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Cairns Queenslander Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
267 Lake Street, Corner of Lake & Charles Street, Cairns North, QLD, 4870
The price is AU$152 per night from 2 Sep. to 3 Sep.
4.1/5 Very Good! (999 reviews)
"We were pleasantly surprised."

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2022

Cairns Queenslander Hotel & Apartments
Caravella Backpackers
2 out of 5
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, 4870
4.1/5 Very Good! (130 reviews)
"Pleasing and nice. Don’t expect glamour sheets and luxury soap. Clean room and great staff. That’s all you need."

Reviewed on 30 Apr. 2021

Caravella Backpackers
Comfort Inn Cairns City
4 out of 5
183-185 Lake St, Cairns, QLD, 4870
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The price is AU$189 per night from 24 Aug. to 25 Aug.
3.9/5 Very Good! (339 reviews)
"Excellent service from the staff. Very helpful."

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2022

Comfort Inn Cairns City
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Aspect Central
3 out of 5
209 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD, 4870
The price is AU$89 per night from 31 Aug. to 1 Sep.
3.8/5 Good! (999 reviews)
"Romantic perfect"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2022

Aspect Central
Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
3 out of 5
49-61 Little Pease Street, Manoora, QLD, 4870
The price is AU$61 per night from 22 Aug. to 23 Aug.
3.8/5 Good! (999 reviews)
"My kids love the pool!"

Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2022

Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
Cairns Queens Court
3.5 out of 5
167-173 Sheridan St, Cairns North, QLD, 4870
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$99 per night from 22 Aug. to 23 Aug.
3.8/5 Good! (998 reviews)
Good spot for stays
"Great spot for stays. Helpful staff, close enough to emenities and services without the need of a vehicle."

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2022

Cairns Queens Court
Hides Hotel Cairns
3.5 out of 5
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$161 per night from 1 Sep. to 2 Sep.
3.5/5 Good! (995 reviews)
Decent, practical and great location…
"See previous advice/survey for details/consistency."

Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2022

Hides Hotel Cairns
Cairns City Motel
2.5 out of 5
169 Lake St, Cairns, QLD, 4870
The price is AU$108 per night from 10 Sep. to 11 Sep.
3.4/5 (264 reviews)
"The location was excellent for my purposes."

Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2022

Cairns City Motel
Bohemia Resort Cairns
3 out of 5
231 Mcleod Street, Cairns North, QLD, 4870
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$64 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
3.3/5 (999 reviews)
"Likes: close to public transport and airport. Clean and useful outside deck area"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2022

Bohemia Resort Cairns
 Hotel Tropiq
3 out of 5
179 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD, 4870
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$138 per night from 12 Sep. to 13 Sep.
2.4/5 (25 reviews)

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2022

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Cairns Cheap Hotels information

 

Cheap Hotels in Cairns

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Highest price AU$189
Cheapest price AU$61
Number of guest reviews 6747
Total number of hotels in Cairns 880

 

Frequently asked questions

What is Cairns like for travellers on a budget?

Check out cheap places to stay in Cairns on Expedia.com and book a getaway that stays within your budget. Cairns is a destination that travellers visit for its lush rainforest. You can scroll through a wide selection of accommodation choices offered at Expedia member prices to find the best deal for you. Guided by our site's handy page filters, you can search by price per night, or by popular amenities like free parking and a swimming pool. If you're hoping for reasonable options around local sights, such as Cairns Esplanade or Cairns Night Markets, try out the location filters to narrow down your search. While you browse, click the heart button to save your favourites so that you can return to them easily when you're ready to decide. Need a flight or a rental car along with your hotel? Take a look at the Bundle and Save holiday packages and discover big savings by booking transport at the same time.

What's the best place to stay on a budget in Cairns?

Based on our traveller reviews, Travellers Paradise is a top choice for a less expensive stay. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Global Backpackers Cairns and Koala Beach Resort.

How many budget hotels will I be able to find in Cairns?

Choose a hotel that suits your wallet from Expedia's 16 budget hotels in Cairns.

When is the best time for a budget trip to Cairns?

Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Cairns, but bear in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn't as good. The hottest months are usually January and December, with an average temperature of 27°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 22°C. Average annual precipitation for Cairns is 92 mm.

What is there to see and do in Cairns?

Cairns draws tourists with its lush rainforest and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Cairns Esplanade, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Check out the local culture at Cairns Performing Arts Centre and Rondo Theatre, or visit other spots like Australian Armour and Artillery Museum.

How can I get to Cairns and get around on a budget?

Looking at these ways to get around Cairns can help keep you on budget. The nearest airport is Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), 3.5 mi (5.6 km) away. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop on a train from Cairns Station, Freshwater Station or Redlynch Station. You can learn about your water travel options at the marina.

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