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Dougies Backpackers Resort

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111 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Byron Bay, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place near the sea, best place for friendly backpackers. Cleaning staff are the rudest I've ever met. Was swear at for waiting for the toilets to be cleaned. Was aggressive toward me for no reason. Stay well clear of this place, I don't feel safe. Can't believe how discussing this pace is in the mornings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice place for backpackers to stay. The rooms were decent, only a few beds per room, and nothing else. The camp kitchen is abit unkept and messy, the same can be said about the toilets which are pretty dirty. The restaurant doesn't have many food options, and because there are no other shops its abit hard to get something... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay in Port D, the hostel arranges pickup from Cairns for free, the reception are ridiculously friendly and will help you out with almost anything. The rooms are great, lots of space and you get a cupboard to yourself. There is a pool, bar and a camping ground. Really nice atmosphere here and feels like more of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I tend to liken this hostel to the setting of the movie 'The Beach' It's a quirky, wild bit of paradise with a laid back mentality. With a swimming pool, plenty of hammocks and the beach across the road it's the perfect place to relax in the day and party at night. There are a few long termer's here (not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Be careful - once you get there you'll have a hard time leaving! You instantly feel the good vibes as you step into this little paradise so full of love! It's like one big family there and you can't but fall in love with all of it - the people (including the staff) the surroundings and the incredible spirit of... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Stayed in Dougies for a few nights as part of a holiday in FNQ. Had a private room shared with my partner. The staff were friendly, room was reasonable (had a small fridge and tv, air con unit). Ceiling fan was super loud when turned on. Showers and bathroom facilities were pretty good. There is a very chilled out bar/common... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had fun yeah..famous for the party's :) no too bad ..I lived here for 5 months and if I come back to port Douglas I will stay there again ahah nice staff ..the swimmingpool a bit dirty but it's ok,I'm still alive ..backpacker forever:)very nice experience

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

For my first time traveling overseas I had high hopes for this hostel. I had read a lot of reviews online and have also referred to the website for additional guidance. My whole experience here was poor at best. I opted for a private room as I had never travelled before on my own. Apparently this was my first mistake.... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We would set 1000 instead of just 5 points. If you would like to have a backpackers experience in far north Queenslands beautiful rainforest scenery - go Dougies and you go for Gold. Seriously the best atmosphere, environmentally friendly and caring place to be. Dougie's staff is caring about you and your enquiries, they make it happen and all you... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Dougies gives the small town limitations of Port Douglas a busier feel with a friendly place to relax. Beyond hiring bikes from reception and cruising to the shops, days can be spent by the pool, nearby beaches, in hammocks, the bar and pool table room, TV room, paid tours to Cape Trib or Mossmans, or making gourmet cuisine in the... More 

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