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Dougies Backpackers Resort

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dougies is a good place to stay while in Port Douglas if you're on a budget or young. It's got no frills, but the rooms and bathrooms are clean and the beer is cheap! It's in a decent location, and everything is a 15ish minute walk. Staff is wonderfully nice and helpful when booking activities. However, if you're scared of...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dougie's was a good choice for budget accommodation. The facilities were clean and the room was bug free! Not sure how they kept bugs out of the room but I am very grateful!! The front desk ladies were really nice, helpful and super knowledgeable. They told us some awesome places to go and answered all of our questions. Would recommend!

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Thank erin855
New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Dougie's is awesome with the best staff of any hostel in the world. They were really helpful and patient with me assisting with my booking and airport transfer from cairns. Shoutouts to Nikki and Jeanne! The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and cleaned thoroughly each day with lots of facilities available and no wait. I wish the rooms had...

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Thank Retto22
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

There is a good vibe throughout the hostel. It is good value for money. The kitchen is semi outdoors and is crawling with flies and ants. The double rooms are a bit small but the the pool and hammocks make up for it

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Thank Aidan K
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed over 4 months at dougies, all the staff were fantastic and made me feel at home. Especially nikki who was ace! All the rooms were clean and there's long term rooms for workers, made some amazing friends. And it has the cheapest bar in town! A home from home!

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

The most luxurious of any backpackers it feels like you're stepping into the jungle they go as far as offering fluffy towels with soap at the end of your bed and a little fridge in your room for easy access to midnight snacks. I stayed in a private room which had air conditioning, a TV and a big double bed...

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1Thank Alli D
London, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stumbled on them while we were looking for a place to stay and as they say - some things are meant to be. When they told us the price for a room (bed, fridge, dresser) plus access to a full (like BIG) kitchen, showers, pool (yes a pool too), hanmocks and others we took it for 3 nights at...

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1Thank Mike G
Reviewed 21 July 2016 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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1Thank Lucia W
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2016 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...

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1Thank Megan A
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 June 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...

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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: ₹ 2,487 - ₹ 3,665 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“You can get a private room (ours was), or for less money you can go dorm style or even share one of their tents on site.”
 of 5 bubbles V1821WXmikeg, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in a dorm and in a double room and both were nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Marianegon, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the camp ground for the full travellers experience”
 of 5 bubbles seaton66, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“tents are hot in morning, but quiet at night gurl”
 of 5 bubbles 473ritchieh, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Dorms are where you will meet the most people”
 of 5 bubbles mikepX88FY, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
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