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Royal Adelaide Hospital Residential Wing
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Royal Adelaide Hospital Residential Wing
Kaniva, Australia
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“Basic backpacker style”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is good emergency accommodation. It has a clean comfortable bed, but it was cold and there are no extra blankets or extra anything for that matter. You can buy cereal & milk for cost price at reception, but BYO cutlery and bowl. The bathroom and toilets are unisex and BYO shampoo etc. Otherwise there is an IGA across the road. There is also a nice cafe one block up on Frome St which has free wifi.
Some of the rooms in the cordior oozed the smell of vomit, this was on a Monday & Tuesday night and the cleaner thought it was uni students hangovers.
I didn't notice many people staying there, had the assylum feel to it, It has 24hr security, felt quite safe, but was surprised at the amount of people up and about at 4am. The room contains an alarm clock which is bracketed down as they have a big theft problem, so imagine a room from the sixties with a bed and alarm clock. Also met a lot of people with 'problems' too, but as a very early emergency check in, it was convenient and appreciated and only $20.30 per night.

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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed March 13, 2010

The former nurses' quarters at Royal Adelaide Hospital is a no-frills cheap place to stay in a great central location. It's a happy multi-cultural place. Lots of youth and laughter, because of its predominantly student population. Unisex bathrooms. Kitchen/common room on each of the 12 floors. If you can't cope with the bad stuff of shared housing this is not for you. Bus stops are right outside the hospital, the train station about 15 minutes' walk away, Adelaide Zoo, State Library, Art Gallery, Casino all within 10 minutes' walk, Hindley Street night club precinct 20 minutes walk. Central Markets 30 minutes. There's a cab phone at reception. However, if you DO need a cab, you're better off to go to the cab rank at the front of the hospital (gate 6). Reception is staffed 24/7.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed March 28, 2006

Well, the title says it all. I stayed here a while ago, but thought I ought to write a review as it had none.
I would recommend this hotel to backpackers who are after a quiet night. The rooms aren't a bad size, the bed is sleepable, and the bathroom was adequate. (Where we stayed it was a communal UNISEX bathroom- so you don't get a fright!).

  • Stayed August 2002, traveled on business
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Property: Royal Adelaide Hospital Residential Wing
Address: North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
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Ranked #41 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Adelaide
Number of rooms: 13
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