We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 66 Cairns hotels

Hides Hotel Cairns

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   87 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Hides Hotel Cairns to your Saves list
Hides Hotel Cairns
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Ranked #45 of 66 hotels in Cairns
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Heidi B Nashville TN
  • Overview
  • Reviews (196)
  • Photos (60)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (40)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

196 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (40)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nashville TN
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found the Hides through TripAdvisor - my husband and I were in Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree so we weren't looking for a highend place. We were on a budget because we spent so much changing our international ticket (it was originally a business trip for my husband). But we had to see the reef. Hides... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed for two nigts. Room was clean, we had shower and toilet ensuite. Air conditioning worked well. Breakfast could have had some variety, like cheese and ham cuts, porridge. Location is perfect, just in the center of everything. Personnel was very helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hides Hotel is an old hotel and it's beginning to show. However, for the price (£50 approx/night) it offers very good value for money. I found the room to be very clean and the beds comfortable. I'd booked a Superior Queen and we had one large bed split into two singles. The room had an ok bathroom (little tired) but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved staying in the heritage rooms, cheap and cheerful. Staff were lovely.Breakfast consists of toast, boiled eggs, cerel, tea, milo, coffee and asian hot cup of noodles. Basic, but suffice for a good start to a day.Bacony where breakfast is served is lovely! Bands downstairs at night didnt bother us, we were to tired from the days adventures. Communal... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very conveniently located in the heart of Cairns city. easy access to WWS and restaurants but our room was facing Graftons St in which a bar was nearby. I hardly slept for two nights (Fri & Sat). Asked for change of room but was told all full. The most important thing during travel is good sleep especially when you have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
OceanGroup, Manager at Hides Hotel Cairns, responded to this review

Thank you for providing feedback. It does allow us to make continual improvements where possible. Most guests of Hides Hotel Cairns choose the property due to its central location in the CBD, close to the reef fleet terminal, restaurants, shops, Casino etc. This does mean it is also close to some nightlife spots and associated noise. Generally this isnt an... More

south australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed at the hides for 9 nights, first 5 in heritage room, straight of the balcony,clean room, but very noisy at night, over an irish pub, young ones went till 3am, then the very noisy rubbish truck came at 5.30am.but was very handy straight to balcony. we then changed rooms to second floor, and a long walk down corridor, so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gavleborg County, Sweden
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

large rooms and spacious rooms. However, there was a door in our room to the room next to it. when we would sleep there came two backpackers into the room through the door .. talk about that we were surprised. the breakfast that was included was good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I came over from Perth WA and found the location very central. 10 minutes to the Esplanade, 5 minutes to the local pub. Room was clean and basic as was the breakfast, 9am was the end of brekkie and the doors were clsed on the dot. Cleaning of the room was a bit slack but for the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hostel not a hotel. Unfriendly welcome although most of the staff were nice otherwise. Breakfast was just cereal and toast not continental as advertised. The room smelt musty, the curtains had stains, the room wasn't clean or cleaned during our stay. Only towels were changed and bins emptied. I've stayed in much better hostels for a fraction of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
OceanGroup, Manager at Hides Hotel Cairns, responded to this review

Thank you for providing feedback and it is the best way for us to make continual improvements, where possible. Hides Hotel Cairns prides itself on offering affordable accommodation right in the heart of the Cairns CBD. Some of our more affordable accommodation options do not include housekeeping in pricing, which may have been the case here. I will pass on... More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I spent 3 nights at the Hides hotel in Cairns. We chose the hotel because it was one of (if not) the cheapest options available, since the cost of snorkeling and heading to Kuranda rainforest is so pricey. Hides is perfectly located and within walking distance of everything in Cairns - the Esplanade, shops, restaurants, night market,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hides Hotel Cairns, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hides Hotel Cairns? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hides Hotel Cairns

Address: 87 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hides Hotel Cairns 3.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Booking.com, Agoda, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Hotels.com and Venere so you can book your Hides Hotel Cairns reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Crocodile Hides

60 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (47)
Room/suite (6)
Bathroom (3)
Dining (6)
Hotel & grounds (8)
View from room (2)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (14)
Room/suite (5)
Pool/beach area (1)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Cairns with
any amenities


Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Class
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hides Hotel Cairns staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer