Dougies Backpackers Resort Reviews
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Nice hostel - very chilled out, everyone was friendly as were the staff. Little bit of a walk to the town but you tend not to go there much anyway ... It's close to the beach. Communal area is really good. Only issue I would have (and it's only small) is that if you're on the bottom bunk you can't sit up cos it's too low so you have to sit on the floor ... But thats really not a big issue.
Great place! Everything is really good. Location is ok, if you don't mind a 15-20 minute walk to the supermarket and the city centre. But I can really recommend this place. Probably the cleanest place I've been to so far. Kitchen is well equipped and clean.
Really great hostel, super clean and the staff were lovely. Would have liked some locks on the cupboards in the room for extra security. The bar and common areas were really nice with a good atmosphere. The lock to our dorms door was a bite dodgy but worked when you tilted the key a certain way. So was slightly annoying when people don't know the key trick and are trying to get in when you're asleep. Would recommend and would certainly go back.
Dougies was exactly the hostel I was looking for! Staff was so amazing! I initially booked 5 nights but only needed 4 night and refunded my money without hesitation. They give you a box for the fridge which saves money on eating out. There's a bar that has a happy hour everyday with a pool table in the lounge. I am so happy I picked dougies even though it was a little far from the town I didn't mind the 15 min walk. Highly recommended and will most definitely be back!!! :D
The hostel was fine. I liked how everyone got their own dishes. But it was dirty. Ants everywhere. Bathroom. Kitchen. Bedrooms. I thought it might be standard being in a tropical climate but after staying at several other hostels it definitely isn't.
AMAZING air-conditioning in our twin room as well as a fridge (all free)! Great pool and bar, and plenty of toilets and showers. The hostel was about a 10-15 minute walk from the town centre, but they had bikes to hire if you wanted. The staff were helpful on arrival but after that tended to keep to (and party with) themselves; ok if your in a group, hard if travelling alone. Nice hostel, good location would definitely stay again!
Be prepared to have loads of ants everywhere. I even found ants in my pants! The hostel is kind of outdoorsy but has a really great atmosphere with a bar, pool tables, TVs etc. The staff are super helpful and polite. It's a good 20 minute walk to the main strip, but a nice walk at that.
- Novice Nomad
- British Virgin Islands
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
likes it very much. took the free dougie bus (great thing). very friendly staff, great atmosphere (around christmas, fewer people). recommended!
As far as hostels go, it doesn't get any better than this. Clean, great facilities, staff friendly and helpful, great bar, pool, close to center, great garden. Also, Port Douglas itself is really nice. Highly recommended.