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. Each room is equipped 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 is found right here.
At most hostels, amenities come at a price. At Freedom Hostels we want to be your home away from home. You’ll get top quality amenities on a backpacking budget.
“Stayed here a couple nights last week and loved it. Location is perfect. Everything is brand new and clean. Staff is super knowledgable and know how to make everyone feel welcome . I’ll be back next time around.”
“The hostel is extremely close to the centre and everything you need is within 3 mins walk. It’s the perfect place to rest, have some time on your own and recharge. The facilities are great, very clean. The staff are passionate and very helpful as well. It’s been a really great stay and wonderful hostel experience.”
“Nice hostel, perfect location, newly refurbished, friendly staff. Best place to stay in Cairns.”
“I Loved it here! It is an amazing place to stay and close to everything. Lovely hostel and good kitchen.”
We’ve hooked up with local hotspots to get you great deals and give you the lowdown on what’s happening in town. Start at our place with meet and greet drinks every night from 7:00 pm then check out our full schedule to start planning your daily activities.
3 PM – Learn more about Indigenous Australian culture with a Didgeridoo Lesson and Indigenous Art Exhibition.
5 PM – Enjoy $4.50 drink specials at the Pier Bar Salt House.
Late – Keep the party pumping and dance away the Monday blues with kick-ons at Salt House featuring an exclusive DJ.
5:30 PM – Stay active on your vacay with a Volleyball Lesson at the Esplanade.
7:30 PM – Get ready to battle your mates with Pirate Bingo at Gilligan’s – awesome prizes to be won!
6:30 AM – Wake up with Flow Yoga at the Esplanade and give the morning sun your salutations.
9 PM – Save some dough and head across the road for free pizza and Wheel of Fortune at the Woolshed.
5 PM – Get out and active with a Skateboarding Lesson on the Esplanade.
7:30 PM – Test your superior knowledge with Trivia at Gilligan’s.
6 PM – Enjoy a free taco dinner with your new hostel friends (register with reception by 1PM!)
Discover why Cairns is so popular for travellers who like a good time and jump on our Party Bus – tickets at reception.
2 PM – Celebrate the end of the week with a Sunday sesh pool party at Gilligan’s, featuring food, drinks and a live DJ!
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