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Dougies Backpackers Resort

111 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for three days (paid for a block week at a discount price but found an apartment, they refunded the days we hadn't stayed!) We used one of the parking spots but were able to use all facilities, decent kitchen facilities, on site bar and restaurant, large, clean toilets, staff were dead friendly and helped with any questions. Even pointed... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Dougies in Port Dougie isn't bad. Pin was in a 4 bed dorm, beds were clean enough, although room was quite small and at night got very stuffy, it did come with a ceiling mounted fan and 'air con' but it didn't help much. Toilet/shower area were clean, and there was a good washer/dryer area behind toilet block. Bar/kitchen was... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Not only did we get a free round trip ride from and to Cairns (we went on a Saturday and left on Monday) but the bus driver also gave us a quick tour to show us where the beach, shopping and lookout all were. Very nice and facilities, pool seems like it has half chlorine and half saltwater. They also... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We just stay here for a night and we booked for a 4 beds dorm room. The staff is friendly and helpful and we take the shuttle bus from Port Douglas to Cairns for free :) The hostel is nice but little bit dirty due to many people I think.. I will recommend to stay here and it's close to... More

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Prees, null, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We got the free bus from Cairns (what a bonus!!) and happened to arrive on the night of there 15th birthday and halloween party. We were staying in the double room, very nice it was, but a little close to the bar. The music was loud but we fell asleep quickly as we were still jet lagged. The rest of... More

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We only stopped here overnight on our way through to Cairns from Cape Tribulation. Some of our group stayed in the tents which seemed much nicer than the dorm beds. Electric lighting and real beds in the tents which are permanent fixtures, more like teepees. Will definitely try this next time, this was also the cheapest option. Was given a... More

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

For anyone looking into travelling to Port Douglas, Dougies is the place to stay!! They also offer a free transfer from Cairns to Port Douglas a few times a week. The atmosphere is really relaxed and anything you could expect from a hostel is made available. They also offer camp sites and van parking in the back. I had an... More

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Mansfield, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stayed for 5 nights in a Stylie Tent...was comfortable but 5 nights in the tent was enough lol...Very friendly staff especially Sue at the front desk ,nice surrounding and awesome weather made for a memorable stay :)

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Basel, Switzerland
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18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Let's start with the good part: This hostel is in a good spit, has parking spaces and the staff is friendly. However there's a downside. The place is noisy and most of the guests do not seem to care about cleanlyness... the showers were dirty and the shared kitchen was a mess. Summary: Good for one or two nights -... More

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Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I went to Port Douglas more than a month ago, it was about the 5th of August, and I spend there 10 days. With a friend we booked in the Dougies few month ago befor coming. I have to say that The Dougies is the best backpacker i ever did ! Really, the employees are so nice, it's incredible, and... More

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Also Known As:
Dougies Backpackers Hotel Port Douglas
Dougies Backpackers Hotel
Address: 111 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 54 Specialty lodging in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dougies is run by a bunch of us who had lots of fun backpacking around places of the world before, so we decided to start a hostel ourselves. We have the pretty relaxed atmosphere, without all of the formal procedures that some hostels have. Our philosophy is 'kick back and relax at Dougies'. We have all of the facilities that a fun loving backpacker could ever need, including a bar, refreshing swimming pool, free bbq facilities, shop (coke, ice-creams, chockies, etc), a huge self-cook kitchen, laundry, internet, satellite TV (really big one), hire bikes, fishing rods, tour desk and of course accommodation (doubles, twins, share rooms, camping, van sites and our own stylish canvas tents). But once you see our tropical gardens and cruisy front lawn you might just want to lay back and relax under a palm tree, kick back in a hammock, by the pool or you may even like to unwind on the grass and soak up some of the Far North's warm tropical sunlight. ... more   less 
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