The most budget-friendly place in Far North Queensland, Cairns' hostels range from converted houses to hangar-sized resorts. Holiday apartment complexes dot the city; dozens of drive-in motels line Sheridan St.

A trio of five-star hotels under the Crystalbrook banner is expected to be completed end of 2019.

Cairns sees a huge volume of tourist traffic and seasonal staff turnover. Refurbishments are frequently undertaken in the wettest months (January to March).

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Families and groups should check out Cairns Holiday Homes. If you plan to stick around for a while for work, Cairns Sharehouse has around 200 long-stay rooms strewn across the city.

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