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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 February 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 28 January 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
Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

While I only had a short stay, It was very pleasant, the accomodation was very clean, cool and quiet. The night manager was very helpful and accomodating. Lots of information about the area to read. Because you sleep underground there is no interruption from people talking on their phones and you get the best sleep. Only sorry I couldn't stay...

Thank JulesandPauline
Northern Territory, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

On our recent trip to Adelaide we drove into CP late at night and fortunately Radeka's was open and able to accommodate us and our daughter, CP was heavily booked around this time. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable and even though it was late the staff couldn't do enough to assist us. We loved the underground experience. Thanks!

Thank elisedungey
Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The owner is friendly n staffs are easy going. Lovely people. The place is clean and special, got souvenir shop inside the place. Stayed in the dorm room for one night and my friend stayed in the motel room. We're both happy with the place, it's really hot outside but the dorm room was cool n quite. the price is...

Thank kyielee
Reviewed 13 November 2016

After sleeping in our converted station wagon for a few nights it was wonderful to sleep in a bed, very cool setting being underground and the lady at reception was very friendly and helpful. Clean, hot showers and clean kitchen. The only problem was that we wanted a lie in and were woken a little earlier than planned by the...

Thank Chloe2204
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is the best place to stay in Coober without doubt. Good rates, good customer service, unique setting and good facilities. Stayed in the "dungeon" and we basically had it all to ourselves! Perfect!

Thank Tom W

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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: $62 - $102 (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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“go for a "fully underground" room - much quieter than the ones facing the carpark”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles alberts790, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I preferred the experience of sleeping underground but there are above ground rooms also.”
 of 5 bubbles JulesandPauline, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All budget rooms downstairs is great. But can be noicy if lots of backpackers in dorm rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles rkalrud, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Definitely try underground”
 of 5 bubbles kymushorelinecp, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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