Cairns, QLD Hotels
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Cairns, Australia is called the gateway to Queensland’s tropical North. This city is known for its laid back style and pleasant tropical climate. Just a short trip from Cairns, you can visit the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef — two of Australia’s iconic landmarks. In Cairns itself, visit the promenade and local markets, where you can indulge in tasty tropical fruits and seafood. The city is a destination for tourists and business travelers alike, so there are plenty of Cairns hotels to consider. 

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Cairns, QLD

Palm Cove Tropic Apartments
Palm Cove Tropic Apartments
|
8.6
Excellent
6 Triton Street, Palm Cove
from $64
Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza Hotel
|
8.5
Excellent
145 The Esplanade, Cairns
from $91
Bounce Cairns
Bounce Cairns
|
8.6
Excellent
117 Grafton Street, Cairns
from $13
Reef Palms
Reef Palms
|
8.3
Excellent
41-47 Digger Street, Cairns
from $57
Sea Change Beachfront Apartments
Sea Change Beachfront Apartments
|
9.5
Excellent
31-35 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach
from $127
Hides Hotel Cairns
Hides Hotel Cairns
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7.5
Good
87 Lake Street, Cairns
from $43
Seaforth Apartments
Seaforth Apartments
|
8.6
Excellent
72-76 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach
from $61
Trinity Waters
Trinity Waters
|
8.8
Excellent
39 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach
from $93
Coral Towers
Coral Towers
|
8.6
Excellent
255 The Esplanade, Cairns North
from $116
Citysider Cairns
Citysider Cairns
|
9.0
Excellent
17A Upward Street, Cairns
from $75
More About Cairns, QLD Hotels...

What Budget Hotels Are Available? 

While many visitors travel to Cairns to see the famous Great Barrier Reef, there are many other things to see and do. Stop by the Cairns Visitor Center to start exploring the area. You can also sign up for scuba or snorkel lessons. Check out all the wonderful food options and don’t miss the exciting Cairns nightlife. You can find plenty of budget hotel options near these attractions including the Hotel Acacia Court ($64 per night) and the Mid City Luxury Suites ($117 per night). 

When is the Best Time to get a Cheap Hotel in Cairns?

Because of the relatively mild year-round temperatures in Cairns, visitors will find visiting any time of the year pleasant. The warmer months from November to March offer beaches that are brilliant blue and trees full of fruits and flowers. Locals say that August is the best time to visit because of the optimal weather and, because this period is outside of the school holidays, lodging options will be easier to obtain.

Are Airbnbs Available in Cairns? 

Cairns has plenty of different lodging options for any type of traveler. If you prefer Airbnb options, there’s the Queenslander Holiday Apartments with rates starting at $68 a night. For those who want the hostel experience, choices include the Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort and the Bohemia Resort Cairns, both having rates starting at $33 per night.

Getting to and from your Cairns lodging is easy because of TransLink, part of the public transport in Cairns and its suburbs, which is one of the best ways to get around. Additionally, local bus services can get you to spots all around the city as well.