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 ever the barkeeper remerbered us every time.
The dougies backpacker has maybe not that clean kitchen, but it's because of the guests than don't clean after cooking !
Sitting around in the ending afternoon is the best moment for metting people. I meet a lot of people at the laundry for exemple ! Or just at thee pool, or next to the bar !
For the roomates, you sometimes can have some really nice guys, sometimes not. But even, there is always a nice guy around that would like to talk all the day long with you.
After leaving the Dougies, we've been in such a crapy backpacker in Mission Beach, that we just choose to cancel the last night there to come back in Port Douglas.
Moreover, the Dougies gave us precious advices about the great barrier reef with Calypso(amazing!) o the Daintree forest.
I would love to come back soon there !
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dougies Backpackers Hotel Port Douglas