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Freedom Cairns

Shop 1 7 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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David wrote a review Nov 2022
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Backpackers accommodation. Room was Clean and comfortable. Communal kitchen was messy but easily cleaned up. OKI key system a pain. Expedia booking system likewise. Staff friendly and helpful. Reasonable value for money
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Laura M wrote a review Sept 2022
Rockhampton, Australia148 contributions22 helpful votes
I had multiple issues with booking with Freedom. I didn't receive an email confirmation of the booking and when I tried calling the admin, the phone is disconnected (both the direct number online and the general hotline doesn't direct). I also sent a website enquiry with no response. Day of check in, because I haven't received the email confirmation I couldn't access check in and there were no staff on site to ask for assistance or a number to call, so I had to book another hotel so I had a roof over my head for the night. The company then charged me for the night, despite no booking confirmation ever being sent, and because they have no contact option, I couldn't get a hold of them to reimburse my fee. I highly recommend avoiding this place, poor service all around.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Henry Dave McMahon wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had a queen room, it was clean and comfy. Shared bathroom was clean and good. Room without open window, but that was fine with air con. Great location. Great price.No complaints, all good. The kitchen was accessible and has a great selection of kitchenware. Kept clean.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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camelfarmer wrote a review July 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom66 contributions37 helpful votes
Stayed in a premium double room (shared bathroom) for 2 nights. The noise from the street all night was terrible. Made it impossible to sleep even with earplugs in. The doors slam inside as well, which doesn't help. They need to seriously invest in sound insulation. Don't stay here if you actually want to sleep at night. Otherwise it was a good location and clean. Good fast wifi.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Gunner69 wrote a review July 2022
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions1 helpful vote
Myself and my two kids stayed at Freedom in July 22. The private room was perfect, as was the kitchen and bathroom facilities. The phone app key system worked well (assuming you have a working mobile) The location was fantastic, just 2mins from the public pool and beach front.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Temma C wrote a review July 2021
Melbourne, Australia70 contributions27 helpful votes
I stayed in a private room with a shared bathroom. The room was clean and simple, with a fan. Absolutely no natural light, but you can't have everything and the room was very decent. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Good budget accommodation. The app key system is a bit odd (you download a app which bluetooths to the locks to open doors) and not great if your phone doesn't have a good battery life.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jen H wrote a review June 2021
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The hostel is perfectly placed best location. Easy to get everywhere in cairns and downstairs is woolies. I had a premium private room. It was very good value. However the hostel was getting busier with more visitors and and in my view it could now do with a deep clean in the common areas, stairs, kitchen, and all bathrooms. The floors across the hostel need a good scrub and deep clean. The cushions on the balcony for the lounge need replacing. Also the keys on fluffy key rings for the private bathrooms are extremely unhygienic and should be swapped out for a wipeable key ring or better still the e key operated by phone like the rooms. The Netflix did not work in the room I had, the back of the remote control was missing and the aircon temp could not be controlled. There is new management so perhaps a detailed audit will be undertaken with these small things being attended to.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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How Were It wrote a review May 2021
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions5 helpful votes
Location is perfect, 5 min walk from the water and a stone’s throw from cafes and restaurants. The staff are friendly and the rooms are recently renovated. One of the better hostels I have stayed in !!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bam M wrote a review Jan 2021
Darwin, Australia30 contributions28 helpful votes
This hostel was super clean and in a really central location. I had a private room and it was a share bathroom but even the share bathroom was super modern and clean. Wouldn’t know it was a hostel. Bed was comfy. Would defo recommend
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SamBam2585 wrote a review Oct 2020
Brisbane, Australia39 contributions5 helpful votes
As per the title. I had a confirmed booking and had provided my arrival time. When I got there reception was dark and locked, I rang the buzzer - no answer. The sign said they were only open for private rooms due to covid, which is what I had booked. I rang the 'Emergency' number on the sign many many times, left several messages. Nobody ever showed up. I ended up booking into a hotel across the road who told me I'm not the first person in the last few weeks who's had this experience with Freedom Hostel! Shocking! You need to close altogether and stop accepting bookings at all OR do it properly and actually let people into the hostel when they've booked and be contactable!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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AU$74 - AU$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Freedom Cairns
Which popular attractions are close to Freedom Cairns?
Nearby attractions include Cairns Aquarium (0.5 km), Esplanade Boardwalk (0.2 km), and Cairns Museum (0.1 km).
What are some restaurants close to Freedom Cairns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Snoogies, Cruze Coffee, and Falafellicious.
Is Freedom Cairns located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Cairns.