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Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn

1 Oliver Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
relaxinagain Bunbury, Australia
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Bunbury, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, spacious motel rooms, plenty of tea and coffee served. Tried Tom and Mary Greek Taverna ( I wasn't impressed with the food). Wendy the waitress is a real trooper. Efficient, helpfull and friendly. Joes Pizza just down the road has great food, Shell across the road for a cooked breakfast. BE CAREFULL WHEN booking as the room price... More

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Orange
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed underground (well underground in the side if a hill) in a motel room. The room was entered via a shared hallway which meant some late home-comers were noisy and kept me awake for some time. Price was quite ok at $135 but the cons were that the room was small, shower not great and as already mentioned, it... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great for a couple of days, Martin the manager was friendly. Big clean kitchen and quiet TV room. Feels like something from Arizona or the Mexican border, kinda cool. Well serviced, it is no backpacker slum.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I really enjoyed our 2 day stay in a Motel room here. The room was clean, cool and had an excellent hot shower, which was much appreciated after a day spent noodling on the public hills. We had access to the kitchen while we were staying there, and I was extremely impressed by how clean it was! It was nice... More

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

There are a number of hotels in Coober Pedy that have been dug out so that you live underground. The Radeka is a great example. We had a twin room that was 6.5m underground. When we arrived Coober Pedy was in flood (this only happens once a decade) and we had to drive through 1 metre of water to reach... More

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
35 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Address: 1 Oliver Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
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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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