Best Places for Backpackers in Townsville, Australia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Townsville, Australia.

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Top 7 hostels in Townsville, Australia.

These are the 7 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Townsville, Australia.

1
The Avenue Guesthouse

97 /100

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The Avenue Guesthouse

The guesthouse boasts a swimming pool set in a beautiful tropical garden, Excellent free WIFI coverage throughout the house, Huge rooms with a commercial grade kitchen. We offer a FREE shuttle bus operating from 8am to 6pm (later by arrangement) for arrivals and departures (Bus, Ferry, Train statio...
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Rambutan Townsville YHA

88 /100

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Rambutan Townsville YHA

Stay and play at Rambutan Townsville YHA - a stylish oasis located in the heart of the city just a walking distance to beaches and nightlife. This luxurious hostel is the ultimate spot to kick back and relax, boasting a stunning rooftop pool surrounded by cabanas and pool lounges, as well as an o...
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Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel

86 /100

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Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel

Winner of Tripadvisor 2018 award. The Civic Backpacker Guest House is a friendly, hostel in the heart of Townsville offering clean, safe and cheap accommodation. Free WiFi, Free Transport to/from the Ferry and Greyhound bus terminal, Free pool table. Our aim is to provide our guests with a comfor...
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Orchid Guesthouse

84 /100

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Orchid Guesthouse

Orchid Guest House has a mixture of rooms, from 3 bed dorms, single, twin and double rooms, and an ensuite Double/twin. All rooms have air con, T.V. and a fridge. The beds are made up with sheets and towels and Doonas. The kitchen has a full size stove- great for roasts or cakes- and is open all...
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Reef Lodge Backpackers

79 /100

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Reef Lodge Backpackers

Reef Lodge reception is open from 8-00am till 8-00pm.... Arriving after 8pm! Not a problem, late arrivals should be organized by phoning our reception before 6pm on your day of arrival.... The Reef Lodge was once reviewed as ' Very quaint, kind of like a little village in the center of the city.'...
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Adventurers Backpackers

50 /100

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Adventurers Backpackers

Free pick up (call us for times), Free breakfast, Free linen and aircon during your stay with us in the beautiful Tropics. Relax around our recently renovated Rooftop Pool, where you can enjoy a nice cool dip overlooking the ocean and the city lights. Come down to the reception for free breakfast...
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Q Express Motel

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Q Express Motel

Conveniently located on Bowen Road, Q Express Townsville is the ideal location to discover all the city has to offer. We offer: 24 Hour Check-in Free Foxtel - 4 sports channels Free WiFi Free Parking Large swimming Pool with BBQ Facilities Guest Laundry Situated 10 minutes from the airport...
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Townsville: Where The Rainforest Meets The Sea

Townsville In A Nutshell When I first came to Australia in 2012 I was only planning on staying for a year, maybe two. Australia is one of the most popular countries for a gap year after school, especially amongst Europeans and Americans, and people are taking advantage of the opportunity to experience stunning landscapes, get to know a very unique kind of culture and simply have a great time travelling and working with fellow travellers.

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Tully

So Tully… Tully is a place like no other. I guess it’s like vegemite… You either love it or hate it! It’s located south of Cairns and north of Townsville just off the Bruce Highway. It’s known to be the wettest place in Australia, and believe me; you are constantly reminded of this. With the rain and heat, along comes the humidity! I noticed this as soon as I stepped off the Greyhound. Luckily, my friend came to meet me at the Greyhound stop and carried some of my ridiculously heavy bags, but I was still dripping with sweat! The warmest time of the year in Tully is November through March, so if you’re planning on doing farm work in Tully, try and do it around these times.

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A Guide to Townsville

Townsville is the Place to Be! Townsville is a major city in North Queensland but also a hidden gem. It is a great city to stop on your way up or down the East coast of Australia, also experiencing our farming, outback and the rainforest aspects of Australia. But many don’t travel to Townsville directly as most people stop in Brisbane and don’t go any further up the coast. But I’m here to prove them wrong, and show them what they’re missing out on.

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