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Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a clean hostel with nice bed and very helpful people, and the room I stayed (6 people mix dorm) has its own bathroom which is really convenient! And the lady at the reception is always kind, they're willing to answer your question and make you feel like you're back home. The location is also nice, only 5-10 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Really friendly, good information nice kitchen with tv room at the back.Good rooms. I stayed in a 4 bedorm with bathroom. Here where a lot of long stayers to, I like that because they are not al the time bussy on there I phone. The wifi was not so good but that is almost in every hostel in Australia. But... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We liked this place despite its early closing and lack of attainable information after 9pm. We stayed 2 nights. The kitchen was clean but the bathroom we shared was not- and the toilet was not much better. However, the staff seemed friendly and happy to help (almost a little too friendly). Alas we had a nice time and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in 4 bed dorm. Room was clean and an OK size. Bed were comfy with enough blankets. Air con and fan worked well. Wifi was good in reception seating area and free computer to use. Kitchen was good facility wise but small and often dominated by staff, as was the tv area. Free shuttle bus to greyhound stop.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I had a very comfortable stay here in a private room . The room was spacious and quiet at the front of the facility. I could get Wifi in my room too, so that was great. The bar fridge and small sink were a terrific bonus for extra privacy - just shared the bathrooms which there was always one available.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at the civic, when arriving at Townsville ferry terminal we were greeted by Zenobia who picked us up in the shuttle and took us on a little tour of Townsville, which was really informative. She's an amazing host and makes you feel welcome. We stayed in a four bed dorm which was spacious and also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The kitchen closed at 9:30 pm. After that is not allow to cook anymore. I booked using booking.com and there is no information about this. In the reception desk they briefed us about the facilities and they didn't mention that. We came at 9:30 from the supermarket to cook dinner and we couldn't, even though we offered to wait and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Was upgraded to a private two bed room on arrival with air conditioning and a small refrigerator. Kitchen was large and common areas were spacious. Showering and bathrooms were private and very clean. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Only downside was the shuttle only goes 4 times a day to the greyhound/ ferry terminal so if you need to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The hostel it's self was clean a little dingy looking. They definitely had the best Wi-Fi I've seen at a hostel. I was lucky enough to be in a room off the common room so I also had Wi-Fi in my room which was awesome. It would have been nice if they had some kind of event at night everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I stayed there 4 nights in a 4 beds room with aircon. The first thing you think when you check in is... This place is really, really clean and tidy. This is a good place to stay if you want to go to Magnetic island because it's also a very quiet place. You won't be bother if you need to... 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
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Price Range: $20 - $52 (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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