address262 Walker Street Townsville QLD Australia 4810

Backpacker News

All the latest you need to know while in Townsville

First time in Townsville? Our hostel has you covered – keep up-to-date with all the latest news you need to know while backpacking around our spectacular region.

Our award-winning Civic Guesthouse Hostel
Our award-winning Civic Guesthouse Hostel
We strive to provide backpackers that travel to our beautiful city quality budget accommodation that is clean, quiet, safe and comfortable with friendly service. Our backpackers’ hostel has received for the eighth year in row the Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor. This prestigious TripAdvisor award honours select tourism establishments that “consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence”. TripAdvisor utilises an algorithm to…
Work exchange for budget accommodation for backpackers in Townsville
Work exchange for budget accommodation for backpackers in Townsville

Ask us about our Work Exchange program while you’re in Townsville … a great way for backpackers to experience more on a shoestring! Are you looking for a way to extend your travels while experiencing a new way of life in tropical north Queensland? Why not stay with us and work approximately 12-15 hours a week in exchange for free…

Important Covid Updates
Our hostel has a Health Management Plan registered with the Queensland Chief Medical Officer and are implementing all aspects of the plan to maintain a safe environment for all our guests. We expect all our guests to do their part by following the set guidelines at the time. Travel restrictions can change quickly, so we highly recommend checking the Queensland…
Voted one of the very best hostels in Townsville!
Voted one of the very best hostels in Townsville!
We are celebrating as Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel has won a 2021 Experts' Choice Award. The award reflects outstanding reviews in leading travel guides, magazines and newspapers. Experts' Choice is the only accolade based on professional reviews. It's awarded to fewer than 2% of eligible businesses and recognises Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel as one of the very best…