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"Finally a hostel the way it should be!"

Voted one of the TOP 10 HOSTELS in Australia, the Civic Guest House is a friendly charming hostel conveniently located in a quiet street close to Townsville's CBD. We offer clean, quiet, safe and cosy accommodation for the traveller looking for quality cheap accomodation. Free Wi-Fi, free transport to/from the Ferry and Greyhound bus terminal.

The Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel gives you a broad choice of room options ranging from shared dorms to private double rooms with ensuite, all with free linen. Family Rooms and Group Bookings Welcome. Please call for all bookings over 6 person. 

We consider a friendly service a must.

We have just received our 8th consecutive Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor. This award honours hospitality excellence and is given to only the top-performing 10% of businesses listed on TripAdvisor. Trivago also honoured us with a reward as the No 1 Backpacker in Townsville. Our aim is to offer our guests a memorable experience with a comfortable and quiet place to stay in a relaxed and friendly environment.

We are proud to be a member of the Hostels Australia Association - the only hostel in the Townsville/Magnetic island region to be.  

Come and chill out in the lounge room, prepare a meal in our large communal kitchen, play a game of pool or air hockey in our newly renovated games area.

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. We are passionate about Australia and will help you make the best of your stay with us.


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