Accommodation for Patients and Relatives

Adelaide Accommodation | Accommodation at the Beach | Accommodation for Aboriginal Patients

Reasonably priced accommodation is available to patients and relatives attending the hospital. We have included some suggestions. Please note these are just suggestions. It is a good idea to book ahead if possible.  If you are booking accommodation for long periods it is always worth asking if you can have a discount.

IMPORTANT if you have made a booking and are unable to keep it please cancel the booking.  There is often a high demand on the accommodation options in this book and the room can then be used by someone else.

Adelaide Accommodation

Residential Wing

Hospital Grounds
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Bookings: (08) 8222 5169

The Residential wing offers single room accommodation with communal kitchen, laundry and
uni-sex bathroom facilities.  The Residential wing used to be the nurses’ home and has twelve floors.  It is located at the rear of the hospital (northern end).  The rooms are basic and linen is provided.  The kitchen utensils are often scarce so if you are planning a long stay it may be worth bringing a few basics. The residential wing is rented commercially to mainly overseas students.

The advantages of the Residential wing are that it is onsite, cheap and ideal in emergency situations when you just want a bed and a shower.  Please note that it does not have air conditioning so can become warm if there is a long hot spell of weather.

Cancer and Bowel Research Trust Treatment Residences

Bookings: 8235 7000
See website for online booking forms
www.cancerresearch.org.au

Cancer & Bowel Research Trust has treatment residences available to facilitate patients and / or their families needing accommodation whilst receiving treatment.  This is joint initiative with the Cancer & Bowel Research Trust′s affiliates both Breast Cancer Australia and Kids Cancer Research Trust.  The three residences in South Australia are ideally located to northern, central and southern hospitals in the metropolitan area.  Each residence has three bedrooms and will be available for up to six persons to stay any given night or day. The duration of the stay may range from one to three weeks at a time.

The cost to stay is $60 per night for a couple.  Ideal for longer term bookings and for people having cancer treatment using the PATS scheme.

Heart of the City  

351 Gillies Street Adelaide SA 5000

Heart of the City is located at 351 Gilles St, Adelaide, accommodates 6 persons, comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, with luxurious open living, dining and kitchen, small outside lawn garden, water fountain, patio and double covered garage.  Just off Hutt Street and a perfect location if you are having treatment at RAH.  Need to book well in advance.

Southern Cross Lodge

127 Cross Road Hawthorn SA 5062

This residence is located at 127 Cross Rd Hawthorn, accommodates 5 persons, comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 study, living room, dining room, open kitchen, beautiful gardens, undercover parking and lock up remote gate.

This residence is a bit further south of the city but still close enough for treatment at Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Northern Star Retreat 

140 Fenden Road, Salisbury Park

Northern Star Retreat is located at 140 Fenden Rd Salisbury Park, accommodates 6 persons, comprising of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living, kitchen, dining and pergola. It is beautifully landscaped with single covered garage.

The residence is ideally suited to patients being treated at the Lyell McEwin & Queen Elizabeth Hospitals.

Greenhill Lodge

204 Greenhill Road, Eastwood, 5063
Bookings: (08) 8291 4200
www.cancersa.org.au
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This is motel-type accommodation that is owned and operated by the Cancer Council of South Australia.   You have access to a common dining room, large lounge area, activity room, kitchen facilities, BBQ and laundry.  Meals are provided in the dining room at cost. There is a bus, which will take patients direct to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for the cost of $1.00 donation each way.  Book in advance.

Seaview Lodge

3 Seaview Street, Fullarton
Bookings: (08) 8291 4200
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These are self-contained group of units in Fullarton about 10 minutes from the RAH and are operated by the Cancer Council of South Australia via Greenhill Lodge.  A supermarket and service station are within walking distance with a major shopping centre complex two kilometres away.  Patients and relatives can drive to Greenhill Lodge and access the bus service that brings people into the RAH. Telephones are in the units and phone cards are required to ring out.  Please enquire when booking re the type of phone cards you need.

