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Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2014

It was so cool (literally) to stay in an underground hotel. Great to be able to escape the heat, which can be quite intense in this part of the world. Our host, Nick, was a super friendly and helpful guy. It really makes all the difference when you have someone who is so helpful. The rooms were really clean and...

Thank Rathin_PeaceRunner
Mortlake, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2014

This place is a shocker. It's at the budget end of the spectrum but is below what you'd normally expect from a backpackers. The rooms are filthy as are the showers and toilets. People were up and about at 4 am and the noise carries loudly through the rooms. If there's anuthing else available then take it.

1Thank geoffdemanser
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2014

We stayed here in Aug 14, we stayed 2 nights and booked 2 family rooms and expected to be "underground" and the kids were looking forward to it. After collecting the keys we found we just walked into the rooms, they were in fact in the side of a rock!!! We noticed that there were rooms down stairs underground, just...

Thank kezmart
Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 16 July 2014

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...

Thank relaxinagain
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

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...

Thank Bucknet
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 June 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.

1Thank Chinaski1
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 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...

Thank LittleMissNai
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 April 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...

1Thank John A
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Reviewed 7 February 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...

2Thank Jana_HK
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 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.

1Thank Amy H

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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 

Additional Information about Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn

Address: 1 Oliver St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Price Range: RM252 - RM313 (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, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“go for a "fully underground" room - much quieter than the ones facing the carpark”
KimBarossaAustralia, 3 Feb 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, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I preferred the experience of sleeping underground but there are above ground rooms also.”
JulesandPauline, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All budget rooms downstairs is great. But can be noicy if lots of backpackers in dorm rooms.”
rkalrud, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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