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Riba's Underground Camping

1811 William Creek Road | 5 km from Coober Pedy on main HWY, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

What else are you going to do in Coober Pedy, except stay underground?! Lovely neat and tidy little room (we were going to camp but my back was playing up so opted for a bed). Rick and Barb were lovely and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in our caravan, it looks all new, but has been here for many years. The facilities are clean, the washing machine is also lovely and clean, and we enjoyed being away from the town area. Only 4 km drive to town so nice and quiet out at Riba's. Rick was a nice bloke and friendly and... More

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Port Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I have worked for several years in tourism and don't think I have come across anyone as rude as the host of this campsite. He swore at the 'bloody Europeans' on our mine tour and asked 'Do you even speak English?' before launching into a rant about how much he dislikes children. The underground camping area is like an echo... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

What a great experience.... Hosts Rick and Barb have got the formula right here... Clean, tidy with good amenities and well priced. You must do the nightly mine tour.... Thanks folks, we'll be back...

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is my second trip to Riba's Underground camping, and I have to say that its not changed from 2006 to today 2013. Its a good place to stay, like the other reviews so far are spot on, good amenities, free BBQ cooking area, clean showers and toilets and if you pay the Tour you get underground or above ground... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Its cool to do something different and underground camping i for sure didnt do before. The couple who runs the place is a bit older and gives a tour every night through the mines. For only $5 so thats good. It was nice it was ok.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Slightly out of town but provides genuine underground camping experience. Great hospitality including mine tour given my Rick, great guy and experienced opal miner. Camping underground provides a cool temperature and peaceful atmosphere. Discount vouchers for the thriving metropolis of Coober Pedy provided upon check in. Clean bathroom, easy parking, don't forget your head torch.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

So glad that we picked Riba's - out of town a little, quite and friendly. It was very safe to leave the caravan and site see. The mine tour was very good. Had a look at the underground accom. very nice and of course cool. Kitchen & bathroom ammen. very nice. We are all long way from the comforts of... More

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NYC
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15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Of all the places we stayed in during our month in Australia, Riba’s was easily my favorite. The budget rooms are simple but awesome: just a bed and a couple of shelves, wedged into an underground room carved in the rocks. The room was absolutely spotless, the bed was incredibly comfortable, the linens were fresh, and the shared bathrooms were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Loved staying here. As it was off-peak season we shared the place with only 8 other people. Winter is a great time to come to C.P as stores are all to happy to reduce prices, sleeping underground is a LOT warmer than sleeping above ground and this is definitely the place to do it! Barbara gave us a wonderful welcome... More

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Address: 1811 William Creek Road | 5 km from Coober Pedy on main HWY, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
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Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty lodging in Coober Pedy

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