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Dougies Backpackers Resort

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111 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used Dougies as a base between diving and Daintree adventures. Clean, comfortable private room. Staff super friendly and location convenient as I had a car. Bathrooms cleaned daily, though could use a second clean through the afternoon. Otherwise couldn't complain at all.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dougies is about a 10- 15 minute walk to the centre of town. Bikes are available for hire. The kitchen is well equipped but by dinner time it was messy and dirty. Likewise with the toliets and showers, very dirty later in the day, evening and early morning before cleaners arrive. The private room I had was nice. Towels were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really chilled backpackers about 10 mins walk from town, or 4 min bike ride. You can hire bikes for $2 per hour from reception which include locks. I had a double room with TV + bar fridge, air con, towels, soap etc which is everything you need. Very clean and comfortable and most importantly very affordable. The bar area is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here in May and on a whole we enjoyed it. Our room was great, towels, TV, a fridge and aircon in our room for the price was great. It's also good that there is an onsite cheap bar. The kitchen was a little dirty and although the ladies bathrooms were clean my boyfriend did say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our room was excellent. Had a double, private room. Amazed to see it included a TV, a bar fridge and towels! Very generous for the cost of the room. Air conditioning was sufficient. Staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Amenities were disgusting! All in all, this is an excellent hostel that I would recommend to friends and family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

At onset, price-wise Dougies is one of the cheaper end backpackers in Port Douglas. I arrived mid-evening and was able to get a double room, (no Ensuite). I needed space to myself as I'd been travelling for 48 hours with no sleep. All staff I'd had dealings with were very friendly and accommodating. My needs were dealt with promptly. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

I spent 3 weeks here and it was the most amazing 3 weeks of my life. Made me wish I had traveled years ago. I was over to visit my sister and was made to feel the most welcomed and involved person. The staff are all lovely. Although things can get a bit grubby in the kitchen and bathrooms these... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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 June 5, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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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