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1 room, 2 adults

Civic Guest House

2-star2 stars
262 Walker Street, Townsville, QLD, 4810, Australia

Adults-only hostel within easy reach of Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Best value for money
Fantastic service
Good internet service

Civic Guest House

from ZAR 624
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking (Double Room with Ensuite)
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Double Room with Air Con)
  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm with Ensuite
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm with Ensuite
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm with Shared Bathroom
  • 4 Bed Ladies Dorm with Ensuite Bathroom

What’s around Civic Guest House


  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal - 22 min walk
  • Catholic Diocese of Townsville - 4 min walk
  • Perc Tucker Regional Gallery - 10 min walk
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland - 16 min walk
  • Maritime Museum of Townsville - 16 min walk
  • Cultural Centre Townsville - 16 min walk
  • ReefHQ Aquarium - 17 min walk
  • The Strand Beach - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Townsville, QLD (TSV) - 7 min drive
  • Townsville Station - 21 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 29 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Sunday: 8 AM - noon
  • 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room safe

Civic Guest House’s small print

Also known as

  • Civic Guest House Hostel Townsville
  • Civic Guest House Hostel
  • Civic Guest House Townsville
  • Civic Guest House
  • Civic Guest House Townsville
  • Civic Guest House Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Civic Guest House Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Townsville


The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,4 From 31 reviews

Good 6,0
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.
Rhian, gb1 night trip
Very good 8,0
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.
ie1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Cheap and Cheerful
I stayed in a 4 bed ensuite dorm in Civic Guesthouse and it was clean and comfortable. Staff friendly and helpful. They provide a free shuttle to/from the Greyhound Bus and Ferry Terminal four times daily which is a bonus. A mix of short-term travellers and longer-term working visa guests. Primarily young people and difficult to mix as a more mature visitor. Kitchen and bathroom facilities fine. Lots of little private spaces to relax, read etc. Slept very well. Located right beside the Goats Walk entrance to the Castle Hill climb. Woolworth's only a few minutes walk for those wishing to self cater. Would recommend. Good value for money.
Verena, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Fabulous :-)
Stayed here for 3 nights, it was so lovely! Crisp clean sheets, nice kitchen, very social - as in people were friendly and chatty, liked the lights being turned down for quiet times in the evenings too. Cathy was awesome on Reception! Perfectly situated, great WiFi - sadly not available in the room but the communal area was great where you could get it. Air con was fab and having own fridge and bathroom in the dorm was such a bonus! Would 100% recommend.
Laura, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Nice place. Quite simple rooms.
Anna-Carin, au2 night romance trip

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