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Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn

1 Oliver Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We did not stay in this motel, so this review does not concern accommodation - we booked a tour to the Breakaways with them. No problem, no worries, just come at 1pm, we have plenty of free seats...When we called 1hr before the departure to confirm (as requested), we were told their drived had cancelled and the tour was not... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We had a great time staying here, the service was brilliant and nothing was too much trouble. Amazing location and staying underground was a great experience and very cool when the weather outside is hot.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Pretty neat experience. We had the private double room which was good, spacious, quiet and comfortable. GREAT SERVICE, reasonable prices. One of my best sleeps in Aus. I'd avoid the dorms, there not very private, mostly cause there's no door its all open to the hallway, but all in all a REALLY GOOD EXPERIENCE.

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Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our experience here. Martin and Garry were great hosts ... (no they are not gay ... they just run shifts to man the reception and the bar.) We had one of the motel rooms. It was very nice. It was hard to believe that the temperature outside was tipping the mercury at nearly 50 C. The rooms... More

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Darwin, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

we stayed underground for the first time and it was a unique experienece we would highly recommanded redakas to anybody that wishes to stay in coober pedy, its nice and cool and comfortable and you can sleep and never wake up

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Paris, France
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23 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The place delivered on providing underground accommodation. The room they gave us was very spacious and cool, not claustrophobic at all considering that it is around 6 meters below the ground. The shared kitchen facilities were excellent and the kitchen itself was very spacious. However, the toilets can be improved. There aren't enough for a place this size and I... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Cool in atmosphere and temperature. While travelling from Port Lincoln to the alice, the obvious choice was to stay in Coober Pedy for the night. Radeka offers dorm facilities for affordable prices. The dorms have no doors and are connected to the hallway. Being 6.5m underground it was nice and cool down there, even though it was 44 degrees outside.... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Stayed here 3 nights just in November 2013. Everything was great from the beginning to checkout. Martin from the hotel picked me up for my complimentary ride at 4:45am from the bus depot. Even though I arrived so early in the day he had my room there and ready when I arrived. Martin set me up with their outback tour... More

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

If you are looking for cheap accomidations then this is a good choice but don't expect much more. We stayed in a private double bed room which was spacious and basic, still had a shared bathroom. Clean other then the rock bits that fell on us throughout the night and felt like sand in our bed. Location is great, very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The first thing you're presented with when checking in is a page full of unfriendly rules and regulations - not very welcoming. The dorm rooms have no doors and being underground sparsely furnished everything echoes and the noise travels. I was kept awake until the early hours by a group talking at the other end of the passage. The main... More

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Additional Information about Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn

Address: 1 Oliver Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Coober Pedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn is located in the centre of Coober Pedy, on the town's main street.The Underground accommodation is located between the BP and Mobil service stations and has a red digital time/temperature display above the motel/hostel entrance."Live Like a Local" by experiencing living 3.5m or 6.5m underground at Radeka Downunder. "Warm in Winter, Cool in Summer".3 choices of accommodation are available; 3.5 metres underground motel rooms with private en suite, 6.5 metres underground budget rooms and open dorms with shared bathroom and toilet facilities or air-conditioned above ground motel rooms with private en suite.Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn offers a courtesy bus pick up and drop off at the local bus station for Greyhound passengers and local airport for Regional Express passengers and travelling pilots.Free secure on-site parking is available, and motor bikes and push bikes can be placed under cover. Communal Facilities Include: a fully equipped Kitchen, TV/Dining Room, coin operated Washing Machine & Dryer, Residential Bar & Souvenir/Gift Shop. Several restaurants are two to five minutes' walk away.Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn is suitable for any age group, nationality, families, couples, singles, friends travelling together, contractors and student groups.Run as a family business, Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn offers half day tours of Coober Pedy, the opal fields and the scenic Breakaways.ALL tours are available morning and afternoon depending on public demand. ... more   less 
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