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Cheap Hotels in Cairns

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
2 out of 5
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$49 per night

Caravella Backpackers: Hostel with free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Guests love the helpful staff!

4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Caravella Backpackers
Heritage Cairns
Heritage Cairns
3 out of 5
8 Minnie Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$120 per night

Heritage Cairns: Family motel with free WiFi and free parking. Located by the sea.

4.4/5Excellent! (118 reviews)
Heritage Cairns
Southern Cross Atrium Apartments
Southern Cross Atrium Apartments
4 out of 5
3-11 Water Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$190 per night

Southern Cross Atrium Apartments: Family apartment building with free WiFi and free parking. Located in the city centre.

4.3/5Excellent! (361 reviews)
Southern Cross Atrium Apartments
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
2 out of 5
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort: Hostel with free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Located near a train station.

4.1/5Very Good! (42 reviews)
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$140 per night

Cairns Plaza Hotel: Family hotel with free WiFi and free parking. Guests love the overall comfort!

4.1/5Very Good! (133 reviews)
Cairns Plaza Hotel
Coral Tree Inn
Coral Tree Inn
4 out of 5
166-172 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$130 per night

Coral Tree Inn: Business-friendly hotel with free WiFi and free parking. Located near a train station.

4.1/5Very Good! (325 reviews)
Coral Tree Inn
Hides Hotel Cairns
Hides Hotel Cairns
3.5 out of 5
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$78 per night

Hides Hotel Cairns: Family hotel with free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Located in the city centre.

3.9/5Very Good! (306 reviews)
Hides Hotel Cairns
Comfort Inn Cairns City
Comfort Inn Cairns City
4 out of 5
183-185 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$85 per night

Comfort Inn Cairns City: Family hotel with free WiFi and free parking. Located by the ocean.

3.9/5Good! (54 reviews)
Comfort Inn Cairns City
A1 Inn the City
A1 Inn the City
2 out of 5
141 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$75 per night

A1 Inn the City: Motel with free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Located near a train station.

3.5/5Good! (64 reviews)
A1 Inn the City
Cairns City Sheridan
Cairns City Sheridan
3 out of 5
157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$89 per night

Cairns City Sheridan: Family hotel with free WiFi and free parking. Located near the boardwalk.

3.4/5 (317 reviews)
Cairns City Sheridan
Cairns City Motel
Cairns City Motel
2.5 out of 5
169 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$85 per night

Cairns City Motel: Family motel with free WiFi and free parking. Located in the city centre.

3.2/5 (67 reviews)
Cairns City Motel
The Jack Backpackers
The Jack Backpackers
2 out of 5
Cnr Spence & Sheridan Sts, Cairns, QLD

The Jack Backpackers: Hostel with free WiFi and free parking. Guests give the location a thumbs up.

2.4/5 (7 reviews)
The Jack Backpackers

Cheap hotels in Cairns

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