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.

Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel

Traveller (43)
Room & Suite (5)
Traveller (43)
Room & Suite (5)
Dining (1)
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Certificate of Excellence
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.
Read more
Property amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Public Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Good to know
Reviews (414)
Filter reviews
359 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bed dorm free wifi ferry terminal air con free coffee and tea free pick shuttle service magnetic island the east coast big kitchen ceiling fan a private double room shared kitchen castle hill minute walk mini fridge reception area
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 359 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed for two nights in a private room with en-suite. Room was basic but clean with a fridge and opening window. Very friendly proprietor and although the hostel was full of guests, it was quiet and had a nice atmosphere. Plenty of areas to...More

Thank hillsgirly
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Considering it’s rather low price, u get a lot! Staff are overly nice and make u feel as welcome as possible. Rooms are clean. WiFi (though only in common room) works well. Really good air con in the room. Shuttle to the bus/ferry and back....More

Thank Tai G
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

눇Spent 3 nights at the civic in a private room with ensuite and was very happy with my stay. Staff were very friendly and accommodating and allowed us to check in early, which was a god send after a 20hr train ride. Hostel is very...More

Thank crunchierach
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Clean and large rooms, friendly and helpful staff, and central and beautiful location; all for an unbelievable price! Only drawback was the kitchen/common area. While the facilities were more than good enough, some of the long term stayers/casual staff were a bit too much. As...More

Thank Maps72433
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Clean, chilled hostel with a well-equipped kitchen and friendly service. I really liked that it had various relaxed spaces to hang out in. The only reason I gave it "average" instead of "very good" is because we found it hard to get a good night's...More

Thank Lindsay B
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
19 April 2015|
Response from CathyKowner | Property representative |
Dear Teng, apologies for the delay in my reply. The Deluxe twin double room have two separate beds. You are welcome to send me an email if you still need a booking with us you are welcome to go to the Civic Guesthouse... More
Room Tips
"i like the eight mix bedroom, big, clean, and cool air conditioner."
31 Dec 2017
Read review
"Don't use email to communicate with staff."
15 Oct 2017
Read review
"All rooms are perfect because they are all big enough and each has a frige"
11 Apr 2017
Read review
"Ask for an ensuite...."
19 Jan 2017
Read review
Show More 
US$13 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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