunrise or sunset. The only hostel in Australia I had ever stayed with seaview. Kitchen is huge and clean. The only thing is imperfect was housekeeping. I been staying for 4days and 3nights. The floor mat was dirty since the day I checked in and not changing until I checked out. I can only see the rubbish was thrown and toilet roll and towel were refills. But definitely I will be back! "
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8.8

Excellent

368 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 42
The Jack Backpackers
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  2. Check-in/out [express]
  3. BBQ facilities
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Cash withdrawal
  6. Game room
  7. Bar
  8. Nightclub
"A very economical place to stay for a night. A little bit noisy from the bar next door, but had everything needed for a decent stay. It was an easy walk to the Cairns Station to catch the Spirit of Queensland. It's cheerful and cheap. Bed was comfy and shower was hot."
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8.2

Excellent

223 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 32
Acacia Court Hotel
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  6. Coffee shop
  7. Laundry service
  8. Restaurants
"i stayed here while transferring to a next day connection flight and found it to be a great hotel. it has everything that you could want out of a hotel in cairns for a short stay. it is only a few kilometers from the main strip of the city and not far from the airport. the hotel itself has everything that you could need for a short stay. excellent food in the restaurand as well as a nice pool to lounge in. it is close to the water and parks as well as being in walking distance from all the restaurants the town has to offer."
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6.9

Very good

1156 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 113
Cairns Sunland Leisure Park Hotel
Greater Cairns,Cairns - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Tours
  8. Wi-Fi in public areas
"The location and the facility was much better than I expected. I definitely was pleasantly surprised. The room is large and it has everything you need as mentioned in the other reviews. The location is quiet and I did not feel it was unsafe at any time. It is a bit remote but the Esplanade is a 2 km walk or so and it is probably 4 to the center of Cairns. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. We had a need for an additional bed and they reacted promptly to satisfy our need. They did even more. An excellent experience. Certainly not a 5 star hotel but a great value for money. "
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7.8

Very good

1497 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 54
The Village Cairns
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Game room
  7. Shops
  8. Laundry service
"I stayed here for a night and had a very comfortable pleasant stay! The hostel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The hostel premises was super clean and tidy - and the rooms were cozy and comfortable! The hostel's location is also excellent with lots of tourist attractions nearby, and quaint little cafes around the area to explore. Had a splendid time overall! I'll definitely return here on my next visit to Cairns!"
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8.6

Excellent

434 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 63
Sunshine Tower Hotel
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Hot tub
  6. Spa
  7. Bicycles
  8. Luggage storage
"Great priced hotel in Cairns. Clean, comfy beds and friendly staff. Our room was facing the main street and it was noisy due to traffic. If you can, get a room facing the pool as its much quiet. The hotel is slightly far from the restaurants and the esplanade. Apart from the noise and the location, this is a great budget friendly hotel."
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8.1

Excellent

596 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 123
YHA Cairns Central
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Pets allowed
  3. Car park
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Hot tub
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. BBQ facilities
"I have staid at another hostel that was extremely dirty and has to ask for refund and leave so after that I checked many hostels in cairns. Yha was the best, very clean, the bathrooms are new and nice. Nice and chill atmosphere and in front of the supermarket and shopping mall. Not a party hotel but you can meet nice people and party outside. I stayed more than a week while I was planning to stay only 3 days"
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8.4

Excellent

465 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 47
Summer House Backpackers Cairns
Cairns City Center,Cairns - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. BBQ facilities
"I've been here numerous times, and everything is amazing. The common area is so cool and clean, it has a big tv with Netflix, different areas to chill with tables and banks, a big swimming pool, a volleyball court and some hammocks. The have meal deals for just 5$, activities everyday, and a shuttle bus that takes you to Cairns Center. The staff is very friendly and they are always willing to help. There's a good vibe with all the people, and I made good friends over there. One of the best backpackers I've been so far!! Recommended 100%"
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8.1

Excellent

320 reviews

Fast facts about Cairns, Australia

Accommodations1,222 properties
Popular hotelHides Hotel Cairns
Popular areaPalm Cove
Nightly rates from$19
AirportCairns Airport
Reasons to visitBeaches, Sightseeing, Nature

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Frequently asked questions

What's the typical price of a property in Cairns tonight?

