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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Douglas, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Loved this place - a reasonably priced backpackers hostel plus camping ground next to the main road into Port Douglas. Port Douglas is a smaller, nicer and more laid-back town than Cairns and Dougies is a great place to chill for a few nights. Very friendly and fun but with plenty of quiet areas and a nice pool. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

When I went here I was scared because I was on the other side of the heart. But then here people let me feel as I was part of a big family! Also the building and the staff are fantastic. A good pool, kitchen and bar. The parties are great! I will return some days in the future...

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Yorkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Myself and my family stopped for 4 nights here on a powered campervan site when we did a 3 week tour of Australia's east coast in December '14 and we loved it! Fantastic atmosphere, kinda hippy, felt very welcoming and friendly. Some suitcases had been flown to the wrong country from England so they were arriving late but the ladies... More 

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