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Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel

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262 Walker Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810 , Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i was here for a few nights just to see Townsville.. The shuttle is not on time with the Greyhoundbus so i had to wait for 4 hours.. lucky me i had lovely friends, they did bring me to the hostel. it is about 20 minute to walk to the hostel from the bus station. i was in a 4... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night before Magnetic Island. This hostel was OK, nothing special, but rooms were clean, good size and also had a fridge which we haven't had many other places. Bunk beds were comfy, kitchen well equipped, and staff were friendly. The only thing letting it down was that kitchen and bathrooms could have been a bit cleaner.... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and tidy hostel with a very friendly and helpful owner and receptionist. Good facilities in kitchen, which like the bathrooms were very clean. Unfortunately our sleep was disturbed on two nights by noise created by staff/long-term residents but all credit to the owner who gave us a sincere apology and did what she could to make our stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfort and spirit of home... But with adventure and new friends! Love this spot. I returned to this spot after a wonderful stay last year... I couldn't believe the owner recognized me! Thank you for another wonderful stay!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were really nice, helpfull and funny! Atmosphere was good. Hostel was clean and kitchen is good. But there is no place to charge your phone or laptop in your room. Anyway I really liked this hostel and can recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best hostels I've stayed in Australia. Friendly staff, nice backpackers, clean rooms and kitchen and close to beach, shops and supermarket. Stayed in double room with own fridge and comfy bed. Only minus was the lack of warm blankets. It was a bit freezing during the night. This really felt like home for two days. I can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good people, the staff is so friendly and funny. You can have the best time in townsville here!!! Good location close to everything. 10 min to the beach, 1 min to supermarket Very clean place. Good energy, feels like home. Shuffle to the ferry to magnetic island

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Really nice hostel, rooms were clean and comfortable. Good kitchen area and outside space. Great value and close to bars and supermarket. We had a double which had air con, fan and fridge.bathrooms nice and clean and even had a bath!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stunningly beautiful backpackers. Friendly owners and staff. Very clean close to everything i would highly recommend staying here. Rates are very reasonable. Situated in a quite street in Townsville. The showers are great, kitchen is spotless. All round excellent backpackers. Russell

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I stayed at the Civic Guest House with a large group of students traveling through Australia. We stayed in a 7-bed dorm, 4-bed dorm, and a private double. All of the rooms were very nice, probably the cleanest and nicest of all the hostels we have stayed at on this trip. Both of the dorms had their own bathroom and... More 

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