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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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
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27 reviews
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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... More 

Thank Sveni M
Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
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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... More 

1 Thank Julia H
Halle (Saale), Germany
1 review
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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

1 Thank Unger V
Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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.... More 

1 Thank elmmcl
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed here in a private room for two nights before our trip to magnetic island and liked it so much we came back for another night afterwards! The rooms are quirky and comfortable with great ceiling fan and even a little mini fridge in the room. The wifi is fast and the best we have had in a hostel... More 

1 Thank Heather N
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129 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Civic Backpackers and were very pleased with the overall experience. We stayed in a double room on the first floor. The bed was comfortable, the fridge was useful and it wasn't a party Hostel as such so we got a good nights sleep. The bathrooms could have been cleaner, and two showers for the whole floor... More 

Thank Joe B
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed in a double room. The guest house was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was generally very clean and tidy apart from the first evening. Even though our room was near the reception and communal space, it wasn't too noisy as other guests were considerate and used headphones. It was great to have a fridge in... More 

Thank Carrie E
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

This hostel was great, the lady was very kind and helpfull. The free shuttle is lovely! Bed was not great the second stay but in the first days in another room it was superb. The rooms i had where with own bathroom, which is really nice. I would reccomend this hostel for people who are planning to travel to Townsville.

Thank Dennie Z
Nuremberg, Germany
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

We stayed there for two nights. We really enjoy editiert it! It was very clean, both in the rooms and also the kittchen. The owner is really friendly. The only problem is, that there is no hostel busshuttle for the premierbus. We would come back again, we had a really nice time. Thank You!

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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: ₹ 1,315 - ₹ 3,491 (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)”
 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
“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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