They were founded and run by a group of travellers who had lots of fun backpacking around the world.

Dougies Backpackers Resort is a great Port Douglas location to explore all of the Port Douglas attractions the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tablelands.

They have been building Dougies Backpackers Resort for over 12 years and have a relaxed atmosphere, without all of the formal procedures that some hostels have.

Enjoy the happy, relaxed atmosphere,  enjoy the warm tropical sunshine, read a book in a hammock or take a dip in the pool.

Located on the left-hand side on the way into town so lovely and easy to find.

Dougies Backpackers Resort is set on a couple of acres, with lush tropical gardens and close enough to wander to beautiful 4 Mile Beach or stroll down to the Port Douglas Marina to start your tour of the Great Barrier Reef 

The Crew at Dougie’s aim to provide a memorable highlight of your visit to Australia, whether you stay for just a few days or get a job in town and stay for months.

Jobs in Port Douglas

If you want to stay in Port Douglas and enjoy this chic tropical village, Dougies can help you find a job in one of the many Port Douglas top class restaurants and resorts.   There are lots of jobs available waitress, bartender, cook, chef, housekeeper, gardener, porter, pool cleaner, scuba diving instructor and masseuse.

Check-In: 2:00 pm

Check-Out: 10:00 am

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Dougies Backpackers Resort Accommodations

Camp Site

Set up your own tent or campervan in the shady campground with full use of all facilities. Includes electricity.

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TripAdvisor Ranking #24 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Port Douglas
Most Recent Traveller Reviews
  • 17 August 2017: Favourite hostel in my favourite town
  • 15 August 2017: Truly amazing and special experience - best hostel I've ever stayed at!
  • 7 August 2017: Welcome to Australia !
  • 4 August 2017: Best Hostel in Australia!
  • 4 August 2017: Awesome vibes!
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  1. Mike Griffen
    5

    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 $70/night. If you don't want to cook you can buy really good ready made meals at the bar (yes they're licensed too). It's a 20 min or so walk to downtown. Of the other half dozen or so we've stayed so far in Australia, this was the by far the best - if we didn't have to move on we'd likely still be there. We met Chippy a fellow about our age who got there about 10 years ago and never left! Room Tip: You can get a private room (ours was), or for less money you can go dorm style or even share one of...

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