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Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

We arrived on the greyhound bus at 5am and were very happy to see Martin (the manager) waiting for us in the Radeka bus. Our room was available (private underground room) so we got an early checkin, which allowed us to catch up on some sleep from the bus!
The room itself was clean and tidy with everything you need and nothing you dont. Having a fridge in the room was a bonus, even though we could have used the communal fridge in the Kitchen.
The Kitchen was always kept very clean and is nice and large, we didn't eat out much in the 3 days were at Coober Pedy so we utilised this kitchen extensively.
I would definitely recommend the Radeka 'Break Away Tour' - its a 4 hour tour that takes you to all the sites around Coober Pedy, it surpassed my expectations (the mine sites, which you need a permit to enter are incredible) and the guide really knew his stuff (thanks Phil!)
Martin was very helpful during our stay in Coober Pedy and the cleaning staff were also very nice. Thank-you Martin and the team at Radeka's - Ben & Marika (Melbourne)

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ben M
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Having been travelling around Australia on & off for the last 18 months, this is by far the best value accommodation I have had the pleasure to stay in. The website is honest & truthful, the accommodation is in the centre of town and Martin the manager is a true character and a pleasure to meet, if you want to know anything about the area ask Martin and he will give you the best information and organise tours for you. Excellent.

Room Tip: Go for an underground room!
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

We stayed at Radeka's while traveling around South Australia. We found Radeka's a great place to stay as Martin the manager was very helpful when we had a little trouble with a with one of our friends who came of his motor cycle. Thanks for all your help Martin.

Room Tip: We stayed in the motel and the under ground rooms.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Trevor H
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

The accomodation and facilities were all extremely clean and tidy and were better than I was expecting at the price.. The host, Martin, was very hospitable, knowledgable and helpful with directions round town. I would definitely recommend it to budget travellers.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
Thank Les B
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Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

Our stay at Rakeda's was a highlight of my trip!! Everything here was fantastic! The accomadation is clean, the manager was fabulous and took us on a star gazing trip which was unbelieveable! Will definately be recommending Rakeda's to friends and fellow travellers!!

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank Leanneh-01
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Overall our stay at this hotel was fantastic, Martin the manager was so friendly and helped us out with anything we needed to know. The rooms are ideal sizes and all the facilities were great too. Would deffinatly recommend to anyone one my travels.

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Thank Flezer
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

From the prompt pickup from the Airport to the clean, well appointed underground motel rooms, a stay at Radeka's is very good value. The Radeka's Breakaway Tour is also an experience not to be missed. The central location is ideal for fly-in visitors.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Pete W
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Address: 1 Oliver St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Coober Pedy
Price Range: $51 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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 
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