The typical price for a 3-star resorts in Cairns this evening is USD 78. The average price for a 4-star property in Cairns tonight is USD 143. The typical price for a 5-star hotel in Cairns this evening is USD 205.

What places to stay located in Cairns are highly rated with respect to facilities?

Propertieslocated in Cairns which is highly rated with regards to amenities include Elysium Private Apartments at Beach Club & Spa, Cairns Crystal Cascades Holiday Park and Cairns Rainforest Retreat.

What accommodations found in Cairns are highly rated with respect to location?

Hotelsaround Cairns which is well rated for location include Elysium Private Apartments at Beach Club & Spa, Cairns Crystal Cascades Holiday Park and Private Apartments in the Temple Beachfront Resort Palm Cove.

What are some of the top holiday rentals in Cairns?

A getaway rental in Cairns that is very highly rated with regards to service is Something Wonderful.

What are the top resorts in Cairns with spas?

Verified visitors to Cairns have given exceptional ratings relating to the spas at The Reef Retreat Hotel, Paradise on the Beach Resort and Mantra Amphora Palm Cove.

What are the ideal places to stay around Cairns that have bars?

Properties with bars found in Cairns that are highly rated include Boatel Cairns, Grand Slam Getaway with Tennis Court and Heated Pool and Peppers Beach Club Penthouse.

What are the prime wheelchair accessible properties located in Cairns?

Wheelchair-accessible resorts around Cairns that are well rated include Blue Lagoon Villa B, Blue Lagoon Villa B, and Blue Lagoon Villa B.

What are the ideal hotels in Cairns with fitness center?

Accommodations that has a fitness center located in Cairns that are well rated include Beautiful Penthouse with Private Rooftop Spa, Gym, TV and Tranquillity at Blue Lagoon Resort Trinity Beach.

Where can I find rooms in Cairns which has free cancellation policy?

Yes, you’ll find the majority of hotel rooms offer free cancellation rates, in which you will receive a full refund if you cancel prior to the deadline. Filter your search by free cancellation to find flexible hotel offers in Cairns.

What's the best location with nature getaway in Cairns?

A top nature getaway area in Cairns is Greater Cairns.

What's the best district for nightlife in Cairns?

A top destination for nightlife in Cairns is Cairns City Center.

How long should I stay in Cairns?

In the past 3 months, vacationers plan their stay in Cairns for 1 nights on average. The optimal length for your trip will depend on what you're looking to see and do while there.

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Discover Cairns, Australia: Fun Facts and Top Reasons to Visit

Cairns is a tropical paradise located in North Queensland, Australia. This city is surrounded by lush rainforests, beautiful beaches, and the Great Barrier Reef, making it a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. Cairns is known for its tropical climate, which is perfect for outdoor activities all year round. If you are planning to visit Cairns, there are a few fun facts that you should know. Cairns was named after Sir William Wellington Cairns, who was the Governor of Queensland from 1875 to 1877. The city was founded in 1876 and was originally a port for gold miners who were heading to the Hodgkinson River goldfield. Cairns is also known for its diverse population, with a mix of Indigenous Australians, Europeans, and Asians. There are many reasons why you should visit Cairns. One of the top reasons is the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest coral reef system in the world. Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and you can take a boat tour to explore this natural wonder. Another reason to visit Cairns is the Daintree Rainforest, which is the oldest rainforest in the world. You can take a guided tour to explore this ancient forest and see unique wildlife such as cassowaries and tree kangaroos.

How to Get to Cairns: A Comprehensive Travel Guide

Cairns is easily accessible by air, road, and rail. The Cairns International Airport is located just 7 km from the city center and is serviced by many airlines, including Qantas, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar. There are also several domestic flights that connect Cairns with other cities in Australia. If you prefer to travel by road, you can take the Bruce Highway, which runs from Brisbane to Cairns. The journey takes approximately 24 hours, but there are many interesting stops along the way, including the Whitsunday Islands and the Townsville Strand. Another option is to take the train. The Spirit of Queensland is a luxury train that runs from Brisbane to Cairns, and the journey takes around 24 hours. The train stops at several destinations along the way, including Rockhampton, Townsville, and Mission Beach.

