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Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn

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1 Oliver Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Healesville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here a few times now about 7 years apart and in 2 different types of rooms. For what they were, they were perfectly acceptable. A bit out of date though. 'Free' wifi, pool table and bar for lazy evenings during non peak season

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Binfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The idea of an underground hotel is undoubtedly interesting, but the way it was built..... anyway, we booked what we thought was a private room (ok, with no toilet or shower), but the so called "rooms" are divided by plasterboard "walls" that don't even go all the way up to the ceiling, so that people sleep in cubicles rather than... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stayed here one night on our way to Alice springs The accommodation is so unique and different. We stayed in an underground room which while basic was clean and comfortable and quiet. Recommend you take the trip down the stairs through the back packers dorms in through the tunnel bringing you back out near reception Anyone going through Coober Pedy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Really nice place. The staff is helpful even if they are little bit slow to do the check-in. The kitchen and communal room are quite big and the hostel organize a nice 4 hours tour around coober pedy. Beds could be better and the dorm is basically a huge room with 30-40 beds because there is no doors to separate... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stopped over on our way to darwin. The thing that's drew us in was sleeping under ground. We took the budget twin room with shared facilities it was basic and maybe a little over priced but ok. The only real problem was the cleanliness wasn't quite up to scratch, things could have been cleaner. Otherwise it was a good... More 

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El Calafate, Argentina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A old unhappy man who clearly doesn't like his job and people keep the reception. The check-out being at 9am he literally threw me out!!! for the only motif that it was 8h50, even I left the room much before, he didn't want me on his land at 9am exactly, refuse that I use the "luggage room" after 9am that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Well if you want to get a terrible nights sleep it's perfect! You walk downstairs into a long corridor and on one side there are arches, inside them there are bunk beds. Which means no doors, you and all your stuff is out in the open. You an hear people's alarms really well in the morning since it echoes through... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stayed here during our trip from Darwin to Melbourne. I wanted to experience underground accommodation at a reasonable price. The accommodation was affordable and we took a twin room underground which included 2 single beds and a chair. There was a light but as it is underground there were no power points to charge phones etc. Once we got... More 

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Kiiminki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed for one night in the Radeka Downunders hostel accomondation. Room: We had double room which located under the ground section of the Hostel/Motel. The room was very comfortable, clean and had good temperature for sleeping (around 20-25c). In room there was bedlinen, towel and soap available. Facilities: The cooking facilities and toilets located on the groundlevel. Cooking area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My companions and I enjoyed staying here for a night on our trip north. Staying underground was cool, staff was great, and clean accommodations. I would recommend it for backpackers! I left my wallet in the room and the management was so kind and helpful to work with me, returning it to my possession. Many thanks to them!

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