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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for about 10 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The owner was really friendly and even upgraded us to a double room to ourselves for the same price as a 4 bed dorm just because. the kitchen gets busy but has all pans, plates provided and tea, coffee etc. The rooms are clean, have air con and...

Thank swhitworth126
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Enjoyed my stay until a staff member was inappropriately rude to me, which left me with a bitter taste. Reef Lodge is a much better accommodation if you are looking to stay in Townsville for a couple days!!

Thank Kaytay N
ZenobiaStrijdom, Owner at Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

An unfortunate incident that happened, I apologise for my staff being rude. I am happy that you found the Reef a better place to stay, too sad that they didn't have work for you when you asked them.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in a double room ensuite with airconditioning. The airconditioning was great and a must for Townsville in January. The room and bathroom were both very clean on arrival and the room had more of a warm bedroom feel about it compared to other more clinical feeling hostels. The hostel itself is extremely clean. It has...

Thank Cactus_Julie
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 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 1 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 26 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 23 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 15 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 11 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

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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: £13 - £36 (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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“Ask for an ensuite....”
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“Try and book an en suite if you can.”
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“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)”
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“Rooms on top floor is more suitable for u if u are a light sleeper.”
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