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 us to a notice board with daily job opportunities (if you're in Port Douglas to work). Many guests are working in PD but also many travellers too. Recommended!
- 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