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Reviews of Dougies Backpackers Resort

Hostel | 111 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, Australia 4877

85.9% Overall Rating

30 out of 32 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/10/2013)

yury tyunyagin thinks…

"Inspite of the fact that mostly you will see work&travel youngsters there, the atmosphere is absolutely amazing. Also it has nice garden, bar, pool and showers. One of the best hostels I've been to…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.87

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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85.9%

Overall Rating

30 out of 32 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Dougies Backpackers Resort'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
75.2%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
93.6%
Value
87.2%
Safety
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Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Christin Haendel

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2013 Christin would recommend this property

Liked: great style of the kitchen, the bar, friendly staff

Disliked: wet tents, a lot of scrub on the property, facilities are not very clean

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel in Port Douglas; bit out of town but good facilities etc

Disliked: Small space on lower bunk!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

yury tyunyagin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2013 yury would recommend this property

Liked: Inspite of the fact that mostly you will see work&travel youngsters there, the atmosphere is absolutely amazing. Also it has nice garden, bar, pool and showers. One of the best hostels I've been to in my life. I wish I stayed there longer. Highly recommended!

Disliked: Well, there is nothing to dislike about Dougies.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice garden and pool, nice bar whith cheap food. Room was in good state with air condition.

Disliked: Loud music from the bar. Luckily finished at 24.00. Toilets untidy.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Ethan Tate

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 June 2013 Ethan would recommend this property

Liked: The Port Douglas surrounding is beautiful. The palm trees and hammocks, the open atmosphere and nice design make this a very relaxing place to stay at.

Disliked: The kitchen wasn't kept very clean when I was there. This also is more of a party hostel than not. For some, that is a good thing, for me, who needed quiet and easy sleep, it was not.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

MEGAN WHITTAKER

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 June 2013 MEGAN would recommend this property

Liked: This was an excellent hostel with a lovely chilled vibe. Dorms were of a good size and everyone had a small locked drawer for valuables (so much less hassle than having to go to reception everyday!). Toilets and cooking ares was clean.

Disliked: Could do with more toilets/showers for the number of guest.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Emma Johnston

With friends / other travellers

City break

10 March 2013 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: Dougies was fantastic...loved it! Rohan & Lindsy are great & do everything to make you feel welcome. The hostel is slightly off the main strip, but I actually found that to be a good thing as it is only a short walk to the main street. It was low season when we visited, but the atmosphere was still fun & we loved everything about it. The free transfer from Cairns is also very helpful. Definitely stay at Dougies if visiting Port Douglas!

Disliked: Emma left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Vikraj Dowlul

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 January 2013 Vikraj would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good and staff are on hand to help out. You get cutlery box on arrival. Showers are located centrally which means you do not normally have to wait. Big kitchen and pool is also available.

Disliked: Centrally located outside toilets means you have to go in the dark sometimes and will have to leave your room. Not a huge issue but might mean a bit of walk depending on where you are staying.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and clientele. Excellent booking services for tours around the area. Pool with long opening hours. Large rooms with large lockers for bags. Good kitchen for prepping own meals. Good laundry facilites.

Disliked: Nothing.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Mandie Adams

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2012 Mandie would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good, and staff helpful. Good facilities in the kitchen, and lots going on in the bar area.

Disliked: Nothing to majorly dislike.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and big!

Disliked: A bit far from the main town center.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

18 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice room with beautiful, tropical setting. Next door to a delightful breakfast place.

Disliked: Long walk into center of town.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Kleiber Bassi

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

29 June 2012 Kleiber would recommend this property

Liked: The location is really good and the staff is really helpful

Disliked: The bathrooms are really, really dirty, It's really noise in the evening time, my room was right next to the common area and I could`t sleep until 0:00 There were some people smoking weed in the premises as well

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: felt comfortable, was relaxed and laid back, my husbands first experience of hostels and he found it ok

Disliked: notreally a dislike more a comment gents showers were closed for renovation - good for future guests!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kiefer Gasparovic

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2012 Kiefer would recommend this property

Liked: Very relaxed atmosphere, pool was nice, kitchen was big and clean for the most part. Lots of hammocks and a couple different tv areas for slow evenings.

Disliked: not much. Lots of mosquitos.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms were really nice, private room had digital tv! Felt like a proper resort as it was very big with a nice pool, and a bar on site. Staff really friendly and willing to help with everything.

Disliked: Quite a trek into the town. Took like 25 minutes to walk to the nearest supermarkrt which was a bit annoying! Also internet was quite expensive.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jade Kostal

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2012 Jade would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were super friendly and helpful, the kitchen/bar/common area are up there with the best I've seen, the free pick up from Cairns is great.

Disliked: The only downside is that it's not as central as a lot of the other accomodation, but it's only a short walk and the bike hire helps solve the problem too.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place with a great look about it, Air con is free and included in all dorms. Free pick up from Cairns made it fantastic value.

Disliked: Little bit of a walk to town but ok if you like it to be quiet.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

venn hardy

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2011 venn would recommend this property

Liked: Free BBQ, relaxed atmosphere, luggage storage facility was great too.

Disliked: It was quite a walk into town, however was very close to four mile beach.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really great place to meet people, it really does feel a bit like a resort!

Disliked: Noisy if your room is close to the common area: bring earplugs if you want to sleep.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Heather Bullen

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2011 Heather would recommend this property

Liked: friendly, clean, good location

Disliked: nothing

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Jasmine Church

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 May 2011

Liked: Good value

Disliked: Noisy

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Incredibly friendly staff. Great bar/kitchen area. Two tv's, pool, sun loungers and cheap bike hire. Definitely the best place to stay in Port Douglas.

Disliked: Lots of long termers who whilst not being unfriendly, made it a little more difficult to meet people

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good self catering facilities and helpful staff who will assist with booking of trips and buses. good clean toilet and shower blocks. free bus to and from airport on mon, wed and sat.

Disliked: just a bit out of town but buses readily available. walking takes 20 mins.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

09 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fun relaxed atmosphere

Disliked: Could have been cleaner & bathroom facilities better maintained