Flinders Motor Lodge

27 Dequetteville Terrace Adelaide SA 5067
Bookings: (08) 8332 8222
www.cancersa.org.au
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This is motel-type accommodation that is owned and operated by the Cancer Council of South Australia.   Flinders Lodge was taken over by the Cancer Council of SA in 2006.  You have access to a common dining room, kitchen facilities and laundry.  Meals are provided in the dining room at cost.   There is a bus, which will take patients direct to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for the cost of $1.00 each way.  Book in advance where possible.  A 20 minute walk across the parklands to Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Motel 277

132 Conyngham Street Glenunga SA 5064
Bookings: 8379 9911

Off Glen Osmond Road at 132 Conyngham Street. Motel accommodation. There is a 7 day supermarket within walking distant as well as restaurants and fast food shop. The rooms are all self contained with new TV's, kettle, toaster and microwave. All have an ensuite. There is a guest laundry on site as well. It is a 10 minute drive to the city and we also have a bus stop just at the corner which will take you into town.

The Sands Motel

198 Glen Osmond Road Fullarton SA 5063
Bookings: (08) 8379 0066
www.thesandsmotel.com.au
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Motel accommodation on Glen Osmond road approx 3.5 km from RAH. All rooms have ensuite, reverse cycle air conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, toaster, fridge, guest laundry, TV and clock/radio alarm.  Swimming Pool; Microwave ovens can be hired.  Non-smoking rooms upon request.  Only a short taxi ride to the hospital.  Close to supermarket, shops and restaurants. Please contact the Adelaide Metro Transport InfoLine on (08) 8210 1000 for bus timetable information or www.adelaidemetro.com.au.

Leukaemia Foundation Apartments

34 King William Road, Wayville SA, and
287 Richmond Road, West Richmond SA 5033

Bookings: Leukaemia Foundation (08) 8357 3555 or 1800 620 420

Two bedroom fully furnished self contained apartments at two sites.  Secure off street parking.  For patients and relatives having treatment for leukaemia, lymphoma or other haematological cancers.  Transport service is sometimes available to attend appointments.  This needs to be discussed with the Leukaemia Foundation.

Country Women’s Association

30 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town, 5067
Bookings: (08) 8332 4166

There are various types of accommodation and prices are available upon application. Rooms are available in the large mansion on the grounds (clubrooms).  These rooms have access to a kitchen, dining room, lounge and laundry.  There are also self-contained units.  There are upstairs and downstairs units so you may wish to keep this in mind when you are booking.  There is also a unit that has disabled facilities.  There are public bus services, which run along Dequetteville Terrace to North Terrace.  Please contact the Adelaide Metro Transport InfoLine on (08) 8210 1000 for bus timetable information or www.adelaidemetro.com.au.

Fullarton Motor Lodge

284 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton SA 5063
Bookings: (08) 8379 9797

Motel accommodation on Glen Osmond road approx 3.5 km from RAH. All rooms have ensuite, reverse cycle air conditioning, tea and coffee facilities.  Bus stop next to the motel and it is only a short taxi ride to the hospital.  Close to supermarket, shops and restaurants. Please contact the Adelaide Metro Transport InfoLine on (08) 8210 1000 for bus timetable information or www.adelaidemetro.com.au.

Princes Lodge Motel

73 Lefevre Terrace, North Adelaide, 5006
Bookings: (08) 8267 5566
www.princeslodge.com.au
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Princes lodge provides various types of accommodation available from single rooms to family rooms.  Access to recreation room and common areas. Breakfast included.  Walking distances to O’Connell Street and Melbourne Street and 5-10 minutes in a car to Royal Adelaide Hospital.  Upstairs and downstairs room so you may wish to consider this when booking.

Gurny Lodge

190 Gover Street, North Adelaide, 5061
Bookings: (08) 8267 2500

There are various types of accommodation available here, from bed-sit-type accommodation to family units.  It is located in a quiet, tree-lined street and is close to shopping and bus facilities.  Gurny Lodge has good off street parking with great security.  It is close to O’Connell Street with a supermarket five minutes away.  The rooms have a fridge, microwave and often hotplates so you can cook for yourself. Please contact the Adelaide Metro Transport InfoLine on (08) 8210 1000 for bus timetable information or www.adelaidemetro.com.au.

 

Harriet's Cottage Accommodation 

Adelaide City, Parkside; Largs North and Largs Bay
Bookings: (08) 8271 6724 or 0408 083 584
Fax: (08) 8271 6460
Contacts: Rob and Ann Fitzgerald
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Harriett's Cottage Accommodation has:

  • a two bedroom cottage and two one bedroom cottages in the South East corner of the Adelaide City
  • two, two bedroom cottages at Parkside
  • a three and four bedroom house at Largs North
  • a two bedroom unit at Largs Bay (budget accommodation).