10 Fun Things to Do in Cairns: A Must-Do List for Travelers

Cairns is a city that offers a wide range of activities for travelers. Here are ten fun things to do in Cairns: 1. Visit the Great Barrier Reef: Take a boat tour to explore this natural wonder and see the amazing marine life. 2. Explore the Daintree Rainforest: Take a guided tour to see unique wildlife and learn about the history of the rainforest. 3. Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: Take a scenic ride over the rainforest and see spectacular views of the coast and mountains. 4. Visit Kuranda Village: Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway to this charming village and explore the markets and shops. 5. Swim at Cairns Lagoon: This man-made swimming pool is located in the heart of the city and is a popular spot for locals and tourists. 6. Go white-water rafting: The Tully River is a popular spot for white-water rafting, with rapids ranging from grade two to grade four. 7. Take a hot air balloon ride: See the sunrise over the Atherton Tablelands on a hot air balloon ride. 8. Visit the Cairns Aquarium: See the amazing marine life that calls the Great Barrier Reef home. 9. Go on a food tour: Sample the local cuisine on a food tour of Cairns. 10. Explore the Cairns Botanic Gardens: See the beautiful tropical plants and learn about the history of the gardens.

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Agoda.com is the best place to book your Cairns hotel. With a wide range of hotels to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect accommodation for your needs. Agoda.com offers competitive prices, easy booking, and a secure payment system. When you book your Cairns hotel on Agoda.com, you can also take advantage of the many promotions and discounts that are available. Agoda.com offers special deals on hotels, flights, and activities, making it easy to plan your entire trip in one place.

The Best Time to Visit Cairns: A Seasonal Guide

Cairns has a tropical climate, with warm temperatures and high humidity all year round. The best time to visit Cairns depends on what you want to do. If you want to explore the Great Barrier Reef, the best time to visit is between June and October. During this time, the weather is dry, and the water is clear, making it perfect for snorkeling and diving. If you want to explore the rainforest, the best time to visit is between November and May. During this time, the rainforest is lush and green, and there are many waterfalls and swimming holes to explore.

Essential Tips for Travelers Planning a Trip to Cairns

If you are planning a trip to Cairns, here are some essential tips to help you make the most of your visit: 1. Pack for the weather: Cairns has a tropical climate, so make sure to pack light and breathable clothing. 2. Protect yourself from the sun: The sun in Cairns can be intense, so make sure to wear sunscreen and a hat. 3. Bring insect repellent: Cairns is home to many insects, including mosquitoes, so make sure to bring insect repellent. 4. Plan your activities in advance: Cairns is a popular destination, so make sure to book your activities in advance to avoid disappointment. 5. Respect the environment: Cairns is home to many unique ecosystems, so make sure to respect the environment and follow the rules and regulations.

Where to Stay in Cairns: A Guide to the Best Neighborhoods

Cairns has many neighborhoods to choose from, each with its own unique vibe. Here are some of the best neighborhoods to stay in Cairns: 1. Cairns City: This is the heart of the city and is home to many hotels, restaurants, and shops. 2. The Esplanade: This is a popular spot for tourists, with many hotels and restaurants overlooking the ocean. 3. Trinity Beach: This is a quieter neighborhood located just north of Cairns and is a popular spot for families. 4. Palm Cove: This is a luxury neighborhood located just north of Cairns and is home to many high-end hotels and resorts.

What to Eat in Cairns: A Foodie's Guide to Local Cuisine

Cairns is a food lover's paradise, with many unique dishes to try. Here are some of the must-try dishes in Cairns: 1. Barramundi: This is a popular fish in Australia and is often served grilled or fried. 2. Kangaroo: This is a unique meat that is often served in restaurants in Cairns. 3. Pavlova: This is a classic Australian dessert that is made with meringue and topped with fruit and whipped cream. 4. Tim Tams: These are a popular Australian biscuit that comes in many flavors.

How to Travel Around Cairns: A Transportation Guide

Cairns has a good public transportation system, with buses and trains that connect the city with other destinations in North Queensland. However, if you want to explore the surrounding areas, it is best to rent a car. There are many car rental companies in Cairns, and you can book your car in advance on Agoda.com. Another option is to take a taxi or ride-sharing service, such as Uber or Ola.