Dougies Backpackers


A couple of acres of land, lots of tropical palms and hammocks by the pool.

Port Douglas is your perfect base to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge and more. Just kick back and relax in the tropical village atmosphere of Port Douglas and its famous Four mile beach. Dougies is just 300 metres from the beach and a short stroll to the village centre.

We welcome you to Dougies and Port Douglas and if you are cruising up the coast then pop on in and let us look after you, you may never want to leave.

If you are looking for work during your travels come up to Port Douglas NOW. All Restaurants, Hotels, Dive/Snorkel Boats, and Spa’s are looking for staff with the busy season starting. We have our Jobs Board at reception with heaps of jobs for you to grab and where better to stay for a few months 🙂

Dougies Backpackers Resort is run by a bunch of us who had lots of fun backpacking around the world, so we decided to start a hostel ourselves. We have been building Dougies Backpackers for over 12 years and have the relaxed atmosphere, without all of the formal procedures that some hostels have. Our philosophy at Dougies is “Kick Back and Relax”.

We have all of the hostel facilities that a fun lovin’ backpacker could ever need, including a bar, refreshing swimming pool, free bbq, a huge self-cook kitchen, facilities, shop, 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).

We are located on the left hand side on the way into town so nice and easy to find.

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.

Our aim is 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.


Phone: 1800 996200
111 Davidson Street, Port Douglas QLD, 4877


  • FREE DOUGIES BUS To & From CAIRNS (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday)
  • 300m to beautiful Four Mile Beach
  • Twin, Double and Share Rooms
  • Tent and Van Oasis with powered and unpowered spots
  • All Rooms Air Conditioned 24hrs
  • Lockers in Share Dorms
  • Twin and Double Rooms include TV, Fridge & Towels
  • CHEAPEST Bar In Town
  • Huge Self-Cater Kitchen & BBQ
  • On Site Shop
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tropical Gardens
  • Hammocks & Sunloungers
  • Global Gossip Internet & WIFI
  • Large Screen AUSTAR
  • TV for Movies TV Room with Comfy Sofas
  • Sports Gear
  • Fishing Rod Hire
  • Cheap Hire Bikes
  • Book Exchange
  • Board Games
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tour Booking and Independent Advice
  • Relaxed North Queensland Tropical Ambience
  • ZAI Cafe Lounge


111 Davidson St, Port Douglas QLD 4877