These are available for short and long term accommodation, but it is best to book well in advance.  All are supplied with linen, kitchens with full cooking facilities, tea and coffee facilities, TV and video, and laundry etc. There is strictly no smoking inside. This information is current as at 6/1/11

Adelaide Caravan Park

46 Richmond Street, HACKNEY SA 5069
Bookings: (08) 8363 1566
Fax: (08) 8362 1989
Email:
Website: www.adelaidecaravanpark.com.au

Located on the Linear Park banks of the River Torrens the Adelaide Caravan Park is the closest park to the city centre.  Types of accommodation included range from powered sites, onsite vans to units and cabins.  Close to the Royal Adelaide Hospital.  Weekly rates available.

Adelaide Shores Caravan Resort

1 Military Road, West Beach
Bookings: (08) 8356 7654
Fax: (08) 8235 1492
Email

Formerly West Beach Caravan Park, located on West Beach. Good if you are in Adelaide for a while and would like to stay out of the city area near the beach. 

Adelaide Shores Holiday Village

Corner Barcoo Road / Military Road, West Beach

Bookings: (08) 8355 7360
Fax: (08) 8353 3755
Email

Located on West Beach. Good if you are in Adelaide for a while and would like to stay out of the city area near the beach.  Has a range of villas, cabins and Holiday units.  Ideal for families.

Heartbeat House

21 Beckman Road, Glandore, 5037
Bookings: (08) 8177 2270

This is a house available for heart patients.  Accommodation is individual bedrooms and share facilities. There is a public bus service, number 241, which runs along Beckman Road. Close to tram line. Please contact the Adelaide Metro Transport InfoLine on (08) 8210 1000 for bus and tram timetable information or www.adelaidemetro.com.au.

Glen Osmond Road

There are a variety of cheap hotels along Glen Osmond Road. These are of varying standards and are not far from the hospital. Glen Osmond Road is a 10 to 15-minute drive or short taxi trip dependent on the time of day. Bus routes to the city also exist. Please contact the Adelaide Metro Transport InfoLine on (08) 8210 1000 for bus timetable information or www.adelaidemetro.com.au.

Accommodation at the Beach

There are some options at the beach that you may wish to consider.  They are particularly good if you are in Adelaide for long term treatment. You can be close to the beach for a bit of a break.

Beachside Holiday Unit

90 Seaview Road, West Beach SA 5024
Bookings: Rosemary Lambert (08) 8356 5324
Mobile: 0415 773 426
email:

Six 2 bedroom units self contained holidays unit, 20 minutes from the city.  Linen provided.

Glenelg Lake Holidays Unit

1-3 George Street, Glenelg North SA 5045
Bookings: Rosemary Lambert (08) 8356 5324
Mobile: 0415 773 426
email:

Six one bedroom and 2 two bedroom self contained holidays unit, 20 minutes from the city. Linen provided.

Glenelg Gateway Apartments

35 Brighton Road, Glenelg SA 5045
Bookings: Connie 0413 451 842
Email :
Website : www.glenelggateway.com.au

Offers 8 one bedroom serviced apartments with a choice of double or single bed.  Linen provided and onsite parking.

Accommodation for Aboriginal Patients

Hostel-type accommodation is available to Aboriginal patients and relatives attending the Hospital, and bookings are advisable.

Luprina Hostel

2 Clements Street, Dudley Park, 5008
Telephone: (08) 8269 5254

Mulgunya Hostel

55 Dew Street, Thebarton, 5031
Telephone: (08) 8234 2488

Nindee Hostel

2 Oban Street, Beulah Park, 5067
Telephone: (08) 8332 2352

Gladys Elphick Hostel

29 Second Ave, Klemzig, SA
Telephone (08) 8261 6188

Karinga Hostel

430 Payneham Rd, Glynde, SA
Telephone (08) 8365 2525

Adelaide Aboriginal Step Down Unit

Transport can be provided for Medical Specialist Treatment from the Adelaide airport, bus station and train terminal to booked accommodation and medical appointments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and relatives (approved escort) from country and interstate areas.

A referral to the Step Down Unit can be made through your local health service or the Royal Adelaide Hospital Aboriginal Health Team.