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Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Khao Lak, Thailand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its run by a little french lady Evyline, who also runs her own mine, great tips, advice and a very pleasant attitude, surprisingly in such a harsh environment. Decent accommodation, budget and families, worth stopping in, she gives great directions when most things appear confusing. the shellis good for food but pricy, still good food though We stopped in there...

Thank Garry H
Olsberg, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I decided to make a stopover in Coober Pedy on my way from Adelaide to Alice Springs. That was the right decision! Coober Pedy is a unique place! Most of the population live under ground and you don't see so much if you walk through the town. That is the reason why it might be scared to walk through the...

Thank Sabrina_Roesen
Baldivis, Australia
Reviewed April 18, 2017

First time staying underground. An interesting experience. The reception was welcoming and very helpful. Room felt old, but was clean. No reception in room (you are underground) but just bear that in mind.

Thank Breht
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to staying here, having stayed in the excellent underground motel in White Cliffs a few years ago. Although I had booked previously and the hotel had alll my details, including home address, we were greeted by a man who lectured us like school children and insisted that we fill out his form, showing both our names,...

Thank Faye G
Adelaide Hills, Australia
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We booked this motel for 2 nights as the reviews sounded good. How wrong could I be, the other reviewers must have been in another room than ours. We had 2 sets of bunk beds & a double bed. A cupboard that allowed for short hanging items, certainly not adult clothes. A table & 2 chairs,there were 3 of us...

Thank mikenuske
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Cool place for a night or two and really helpful staff. We only stayed for one night, but underground rooms were pretty cool. We stayed in the 21 bed dorm called the "dungeon" the only negative I can see about the dorms is that they don't have doors and it is all very open. Even the 4 bed dorms only...

Thank NLouise19
Casablanca, Morocco
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

I love the place. The depth of the hostel bunks, the bathrooms, the bar, pool table, kitchen and TV lounge. Planned on one day and stayed two. The staff is great and helpful. Make sure you see the free sites and feed the kangaroos.

Thank G L
Grantham, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Booked as a quick stopover on my way back to Sydney from Ayres Rock. As I was travelling by motorcycle I wanted something on a budget but would be cool to let me escape the heat. I booked a double without bathroom. The room was quiet, dark, cool and comfortable. I had a super nights kip and awoke ready to...

Thank Timwoolley13
Lyndoch, Australia
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Used to be a regular at Radeka's 30 years ago - and not much has changed - it's basic accommodation - either in shared backpacker rooms or single "motel" type rooms. Being 30 years older, we chose the "motel" room - it was a newer one so opened to carpark so had one brick wall so sort of lost some...

Thank KimBarossaAustralia
Palm Coast, Florida
Reviewed January 28, 2017

I am traveling around Australia for 2 months and came to Coober Pedy. Seeking a "Kool" place to stay for the night; I selected Radeka Downunder Motel.....I am from the US so wanted my own toilet, shower, and connecting Bedroom......they offered all of the above at a reasonable rate. Clean, comfortable, and "KOOL".....especially when it was 40C outside that day....

Thank Albert S
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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 

Additional Information about Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn

Address: 1 Oliver St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Price Range: $35 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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“A room under ground”
Sabrina_Roesen, 2 days ago | Read review
“Remember you won't have internet underground.”
Breht, Apr 18, 2017 | Read review
“go for a "fully underground" room - much quieter than the ones facing the carpark”
KimBarossaAustralia, Feb 3, 2017 | Read review
“The room I selected did not have A/C, a fan was provided in the room. It was very comfortable and slept well.”
alberts790, Jan 28, 2017 | Read review
“I preferred the experience of sleeping underground but there are above ground rooms also.”
JulesandPauline, Jan 14, 2017 | Read review
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