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Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn

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Queenscliff
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I stayed here twice as part of a driving holiday to Alice Springs. I had booked a deep underground room, but the manager at check in, taking pity on me for my grey hair and numerous wrinkles, saved me a lot of nocturnal wandering; he put me in a just underground room near the shared toilet and showers. There is...

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Reviewed August 16, 2016

We stayed in an above room which suited us it had everything we needed cooking in the shared kitchen was a bonus for us. We stayed 2 nights and had a great trip, would recommend and will stay there on out next trip

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Thank danmgra
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I love Coober Pedy it's a very interesting place the history of this mining town is amazing and to stay in an underground motel is a fantastic experience I have stayed here twice this trip on my way to the Kimberley and back, there are two part's to this motel the cheaper section has a backpacker's dorm and private room...

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Thank endlessumers
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay in coober pedy, stayed in a budget room which was 85 a night so a little more than a dorm (for a couple) It was well worth it, room was basic but decent. Staff were excellent, really helpful and printed and scanned stuff for me free of charge. The dorms we seen were a little dated...

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Thank DerekMcH
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We spent the night underground after a looong days drive from Uluru. Very well greeted upon check in and was told all about the place, as well as good dining nearby (John's Pizza which was very good). Ice cold beer and ciders at the bar served up by same pleasant gent that checked us in. Motel neat and clean. Basic...

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Thank Brian N
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed July 15, 2016

We arrived in Coober Pedy around midday and were greeted by lovely reception staff. It was our first time and we were given a lot of information on what to do which we found very helpful. The rooms were pretty cool, comfy beds, clean facilities and being underground was a new experience. whilst reading other reviews there seems to be...

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Thank sarahandtom89
Launceston, Australia
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed that it wasn't really underground. The effects just looked tacky and echoed every single surrounding noise. We heard every conversation and every door closing. However the bathroom was clean. The bed was clean and the reception staff very friendly and helpful. Needs new beds and pillows but in Coober Pedy you can't be too fussy.

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Thank Liza T
Liverpool
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Everything in the outback is more expensive than it should be. This place is a good example! Obviously there are no doors on the rooms so it can be VERY hard to sleep. Wifi turned off at 10pm. Showers and cooking facilities were good. It's a place to stop for a night, maybe two at a push. I think there...

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Thank iangeegan
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Coober Pedy's famed underground lodging! This place is rather decent, just that due to the underground nature, this is no phone signals in the rooms and the Wi-Fi is in the reception building only. The underground building structure and decorations/posters on the wall are all quite worth exploring. Those reflect the area's history and industry, and look fabulous. The kitchen...

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Thank whitefang1897
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed April 27, 2016

To sleep under the ground is a special experience. The sleeping room are nice and tidy, but very less privacy. All the sleeping facilities are open and connected to each other what makes it noisy and hard to sleep proper.

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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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Address: 1 Oliver St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Price Range: $58 - $72 (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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“Remember you won't have internet underground.”
Breht, 1 week ago | 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
“All budget rooms downstairs is great. But can be noicy if lots of backpackers in dorm rooms.”
rkalrud, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
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