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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I don't think I have ever felt this at home at a backpackers during my travels.. Even though Mrs Z and her family left South Africa many years ago, they never lost that South African hospitality. As a fellow South African, that had to be my favourite part. Truly awesome service and lovely vibe. Highly recommended!

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's a nice clean hostel and the people that works there also live there but that means there are a lot of long stayers so they make kind of there own group. I didn't spend that much time at the hostel but that was the vibe I got

Thank Olivia Nygaard M
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hostel looks so nice..like a home. You have airconditioning, very good wifi in the reception area. Hostel is clean and staff is friendly and helpful. I feel like I'm on a mini vacation. You have everything you need and the hostel is with a good price.

Thank Sir V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for at least 4 nights befor and after my Magnetic Island trip. The owners are all very friendly, help always and are always open for a little chat. They know the names of most of the guests. It feels a bit like home :-)! The rooms have a good air-con, some of them bathrooms and all rooms...

Thank vz71
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for three days, was really nice, big rooms with air con, awesome WiFi and very nice staff. The kitchen was really good , big and clean, which the rest of the hostel was as well. You get value of your money at this hostel!

Thank ponntuss
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 16 January 2017 via 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 6 January 2017 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 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

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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: $25 - $60 (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....”
 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
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