Welcome to
Freedom Cairns

Freedom Cairns is freshly refurbished and radiates modern tropical vibes with plenty of relaxing chill-out areas and state of the art amenities. The property is located right in the heart of town, giving you easy access to all of the great local attractions.  If you feel like going for a swim, we’re right across from the Esplanade Lagoon, or if taking in the ocean breeze is more your style we’re only a short walk from the pier. With nightly entertainment, activities and plenty of thoughtful touches, Freedom Cairns is the best place to stay while you explore Cairns.


Our rooms are more than just a place to rest your head. They’re your home away from home. Rooms are equiped with privacy screens and every bed has a personal shelf with integrated power, light and a USB charging station. Everything you need to chill out after a long day, hang out with friends, or plan your next adventure.

8 Bed Mixed Or Female Only
From $34 Book Now
6 Bed Mixed Or Female Only
From $36 Book Now
4 Bed Mixed Or Female Only
From $40 Book Now
Premium 4 Bed Mixed Dorm
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2 Bed Mixed Or Female Only
From $46 Book Now
Premium Double Room
From $104 Book Now


At most hostels, amenities come at a price. At Freedom Hostels we want to be your home away from home. You’ll get all top quality amenities on a backpacking budget.

Newly refurbished
FREE ultra fast WiFi
FREE breakfast
FREE Luggage storage
FREE daily activities
Discounted meal vouchers
24-hour reception
Arrival-drink voucher
Bedside USB charging
24-hour laundry facilities
Quality linen & pillows
Lockers in dorm rooms
Female only dorms
Fully equipped kitchen
Onsite travel desk
Cool balcony area
Security a priority
BYO allowed

What’s On

If you’ve just arrived and you’re not sure what to do, or you’re just looking for a good time, we’ve got you covered. We’ve hooked up with local hotspots to get you great deals and give you the lowdown on the best of what’s happening in town.

Getting there

1/7 Shields St Cairns City QLD 4870

We’re located right in the heart of Cairns, 2 blocks from the Esplanade so getting here is easy. 

Greyhound – We are a 400m walk from the main bus stop. You can’t get lost.

Train and other bus services – A short 1Km walk in a straight line straight down Shield St

Plane – There are multiple shuttle options and local buses from the airport. An Uber is approximately $20

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