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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
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  • Great location, friendly staff and everything we needed for a short stayMar 1, 2020
  • I booked a single twin room, but when I arrived they had mistakenly placed me in a dorm…Oct 20, 2019

Civic Guest House

from ZAR 685
  • 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 - 23 min walk
  • Castle Hill - 2 min walk
  • Catholic Diocese of Townsville - 4 min walk
  • Perc Tucker Regional Gallery - 10 min walk
  • Queensland Country Bank Stadium - 15 min walk
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland - 16 min walk
  • Maritime Museum of Townsville - 16 min walk
  • Cultural Centre Townsville - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Townsville, QLD (TSV) - 12 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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

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.

FAQs for Civic Guest House

  • Does Civic Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Civic Guest House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Civic Guest House?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at Civic Guest House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Civic Guest House?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Civic Guest House?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,6 From 25 reviews

Very good 8,0
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.
Lauren, gb1 night trip
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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