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Premium Double Room | Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Freedom Cairns

Freedom Cairns

2.0 star property
Convenient for Cairns Esplanade

8.4/10 Very good

97 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
1/7 Shields St, Cairns, QLD, 4870
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • Cairns Esplanade - 2 min walk
  • Great Barrier Reef - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 9 min walk
  • Freshwater Station - 14 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 16 min drive


  • Pho Viet - 1 min walk
  • PJO'Brien's Irish Pub - 1 min walk
  • Pho Street - 2 min walk
  • Imm Thai Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Corea Corea - 3 min walk

About this property

Freedom Cairns

Freedom Cairns puts you 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Cairns Esplanade. The convenient parking and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 54 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • Guests are required to download the property's GOKI mobile app before check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Lockers available


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Freedom Cairns Cairns
Freedom Cairns Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cairns
Freedom Cairns Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Freedom Cairns Cairns
Freedom Cairns Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Freedom Cairns Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cairns

Frequently asked questions

Does Freedom Cairns offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Freedom Cairns does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Freedom Cairns?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Freedom Cairns?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Freedom Cairns?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Freedom Cairns.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Freedom Cairns?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Freedom Cairns?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Reef Hotel Casino (6-min walk) and Cazalys Cairns (8-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Freedom Cairns and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as skydiving. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours.
What's the area around Freedom Cairns like?
Freedom Cairns is a short 9-minute walk from Cairns Station and 2 minutes' walk from Cairns Esplanade. Travellers say that the hostel is in a great location.



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10/10 Exceptional

G, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

It is what it says it is. When you walk in the first gate you walk past a sign that says “ unisex waxing” you start to assume the worst. Facilities were clean, Just like a campsite. Beds however, mine had a stain on it and so friends ‘fluffy’ blanket was not being used. Some PowerPoints didn’t work. No window. We left after the first night to stay elsewhere.
Tayla, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Adam, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Handy to Sea front and dining areas. Staff helpful on arrival and also helped with using app for room and hostel access. Bathroom area old but well maintained. A bit of guest noise late at night. Very basic room nothing flash for sure but clean tidy and comfortable enough for my 1night stay.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice Terasse, nearby city and Lagune
Monika, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

I already wrote a review about this place. It wasn’t advertised as a hostel and when I got there I needed to download an application (Goki), which did not work to open the main door. There wasn’t any manager either, just a guy without a shirt who changed the combination number given to me through email. He obviously knew the combination of my room, even when I changed it in front of him as he looked at it along with his friend. I got a bad vibe about the place, used the restroom, which was filthy, and booked for another place. I WANT EXPEDIA TO REFUND ME.
Jaime, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

David, 6-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Josep, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location! Couple of things to improve. My room had no hangers for towels, shelves for personal belongings, had a small locker with no hands! Needs a stronger enforcement of curfew to noise in main room area. Great location CBD walking distance to a lot of dining areas in the marina
Christian, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great central location, airy and spacious.
Guy, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review