Bed and breakfast & apartments in Cairns
With Cairns’s proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, numerous beaches, the Wet Tropics
of Queensland and the Atherton Tableland, the challenge for visitors is to find suitable
accommodation near the places they wish to see. There’s so much to do round Cairns that
tourists who are only there for a short visit have to think carefully about which the most
important sites are for them, taking into account price (most would rather spend more
on snorkelling than on accommodation). Weary holiday planners will find it much easier
to see all they want to if they’re staying in a well-located hostel, apartment or bed and
A hostel or a bed in breakfast in Cairns?
These two options offer clean, comfortable rooms at a reasonable price. Hostels are often
good places to meet fellow travellers, while a bed and breakfast can offer a smaller, more
intimate option. However, both types of accommodation can leave you feeling as though
you haven’t really tapped the essence of Cairns. If they’re in a particularly touristic part of
the city, you may not get a proper sense of what it’s like to live there. After all, the goal of
many holidaymakers is to feel less like tourists and more like locals.
Using Wimdu to rent an apartment
Unlike a hostel or a bed and breakfast, renting an apartment or a room in a house gives
you the opportunity to meet locals. The homeowner may be there during your stay, in
which case they can offer you advice about the best restaurants, local foods and off-the-
beaten-track spots rarely visited by tourists. And, best of all, staying with locals often
ends up being cheaper than many hostels or bed and breakfast establishments. When
you create a profile on Wimdu, you have access to the listings of available apartments in
Cairns and can even read reviews from others who have stayed there.