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Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

One of the best hostels I've stayed at. I was picked up from the bus terminal and shown round the whole guest house by the most lovely manager. My room was very clean, complete with its own fridge. Kitchen provided everything I could ask for, including free tea and coffee. The dining area is spread outside (with cover for raining...

Thank Sophie M
Stornoway, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Room was clean and had plenty of space. I was the only one in the 4 bed room so not sure what it would have been like if full. Had my own bathroom in the room, bed was comfy and fridge was handy. Kitchen and chill out areas were good, always clean. Seating area at reception could do with better...

Thank Lorraine M
Paris, France
Reviewed 12 December 2015

First we were very nicely welcomed by the receptionist. She showed us around everything. We booked a double room for $56AUD with a ceiling fan. You get a small fridge in your room. Towels are included and wifi is free which is not the case in every hostel we had been in Australia. The guesthouse is nicely decorated with some...

1Thank IndinetteJ
ZenobiaStrijdom, Owner at Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, however I would like to point out that all our guests are advised that our free unlimited wifi does generally only reach our common area. The common room is comfortably furnished for this reason and includes a free computer for all guests to use. We do have air conditioner in most of our rooms except...

Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

We had a double room which was clean and spacious with super A/C. The mattress unfortunately was lumpy and uncomfortable (room 14) but that's my only complaint. Communal areas are comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. The staff are friendly, so overall a good experience

Thank DavidO003
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 December 2015

What a gorgeous hostel. Everything was beautiful and clean. They were very strict about no food in the rooms to prevent cockroaches, which is excellent. Unfortunately, no lift, so I had to haul my heavy suitcase up a lot of stairs, but by this point in my trip I was getting used to that. Free, reliable wifi. Delightful outdoor common...

Thank allycali
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Seriously, this is the best hostel where I have stayed in Queensland so far: free shuttle (to and from the ferry terminal), free wifi (and the wifi works!), lockers in rooms, great common area, friendly staff, and, really important, the hostel is really CLEAN! A+

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

A really lovely hostel with friendly stuff. We shared a double room which was absolutely fine and clean. They have a free shuttle to the ferry terminal so it is easy to go to magnetic Island or to take the greyhound bus. In addition to that you can store your luggage overnight in the hostel and take a smaller bag...

Thank Sveni M
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The Civic Guest House makes you feel like home! There's nothing bad to say about that place at all.. It's clean, bright, comfortable and has a very nice area to hang out in the backyard.. The staffs always made us feel like we're part of their 'big family' and we gonna miss all of them.. We've never been at such...

1Thank Julia H
Halle (Saale), Germany
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Amazing Atmosphäre, very familiar, very clean, lovely staff, helpful, nice sitting areas, WLAN, next to Castle Hill, next to the Bus Station, next to the Bar-Street, Big kitchen with everything you Need

1Thank Unger V
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Stayed at civic backpackers for two nights. The whole experience was really good and made our stay here very enjoyable. We stayed in a private double room on the first floor. the room was spacious and very clean. The room also offered a fridge which was very helpful to store my medication in. The Wi-Fi in the room was awesome....

1Thank elmmcl

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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: RM71 - RM195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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