Dougies Backpackers Resort
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I spent Monday and Tuesday chilling out at Port Douglas which is around 1 hour's drive north of Cairns. It was a nice drive as we were able to enjoy the views of lush green mountains, golden beaches and the clear blue sea. My 2 days in Port Douglas were spent wondering around the small town and enjoying the sea views from the harbour, you can't go …
After a hot sticky night in Cairns, Dougies backpackers (from Port Douglas) came to pick us up and other backpackers, to take us on a 45 minute journey from Cairns to Port Douglas. This drive along the Captain cook highway, was Absolutely stunning, the view of the coral sea was breathtaking, clear skies and crystal blue waters, we stopped off at …
Today was my turn at driving juicy lucy and it all went suprisingly well!! We attempted to go for a second croc cruise to see if we could see anything this time but with no luck, we werent even allowed on the boat as there werent enough people booo! So instead we went to mossman gorge which was like a natural gorge where u go and swim, me and abby …
Port Douglas is amazing!! There is so much to do and see here, The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and even a gorgeous beach.
Our first big tour was to the Great Barrier Reef. We were on the Quicksilver Reef Cruises. It was a pretty big boat, a family friendly snorkelling adventure! It took …
We're still in Dougie's Backpackers Resort in our two-man tent with beds, we absolutely love it here, everyone here is super friendly and the nights are really social without being ridiculous, which is a sound adjustment after Cairns which was all a bit crazy and busy. If you ever come to Port Douglas, deffffinitely stay here, most people we've …
How has this hostel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
The cooking facilities are quite good here - I was impressed with the gas hobs and the open plan layout makes it seem really sociable at first. The kitchen does however get dirty pretty quickly and there doesn't seem to be any staff to keep on top of it. I often found myself having to wash things up before I could use them (once I had found the item!) and struggled to find a clean, dry tea towel. I never had to queue for a shower or toilet. Staff are friendly but guests were very cliquey. The no smoking areas weren't enforced. Internet access and wifi is not free. Reception & the shop close pretty early. 30 min walk to town, 10 min walk to beach.
This is only the 2nd hostel I've stayed in so don't have much to compare it to but these standards were nowhere near as high as my last hostel.
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