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Dougies Backpackers Resort

111 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
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#27 of 72 Speciality lodging in Port Douglas
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.
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Jason W wrote a review Sept 2021
Darwin, Australia46 contributions9 helpful votes
I stayed in the Campervan parking spots during my stay so I can't comment on the rooms, but I thought it was pretty damn cool they offered large, powered tents as an accommodation option alongside dorms, private rooms and van spots. The kitchen/common area was massive and was almost always open (5am-11pm) with plenty of couches and attached to the bar, which was quite cheap. The other side of the bar faced outside picnic benches under the shade with a bbq area and a nice pool. There were a few cooked people staying there but overall everyone was really friendly and it was just a super chill place. It is 2-3 kms out of the main street where all the bars and shops are, but still worth staying at if you want to meet ppl but don't want to party too hard
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Date of stay: September 2021
fjyhant wrote a review June 2021
Perth, Australia22 contributions19 helpful votes
Stayed here for a few days while exploring the Port Douglas area. Nice enough hostel with friendly staff and happy hour every day. Unfortunately, our experience was a let down due to the long term residents (90% of guests) at the hostel. There seemed to be a unfriendly, almost cliquey atmosphere at Dougies which we were surprised by as we had heard good reviews. We were met with funny looks, staring and whispering when we went into the common areas and throughout our stay. Not the vibe you would expect from a backpacker hostel. As a result we felt quite uncomfortable and decided to stay elsewhere. Also the kitchen and bathrooms were filthy.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Casey T wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
Dougies is an absolute gem in Port Douglas - we went on a girls trip and had the best experience. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and come with a great aircon to keep you cool. The staff were the absolute kindest and most helpful people we have met (special shout out to Nikki - you are a champion!!). The common areas are great with a beautiful pool, lots of seating, a super cheap bar, and home-cooked meals served for less than $10 (including what might have been the best roast of my life). I will be recommending dougies to anyone heading to Port Douglas
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Rachel wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Dougie's is just brilliant. Gorgeous location right near the beach and feels like you're at a resort. Lovely pool, great bar and even better prices! Staff were beyond helpful and did everything they could to make our stay amazing! Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nelly S wrote a review Nov 2019
Israel6 contributions
My apologies for not doing this earlier. for the amazing experience that I had at Dougies, you deserve more then 5 stars! Dougies was my home for months earlier this year, the management and staff were incredible! And they were the first to offer help and support when things weren't working out very well for me. I hope to get another chance to enjoy the amazing energy and wonderful people in the future!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
USD 43 - USD 56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dougies Backpackers Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Dougies Backpackers Resort?
Nearby attractions include Jimmy Rum's (1.3 km), Agincourt Reef (2.8 km), and Four Mile Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dougies Backpackers Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Dougies Backpackers Resort?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Dougies Backpackers Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dougies Backpackers Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Capannina, Melaleuca, and Sparrow Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dougies Backpackers Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Dougies Backpackers Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dougies Backpackers Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Dougies Backpackers Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Dougies Backpackers Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Dougies Backpackers Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St David's Anglican Church Mossman (10.4 km).
Is Dougies Backpackers Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.