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Civic Guest House

Star Rating
2 out of 5



4.2 / 5Very Good
79 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Catholic Diocese of Townsville
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Museum of Tropical Queensland
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Castle Hill
    7 min drive
  • Airport
    Townsville, QLD (TSV)
    7 min drive

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    About this area


    Civic Guest House is located in Townsville. Catholic Diocese of Townsville and Cultural Centre Townsville are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal and Strand Waterpark. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre or Cluden Racecourse.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Catholic Diocese of Townsville - 4 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Museum of Tropical Queensland - 16 min walk
    • Popular Location
      ReefHQ Aquarium - 17 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Strand Waterpark - 19 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Castle Hill - 7 min drive

    Getting around

    • Townsville Station - 2 min drive
    • Townsville, QLD (TSV) - 7 min drive

    About this property

    Civic Guest House

    Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free hostel has an arcade/game room and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area are onsite. All 29 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and ceiling fans.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free nearby parking
    • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Things to do

    • Arcade/game room

    Family friendly

    • Arcade/game room
    • Laundry facilities
    • Refrigerator

    Guest services

    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace


    • Smoke-free property
    • TV in lobby

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator
    • Shared kitchen


    • Safe

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    I booked a single twin room, but when I arrived they had mistakenly placed me in a dorm room. The room stank of body odor and the bathroom of mould. Single rooms there are great, dorm no way.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    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.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    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.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    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.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    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.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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