We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

366 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 316: English reviews
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Had to spend aprox 6hrs in Townsville waiting for a flight to Brisbane. What a little gem in the heart of town. Would use again and recommend. Very clean rooms, crisp fresh linen. The bathroom was exceptionally clean. We didn't use the kitchen but did go and check it out and it looked very clean. For a short term stay,...

Thank cat52826
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

A really beautiful and lovely hostel with a nice, calme atmosphere. They have a lot of books, pictures everywhere, a tidy kitchen and even a piano. The beds are comfortable and the staff is absolutely friendly!

Thank Sarah B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We only stayed in Civic Guest house for one night but could have stayed longer! We booked a deluxe dorm and we're a little unsure what was deluxe when we arrived. However, we have a lovely shower and a big fridge which was great to keep food and water in. The beds were squeaky and old but comfy nonetheless and...

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 27 November 2016

My husband and I checked into Civic Guest House for two nights as part of our honeymoon backpacking up the Australian east coast. It is a laid back hostel with a good atmosphere. We had a private double with en suite and it was fine for what we wanted it for. The wifi is good - probably the best we...

Thank Rachel B
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in a 6 bed mixed dorm. AC is good at night, wifi is very good although only in common area but probably is a good thing. Kitchen is well equipped and kept clean, a bit annoying that the oven had stopped working but didn't hinder cooking. It's a walking distance to everything and the hostel...

Thank Jenna K
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to stay! It's a little out of the way in terms of location however it's worth the walk. You definitely get more than what you pay for. I stayed in a twin room with AC, a ceiling fan, a mirror and a fridge. Only complaint about room is AC had a weird whirring noise so we couldn't have...

Thank chloe w
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the civic guest house for 4 nights and I absolutely loved it, I'm actually a bit sad that I planned ahead for my trip down the east coast. Friendly staff, the rooms were very clean (cleanest rooms for a backpackers hostel that I've ever seen), nice sitting area's and a big kitchen.

Thank Celine F
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

A nice and clean hostel with a very FRIENDLY  staff!! If you are looking for a relaxed easy going atmosphere but nót that noisy party hardy thing what a hostel can have, this is the place to be!! Although limited, they have a pick up service from the ferry - greyhound busstop too. I was very surprised when there was...

Thank Saoirse826
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The hostel is really nice, comfortable and clean. I felt like we got a lot for just little money. Our six bed dorm had an ensuite bathroom and a fridge. It was very spacious, the kitchen was well-equipped and the staff was super-friendly. The hostel even had a piano which people could play! It is not that centrally located but...

Thank marie-sophieeee
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My stay at the Civic Guest House in Townsville was great. Friendly staff, clean room (4 bed dorm, on the first floor) and enough space for every guest, clean bathroom, clean kitchen, quiet hostel after 10 PM. Wifi only worked well in the reception area, not in the rooms. The hostel is close to the Goat Track on Castle Hill...

Thank 403celine

37 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (26)
Room/Suite (2)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Dining (1)
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (11)
Room/Suite (3)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Townsville hotels
0.5 km away
Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville
0.9 km away
Quest Townsville
Quest Townsville
#1 of 42 in Townsville
348 reviews
0.3 km away
City Oasis Inn
City Oasis Inn
#8 of 42 in Townsville
286 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 km away
Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville
1.1 km away
Park Regis Anchorage
Park Regis Anchorage
#4 of 42 in Townsville
427 reviews
0.3 km away
Chifley Plaza Townsville
Chifley Plaza Townsville
#15 of 42 in Townsville
486 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Recently renovated and now voted one of the TOP 10 HOSTELS in Australia, the Civic Guest House is a friendly, charming hostel in the heart of Townsville offering clean, safe and cosy accommodation for the budget conscious traveler. Free Wi-Fi and a friendly service are what we consider a must. We also offer free transport to/from the Ferry and Greyhound bus terminal.Our aim is to provide our guests with a comfortable and quiet place to stay in a relaxed and friendly environment. You can chill out in the lounge room, prepare a meal in our large communal kitchen, or have a game of chess in the new game room. Conveniently located in a quiet street in Townsville's CBD, the Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel gives you a broad choice of room options ranging from shared dorms to private double rooms with en-suite bathrooms.Townsville is a great place to experience a laid-back tropical city lifestyle while enjoying the fantastic wildlife and exceptional sights of the Great Barrier Reef and Magnetic Island. Take a tour, enjoy numerous free activities in and around town, or simply relax by the beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel

Address: 262 Walker St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Price Range: RM74 - RM203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, Agoda, HostelWorld and Hotels.com so you can book your Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for an ensuite....”
 of 5 bubbles swhitworth126, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try and book an en suite if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles rachelbP487IM, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not accept a room next to the main corridor!”
 of 5 bubbles honeymoon134, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“all rooms equal that i stayed in (3)”
 of 5 bubbles bruceswanson1000, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on top floor is more suitable for u if u are a light sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles 936stellar, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5