Civic Guest House

262 Walker StreetTownsville4810Australia
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About Civic Guest House

Civic Guest House provides comfortable hostel accommodation in a
quiet area close to Townsville’s Central Business District.

The hostel offers shared dormitory rooms and private double rooms. All rooms have the use of shared bathroom facilities, while some include en-suite, air-conditioning or mini-fridge.

Facilities at the hostel include free Wi-Fi, shared lounge with a large TV, a DVD player and film library, and a games room with air hockey and a pool table. Luggage can be stored, and there is a paid laundry. Civic Guest House offers a free shuttle to and from the Greyhound station and ferry.

There is a large communal kitchen, a courtyard barbecue area, and a vending machine. There are cafes and restaurants in Townsville offering modern Australian and international cuisine.

Magnetic Island ferry terminal is under a kilometre and a half away. Reef HQ Aquarium is a 20-minute walk from the hostel. Townsville Airport is less than ten-minutes’ drive.


262 Walker Street, Townsville, 4810, Australia
Telephone: +61(7)47715381 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Home from home

Guests at this hostel say it has a homely atmosphere and includes all the facilities you need. Besides the well-equipped kitchen, there is a common room with a games and TV lounge too. With space outside as well, there are plenty of different areas you can find a place to relax outside of your room.

Spotlessly clean

With lots of different people in the hostel you may think it would be difficult to keep clean, particularly the kitchen and shared bathrooms. However, guests say that the hotel is very clean throughout. Rooms have lovely fresh bedding and towels included.

Great staff

Staff are the hostel are really friendly and will make you feel welcome. They are always happy to help, whether you are taking the shuttle service, need some assistance, or just want some local advice. Nothing at all is too much trouble for them.

Negative Reviews

Can be noisy

The hostel is popular with younger travellers who may be quite boisterous and noisy in their interactions with each other during the day. This may not be the place for you if you are looking for somewhere very peaceful to relax, although there are rules in place that should - in theory - keep guests quiet on a night.

Not the best Wi-Fi service

While having free Wi-Fi is always appreciated, some guests were not very impressed with it. They have been unable to get any signal in their bedroom, or only in the area next to reception, or find that they could connect but it did not work at all well.

Crowded kitchen

Though not a massive issue, some guests have said that the kitchen area can get very crowded at busy times. This makes it tricky to prepare meals.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1114 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.5 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.3 /10
8.4 out of 10 based on 1114 reviews