Civic Guesthouse

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in Townsville
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This old-fashioned hostel respects the independent traveller's needs for cleanliness, comfort, security and easy company – it's a slightly old-fashioned but welcome change from the boisterous backpacker trend. Free transport to/from the ferry or bus station.

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Quick description

Within walking distance from the beach and close to a range of shops, Civic Guesthouse offers free WiFi. This peaceful accommodation offers a free shuttle service 4 times a day from the Greyhound/Premier bus and Magnetic Island Ferry terminal. bus terminal. Civic Guesthouse is a 20-minute walk from Reef HQ Aquarium and a 5-minute walk from Cowboys League Club. Townsville Airport is 9 minutes’ drive away. Guests enjoy access to a fully equipped shared kitchen, and bathroom and laundry facilities. For your entertainment, there is also a games room and bicycles for hire.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist. Please inform Civic Guesthouse in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Please note that children aged 0-12 can only be accommodated in a private room with its own bathroom. Children ages 12-17 can be accommodated in a private room with shared bathroom or private room with its own bathroom. Guests under the age of 18 and over the age of 35 cannot be accommodated in the mixed dormitory rooms. Please note that the below surcharges are applicable when you pay with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or International Bank cards. Australian Visa Mastercard - 1.5% surcharge. American Express or International cards - 3.5% surcharges.


  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Wifi
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Garden
  • Games room
  • Lockers
  • Shared kitchen
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Bbq facilities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Cashless payment available
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Sun terrace
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Security alarm
  • Smoke alarms
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Billiards
  • First aid kit available
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Darts
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Parking
  • Library
  • Internet services
  • Invoice provided
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Cctv outside property
  • Terrace


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage


  • Free WiFi available