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Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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... More 

Thank Michelle M
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

Thank Rachel B
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

Thank Jenna K
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

Thank chloe w
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

Thank Saoirse826
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

Thank marie-sophieeee
Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank 403celine
Braunschweig, Germany
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a very pleasant stay here. Cant complain. Very clean and safe overall. Great hospitality. Would come again if i am in townsville. Dorm room was good enough as well. Kitchen was nice to use too. Good Hostel.

1 Thank Lionheart92
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great Hostel. Lovely and helpful staff. Great Wifi. Very Clean. We had a private double, very clean & tidy. Had no air con or fridge in our room which was a bit disappointing. But not the end of the world as there was a fan. Overall, would highly recommend to fellow travellers.

Thank Amy B
Zenobia K, Owner at Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and commenting on the cleanliness of your room and also your willingness to recommend us to fellow travellers. I would like to add, that the room you have booked is one of our budget rooms, therefore it is cheaper than our standard ones. By budget I mean, that it has only a fan... More 

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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: ₹ 1,317 - ₹ 3,494 (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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“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!”
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“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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“The single rooms are very suitable for mature aged travellers as they are at the front of the Hostel and always quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles IreneS681, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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