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Dougies Backpackers Resort

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111 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bit out of the city but a 15-20 min walk along the lovely beach front takes you into town. Lovely shops, the chocolate shop is a highlight. Slightly prices area but the hostel is lovely. Well run, nice accommodation and staff were very helpful. Good facilities for a long term stay. Highly recommend.

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Thank Lucia W
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at this backpackers set the standard for what customer service should be like. The location is good only a 15 minute walk to town Centre, 5 min to beach. Bit of a dirty kitchen but great drink specials, pool table and outdoor pool. Air con worked really well in private room and bathrooms were always kept clean. But... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I've lived and worked in a few different countries, and Dougie's is without a doubt the best backpacker/hostel I've ever been to. As the name suggests, it's a backpacker *resort*. The property is well set up for long term backpackers who are looking to work a season in Port Douglas. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is very friendly and... More 

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Thank Charlie A
Port Douglas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

I love this place and would recommend it to anyone! It's a great place to meet people and the staff are amazing. The bar is cheap and the kitchen is cleaned regularly. If your looking for a true backpacker homely chilled place dougies is for you!

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Thank Jess S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite hostels out of the east and the west coast. Initially i was not looking forward to coming here as i heard port douglas was expensive and not much there. However, i had already booked. When i arrived i was greeted by lovely welsh receptionists who i instantly got on with being welsh myself. The time i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

It was an amazing experience staying at Dougies. I've stayed in a couple of hostels and this is one of the best! The staff was super friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and the green area/ pool are just great to chill. Def recommend!

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Thank Marianegon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Dougies with my partner in August 2015. We were looking for an afordable option as it was peak period and Port Douglas is generally targeted for the resort traveller. We stayed in a private double room with shared bathroom and kitchen. Dougies felt like a communal resort without the price tag. It boasted a pool, outdoor bar,... More 

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Thank Nicelli
manchester, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Set in the beautiful town of Port Douglas and the stunning region of Far North Queensland Dougies really gets it all right. The place looks tropical and interesting from the moment you step foot in it. You will be welcomed by the best and most friendly reception staff I have ever come across, they will not just tell you what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Good environment, good bar and nice people at Dougies. The room was clean, with both air conditioning and a fan. There was a small fridge as well which is convenient for storing some cold drinks. I really enjoyed staying at Dougies for 5 days. It is close to the beach and town, which is good as well. I highly recommended... More 

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Thank Lixu123
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Been coming here every time I come to Port Douglas, never had a bad experience. The rooms are neat and cheap. The staff are very friendly and helpful with what to do or see. The bar provides a good atmosphere, with opportunities to meet many interesting people. Activities and shows seem to be hosted regularly. The location is good, with... More 

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Dougies Backpackers Resort

Address: 111 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: $43 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Dougies Backpackers Hotel Port Douglas
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