We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8 Coober Pedy hotels

Desert Cave Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Desert Cave Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
You added Desert Cave Hotel to your Saves list
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Coober Pedy
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Damian C
Write a Review

123 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (36)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here when passing through with work and thought it would be a novelty to go underground - different and quiet! , gave us all upgrades, has a coffee shop on site, close to everything and was clean.

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made an impromptu visit to Coober Pedy (I know!) in Dec 2014 having passed through many years ago. I'd always wanted to stay underground. I stopped at the Tourist Information Centre (recommended) and they organised accommodation for me. From arrival to checkout, I was delighted with the staff at Desert Cave, from cleaning staff to reception. Everyone was so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 7.30pm after a 9 hour drive in 41degree heat and gusty winds. The room is not airconditioned and is very hot! It is supposed to be underground but is just built into a rock so is not cool at all. My daughter was sick on the way so I needed to do laundry. The laundry closes at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a road trip and decided to make a detour to Coober Pedy. Interesting place.. We decided to stay here for the chance to stay underground (which is usually the reason!). Bed was comfortable, room was basic but cool, older style, tv was small and unfortunately underground meant very spotty minimal reception.. Which was difficult given I needed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice rooms, good parking, the rooms were cool but would prefer them allot cooler to sleep in. no aircons in room only fan. big king size bed that was really comfortable. a bit of a walk (20 metres lol) to the room that i stayed in. showers in the room were good and could actually have a shower. in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Spent a few nights at this centrally located hotel offering both above and underground rooms, took the above ground rooms as the caves don't allow for smokers! Room was clean but tired with balcony, choof choof - suggest to the management that rooms need to be modernised and brightened up. That said, room was ideal for a short stay (and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
86 hotel reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed here on our way south. We had previously stayed at the Mud Hut but decide to try the Desert Cave to see what it is like to stay underground. I think that people must delude themselves that it is somehow romantic to be underground. It was hard to see that the rooms were even underground. They are at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Romsey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Fabulous choice of accommodation in Coober Pedy. It was incredibly hot while we were there 45 degrees plus and the choice of an underground room was perfect. The temperature is a stable 22 ish degrees and there is no need for air con to dry out the atmosphere. The hotel staff are polite and friendly and the rooms are a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Last stop before Uluru and the first on the way back to Adelaide. Both times we had underground rooms which were (mercifully) cool, spacious and well appointed. The hotel staff were great and we enjoyed breakfast in the restaurant which had plenty of choice and was reasonably priced. We would have liked to stay a little longer and take advantage... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Excellent accommodation in the centre of Coober Pedy, which has both underground and above ground rooms. Rooms are spacious and clean with ensuite bathrooms that are ample size with good lighting. The room we stayed in was above ground with queen and single beds. Comfortable and warm - although being cold is not often a problem in Coober! Fully air... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Desert Cave Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Desert Cave Hotel

Address: Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number:
Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Desert Cave Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Agoda, Hotels.com, Priceline, Despegar.com, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Desert Cave Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Desert Cave Coober Pedy

48 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (42)
Room/suite (19)
Bathroom (7)
Dining (2)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (6)
Room/suite (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay