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Adelaide House

Details & Facilities

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Phone: 08 8952 1856

Adelaide House was conceptually designed as a hostel by John Flynn (1880-1951), a Presbyterian minister who was founder and Superintendent of the Australian Inland Mission of the Presbyterian Church in Australia and acknowledged as a founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. A particularly favourable fund raising effort in the City of Adelaide in 1919 was commemorated in the hostel's eventual name.


Adelaide House is a two-storey structure with a timber frame, timber-clad first floor and ground floor walls of stone. The ground floor is surrounded by a wide verandah. Of particular importance is the cellar which is part of a unique cooling system.

Map & Directions


Adelaide House is easily accessed in the centre of town, in Todd Mall, next to the John Flynn Memorial Church.