Port Douglas YHA

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  • Getting here by bus

    Private buses charge from $28 to $48 one way from Cairns to Port Douglas.

    Many of these meet the planes at the airport and buses at the Greyhound terminal.

    Port Douglas YHA would be happy to arrange your transfer for you.

    Cars can be rented from Cairns from less than $30 per day.

    Nearest airport

    The hostel is located 60 km to Cairns airport.

    The drive from Cairns to Port Douglas is one of the most beautiful in Australia and takes 1 hour.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Great Barrier Reef
    • Rainforestation Nature Park
    • Four Mile Beach
    • Local Sunday Markets
    • Mossman Gorge
    • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    • Wildlife Habitat
    • Australian Butter
    • Marina Mirage Port Douglas
    • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Jungle Surfing
    • Snorkelling and Scuba Diving
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • River Cruises and crocodile spotting
    • Bird Watching
    • Sailing
    • Skydiving and Hang Gliding
    • Horseriding on the Beach
    • Whitewater Rafting 
    • Fishing
    • 4WD Tours
    • Swimming
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Restaurants and Pubs

    Find us...

    Address: Corner of Port & Craven Close
    Port Douglas, QLD 4871
    Email: portdouglas@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+617) 4099 5422
    Hostel Manager: Keith Hamelink
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Port Douglas YHA

    Winner of 2015 Best Rated Large YHA Backpacker's Hostel as voted by guests

    Multi award winning Port Douglas YHA (Coral Beach Lodge) is a travelers’ home. The lodge is beautifully located between the spectacular Coral Sea, local rainforest and the Port Douglas village. It is the perfect base to discover the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest or simply watch the sun rise over Four-Mile beach. All rooms are very spacious, newly renovated, have air-con and private lockers. Other offerings include a spotless communal kitchen, free Wi-Fi through-out, hammocks, lagoon style pool, games and books.

    In 2015 we were also voted Best Tourist Information in Port Douglas because we love the region and we love what we do, so come see us to book your activities.


    • Sleeps 120 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Air conditioning
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tour Desk
    • Food Store
    • Internet/E-mail
    • Parking
    • Television
    • Hairdryers


    • 4WD tours
    •  Beach
    •  Diving
    •  Fishing
    •  Sailing
    •  Snorkeling
    •  Swimming
    •  Whitewater Rafting


    93% customer rating, based on 1028 Reviews
    • The hostel was very clean, beds comfortable. The front desk staff was excellent, super helpful when it came to getting recommendations on anything in the area.
      Katherine S May 2017
    • Wonderful lodge owner & friendly staff, beautiful setting with lovely swimming & facilities. A great place to stay.
      thisbe C May 2017
    • Excellent service , clean room, great facilities and location. Thank you will definitely stay again
      Rochelle M June 2017
    • The staff was super friendly and the place is just great. Lots of space to hang out, a great kitchen and even a movie room. Every dorm room has its own bathroom. Loved staying there.
      Beatrice D April 2017
    • We were so impressed with this hostel: nice facilities, wonderful staff, and a great pool.
      Amanda J April 2017
    • All perfect. We spent a short time in the hostel but it was wonderful and refreshing. Amazing. Reccomended
      Domenico F June 2017

    Find us...

    Address: Corner of Port & Craven Close
    Port Douglas, QLD 4871
    Email: portdouglas@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+617) 4099 5422
    Hostel Manager: Keith Hamelink
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    7:30am to 6:30pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 2:00pm daily; late arrivals welcome. Guests arriving prior to check in may use the hostel facilities, including Wi-Fi.
    Check out 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Port Douglas

    Backpackers can relax on 4 Mile Beach, sail to an island, dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, visit the famous Sunday markets, Wildlife Habitat Park, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation.

    Enjoy the nightspots and the friendly unique village atmosphere, all conveniently located close to the hostel.

    Or simply kick back and relax in the warmth and watch some Cable TV.

    Enjoy local bars, bistros and restaurants nearby to the hostel

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    FREE things to do in Port Douglas

    1. Go for a swim at 4-Mile beach a 5 minute walk from the hostel
    2. Hike up to Spring Creek Falls and enjoy a swim or fish
    3. Watch the sun rise off the Coral Sea (5 minute walk east from hostel)
    4. Watch the sun set over the northern tip of the Great Dividing Range (3 minute walk west from hostel)
    5. Go fishing for barramundi in the inlet
    6. Look up and watch 10,00 flying foxes go in search for fruits in season
    7. Browse the famous Port Douglas Sunday markets
    8. Listen to buskers compete for your pennies on Macrossan Street
    9. Collect and enjoy your own fresh coconuts from the Coral Beach
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