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Guest reviews

4.2/5 Very good
81 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning


Explore the area

Popular LocationCastle Hill2 min walk
Popular LocationCatholic Diocese of Townsville4 min walk
Popular LocationQueens Gardens6 min drive
AirportTownsville, QLD (TSV)12 min drive

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  • Standard Room, Non Smoking (Double Room with Ensuite)

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

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  • Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Double Room with Air Con)

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm with Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm with Ensuite

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  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm with Shared Bathroom

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  • 4 Bed Ladies Dorm with Ensuite Bathroom

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About this area


Located in Townsville, Civic Guest House is near the beach. Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal and Strand Waterpark are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit ReefHQ Aquarium and Anderson Park Botanical Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre or Queensland Country Bank Stadium.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Castle Hill - 2 min walk
  • Catholic Diocese of Townsville - 4 min walk
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland - 16 min walk
  • Strand Waterpark - 19 min walk
  • Queens Gardens - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Townsville Station - 2 min drive
  • Townsville, QLD (TSV) - 12 min drive

About this property

Civic Guest House

Adults-only hostel in Townsville
This smoke-free hostel features laundry facilities, an arcade/games room and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a garden, barbecues and a picnic area are on-site. All 29 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, fridges and ceiling fans.
Civic Guest House offers 29 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a ceiling fan. This Townsville hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free nearby parking
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Guest services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Safe



Check-in between 2 PM and 8 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (8 AM - noon) and Monday - Sunday (2 PM - 8 PM)
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

Property is also known as

Civic Guest House Hostel Townsville
Civic Guest House Hostel
Civic Guest House Townsville
Civic Guest House

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Civic Guest House and receive a full refund?
Yes, Civic Guest House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Civic Guest House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hostel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Civic Guest House?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 8 PM.
What time is check-out at this hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does this hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Civic Guest House located?
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Castle Hill and Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Catholic Diocese of Townsville and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery are also within 15 minutes. Townsville Station is 21 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Civic Guest House

Very good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great location, friendly staff and everything we needed for a short stay

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

I booked a single twin room, but when I arrived they had mistakenly placed me in a dorm room. The room stank of body odor and the bathroom of mould. Single rooms there are great, dorm no way.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Clean and welcoming place to stay

I stayed here just for one night and enjoyed my stay. When I arrived at Civic Guest House, there was no one on reception but a couple of minutes later someone arrived to check me in. The guy was really nice but seemed a little confused about what he was doing which also then confused me and took a little longer than I hoped. I then got a quick tour around the place which was useful and I liked as you don't always get this. The room itself was clean and modern. Although as I booked late I ended up with a top bunk which I didn't think looked very safe as it had no railing whatsoever and I didn't have another option. The bathroom in our room was very clean but I didn't like that it didn't have a lock on so I felt conscious that someone would move it. In the room there was a fridge which was a bonus and also lockers for your valuables which was great. As it was a short stay I didn't use many of the other facilities but overall it looked welcoming and the people were friendly. If I was to stay in Townsville again, I would definitely stay here. If you are a backpacker or just need a couple of nights accommodation I would recommend this to others. It is quite basic but has everything you need for a short stay.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service

Service was great. Shuttle from the greyhound dropoff to the ferry terminal was spot on. And was warmly greeted by some staff. In the quick nights stay I had, I didn't get the best of feelings for the accomodation however. Kitchen was hectic, unorganised and a mess - felt really unusable. Facilities were basic and not in the best condition.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service
Good Value for Money

Friendly helpful staff and well located beside the climb to Castle Hill for stunning views. Beside a supermarket for supplies. Good value for money. A mix of longer term travellers on holiday visas and short term guests. Stated here previoyslh in an upstairs dorm which was alot nicer than the downstairs dorm I slept in on thus occassion.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019