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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
Smithers, Canada
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Pretty neat experience. We had the private double room which was good, spacious, quiet and comfortable. GREAT SERVICE, reasonable prices. One of my best sleeps in Aus. I'd avoid the dorms, there not very private, mostly cause there's no door its all open to the hallway, but all in all a REALLY GOOD EXPERIENCE.

Thank BeebeBullet
Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2014

We really enjoyed our experience here. Martin and Garry were great hosts ... (no they are not gay ... they just run shifts to man the reception and the bar.) We had one of the motel rooms. It was very nice. It was hard to believe that the temperature outside was tipping the mercury at nearly 50 C. The rooms...

Thank Glen S
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2014

we stayed underground for the first time and it was a unique experienece we would highly recommanded redakas to anybody that wishes to stay in coober pedy, its nice and cool and comfortable and you can sleep and never wake up

Thank booby c
Paris, France
Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

The place delivered on providing underground accommodation. The room they gave us was very spacious and cool, not claustrophobic at all considering that it is around 6 meters below the ground. The shared kitchen facilities were excellent and the kitchen itself was very spacious. However, the toilets can be improved. There aren't enough for a place this size and I...

Thank louierh
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Cool in atmosphere and temperature. While travelling from Port Lincoln to the alice, the obvious choice was to stay in Coober Pedy for the night. Radeka offers dorm facilities for affordable prices. The dorms have no doors and are connected to the hallway. Being 6.5m underground it was nice and cool down there, even though it was 44 degrees outside....

Thank Tom P
Woodbury, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Stayed here 3 nights just in November 2013. Everything was great from the beginning to checkout. Martin from the hotel picked me up for my complimentary ride at 4:45am from the bus depot. Even though I arrived so early in the day he had my room there and ready when I arrived. Martin set me up with their outback tour...

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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
Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Price Range: $95 - $104 (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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